A Heart At Peace

One week ago I was in Los Angeles to celebrate my birthday. I wanted to travel for my birthday last year, but work got in the way. The weeks that led up to my recent birthday, I realized I wanted to celebrate somewhere else. Why go back to LA? I wanted to visit brother Teddy…

Mindful Monday #161 – The Surprising Moment

I stepped away from yoga a month ago, after I fell, because my knee needed time to heal. My knee was not visibly swollen, but it was hard to bend it or put pressure on it. Skin also had to regenerate, which took a long time. I noticed my hips felt tight, in one class,…

The Beauty of Timing

I wrapped a movie last week, I started a new movie this week, I’ve been working with a non-profit for the past few Saturdays and I am taking classes in my limited down time. Tonight, with tired eyes and a hungry stomach, I decided to grab a bite before I headed off to bed. I…

Wisdom #71 – Life’s Natural Rhythm

My birthday was this past Wednesday. I had no expectations for the day. I made no special birthday plans this year and my day was filled with many surprises and reconnections from friends I have not seen in 10 years. My heart was warmed and filled with love as I felt everyone’s love pour into my day to…

Wisdom Wednesday #68 – The Right to Disconnect

I have worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years this August. Yes, 10 YEARS. 10 years ago, I interned on my first full feature. I remember how excited I was to get my foot in the door in an industry that in a lot of ways felt like an underground closed private club. I didn’t…

My Sacred Space

I’m currently in the “middle of nowhere” and I have been here for almost two weeks. I choose not to identify my location for a good reason. I took a mini vacation to Santa Barbara at the end of May. In the two days I was gone, several phone calls and text messages interrupted the peace. Each call…

I’m Thankful For: New Shoes

I have recommitted myself to the habit of working out daily. Thus far, I have only been able to work out 2-3 times a week, because of my schedule. But, I celebrate the fact that started the habit. I am enjoying working out and I have extended the amount of time I work out, which…

Mindful Monday #108 – Habits

Let’s talk about habits. As a goal-setter I have developed a lot of great habits around setting goals, tracking progress and adjusting a goal based on that progress. Goals have taught me different things at different times of my life. My most recent lesson with goals is to allow them to lead me where I…

Mindful Monday #105 – Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself

Today makes one week since I have been home. My first few days back felt like I just moved here for the first time. I forgot what that experience felt like and I was surprised to experience it all again. Oh the ways I have grown in the past two months while I was working on location. I am a new person….

I am Thankful for: Breath

These past four weeks when I was sick, it was very challenging to take a comfortable deep breath and I could not practice meditation / meditative breathing or practice my voice exercises. Either my sinuses were heavily congested or my lungs were tight which caused me to cough.   I have asthma. When my lungs get tight, they get really tight. Having…

I am Thankful for: Healthcare

Happy Thursday! For the month of November I am focusing on my health. The universe has turned my perspective on it’s side and allowed me to look at my health and concept of health with new eyes. I have been sick for three weeks. Getting sick started gradually with pure exhaustion, then became what felt like a…