Wisdom Wednesday #86 – The Dangers of Closing Your Heart

“You can only accept the love outside of you, at the level you accept it within yourself.” – Kyle Cease In 2016, I was worked on 2nd Unit for the feature film Jason Bourne. During production of that movie, I lived in a casino in Las Vegas for two months. There is nothing glamorous about…

Mindful Monday #157 – Put UNITY Back in Community

One day and one month ago I attended a weekend training to learn how to facilitate the Practice of Council. Council is a community circle where strangers share their stories and truths. Every one is given equal space and equal time to speak and be heard. It is the intentions of those who listen to listen…

Tune Tuesday #30 – Heart of Gold

My heart is hurting. I do not want to write about today’s topic. Deep sigh. This is where my heart is … hurting. I have to follow it, honor it and let it speak. I ran into an ex this weekend. I met him a year ago. I remember when we first met. As 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….

Mindful Monday #100 – Love is Messier

Love it or hate this month in our culture is the month of Love. If you are in a relationship for the first time or the best relationship of your life you are in heaven right now. I’m happy for you. If you are single ,on the other hand, you may love this month, dread…

Mindful Monday #98 – Distance

Today marks three out of six days that I have been on location. The experience of distance at this time intrigues me. I have played with the idea of moving for sometime. I’ve even set the intention to the universe that I am willing to move, if/ when and where I need to move, to…

#PrayforParis

I’m really upset with the events in Paris yesterday. I have no words for the state of the world at this time. Whatever you are feeling, let it not harden your heart towards negativity. Love and light is all we need at this time and more then ever. Above all else, please hold on to…

Adventures in Facing Your Fears

I hit the ground running and I already faced a gigantic fear, since my birthday. It lead me to face two more fears, one per week, which are connected and build on each other. These fears stem from a larger fear that popped up this summer. This particular fear was delicate with me, it didn’t…

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Happy Friday. This week has felt both long and short. For the past two weeks I have been very emotional as a result of working with the youth that I serve through the program Awaken Arts. Each week I think about the girls and their stories, and use their stories to inform the motivational speeches…

Mindful Monday #63 – Reflecting on the Past

Good morning.  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  A lot has happened since I last posted, even though it’s only been three days. The weekend was filled with friends new and old, several needed realizations and more strides towards strengthening my voice. The weekend was nothing short of amazing.  My life is…

Be Kind to Yourself

Whew.  What a month. I hoped life would give me a little breather and it has to some extent. This series on love and relationships has been interesting. I planned the topics I wanted to write about this month, but I did not anticipate where life or my writing would take me in relation to…

Mindful Monday #54 – The Love of Family

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and found reason to celebrate the love in your life and the special people who appreciate your authentic self. My intention for the month is to focus on love and while that intention is pure, it appears that life wants me to examine the heavier aspects…

Heartbroken

Last Valentines day I wrote “How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Single Edition.”  It was my intention to follow up that post, with a “couples edition” post this year.  However, I am not dating anyone and I am nowhere near a romantic relationship, so that idea is tabled.  Like last weeks post, this weeks post…

Mindful Monday #53 – Love is a Commitment

I hope you had a great weekend.  With Valentines day just a few days away, this weeks post will focus on romantic love/ romantic relationships.  There are several touching quotes I came across while looking for this weeks Mindful Monday Post.  The quote that I chose stuck out because I feel that it can speak…

Mindful Monday #31 – Voice

Today is my one year anniversary of finding my voice! People often ask what does finding my voice mean?  I started to study improv last year to nurture my creativity and I noticed a pattern. I was often the last person on stage, the last to speak and when I spoke I didn’t say a…