Double Down

It is hard to live in the unknown, but everything in life is unknown. Life is created moment by moment and some moments we can and cannot predict. I’m currently living in a moment that I predicted a few weeks ago, but never imagined a few months ago. My current situation in life will work…

White Blank Page

I’ve been feeling antsy lately like there is something more I could be doing, but I don’t know what that is? I haven’t figured out what prompted this feeling and where it is guiding me. January was All Things New: new job, new apartment, new friends, new community involvement and a new leadership role. February…

Mindful Monday #59 – Turn the Page

Do you ever have a moment in your life where you wish you had a camera to capture the moment?  Last week, I really wish I had a video camera or a documentary team to capture the main events and realizations that I had.  What. A. Week.  Something has epically shifted in my life and…

Mindful Monday #55 – Self Love

We are in the final week of February.  I am relieved that the month is almost done.  I hope the month ends sweeter then it’s sour beginning.  My goal for the month is to write a post each week that reflects the various types of love that exist.  To my surprise, based on what occurred…

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…

Let the Dust Settle

I wrote this piece to be posted last Friday, but my vulnerability radar went through the roof.  I decided to wait a week, to think about this piece before I post it and still the radar is high.  It’s not the honesty that I fear, but the realizations that will come as the result of…

The Road Less Traveled

As my month of writing approached last year, I said to the universe that I wanted to let go of anything and everything that wasn’t working for me.  Letting go to that extreme, on top of a leap of faith, is a very powerful mixture.  Be warned if you in anyway feel inspired to go…

Mindful Monday #43 – Surrender

Last year I learned to loosen my grip on life. This year, I decided to let go of any remaining grip I had. The grip that I am talking about, is the grip that everyone has on their life from time to time, that makes life feel safe, secure and predictable. That very grip can…

Wisdom Wednesday #12 – A Message For All Of Humanity

As a little girl I believed whole heatedly that world peace was possible.  Now as an adult I still hold on that belief as a possibility and a necessity. Too often we hold on to grudges.  Too often we focus on differences. In my human experience I have learned in academia that we are more…

Metamorphosis

It’s almost been a week since I have been back in Los Angeles from my month (seven weeks) of writing (aka my month of meditation). My week back has been fairly low key. I am taking the time to get back into the flow or pace of LA. LA has a different flow. I always…

Great Expectations – Revisited

“I thought I’d be married by now.”  “I thought I’d have children at this age.”  “I thought I’d be in a different place in life.”  We have all heard these lines before or lines similar to these from our friends, family and loved ones.  As we get older, the frequency of which we hear these…

Wisdom Wednesday #4 – Let Go

One thing I learned last year was that I was carrying weight from past experiences that I had no idea I carried.  I don’t know at what point in my life I gained those past experience pounds?  Or how the heck I was oblivious to them from the start, but I was determined to work…

How to Get a Grip on Your Life

I decided to focus my life on balance last year.  I sought to balance my mind, body and soul and yoga naturally seemed to fit into those goals.  I wanted to study yoga for years until that point, and now I am a year into my yoga practice and prefer restorative yoga, which uses props…