Blind Trust

I’m filled with emotion. I just saw a screening of a movie that I worked on last fall, called “La La Land”. It was amazing and is perhaps the best movie I have worked on in my career. The cinematography and art direction is beautiful, the story a universal story – that everyone can relate to and…

Called to Rest

I’m sitting in a Starbucks in the southwest as I write. Life is simpler, easier. Miles away are the busy, crowded streets of Los Angeles. I am home. I have fond memories here and I come back often to see my family and friends. I am here to center myself and gain clarity for my next…

A Series of Leaps

“All roads lead to this…” I have told myself repeatedly these past few weeks. It all started with a harmless post on the gifts that come from breakups. What I initially wanted to say, evolved into something different and guided me to a deeper reflection. The day Breakeven pt I posted, all I could think…

Wisdom Wednesday #49 – What Really Matters at the End of Life

This weekend a bright yellowish-green butterfly calmly landed on my shoulder. It was a nice surprise that I wish I was able to capture in a picture. A butterfly is a commonly used symbol of transformation. We tend to think of the outcome of the butterfly and it’s beauty, but rarely do we think about…

Breakeven pt. II

Two weeks ago I scratched the surface on break ups with Breakeven pt. I. Once a relationship ends it feels like there is a real or imagined imbalance between the parties involved e.g. one person grieves more or dates right away and sometime one person finds their future spouse. We all grieve in different ways, When…

Dam to Life

Have you ever had a moment in your life where everything felt right? Slowly your hard work started to come together and pay off in ways you couldn’t imagine. That’s how the beginning of the year was for me, but life quickly changed as soon as February came around. Since then, my life has had…

Get Real – My Leap of Faith – Reflection

Take a moment to think about where you are at this moment. Really take the time to reflect on every aspect of your life: job, career, love life, health, and social life. Where were you last year at this time? Have you or your life changed or has it stayed the same? Are you the…

Mindful Monday #60 – This is YOUR Life

Happy Monday! I can’t believe April is almost here. So many anniversaries, of events in my life that I wrote about last year, are around the corner.  Today’s Mindful Monday Quote hits the nail on the head with the energy and mindset that runs through my body. The first time I saw this quote I…

Mindful Monday #57 – Gentle Beauty

Happy Monday!   Last week was amazing, in the way that I needed it to be for me.  It was also a bit crazy.  I always carry questions with me that I think about for weeks at a time.  I excavate the answers through conversations, sound bites I over hear, things that come up or anything…

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…

Face Your Fears

Whew. What a year?! I can’t believe it happened and I can’t believe it’s over. The way last year started was far different from how it ended. 2014 was filled with many new experiences and profound lessons that I cannot summarize and do it justice.  I thought about this post for several days and played…

Plan to be Surprised

“I don’t know why I never thought that would apply to me?”  I told a girlfriend, over dinner.  It’s been over a month since I’ve been back from my month of writing and I am still chipping away at seeing friends that I either haven’t seen since I was out-of-town or haven’t seen at all…