Mindful Monday #162 – Strength in Knowledge

Knowledge has made a large presence in my life this year. It was skilled in how it showed up and I almost missed it. This year has been filled with a lot of challenges, unexpected experiences and big spot lights that has been shed in the moment of the women (that is me) that is…

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,…

Mindful Monday #158 – Ask Questions

People find shelter in my presence. They find comfort in the fact that they feel seen and heard when they spend time with me. “You’re easy to talk to,” both friends and strangers alike have told me. It’s interesting to see people acknowledge, in recent weeks, that they “dump” on me. They dump their secrets, struggles,…

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…

Mindful Monday #155 – Spontaneity

Take a breath. Breathe in life into your diaphragm. Allow it to move any stale, stagnant energy in your body. Imagining your breath transforming into love and light, as you exhale slowly. Breath in again. Notice any shifts, either macro or micro, in your body or mind. Exhale. Repeat as needed. Has your breath or body shifted…

Mindful Monday #154 – The Less Attached You Are

Happy Monday! It’s great to be back with a Monday post. The past two weeks of work have been hectic, which spilled into my weekend with much needed rest. What emerged during that time were freeing realizations. I reached a new level of letting go, that I never thought was possible, because I didn’t know this division could exist….

Mindful Monday #150 – Spring Clean Your Life to a New You

Spring is in the air! Today is the Spring Equinox which marks the first official day of spring! The new year is often seen as new beginnings, seasonally Spring is the new beginning. This season is associated with regrowth, resurrection and renewal. Flowers are blooming and animals are coming out of hibernation. Easter, which occurs in Spring,…

Mindful Monday #149 – People Crave Comfort

This past weekend I assisted my sister with a community workshop that she taught. My little niece of 18 months was present too. She was content with her books and little cat stuffed animal that she loves. Overtime she became fussy, which was the combination of being tired and teething. I took my niece outside to play, she…

Mindful Monday #148 – Uncover Your Blessings

Life is no joke. For all it’s beauty there is ugliness. The ugly is often created by us or toward us. How we carry ourselves in our hardest moments speaks volumes to our character.  My heart stopped on Friday. It felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I was blind sided and I felt…

Mindful Monday #145 – Love Makes You A Better Person

Happy Monday! There are only a few days left before we step into the month of February. Time flies. For the past two years, I have meditated on Love. In 2015, I focused on the different types of love that exists: platonic love, romantic love, family love and self love. What resulted in that meditation was…

Mindful Monday #143 – When Dreams Fall Short

I start a new feature in a week. I got back in town a week ago, and I have been focused on building a new foundation. I‘m developing and re-visioning a morning and night routine as well as daily mindfulness rituals that will work with my work schedule. I have also kick started my yoga practice for the…

Mindful Monday #142 – Trust Yourself

I’m back in Los Angeles! I kicked off my new year this past weekend with one of my intentions for the year: Honor Your Body. I took a four hour yoga class, which was everything I needed to start off the year and my intention. We did yoga, meditation, an out door walking meditation, journaled and did…