30 Days of Prayer : Violence

Happy Friday! Today’s prayer and meditation really moved me. As I start to step out into a leadership role to build community, I am starting to think about the people that I have met and the stories they have shared with me. The stories that stand out the most are the most challenging moments of…

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 #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…

Tune #39 – Hope Will Lead Us On

“[This song] made me think of you and your journey,” brother Teddy texted me one afternoon in February.  He sent a link to the song, “Hope Will Lead Us On,” by the Barlow Girl. When I received that text that day, the timing was perfect. I never visited nor did I have a desire to visit Las Vegas prior…

Mindful Monday #131 – Radical Acceptance

The way I talk about life anymore sounds like a Hallmark card. I have expressed so much gratitude about life and it’s beauty, to my friends, family and the universe. While I speak, I find myself assessing my words and comparing them to the old way I used to talk about life. My words were once…

Mindful Monday #119 – Be Overcome By Light

I can not believe the world we are living in at this moment. So much is changing in the world, there is building tension at a domestic and international level, plus a surplus of voices either aid or inhibit important discussions that seek to solve real issues, others don’t feel heard or feel ignored and it’s all…

Searching for Christmas

Christmas is almost here. I loved this season ever since I was young. Everyone is friendlier, warmer and more giving. I have always wished that the essence of the season would live in the hearts of everyone throughout the year. This year the season feels different. I’m finding it hard to find Christmas in my heart because all I find is sadness. While…

Share Kindness

We are an interconnected community and we all have the capacity to shape our communities both large and small.

Tune Tuesday #19 – What the World Needs Now

Home is distinctly different each time I visit, because my intentions are different. I came home this weekend to be with my sister aka the doc student and her baby for Halloween and so I could rest. Her daughter is her first child and the first grand child and niece to our family. I am…

Ambient News

We live in a world driven by instant information 24 hours a day. Gone are the days when families sit around a television or radio and listen to the news. I don’t have cable, so I seek out the news daily online. From time to time, I have to step away from the news because…

Tune Tuesday #4 – Love Again

I have a friend that I’ve known for about 6 years, but we have only become real friends within the past two years. This friend always says that I am their only friend and each time I hear this it startles me. I’m concerned because I only see this friend on occasion, when I visit…

Tune Tueday #3 – Peace at a Distance

From a distance everything looks at peace within society, our communities and within ourselves. When we dig deeper or when acts of violence occur, we are reminded that their is more going on underneath the surface. We should know our loved ones well, but many times we don’t. If we stop to think about the…