Greener Pastures

The new year has taken off! I am one week away from graduating from one of my certification programs. I have one more test to complete for it. I am half way through another certification program. I have a test this weekend for that. In my spare time after school and work, I spend my…

I am Thankful for: Ordinary Moments

This time of my life feels like true Technicolor. Dorothy left Kansas and stepped into colorful, vibrant OZ.  That is the best description I have that describes how rich, flavorful and vibrant this season is for me. I have not appreciated this season in the way I appreciate it now. OZ was a dream for…

Mindful Monday #183 – The Backburner

Wisdom is everywhere. We hear it from our teachers or parents/ guardians when we are young. We gain wisdom with each experience we have from childhood and beyond. We may read wisdom in poems or books or hear it in lectures or conversations. We may even speak our personal wisdom to our friends and colleagues….

Mindful Monday #181 – Restore Balance

Happy Monday! As summer winds down we may find ourselves at the start of something new. We may have a new schedule or be at a new school/ career or in a new home or city. Or maybe we are experiencing life without someone like a parent, friend, a partner or a special co-worker. Or…

On the Rise

I was nervous as I got ready this morning. The thought “I’m not suppose to be here” resounded in my mind. Not here as in this transition, but here as in the training. I knew I was about to step into a space filled with psychologist, therapist, social workers and me. I am not a…

Wisdom Wednesday #84 – Youth

Happy Wednesday! One week from today, I will be on Holiday Hiatus for a week and a half. I am looking forward to family time, rest and time to sit in stillness and meditate on the new year. I feel ignited and alive. I have never felt this way before in all my life. I…

Mindful Monday #165 – Set An Intention

Happy Monday! As you are probably well aware, today was a solar eclipse. I hope you were able to step away from work or your necessary tasks and pause to experience th eclipse. Also occurring today is a new moon. New moons are a great time to set intentions for new habits, thoughts, energy shifts…

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 #159 – Reboot

My cell phone camera stopped working this weekend. I didn’t know it stopped working, until I was at an event, that I looked forward to and wanted to document. The next morning, I tried everything to get my phone working, yet it continued to malfunction. Finally, I reached the last restort, REBOOT.  Not just any…

Building the Case for Marriage: My Framework

I don’t want to talk about marriage. It’s the last thing I want to talk about. As a little girl, I was an observer. I spent much of my time in silence and observed more then I spoke. I often saw more than most of my peers. As we grow older, we tend to observe far less, but…

Building the Case for Marriage

Last year was filled with many surprises. The themes that came up in my life were even more surprising, because some of them defined my year. Marriage. One of the most charged words in the English language. Everyone has an opinion and view on the topic. There are several images and ideas that are freely associated when…

Gratitude in an Uncertain Time

I’m trying my hardest to stay zen day in and day out. I’m not doing well with this intention. I notice my breath restricts when I hear the news or when I read articles in my news feeds. So much is at stake and I want to stay informed. Once upon a time I wanted…

Outlook 2017: The Cards are on the Table

 2016 was a tough year, if not the toughest, for so many people. Many negative comments regarding 2016 have populated my personal facebook feed for the past month. Never before have so many people wanted a year to be done so badly. It’s like 2016 was a bully, in actuality it was the year of truth. From…

Mindful Monday #139 – Baby Steps

It’s Monday! I have a week left of wrap on my current movie. Then I am unemployed the rest of the year until the next movie comes my way. I plan to use my down time to write and redirect aspects of my life towards my bigger picture. Working a freelance life takes discipline. You…