Mindful Monday #127 – Transitions

In yoga, my instructor asked the class to focus on transitions. To me yoga is the practice of self-care. You are not competing with anyone, but yourself. Somedays you feel fantastic and are kicking each poses butt. Other days you may feel off, loose balance in your pose or don’t feel as strong. To help…

Mindful Monday #125 – Pause

Pauses are wonderful. Pause for a moment. Now pause for 5 minutes. How do you feel? The weekend is a pause from the week. A vacation is a pause from our daily lives. Even when we are breathing, once we have in hailed a full breath there is a slight pause before we exhale. Our breath is so seamless that we…

Mindful Monday #124 – I Love Unconditionally

I’m still reading Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith. It’s starting to give me gray hairs because of it’s depth and honesty. The chapter I recently read is on the fourth chakra aka Heart Chakra which is in the center of the chest. When the heart chakra is deficient someone may be antisocial, critical, judgmental, intolerant, fear intimacy…

Mindful Monday #123 – I Love and Accept Myself

I have been trying to diligently write a book for the past few weeks. While I am writing, I am in a place of surrender. New insights have emerged along with memories I had long forgot about. I know I am uncovering something or being lead somewhere valuable for my writing or the next chapter of my life. I…

Mindful Monday #122 – I Am Unique and Joyful

It’s Monday. July kicks off my 2nd month of being in the “middle of nowhere”. My intention for this time is to write my first book and set the foundation for new or improved habits for the next five to ten years of my life. The trial and error to balance a daily morning routine has been insightful. Being…

Mindful Monday #120 – Love Takes Off the Mask

During my writing/ away time, I am also serving the community. For one day a week. I am co-teaching a mother -daughter / father-daughter writing workshop for teenage girls. This week kicks off the third week of the workshop. I am teaching this weeks theme on the topic of perceptions. I learned this activity from Awaken…

Mindful Monday #118 – Everyone Struggles

The grass is always greener on the other side. We all know this wisdom and often live by it. In times of great weakness or struggle we throw the wisdom aside and step into a place where we question and compare our struggles to others. The record that overcomes our thoughts sounds like this: Why…

Mindful Monday #117 – Inner Peace

Last week was blissful. This week has been a continuation of that amazing feeling. The moment I stepped into self-acceptance, I felt my body soften into a calm that I have never experienced. The metaphorical water of my life feels at peace too. It’s beautiful. I am not a master or expert on inner peace, self-acceptance…

Mindful Monday #113 – Illusions Among Us

My niece is curious. She likes to explore every aspect of the environment. She is accustomed to staring at everyone in the family. Her stares aren’t that of judgement, it’s just observation and examination. As I held my niece she stared at me. I told her to always pay attention to peoples faces, because they tell you everything you need to know. (Tune…

Mindful Monday #112 – Energy

Improv is back in my life and I love it! I have been studying for over three years. I first studied the craft for a year and half and I noticed that I had a long way to go. Being completely raw and real on stage was frightening every time and it did not seem…