Rise from the Mud

The only way is both through the struggle and up. May we choose this course.​

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 Meditation #138 – Live in Nonresistance

My life is accelerating… all at once. I can hardly catch my breath. I hardly have enough time to rest. I feel like I am being pushed and pulled at the same time and in the same direction. I have never been in this space before. I have been pushed or pulled, but never at the…

Tune #40 – Oh!

“Nothing in my life has changed this year with the exception of [one thing].” My friend told me as we caught up last week. Even though I started the conversation, I deliberately did not share any or all my good news. I did not tell her I was the happiest I have ever been, that…

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 128# – Laugh

I have been working a live event since Thursday. (Examples of live events are concerts, conferences, seminar, conventions etc.) This is the third event I have done in my career and it’s different then what I am used to from a movie production stand point. There have been moments of frustration and confusion do to lack of…

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 #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 #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…

Tune Tuesday #31 – The Bully Within

I remember when I was a kid, bullies existed, but not in the numbers that they exist today. In the digital age, the stretch of bullying has extended past the classroom and school and gone into the individual homes of a child. Unlike previous generations, who had a safe haven at home; kids and teens…