I’m Thankful for: Place and Time

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling the most rested I’ve felt in two weeks. In recent weeks I would wake up in the middle of the night or twice in a night then go back to sleep. Or I would sleep through the night, but wake up early (between the hours of 4am – 6am)…

I’m Thankful for: Seeing Beyond My Limitations

This morning, I woke up just like every other day. However, today is not like every other day because yesterday I wrapped the last movie of my career. I wanted to go out and celebrate this milestone, instead I went home exhausted and in need of rest. I have a cold. It is typical for…

I’m Thankful For: Freedom

This year, I had a few realizations that I have not written about yet. I have only verbally shared some of those realizations with a handful of friends. Some realizations require backstory in order to grasp the depth of the realization, others I am in the midst of understanding deeper and some I am not…

I’m Thankful For: Self Acceptance

The weekend felt ordinary. Late Monday night I realized more happened below the surface than I could see. I was home more then I was out. The 3 intentional activities that I did, were filled with open, positive people who are more strangers than acquaintances or friends. As we talked, each person shed light on…

I’m Thankful For: Chance Encounters

Last week my friend was in town. I’ll call her the traveler. It was late July in 2014 when I met her. She was in town visiting a friend and I had just gotten back from my month of writing. I debated going out that night, to visit my friend at his restaurant, but I decided to…

I’m Thankful For: New Shoes

I have recommitted myself to the habit of working out daily. Thus far, I have only been able to work out 2-3 times a week, because of my schedule. But, I celebrate the fact that started the habit. I am enjoying working out and I have extended the amount of time I work out, which…

I’m Thankful for: Mentors

There is a moment on everyone’s journey where we get lost, don’t know what direction to choose or question our strength.

I’m Thankful for: Singlehood

Today’s Thankful Thursday has been on my mind for a month. Singlehood, depending on your age and gender, has different societal constructs and personal meanings that change at different stages of life. Often articles list reasons why we should enjoy being single to help someone get through a breakup. Other articles discuss the importance of…

I’m Thankful For: Quality Time & Quality Friends

I’m experiencing an abundance of joy and I do not know where to begin? I work diligently towards my goals, but I forget to look around at the life that I am building. Location was the pause I needed to see the love and light in my life. Life is filled with beauty. I realized…

I’m Thankful for: Sincere Friends

Being home this weekend was a great break from living and working on location. It was so nice to spend quality time with two of my close friends and have a home cooked meal. These are simple every day joys that I have always enjoyed, but I enjoy them even more. Being on location provides…

I’m Thankful For: Clarity

I have worked on location three times in six years. My earlier experiences on location each pointed me towards an area of my life that I needed to explore further. This current experience has brought overall clarity in all aspects of my life, specifically in the areas that I have worked on these past three…

I am Thankful for: Breath

These past four weeks when I was sick, it was very challenging to take a comfortable deep breath and I could not practice meditation / meditative breathing or practice my voice exercises. Either my sinuses were heavily congested or my lungs were tight which caused me to cough.   I have asthma. When my lungs get tight, they get really tight. Having…

I am Thankful for: Healthcare

Happy Thursday! For the month of November I am focusing on my health. The universe has turned my perspective on it’s side and allowed me to look at my health and concept of health with new eyes. I have been sick for three weeks. Getting sick started gradually with pure exhaustion, then became what felt like a…