Mindful Monday #85 – Do What Others Won’t

My new personal year has begun and already everything feels different. I am ready and energized for what’s next. Last year was incredibly hard, but it lead to so much growth and wisdom. I have a deep sense of happiness that I have never known. When I was a girl I wanted to be a…

Mindful Monday #84 – The Real Voyage of Discovery

It’s my Birthday! I met up with my best friend brother Teddy last week and reviewed my personal year with him. I don’t know how I made it through this past year? I really don’t? As I recalled my year, I discovered aspects of the year that I completely forgot about. This is the first…

Tune Tuesday #14 – Stand In the Fire

I first read the poem An Invitation, by Oriah, in my voice class in 2013. The poem first spoke to me, because it describes the way I seek to know people. I don’t want to see the public self, I want to see a person fully exhaled, open and vulnerable in my presence. The poem…

My Inciting Incident

This past Friday was my 5 year anniversary of moving to Los Angeles (LA). My move was prompted by my desire to further my career in the entertainment industry. In college, once I decided to actually pursue this career (versus dream about it), I knew LA would be in my future. The year before I…

Mindful Monday #81 – Stuck in a Rut?

Happy Monday! Today marks exactly three weeks until my next birthday. It has been a long time since I have looked forward to a birthday in the way that I am looking forward to this specific one. As a result of writing my posts on breakups and reflecting on my personal year, I have gained…

Mindful Monday #78 – Go Towards Your Edge

Happy Monday! Life always provides what you need when you need it and apparently solitude is what I really need because it’s where I find myself. I’ve been working on a feature for over a month, which I am enjoying, but it’s providing a lot of solitude. I haven’t been making a lot of plans…

Tune Tuesday #7 – Don’t Lose Your Grip on Your Dreams

For as long as I can remember I have experienced the phenomenon of people (friends, strangers and acquaintances) opening up to me and telling me deep secrets and pains upon initial encounters with me. I don’t know why, but I started to accept these encounters when I choose this leap of faith towards writing and…

Tune Tuesday #6 – There’s Gotta Be More to Life

It’s Tuesday. I thought Mindful Monday was my favorite day, but Tuesday is winning me over with all this music. This weekend I met a friends friend who opened up to me about her discontentment in life. She had no idea how she got on the subject and I said nothing to prompt her into…

Double Down

It is hard to live in the unknown, but everything in life is unknown. Life is created moment by moment and some moments we can and cannot predict. I’m currently living in a moment that I predicted a few weeks ago, but never imagined a few months ago. My current situation in life will work…

Lose Sight of the Shoreline

“Be careful what you wish for…” is the phrase that has come up a lot these past two weeks.  Never before has that phrase ever applied to me like it does at this moment.  In the month that I have been back in Los Angeles, since my month of writing, my life has made a…

Mindful Monday #7 – Voice

The book club that I recently joined is exactly what I need and provides great food for thought.  This past week the group talked about the voice aka my favorite topic!  If you are new to my blog, I found my voice in September of 2013 (Redirection: 7 Lessons from Living Differently).  After finding my…