Live Like an Improviser

Improv changed my life.  It was the precursor that lead me to my voice classes.  I have studied improv for a year and a half and I didn’t know I’d learn so much about myself and I didn’t anticipate that I’d love it like I do.  There are many principles to improv that parallel principles…

How to Feel Your Emotions

A still lake, a stream, a raging rapid river, a vast ocean then back to a stream and a still lake. The imagery of water in it’s stillness to gaging has been the range of emotions that have painted my week.  As the week progressed I kept thinking how fitting that I am experiencing and expressing…

Mindful Monday #22 – Emotion

Happy Monday!!!  It feels like it’s been awhile since my last post, (but it hasn’t been).  My extended weekend was very nice and I hope everyone’s weekend was as nice.  I am currently reading a book called “Calling in ‘the One‘” by Katherine Woodward Thomas.  I first heard of this book about five or six…

Life in Seven Breaths

I went to Yin yoga for first time this week. Yin yoga is a low-key form of yoga that goes at a slower pace.  It encompasses holding poses for five minutes or more.  I absolutely loved it.  During one of my recent restorative classes, I realized that I reached a milestone; I could relax fully…

Wisdom Wednesday #3 – The Journey

Happy Wednesday!   It’s only been two days of My Month of Writing. I am writing, but not what I came home to write.  I think I put too much pressure on myself. I am resisting. I know I am resisting, even though I mentally prepared myself to write this specific story this month. I…

How to Let Go

We are in a world hurt.  My eyes have always been wide open.  I paid attention to everything as a little girl. One thing I noticed is how many people were unhappy or discontent.  In the idle moments, when people don’t think they are being watched, you can really see someone’s pain or unhappiness.  Everybody…

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…

The Unimaginable

I have been silent for a good part of my life. I was made fun as a girl and I never defended myself. I learned to be stoic to hide what I was feeling (Un-Masked). Kindness was my defense and as a result the teasing stopped. Having trouble with reading and writing added to my…

Home for the Holidays

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” -Cesare Pavese Coming home for the holidays had a deep meaning for me since I moved to Los Angeles. My first visit home was for Thanksgiving in 2010.  It had been two months since I moved, yet the move itself made home feel foreign.  My life completely changed. …

Redirection: 7 Lessons from Living Differently

“I can’t take it anymore!” One thing built on another and another, until I reached a moment where I said “Enough!”  As a person of action I choose not to sit in misery.  I identified my problem and took active steps to overcome the problem.  This approach has always worked for me, but this time…