Get Real – My Leap of Faith – Reflection

Take a moment to think about where you are at this moment. Really take the time to reflect on every aspect of your life: job, career, love life, health, and social life. Where were you last year at this time? Have you or your life changed or has it stayed the same? Are you the…

Mindful Monday #56 – Make YOU Happy

It’s still Monday!  The day is not done. March officially kicks off my “back to basics” goal to get back into the habit of my Mind, Body and Soul goals i.e. meditating daily (soul), bring back yoga (body/ health) and digging deeper with Improv (Mind). While I set these goals in the past and achieved…

Heartbroken

Last Valentines day I wrote “How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Single Edition.”  It was my intention to follow up that post, with a “couples edition” post this year.  However, I am not dating anyone and I am nowhere near a romantic relationship, so that idea is tabled.  Like last weeks post, this weeks post…

Let the Dust Settle

I wrote this piece to be posted last Friday, but my vulnerability radar went through the roof.  I decided to wait a week, to think about this piece before I post it and still the radar is high.  It’s not the honesty that I fear, but the realizations that will come as the result of…

Mindful Monday #44 – Awareness

“How are you?”  A very simple question that is often followed with a basic answer.  Greetings between people are so common in daily life that they have become mechanical.  We give the same answer to everyone we come in contact with, regardless if we truly mean what we say.  These general questions that are asked…

From the Ashes

Do you ever wish that you had a tag line?  For example: I’m Lovin’ It, is McDonald’s tag line. “Eat Fresh”, is Subway’s.  The corner of “Healthy and Happy” is Walgreens’.  Get the point?  A tag line is a quick and simple line used in advertising to sell a brand.  What if your tag line,…

Wisdom Wednesday # 18 – Brene Brown on Gratitude and Joy

Brene Brown studies human connection and after over ten years of research she understands the effect of shame and the importance of vulnerability.  She found that vulnerability is the birth place of joy, creativity, love and belonging.  She also discovered that expressing gratitude is important to people who, in her research, she calls “wholehearted” and…

Find Your Light

We live in darkness. We either choose to be blind or are unaware that we are blind.  We choose to stay naïve instead of seeking deeper knowledge on issues that affect the community. The most common darkness is hiding our true self or lying to our self about our happiness with our life or our…

Never Alone

My best friend aka Soul Sister sent me an email with the image below.  In the body of the email was the single line, “Reminds me of you.”  The email, a simple gesture, put a smile on my face this week.  After reading the quote a few more times, I agree that the quote reminds me…

Mindful Monday #13 – Writing

Happy Monday.  Today I start my first day of writing the third part of my solo show.  I am tempted to start with a fresh new draft, but I fear that it maybe fear that came up with that idea.  In preparing for my day and month of writing, I wanted to start this week…

One Life to Live

“ I got married so I could get away from my mother.”  A classmate revealed to our small group, when I was an undergrad.  Her conversation piece was completely off topic for the group.  We were a task-based group, assigned to that specific group, to complete a research assignment.  Our group never opened up in…

I’m Sorry

I want to take a moment to apologize.  In response to last week’s theme of letting go, this week I want to talk about the power of I’m Sorry.   Since I was a girl I was raised to apologize for my mistakes.  Apologies are hard because of the feeling of shame that washes over you. …

Mindful Monday #10 – Letting go

  The time is coming for me to dive back into writing the third act of my solo piece (The Unimaginable).  I have it all figured out.  I will spend my up coming hiatus diving into my past and writing about one of the hardest moments of my life.  What I have learned in this…

Leap of Faith – Update

Last week on Mindful Monday #8 I wrote about the Leap of Faith that is calling my name. For sometime I have played with the idea of ANOTHER redirection and my reaction has been in a stale mate.  I mentioned that my old way of being is pushing up against my new way of being…