Wisdom Wednesday #88 – Grieve

Claire Wineland has popped up in my mind from time to time since she died. I realized last week why I felt and still feel sad about her passing. She was so close to knowing what life would be like with new lungs. She was so close to know what it feels like to breathe…

Mindful Monday #183 – The Backburner

Wisdom is everywhere. We hear it from our teachers or parents/ guardians when we are young. We gain wisdom with each experience we have from childhood and beyond. We may read wisdom in poems or books or hear it in lectures or conversations. We may even speak our personal wisdom to our friends and colleagues….

Wisdom Wednesday #87 – Embrace Life

I have felt sadness lately. On Monday one of my girlfriends messaged me to let me know that a woman that we both follow via social media died. As soon as I read her message I felt the sudden punch of shock. I was first introduced to this women through her father, John Wineland, who…

Mindful Monday #182 – Significant Relationships

Happy Labor Day! This morning started unplanned and showed me that beauty often emerges from that space. I woke up naturally this morning at 5:30am. I hoped my body would go back to sleep, but I started to reflect on moments and understandings of my year of you. About a month ago, my mom asked…

Wisdom Wednesday #86 – What Does Love Look Like?

It’s Wednesday, February 28th and the last day of my Love and Attachment Meditation, which was exclusive to Instagram. I am both excited and a little sad that this is the end of this meditation series. When I set out to meditate daily on Love and Attachment, I was unsure. Could I meditate on this…

Lessons from Love

Happy Sunday! We are now four days into February. For a long time I would dread this month and I hated Valentine’s Day because it reminded me of my aloneness. Back then, I only felt truly lonely on Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t know when I transmuted that loneliness? Perhaps it was when…

Wisdom Wednesday #84 – Youth

Happy Wednesday! One week from today, I will be on Holiday Hiatus for a week and a half. I am looking forward to family time, rest and time to sit in stillness and meditate on the new year. I feel ignited and alive. I have never felt this way before in all my life. I…

Mindful Monday #162 – Strength in Knowledge

Knowledge has made a large presence in my life this year. It was skilled in how it showed up and I almost missed it. This year has been filled with a lot of challenges, unexpected experiences and big spot lights that has been shed in the moment of the women (that is me) that is…

Wisdom Wednesday #81 – Getting Back to What You Love

My life is aligning perfectly with my long term goals and the vision I hold for my future. I have been working hard to reach my new dream for the past three years. With the day to day demands of life and work, it can be challenging to stay motivated to move forward. I had a…

Mindful Monday #152 – See Into Life

I started a new project on Friday which I am excited about. After a 10hr workday, I traveled home, overnight for 6 hours, with Brother Teddy. Today, my sister the doc student will defend her dissertation this afternoon. The 6 hour trip and lack of sleep is all worth it. It’s important to me to…

You Have a Choice to Get Off the Train

“It seems like you were on the train.” I told the woman with tired, worn eyes. “On the train?” She asked in a confused tone. In the moments leading up to what she revealed to me, I found myself linking her experience to a similar experience I had over eight years ago. A romantic relationship, which…