I’m Thankful for: Courage

Somewhere within in me is a fear to speak at this time. A lot of wounds have been open this year at a very large public scale in both our country and the world. Many of us may be treading lightly to avoid inviting conflict and/or inflicting pain on ourselves and others. You may feel…

He Drew Her like a Spiral

In September of 2016, I decided to remain optimistic about marriage. I realized I was ready for marriage, in February of that year. Shortly after that realization friends and strangers, on their own, told me their negative experiences with marriage. Each experience and story was a counter to the narrative that we all know and reinforce to each…

Seven Generations of Women

By chance and by choice, I found myself among large communities of women, in 2016. As I followed my curiosity to events, groups and organizations, I gained skills that deepened my spirituality, tools that assisted me in maintaining my health and knowledge and skills that deepened my understanding in both spiritual and wellness communities. We often seek to…

Tune #43 – Marry the Man Today

I am currently meditating on marriage. Last year I realized I was ready for marriage and what came next was a surprising universal counter argument to re-think that desire. Now, I am trying to make sense of the information I learned in classes and through books and personal stories people told me. Traditional values around marriage, dating…

Building the Case for Marriage

Last year was filled with many surprises. The themes that came up in my life were even more surprising, because some of them defined my year. Marriage. One of the most charged words in the English language. Everyone has an opinion and view on the topic. There are several images and ideas that are freely associated when…

She Told Me to Stay Single

In a room filled with the chatter of over 200 people, I only heard her words. The crowd was muted by a truth, her truth, that she spoke to me. This year has been filled with the most vivid memories. It’s almost like my brain took panoramic snap shots of important moments of the year. Are…

Tired, Worn Eyes

I keep seeing her eyes. They were tired, worn and weak. There was so much emotion behind them. I could only imagine she expressed her emotions alone and in silence. If she expressed them at all? I stood in silence as people offered advice to her. Something weighed so heavily on her and I could visibly see it. It was…

Women & the Solar Plexus

In order to do it all (only if you want to do it all) you must take care of yourself first, honor your power, renew your energy and take all the rest you need.

New Strength

This week has been very, very busy and challenging. I haven’t had a lot of me time since I have been on location. Each day I noticed myself getting irritated with aspects of my work environment. My department supports every department on this move and we are understaffed. There really is not enough time or…

My Body Is My Temple

“My Body is my Temple,” is the phrase on my 2015 vision board. When we think about a temple we think about something that is well taken care of and sacred. I have been focusing on my health since I moved to Los Angeles, but really started to make better strides toward it these past…

Breakeven pt. II

Two weeks ago I scratched the surface on break ups with Breakeven pt. I. Once a relationship ends it feels like there is a real or imagined imbalance between the parties involved e.g. one person grieves more or dates right away and sometime one person finds their future spouse. We all grieve in different ways, When…

Wisdom Wednesday #42 – Shrinking Women

I’m still in my dialogue with accommodation and silence. Last week one of my girlfriends told me about how all the women in her family have accommodated the men within their lives to maintain the status quo. This insight into her life is not unique to her, but it is the story of several generations…