Tune Tuesday #55 – Balance

Happy Tuesday! I have been social distancing for almost four weeks. As a freelancer / contracted employee, for over thirteen years, my work by nature has made me adaptable. For years I worked in the entertainment industry. My offices would be in business complexes, hotel conference rooms, hotel rooms, on studio lots and when I…

Mindful Monday #172 – Your Untapped Strength

Happy Monday! I stepped into my 2nd yoga class of 2018. Class provided space for a humbling and empowering realization that I did not see it coming. During the last few hours, on the last day of my silent meditation, which was the first day of the new year, I hurt my right foot. We required…

Mindful Monday #167 – Waiting on an Answer

I have been waiting on “The Sign” of what to do next for over a year. I have been on a journey of deep healing, each step of the way more and more needed healing emerged. Through facing what needed healing, I gained a deeper connection and understanding of the Universe. Now that I am…

Soulful Cries

I’ve been very emotional these past two weeks. This past week alone I’ve cried almost every day. If I cried in public, it might alarm people because of the depth of my tears. Amaya Angelou in her poem “Still I Rise” would call my tears “soulful cries”. As you read this, you may think that…

Mindful Monday #161 – The Surprising Moment

I stepped away from yoga a month ago, after I fell, because my knee needed time to heal. My knee was not visibly swollen, but it was hard to bend it or put pressure on it. Skin also had to regenerate, which took a long time. I noticed my hips felt tight, in one class,…

Mindful Monday #150 – Spring Clean Your Life to a New You

Spring is in the air! Today is the Spring Equinox which marks the first official day of spring! The new year is often seen as new beginnings, seasonally Spring is the new beginning. This season is associated with regrowth, resurrection and renewal. Flowers are blooming and animals are coming out of hibernation. Easter, which occurs in Spring,…

Mindful Monday #143 – When Dreams Fall Short

I start a new feature in a week. I got back in town a week ago, and I have been focused on building a new foundation. I‘m developing and re-visioning a morning and night routine as well as daily mindfulness rituals that will work with my work schedule. I have also kick started my yoga practice for the…

Mindful Monday #142 – Trust Yourself

I’m back in Los Angeles! I kicked off my new year this past weekend with one of my intentions for the year: Honor Your Body. I took a four hour yoga class, which was everything I needed to start off the year and my intention. We did yoga, meditation, an out door walking meditation, journaled and did…

Mindful Monday #136 – … And So It Is.

“And so it is!” A phrase so simple but carries so much power. It is a definite yes and serves as a gentle reminder to anyone who speaks it. As I get older, I have discovered how much I love community. I have been practicing yoga for four years! I still feel like a beginner, but I…

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.

Mindful Monday #127 – Transitions

In yoga, my instructor asked the class to focus on transitions. To me yoga is the practice of self-care. You are not competing with anyone, but yourself. Somedays you feel fantastic and are kicking each poses butt. Other days you may feel off, loose balance in your pose or don’t feel as strong. To help…

Mindful Monday #124 – I Love Unconditionally

I’m still reading Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith. It’s starting to give me gray hairs because of it’s depth and honesty. The chapter I recently read is on the fourth chakra aka Heart Chakra which is in the center of the chest. When the heart chakra is deficient someone may be antisocial, critical, judgmental, intolerant, fear intimacy…

Mindful Monday #123 – I Love and Accept Myself

I have been trying to diligently write a book for the past few weeks. While I am writing, I am in a place of surrender. New insights have emerged along with memories I had long forgot about. I know I am uncovering something or being lead somewhere valuable for my writing or the next chapter of my life. I…