Fountains are very meditative and calming, as well as refreshing, to look at. To me, they represent Joy, in their effusive, unabashed expression. They are flowing, expressing themselves freely, not self-conscious of what people who look on at them think of them. People can be like fountains—when they speak from their heart and are authentic, … Continue reading Flowin’ Like a Fountain
When I chase after my mind, my heart races. Writing lists is helpful but also can be overwhelming when lists get long and disorganized and making calendar tables is way more helpful and efficient. I used to keep up with life in a linear way. But it always stressed me out. And then when my … Continue reading Mindful Musings
I know my life experiences inform my writing. The sudden passing of my father in 2006, my cousin's tragic death 6 years prior. But I think there is something else to it as well. My whole life I have been authentic. I never succumbed to peer pressure in high school. For most of college, I … Continue reading Happy 36th to Me—Authenticity Breeds Felicity
I’ve always appreciated physical space. I grew up in a lovely two-story house. Perhaps that’s why? But I think it’s more than that. As a yoga instructor and wellness coach, I appreciate a space as an opportunity to set the mood. To set a tone. To invite reflection, and inner peace. My favorite place to … Continue reading My Obese Aura
My parents gave me the ingredients. But I choose at what temp and for how long it cooks.
Emptiness sets inFear of being left begins All the good feelsWhat’s the big deal It can be taken away in an instantI’m anything but invince– able I’m crying so hard insideBut my eyes, they stay dry No matter how much I tryI can’t kick the habit How do I feel safeHow can I win a … Continue reading Not This Time
Diva in DisguiseYou watched as I headed to(ward) my demiseThe tears would have filled my eyesIf I knew but HOW to cryYou told me I took up too much spaceSinged into my soulI can't eraseDon't make TroubleMake sure you fit—in—I surely wasn't born to winFor every time I needed spaceYou said "Be Careful" Just in … Continue reading Diva in Disguise
I love using my Libra-inspired love of symmetry to edit the photos and videos that I make. My whole life, I’ve used this skill AGAINST myself. Perfectionism. Orthorexia. Fear of not fitting in. Now I’m channeling my gifts to produce beauty; instead of subjugating beauty to harsh judgment. I’m on the road the healing, y’all.
Some days it’s hard to remember the day/date in this fast-paced, over-stimulated world. Not today. Today we are still. Today we take a moment/moments of silence …..The day we realized we are ALL vulnerable. The day we realized how bright goodness CAN shine. Destruction and despair Bred Generosity and infinite care People’s lives forever shattered … Continue reading Never Forget: 9/11
9/2 - My Parent’s Would-Be 37th AnniversaryWishing my mom continued health and successWishing my dad continued peace and eternal rest (1941-2006)…………. A Poem To the people who brought me lifeTo the people who watered me as a tiny sapling—tirelessly, endlessly, till I knew how to stand on my ownTo the people who guarded me from … Continue reading To My Parents on Their Anniversary