Enough, already

556F283F-7B56-48BB-8749-9CEDB97EA889The transition to a new year is so often filled with thoughts of who we aren’t. Who we meant to become during the past year, but didn’t. How we plan, with our very best intentions, to try again – even better! – in the year ahead.

What if instead you took this moment to look at who you did become? You are not the same person you were a year ago. You have encountered more lessons, and faced them all with grace. Some may have challenged you – you may even think you failed – but in fact, it was the willingness to greet them with an open heart that was the true test. 

Look at you, one year further along on the beautiful path that is your becoming. Well done, you courageous soul. 🌟

May this next year bring even more adventure, music, beauty, quickened heartbeats and moments of pure, perfect stillness that remind you that you are everything you need, and everything the world is asking for. 

Rise & shine

Happiness of young Asian woman lying with blanket on bed in the

Here’s an observation that may not surprise you: it seems like a lot of people are starting out the year with a resolution to add a mindfulness or meditation practice to their routines. Of course, I’m more likely to be talking to people with that in mind, but still – I’ve heard it repeatedly. Naturally, I’m all about it. In fact, I’m doing some resetting myself.

Who me? The person writing this blog?? Yup. I told you I’m transparent to a fault. Read More

The mindful grind


If there’s a phrase I have heard most during these first few weeks of 2017, it’s probably not “Happy New Year,” but something more along the lines of “back to the grind.” After weeks of downtime (family, binge-watching, sleeeeeep), turned-up time (friends, parties, travel), and maybe even some alternative work on that second job you’ve had for the past year (applications submitted!!!), it’s time to head back to that increasingly-familiar planet known as regular, everyday adulting. Back to work, back to classes, back to the grind as you currently know it. No question, it’s harsh – or that’s how it feels, anyway. As you’ve already started to notice, it’s not so much what you’re looking at but how you’re looking at it that contributes to your inner angst.

So what is it about this “reality” you’re headed back to that makes it so painful?  Probably, a few things.  Read More