All posts tagged: Life

Healing & Gratitude: A 2017 Year-Long Theme

I believe that with each new year certain themes take precedence in our lives. This time last year, I had written a blog post expressing nothing but my sincerest gratitude for all that I had experienced in 2015. Keeping that theme in mind, I made it a point to express gratitude to all those I encountered throughout 2016. I consciously and consistently told those who showed me kindness, showed me empathy, and showed me support that I appreciated them. I said, “Thank you,” a lot; and you know what? People responded with warmth and acceptance. It goes without saying that 2016 for humanity, as a whole, was rather disheartening. We, collectively, witnessed our species at its lowest, most bigoted, and most disparaging. It was a tough year, and due to the actions of some we humans – especially those in this country – will have to endure the consequences of our foolish and selfish choices. I will be honest, I am wary of the next four years to come.

Self-Love: My Daily Challenge

I am not going to pretend that this will be one of my more positive posts. It is not. But, I needed to write this. I needed to share this because I feel like it is true of so many of us. In social media, we only paint the best possible picture of ourselves. We want to exhibit lives of happiness and excitement. We do not share the harder times because that is not what people want to see. I am here to directly oppose this status quo. I think it is important to talk about not only the good, but also the bad. Humans are such lonely creatures. We thrive on community and interaction. However, it is hard to have genuine interactions with any one any more, because we only display a one dimensional side of ourselves. I wanted this blog to be bigger than that. So, there will be times when posts are not just meant to inspire, but to also be relatable. Recently, I have been in an ongoing conversation with several …

31 Years: This is for the Late Bloomers

This will be a short post. I just wanted to share how excited I am about a major step I have taken towards a new goal I have set for myself. It has been in the planning stages for some time. Now that I have thought it over, thoroughly, and mapped out – to the best of my abilities – the details of what it is I want to do; I have begun to take steps in the direction I have set for myself. I am both excited and terrified! Giddy and nervous! Thrilled and anxious. Its not that I think I cannot handle it, its just that any new endeavor comes with a healthy amount of fear. Yes, I said a healthy amount. If there was no fear, then I think we would run recklessly into our desires head-on with unbridled abandon. And that can have its strength to a degree, but it never hurts to step ever so lightly into the unkown. Especially when it has taken you so long to finally figure out …

Being Alone Heals Me: An Introvert

  “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.” -Audrey Hepburn Yesterday afternoon, I spent approximately three (3) hours barely saying a word to anyone. I clocked out from work, and made my way to Little Tokyo on the other side of downtown L.A. I was in desperate need of an afternoon absolutely alone. Lately, my weekends have been full. I would think that most people prefer busy, fun-filled weekends. Weekends brimming with events, gatherings, parties, dates, visits, so on and so forth… and it can be thrilling and some how fulfilling to know that people desire to spend time with you. I wrote a post once on the importance of using time in the way you see fit. Its a precious commodity, and I have always felt one should appreciate whenever someone takes time for you. But, you see, by nature I am an introvert. That is usually interpreted as someone who is antisocial, aloof, …