teach me all the lessons. now!

This is a post filled with questions and no answers. And that’s okay. Sometimes I put too much pressure on the universe. It’s not fair. This path that I’ve chosen to walk has taught me a lot about being present and open to everything the universe has to offer. I have loved every minute of…

let’s talk.

Communication. It’s a buzzword. And it’s one that I’m getting pretty exhausted with. I think about when I’m interviewing someone for a job – “Situation x happens in the workplace, how do you respond?” “Well, I’m a really good communicator, so I’d make sure that I was straightforward with the person so they knew what…

say it right.

You’ve probably already seen this video but if you haven’t, watch. Now that we’re working with the same information – I have a serious problem with how much of a spectacle folks have made of this guy. And it’s for a really simple reason – he mispronounced a word.

enough.

Let me set some context for this post. This is written from a place of longing to belong, a place of wanting to fit in, a place of searching for being ‘enough,’ and a journey to community. This is personal. This is emotional. I haven’t gone here before.

the space between…

I debated starting this post with a quote from that Dave Matthews Band song but it would be irrelevant. This post has nothing to do with that. There is this moment, this occurrence that I’m sure has a name but I’m not smart enough yet to know what it’s called. You know that moment, it’s…

TT Day 1: Learning humility, expressing gratitude.

I remember this day distinctly. I was 10 years old and I had woken up with a terrible fever and cough. At this age I made it a habit to wake up with my mom who had to be at work at least by 5:30 and this morning wasn’t going to be any different. Of…

Letter to 2013

Dear 2013, Let’s get something out of they way; I approached you with extreme caution. After what your sister, 2012, brought I wasn’t sure if you were the nicer one or if you were planning to pick up where she left off. We met at a challenging time in my life – new city, new…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…

Turn Inward

“If I think I am very beautiful and you tell me I am not, which may be a fact, do I like it? If I think I am very intelligent, very clever, and you point out that I am actually a rather silly person, it is very unpalatable to me. And your pointing out my…

Show Me Your Friends

Growing up all I ever heard was “show me your friends and I tell you who you are.” I never understood what this meant. Until now. Throughout my life and my most challenging experiences I’ve triumphed. Seemingly due to how great I thought I was but after reflection, I’ve realized that they’ve all helped me…

Sand into Diamonds

Once upon a time, there lived a brave, young pilot. This pilot flew all over the world to  interesting lands, meeting interesting people. One night, as the pilot was flying high above the Sahara Desert, the engine of her plane suddenly stalled. Amazingly, she was able to eject from the plane and  parachute to the…

Don’t fear yourself

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of…