On my heart – to be loved

I have been through so much in life. The sour moments have made the sweet moments so much sweeter. For that, I am humbled and grateful for all that life has given and taken from me. Although I’ve been through so much, there is one thing I have yet to experience – someone who was in love with me, where the love was mutual, to be companions, to be our…

Happy belated New Year

I know, I know… I’m a few months late, but better late than never. On my quest of ૐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति:, I’ve realized one of the most important things – none of it is possible unless I make a commitment to myself. This commitment requires a lot of significant change… change that I know at times will make me uncomfortable, but it is so necessary. The biggest obstacle of finding peace within the…

Om shanti shanti shanti ૐ

For the last few years, I have dedicated a few hours of my time on Christmas Day to set my intentions for the year. This year, my focus will be simple: ૐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: – om shanti shanti shanti. Om is the universal sound that represents the universe, the sound from which all sounds are formed. It encompasses the past, present, future. More importantly, it is the symbol for reality. Shanti simply…

Be open to kindness

Something that I talk and write about often is kindness. Be kind to yourself and others. (Y’all can check out my previous posts by clicking the links here and here.) The reason why I bring this up often is because there truly isn’t enough kindness or love in this world. Not only is kindness lacking… when kindness is offered, it is often rejected or accepted with a large amount of skepticism.…

The road less traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Excerpt from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Over the course of the last few years, I made a very big decision to chase happiness, not paper. I left the security and predictability of corporate America, and ventured on my own to discovering my purpose: yoga,…

Another year, another journey

I usually write a long, handwritten letter to myself on my birthday – but this year, I’ve decided to write it publicly. My birthday just passed, and I am more thankful than ever for another year to put under my belt. Many young people are so terrified of embarking into their late twenties, their thirties, any age past twenty-one. This post is for all of you. There is nothing terrifying…

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Treasured and not played with

When I was a little girl, my dad took me the park every day to play with the other kids in the neighborhood. Often times, many of the kids didn’t want to play with me. The few girls that did play with me always had their dolls to play with. One day, they decided we were going to have a tea party, and we would select a doll that resembled…

Mirrors and reflections

You look at me and you see what I seeBecause your looking in the mirrorWhen your with me there’s no use in hidingBecause you’re looking in the mirror I had a friendship end recently, and this person… parts of him mirrored who I was, but he had negative traits that I did not want to mirror or have in my life. I did not want a flaky friend. I did…

Living the unexpected…

Living the unexpected…

I used to be totally OCD about everything. Perfection was always a goal, and not much of my life was ever unplanned. I planned every minute of my day, every penny that was spent, and I had a huge roadmap of where I thought I needed to be. Like this:Like Loading…

Strange…

What a strange series of events since my last post… It just makes me appreciate life that much more.   Like this:Like Loading…

Love and give thanks

Love and give thanks

  Every conversation I have with my mom ends with, “You are my daughter love you.” She leaves me voicemails almost every day to remind me that I am on her mind and heart, and she loves me. She makes time despite her crazy schedule of working out and nannying my niece, she finds her way to take that 2 hour drive to see me more than once a month.…