Hello and WTF 2021?!

WHAT A FREAKIN WEEK. Lol. The start to my 2021 was pretty epic and memorable. I went to Red Rock National Park and got lost on the hike down in the dark. Don and I spent the night on the mountain because we got stuck on the way out. When the sun came up, the warmth and light was so …

Wow 2020

The universe has a funny way of directing you where it thinks you should go. In 2018 when I was looking for another job, the doors opened at a spa that I really wasn’t interested in – Burke Williams. In fact they called me a few times to recruit me and none of the other places were seeking me out. …

How to Feel Amidst the BLM Movement

Feel however the f*ck you want to feel. Anger is good – it lets you express deep frustration. Crying is great – it lets you express sadness, frustration, empathy, sympathy. Nothing is a flag – nothing could mean you’re blocking emotion, avoiding emotion, or a combination of both. Feeling nothing is not bad or good, just something to be explored. …

Grieving an Unexpected Loss

I didn’t realize it, but this past month I was grieving the unexpected loss of my job. I had just come back from vacation and was expecting to return to work in 2 days when the Mayor of LA put out the Safer-at-Home order. Then following, the California Massage Therapy Council also recommended that we stop working. So out of …

Humility and Addiction

I’ve become an avid and loving plant mom. At first I thought it was a new joyous hobby, but then I began to see this hobby as another outlet for escape. I developed an addiction for finding new plants, pots, seeds, and was trying to buy any chic or cheap plant related thing. I tried saving plants on the sale …

What is Love?

My mom found this photo of me and my dad taken by a Houston Chronicle photographer. It was on sale on Amazon as a historical document, so of course I had to buy it. I was 1 year old in this photo and my dad was 38. It was before our personalities got in the way of our relationship. I …

The Start of Something GREAT

What is happening?! If you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, self-employed was not one of my choices. But really it should have been all along. I love defining my own work days, determining how I want to set up rooms, my business and my life. Total freedom of choice. Total freedom to be …

2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close I reflect on all that has happened and improved me. 2016 was probably one of the hardest years of my life as I redefined who I was. 2017 brought me hope and a refreshing start, but plenty of hard work and sacrifice. 2018 was the culmination of my massage studies, adapting a new skill …

I Want

There have been a lot of Facebook articles and videos surfacing about saving the environment, sustainability, and the like, so I got inspired. At first I was going to write an environmentally friendly gift guide, then I felt like we shouldn’t even be buying more things. Then I thought about doing a lifestyle post – minimalist, environmentalist, spiritualist. But I …

Gratitude

I used to think that all this talk of gratitude and doing journals and finding gratitude EVERY DAY was…too much. I mean how happy can you really be? How grateful can you actually get? So I tried the daily journal, and I fell off the wagon. I tried to do it when people talked about it. I listened to radio …