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 …

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 …

5 Tips to Find Your Bliss

What is bliss? Bliss to me, is a place where you are happy about most (if not all) aspects of your life. You are working in space that makes you excited. You enjoy most if not all of your day and you look forward to the next day. Each day is full and when you end it, you feel fulfilled. …

Self-Care

I think compassion toward the self is sometimes an unknown thing, which is a shame. I grew up thinking that hard work was the way to go, and I ran myself into the ground. To me self-care means stopping to assess what is going on: the good and the bad. It means giving myself a break when I’ve worked 4 …

New life, new traditions

I used to skip over my birthday just like it was any other day. I would downplay it and never organize anything for my friends. Most of the years I would celebrate on my own or with my family by eating lobster and buying myself nice things. This year was quite the opposite. I’m keeping to my budget and didn’t …

Meditation for Women Who Read Too Much

An excerpt from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach December 15 Meditation for Women Who Read Too Much Virginia Woolf believed that when we women who read too much arrive at the pearly gates carrying our beloved books with us, the Almighty will tell St. Peter: “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have …

Potato Chip Reflections

I had just finished 2 plates of tofu Pad Thai and was picking at a tray of fried tofu with sweet and sour dip when Don turned to me and calmly took my hands. He said, “We did a lot of things today.” I smiled and replied, “Yea we did.” Then we went back and forth remembering all those things. …

Slow Down

Once I realized I had the power to create my own happiness, I started to work on understanding that power. If it comes from within, can I be in a perpetual state of happiness? Where inside does this feeling flow freely? Why does it flow freely? How do I drink from the waters? I kept hearing, seeing, and reading that …

Return to LA

When I got back to LA, my life felt like a shamble. I had all the time in the world to just lay in bed and feel sorry for myself. Every morning, I would distract myself on Facebook or Instagram for 2 hours and then maybe pace back and forth in the apartment. Often I was sitting on the couch or in my bed, …