It’s been awhile since I have blogged. When I think of what’s happening out there, it feels like I’m listening to nails scraping across a chalkboard. I’ve spent the last few weeks shutting out the increasing noise and negativity, and becoming hypervigilant about my health, especially my mental health.

On reflecting on all...

"Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently."
- Kitty O’Meara


I recently took an online yoga class. The teacher talked about how he noticed that some people during this difficult time were really struggling, but then others seemed to be thriving and doing rea...

Ay, ay, ay, that the slave was my grandfather

is my sadness, is my sadness. 

If he had been the master

it would be my shame: 

that in men, as in nations, 

if being the slave is having no rights

being the master is having no conscience. 

—Julia Se Burgos 

As an empath, I feel everything. Just seeing pictures, hearing stories, watchi...

"Danger--if you meet it promptly and without flinching--you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"     
-Winston Churchill

 

I watched a movie the other night on Netflix called, "Carriers" that came out in 2015. It was about a flesh eating bacteria that was contagious. I was so surpri...

 Surfer enjoying the sunset at Strands Beach, Dana Point, CA.

 Beautiful night sky at the Ritz-Carlton, Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, CA.

 Sunset shot at Strands Beach, Dana Point, CA.

 Out with my love in Laguna Beach, CA.

 My girls and I at a Pre-Mother's Day lunch, the Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point, CA.

 Strands Beach, Dana Point.

...

And the people healed
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
- Ki...

"How did it get so late so soon?"
- Dr Seuss

I remember exactly where I was when I knew life as I had known it had ended.

I was with my hairstylist getting my hair done three weeks ago. We were discussing possible vacations we were going to go on in the summer. She was talking about Ibiza, Spain and how beautiful it was.  I...

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked...

As I read the glaring headlines, see the rising death toll and numbers of people infected, watch the stock market fall, and see whole countries shut off their borders, including ours, I ask myself: How do we navigate a world that has altered almost over night??? One word comes to mind, BREATHE.

Yes breathe. Come back to th...

The recent powerhouse performance of J Lo at the 2020 Miami Super-bowl proudly unfurling the Puerto Rican flag under the U.S. flag, imploring her gente to "Get Loud," with daughter Emme simultaneously singing "Born In the U.S.A., had Puerto Ricans celebrating and debating the century old question: What are we really? Are we...

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