how? attitude

I wrestled with the decision to move ahead. There wasn't an easy way, really. I could stand back and stay where I was. To know what to expect and to have to live with it. Or I could take on a new adventure. To start on a whole new path right from the beginning. It's [...]



There is this sense of beauty when one can become exposed to themselves and others. It's baring one's identity, soul,..whatever it is and owning it to the greatest capacity. As tender and sweet and energizing our hearts can be, it can easily be disguised as something else. Our wounds grow deeper without the care and [...]

i am with you

For several days I've thought of how to express this sentiment to you. I could only come up with this... I am with you. I feel the same way sometimes. I am positive we all do. It's hard to truly feel secure with where we are in life. The world changes all the time; moment [...]

love, up-close

As I walked by the little pond, I saw lily pads in a group at the center. The whole environment was calming with a couple of ducks and people from afar. I zoomed in with my camera and saw water lilies scatter among the green leaves. They were small and hard to see. This image [...]

don’t go

There's this sense of protection we get when someone validates what we do and  how we act. It's this shield of armor from outsiders that make claims against our own values and existence. It's human desire to be accepted and wanted. We all make decisions on how we use our time and when others value [...]

change in perspective

I woke up early. Not by choice, but because my body's been conditioned to. It knows there's always a task waiting for me. Long before my eyes can close for rest, there are unfinished projects scattered over the floor. A depiction of my life. Like feng shui does for the mind. I drove over to [...]

i’m ready

my heart carved out a piece of itself. it disappeared into an abyss unseen, unheard until this very moment. it started to crack out of its own shell. a hard hat of protection from raining bullets and grenades ready to explode. the hollowness soul began to yearn the kind of light it had for so [...]

feeling home

Years ago, I visited this no-kill cat shelter and saw this beautiful cat. S/he looked so warm and happy; weren't scared of us or anything at all. I think they felt at home. Look at those cute paws! It's so automatic as a child to feel at home. Well, speaking from my perspective, it was. [...]


Heal. Let yourself take a break. Sometimes our wounds are much larger than we let ourselves recognize. Sometimes we are too hard on our emotions and keep them in. Let them go. Let yourself feel any thing you need to feel. Sadness, love, happiness, joy, jealously, panic. Let them go. Let them be free and [...]

on repeat

Right now, I've played the same song for about three times now. It's the middle of the night and I'm feeling here. For a long time, I haven't felt present. There's always been multiple thoughts residing on one space in my mind. I want to be aware of this presentness and to appreciate it. Knowing [...]


The first time you do anything at all, you're not going to feel fully confident. At the same time, there is always a little bit of excitement or anxiety. It's the beauty of it. Another beautiful thing that comes along is that bravery you find in yourself. There's something really sweet, innocent and nostalgic when [...]

the energy is you

I just awoke from a nap after having been left without electricity earlier tonight. I think my mind really needed that reset. I've noticed that life can come at me with so many demanding responsibilities, my health and wellness falls off the priority list. So, when this unexpected and somewhat annoying circumstance comes along, I [...]