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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Practicing patience

I am grateful for smooth bus connections to get me to the 534 bus that got me to Malibu. I had $9.75 in cash. A day pass is $7, its 75 cents extra to ride on the freeway.  I was definitely living on the edge. Its worth it to get to the coast. Debit cards don't take you places. Its good to get out of the thick of the city.

Resurfacing

There are days, weeks I haven't posted. Do my ideas matter? are they important? can I humbly trust in what I have to share is worthwhile, much needed, and please do share. People want to hear. Salivating to hear, maybe not. As I wrote out my gratitude list, I said I AM GRATEFUL for Abundant time to meditate, be of service and choose what I WANT to do. DO I do what brings me joy? not always. I'm grateful for my momentary friendships. Lets live in the romance of the moment!

Laughter at LACMA

It an overcast day in LA and I've got my laughter sign with me. I've taken 5 buses today, thats enough to drive a person to detox. Bleccch! Today I got back into the laughter groove sharing a session with 3 women in Malibu-HELLO-I'm not in Kansas anymore. Bottom line, we ALL have daily stress, and laughter is a tool to shift it.

Friday, December 26, 2014

All powerful, now to share MORE!

Its always great to be in that space where I feel clear and I can share from a place of strength and be affirmed YES! this is my gift.  The sun is shining, its clear and so too is my path as I have faith in putting my experience towards the future of mental health. Today I
I led a Laughter session at Safe Haven in Arroyo Grande. 
Safe Haven gives support to people with mental health issues ranging from depression, trauma, and anxiety.
 I led a small group with gentle stretches, breathing techniques and laughing for no reason. Its great to see people‚Äôs faces relax and arms uncrossed. A mother and son were in the group and I enjoyed watching their smiles and hearing laughter. One of my favorite exercises is speaking gibberish; allowing us to speak nonsense.  

I have been practicing Laughter Yoga since 2009 and find it a powerful technique to stimulate my nervous system and create positive neural pathway.
At the end of the session, I brought out essential oils to share. Scent can balance our moods and levels of serotonin. I highly recommend a Laughing session to open up areas where you may feel stuck or come together.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Connecting in the chaos

Yes, its easy to feel disconnected.
and confused
and unsure of one's true purpose
we've got to show up. over and over
and I don't know at times what to do or where to go
I know its not out there, its in the small steps
 write the story of my life.
we're connected, in more ways that we know.
beyond the matrix of belief.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Its not supposed to be so hard

I wake up in the morning
grateful to be surrounded by children
I'm hiding out in Starbucks
I'm here to be a blessing
to bring beauty and grace to the world
and I feel I'm just moving through

Does it get any easier

Of course it does! the univerese has shaeken your to awaken you  so  hang on tight to your vision. I feel totally stuck. BLAHHHH!!!