You have a purpose and it matters.

Finding Your Purpose, When You’re Feeling Without

What is the meaning of life & what is my purpose?   Two of the big questions we so crave answers to in life. Now the meaning, we will save that doozy for another day, but today I want to talk about purpose.   Purpose is the reason for which something exists. Now, consider for […]

happy now, not happy when.

Choose Happy Now, Ditch “I’ll Be Happy When…”

All we have is here & now.   Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is a mere idea. So in this moment, in all that exists, shouldn’t we choose happiness? If you don’t know this yet, as it is not widely known and it is a powerful tool, happiness is a choice, and you can choose […]

Embracing your authentic self.

Embrace Your Authentic Self

Every minute of every day we are bombarded by marketing and media telling us how to be, who to be, and why to be that. Genuine individuality can easily be lost, without intention, amongst the layers of societal influences.   When I was a store manager, one thing we all used to say to one […]

Priorities, finding real happiness

I Left Money & Gained Happiness

Back in May of 2016, I left a management job where I was making enough money to live comfortably. I could pay my bills and still had “fun money”. I could go to Target and impulsively buy $50 worth of stuff I didn’t need and I didn’t think twice about it. I thought this was […]

Develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

How to Develop a Healthy & Lasting Relationship with Exercise

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am unabashedly, unconditionally, without falter, in love with and devoted to… Zumba. Now wait, don’t dismiss it just yet. Let me tell you how Zumba has changed my life, and not just because it has given my inner Latina lady her time to shine. I am going to […]

the healing power of mindful motions

Mindful Motions. Finding Peace in Simple Tasks

I remember around the age of 22, before I really knew what mindfulness was and embraced it as a way to live, having a conversation with an older person about how sometimes when I would start to feel stressed or uncomfortable, I would pay attention to my single motions. I told her how this brought […]

Labels limit our ability to connect and love.

Labels are Limiting. Love people, Don’t Label Them.

At what point in evolution did people decide, “hmm… I need to know what box of people you belong in, so I’m going to have to label you, I hope you don’t mind. Let’s see… You are tall, so you must be an athlete, and you’re a female athlete, so you might be gay, and […]

social mean, when it helps and when it hurts

Social Media: When it Helps and When it Hurts

Okay guys, I am fully prepared for some lash back here and I am open to it! I would love to get conversations started on the topic of the perks and pitfalls of social media. I only encourage an open mind, and I think you’ll understand where I am coming from here.   I heart […]

eco-conscious, what it means and why it matters

Eco-Conscious, What it Means & Why It’s Awesome

Earth. What a beautiful place, right? Blue skies, valleys of trees, and ample bodies of clean, blue water. It’s a lovely place to live. But it won’t be for long if we continue to deny all the harm we are doing to it. It is an absolute need, that we the masses, begin making eco-conscious […]

a day in the life of a budding zenful urbanite

A Day in the Life of a Budding Zenful Urbanite

I’m going to take this blogging opportunity to allow you an insider’s look at the goings on in my day, and more intimately… in my head. Welcome to my world, enjoy.   Well first thing’s first. Someone, or something, will wake me up. Every night I set an alarm with the wasted hope that I […]