Monday, May 30, 2016

living your true purpose

When you see people living their true purpose and their dream life, it beams from their skin and you can hear it in their voice.
You can see it in their face.
You can feel it in the way they walk, move and express themselves.
Dreams come in all shapes and forms.
They way you see them is in how that person chooses to express themself.
It’s all an art form.
Art that we want you to see, and to feel something.
A mode to express and reveal adventures, emotions, growth and life.
And when they find the way to do it, they do it with all their heart and soul.
They are all around us.
Those living their true purpose.
Living their truth that they know in their heart is what they are supposed to.
Spread their joy in the shape they choose.
Expressing yourself in art doesn’t always mean taking a paintbrush to a canvas.
Art comes in all forms.
I have been lucky enough in the past month to go to two concerts. I have seen two women who are living their purpose and their dream.
And that is to share their stories through their songs.
To let you experience the love they have felt, the pain, the sorrow and the triumphs.
To let you dance to the rhythms of their lives.
To feel their heart break in your veins by the way the way they hit the note with their voice.
The way the instruments and vocals together can cover your entire body with goose bumps.
The way the lyrics bring you to a time that you can entirely relate to and either grin or cry.
The way the music just makes you feel.
We saw their art.

They showed us all how they are living their true purpose.
& oh boy did we feel it.
We danced to the rhythm of their hearts.
A humongous audience swaying to the songs, inhaling the lyrics and being intoxicated by the emotions the words had on them.

Living your truth is whatever life you choose that allows your heart to sing.

Friday, May 27, 2016

the present moment

Do you ever just take a second to fully devour the moment?
To take a deep breath and truly feel what all your senses are trying to tell you.
To take a minute to feel all the emotions coming up for you.
To allow your toes to fully sink into the ground and feel the wind brushing against your hair as the birds sing their daily song.
I’m realizing we don’t take enough moments to fully be there.
Be present in what is happening.

This past weekend I actually went on a sailboat ride.
Something I have dreamt about for years and always wanted to do.
A few of my girlfriends and I rented a sailboat with a captain for a day of sailing.
We were excited and full of joy and kept exclaiming how it was “sailboat day!”
When we first set off into the open water I felt a wave of excitement come over me.
Incredible music playing, the sunshine beating down upon us and I was surrounded by glorious women with excitement in their eyes.

When the time came for us to all leap in the water, we were desperate for it. With the seasickness and the heat, a jump into the cool gulf would be the most refreshing experience.
We held hands, looked down and looked at each other.
Excitement and nervousness all crept up upon us.
So I counted to help with the anticipation to leap.
The dive in was more refreshing than I could have ever excepted.
The water cooling me down and releasing the motion sickness from my body.
We swam, we giggled, and we let the water wash over us.
I let my body float in the water.
I closed my eyes.
Arms spread wide to feel the salt water cooling the tops of my shoulder blades.
I could hear and feel the ocean, with the wave’s moments and my body letting go to be held by the Gulf.
I heard the laughter of all my girlfriends on the sailboat, just in complete glee of the day we were having.
And I could feel the sun trying to grasp its way into my eyelids as I shut them tighter.
I took a deep breath in.
I wanted to take this moment in.
Remember it fully for all it had to offer.
With the excitement we had all felt the entire day and the happiness I was feeling as the water carried me.
Moments like this where we can truly appreciate life.
I have a tendency to get overly excited. To points where I just can’t believe something is happening and become overwhelmed.
During these moments I try to take it in.
Breathe it in.
Just like any moment.
Be in the present moment to feel.

So during this weekend.
And during any moment where you feel disconnected from where you are.
When you are worrying about tomorrow, or focusing on the pain of yesterday.
Close your eyes.
Breathe it in.
Listen to what your senses are telling you.
& be present.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Your mother from the moment you were born looks at you with a tender and devoted gaze. A gaze she keeps only for you. You are the most beautiful girl she has ever seen.

You smile with her. Your eyes glisten with hers. You feel with her. From the moment you were born, you and her were connected.

She always tells you are beautiful.
From the first day until the last.
Whenever you need to hear it.
Whenever you forget.
Whenever you doubt it.
Whenever you need to be reminded.
She tells you how beautiful you are.

You believe it when you are young child, embracing all the words your mom says.
As you become a teenager you avoid hearing it. You don’t appreciate what she has to say and you constantly snap at her.
You leave for college and her voice on the phone is comforting when you miss home or feel alone. You appreciate more of what she has to say but you still don’t consider it true.
It isn’t until your mid 20s.
When you believe it.

She tells you she always has faith in you.
She sees the very best in you.
Even after all the trouble you have caused her.
She knows no matter what your status is in life, relationships, and careers; you are still exactly where you need to be.

She is so wise. 
Telling you things your heart knows but couldn’t voice to say.
Letting you know exactly how incredible you truly are when you are uncertain of yourself. 
Always there to remind you that you should never doubt yourself, because you will overcome whatever obstacle is placed in front of. That no matter what, you should just be yourself.
She is your biggest fan, your biggest admirer and your biggest supporter.

She tells you are beautiful.
And you feel it.
She never tells you that you need make up, or you need to dress a certain way, because she knows your true beauty and your true style.
She knows she needs to allow you room to flourish.
She helped you to become the flower you are.
Raising you, taking care of you, being there for you.
But she also knows she needs to let you blossom.
Blossom the way you should.
Not the way someone has told you.
She learned that from her mother.
Her mother giving her the same gaze. 
Her mother's eyes glistened with hers.
Her mother's moments and hers were connected.
Her mother told her everyday how beautiful she was.
If not for her words, but with her eyes.
The tender and devoted gaze.
That each mother gives to her daughter.

And now in your mid 20’s, your mother looks at you with that gaze she keeps only for you. You are the most beautiful girl she has ever seen.

From the first day & forever.

Thank you for being the most incredible mother in the world.
You are the most considerate and sweetest woman I will ever meet.
& I haven't told you enough, I love you & you are beautiful.