Houston has been an inspiring place for me as I have gotten to know the yoga community better. I first met my #ARTYOGAPLAY student Angela Venegas when I was teaching yoga at Big Power Yoga Memorial. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to call her not only my student, but more importantly … Continue reading
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Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process
Was this ambitious? Was this ridiculous? And so here I am. The laptop is open while another Texas rainstorm comes through this afternoon. This is my last blog post in this interesting experiment where I challenged myself to try and write a blog post daily for the month of February for a total of 28 stories. As you … Continue reading
Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?
Oftentimes, restlessness leads me into overdrive and hyperactivity OR sends me into lethargy and inactivity. Sometimes, it prompts me to explore deeply into new life situations and new adventures. Sometimes, I can overthink and overwork a problem in my head, make spreadsheets of pro/ con lists, or just go into hiding. This restlessness to me is … Continue reading
Day 24/28: We are all a bunch of scared little girls.
1) There are two personalities having a constant fight within my soul. There’s a scared little girl and a brave badass little girl inside of me. There’s a constant battle, and I often wonder which one is going to win. Oftentimes, I have the external appearance of a fearless woman even though I’ve stuffed away that scared little … Continue reading
Day 21/28: The Dark Side of Being Positive (Part 2)
Part 2 From my previous blog post on Day 20, I shared a couple of truths about my personality that I have been battling. 1) Expressing my negative emotions. 2) Always focusing on the possibility of greatness instead of fully experiencing a current negative experience. After finishing Heidi Priebe’s book, I came to the realization … Continue reading
Day 20/28: The Dark Side of Being Positive (Part 1)
For Day 20 and Day 21, I have created two posts about The Dark Side of Being Positive. Part 1 (For Part 2, head over to Day 21.) Last night hungry for more understanding about myself, I read an entire book about my Myers-Briggs personality, Heidi Priebe’s The Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide. It got me into … Continue reading
Day 18/28: When Your Soul Craves Adventure
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paolo Coelho My need to wander, explore, and create prompted me to go on a last minute trip to the beaches of El Salvador this weekend. Right now, I’m sitting in a pretty rustic room at a surfing lodge just steps away from the … Continue reading
Day 17/28: Getting Blindsided
So, it’s March 1st, and technically I am 11 days behind. I set out the goal of writing one blog each day in February for my #1blogdaily project. Why am I not done yet? Well, I could tell you a plethora of excuses, but let’s get real here. Here’s the truth. It’s my ego stopping me from … Continue reading
Day 16/28: Finding Beauty in Brokenness
It’s not something I am really proud of admitting, but I’m a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser. When it comes to the creative process, those two qualities can kill my creative dreams. A dream can’t survive if you are constantly second guessing yourself, trying to edit your writing even before your story is complete, or … Continue reading
Day 12/28: How did Guatemala influence my creativity?
For the next two posts in this project, I’m sharing how certain places (Texas on Day 11 and Guatemala on Day 12) influenced my creativity. Even when I want to shut that part of my brain off, the need to be creative oftentimes pursues me back. It can be from seeing how the light hits the side of the … Continue reading