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Showing posts from April, 2014

Spring Cleaning: Coming out of the Dark and Into The Light

Awareness. Agitation. A million tiny thoughts. Buzzing around. I don't feel good enough. I want to do more but I'm feeling stuck, as if my as are chained by people wanting to silence me.

I imagine many of us feel these thoughts at some point in our life. The ability to overcome them and just recognize what they are, just thoughts, is what sets our minds and lives free once more. 
When I was performing and auditioning full time I used to get these thoughts a lot right around this time of year. No matter how many call backs I got or gigs I booked I would always feel that someone else in the room was holding me back from doing more, getting the lead, or performing the way I truly wanted to. I strived to be what these "others" wanted me to be, not what I truly wanted to be. 
Life and experience has taught me that we take many journeys to learn what our true self is. I now have a clearer view of what my purpose is and know exactly I want to do. I know that I want to creat…

A Week of Wellness and Fun: Savory Zucchini Muffins Recipe! (Gluten Free and Body Ecology)

This past week I wanted to get back on track mentally and physically so I decided there was no time like the present to start making my favorite green drinks. Maybe it's the spring air but honestly there is no better taste than fresh greens; its clean, refreshing, and tastes so cheerful! I have made smoothies at home before but have never juiced. This week I decided to try out the organic juice bars by my work and was blown away by how good they made me feel. Seriously, the energy rush I got from these bright green glass fulls of deliciousness doesn't even compare to a caffeine jolt!

This week I also read a great article on Tiny Buddha about stress and perfectionism. I realized while reading it that I've been so stressed out lately and I believe a lot of it has to do with trying to be the perfect daughter/fiance/dance teacher/student/sister/friend.  This article was eye opening and really made me realize that something has to give. So Thursday at dance class I gave up tryi…