Day 30: Watch.

"Measure twice, cut once. But first, WATCH." - Wisdom Watch means I use my eyes purposefully, actively and with intention. When what I see connects to my heart knowledge, I know I am watching with a vigilance and humility that takes no moment for granted; any moment anything can change. I trust myself most after …

Day 24: Forgiveness

There is immense power in forgiveness, one that I frequently overlook because forgiveness is often my last resort to healing.   When in conflict, I'll try everything else: the cold shoulder the cuss out/adult tantrum lying (rare, but done it) pretending everything's okay when it isn't going to therapy trying to "fix" others the waiting game …

Day 14: Commitment

When I began this retreat, I had only TWO questions to which I sought answers:  "What is the active ingredient that will help me take my life to the next level?  and  "How do I activate it?" When I first received the answer, I didn't like it. It's a trait that I've always admired in others, …

Day 11: Risk

"The problem isn't in growing up; it's in forgetting." - "The Little Prince" (paraphrased) Living soulfully always requires risk. I began this journey to find my way back to living a life that's lit from within...one that cuddles the intangible. I missed long easy laughs, sweet conversations, play dates on summer nights and writing poetry all evening …

Day 5: Keep Focus

"The ability to focus in the modern world is a lost martial art." -A. Tane Last night, I colored a mandala in order to wind down and fall asleep. In lieu of watching television or a show on my laptop, I chose to silently color intricate lines. Nothing else. In that moment, I felt the power …

Day 4: Relax.

Today, I feel really good...it's a clear day. I awoke after a very vivid dream...meditated...or attempted to. While sitting with sun shining on my bare back, many questions I'd been asking pertaining to career direction and school were answered clearly and thoroughly. The instructions flooded in. I paused to jot down what I was hearing …