Not One, But Two

I just returned home from a 3-hour writing workshop. It’s Fourth of July weekend, and while the class (hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit and appropriated titled “Writer’s Gym”) normally attracts between 10-15 students, there were only two of us today. I presume the low attendance is because people are enjoying the long holiday weekend. […]

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Takeaways From My First Writers Conference

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend my first writers conference: The 2019 Florida Writing Workshop in Tampa. It provided me with the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, gain a better understanding of the publishing industry, learn from agents, and brush up on my writing skills (side note: Erik Deckers was one of […]

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A Love So Pure

I knew the day would eventually come when I’d have to say goodbye to you. But when I brought you home from the pound on that fateful day in July 2005, saying goodbye was the farthest thing from my mind. We were just getting to know each other then, and truth be told: I was […]

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From Pissed to Peaceful: How to Deal with Anger

““If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” —Yogi Bhajan I think the above quote accurately sums up my reason for writing this blog. I write to better understand the world around me. Today’s topic is an uncomfortable […]

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See Ya Later Hater

Negative Nellys, Haters, Naysayers, Debbie Downers. They may have different names but they’ve got the same agenda. They exist to block your path and to bring you down. It’s quite possible that many haters don’t even realize they’ve moved into this role. I’d like to think that people don’t go through life with the desire […]

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The Healing Power of Movement Meditation

I recently had the privilege to share my story on The Spiritual Boss Babe podcast with Stephanie Bellinger. We had such an amazing chat about following your heart and pursing your passions in life. We also discussed the healing power of hoop dance, movement meditation, and writing. It was an honor to be on her […]

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Perfectly Imperfect

This is, and always will be, my favorite performance. It was seven years ago. My moves weren’t as crisp, and I didn’t know half the tricks that I know now. I even drop the hoop during my show. It’s not about perfection. It’s about the message, and the way I felt when I danced with […]

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When Inspiration Strikes…

On my 30th Birthday, I made a promise to myself…“When inspiration strikes, honor it.” I’ve made a conscious effort to live by the mantra ever since.  I’ve also learned that inspiration comes in many forms, and it can strike at any moment. This presents some challenges for me sometimes, because there never seems to be […]

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Gratitude is My Attitude

We move through the world constantly making judgments… judgments about ourselves and judgments about others. But we also have the ability to make choices about those judgements and to decide whether or not we’ll allow them to land. Last night, I attended a grand opening event for a dermatology office in a boujee part of […]

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Pause and Play

I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth, I promise. It’s been a month since I last blogged, but rest assured: I’m still committed to my book. Hoola-Fit is one of the main reasons why I’ve taken a brief hiatus. I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into my hoop dance teacher training program, which I […]

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