Meditate, MIndful, Subway Art


After finding out I was laid off, along with many others on April 3, I was lost. To make things worse, Covid was getting worse. So searching for new jobs was kinda moot. But i set away to do all the right things: figure out unemployment, apply for future medical insurance, etc.

My social media connection increased as it was one of the only ways to connect. Through that, I came upon a support page created on Facebook, made up of former and current employees from where I worked my dream career and perhaps I will work at again one day, at Mindbody.

This page offered comfort as we all supported each other as best we could. Many were laid off and furloughed while others were now having to work three times as hard with more workload, fighting to one day bring us back.

One of the creators of Mindbody, Blake Beltram, started a support meditation group, via zoom, that a few of us joined. It was a chance to meet up twice a week for four weeks, again with other like minded people, who were really part of this greater Mindbody family. The workshop is called Turning Crisis into Transformation, and it was one of the best things for me to be part off. Through his guidance and through the active and honest participation of all who joined, we shared, cried, laughed, and did transform ourselves. When we started, we were all just devastated gasping for understanding. By the end of the four weeks, we each, in our own way, noted the change in our collective spirit. It is quite remarkable and not even sure my words do it justice. As a result, I created a ‘Transformation Manifesto’ of the experience: Words and meditations from Blake, along with the authors/teachers he shared and the words from our group. I wanted a way to remember our journey. And what you see above, is what came out.

Please feel free to print and share and always explore more! Thank you Blake and all the amazing people in the workshop. Love and grow!

MIndful, Subway Art

What’s your Purpose?

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I created this a few years ago when I was pondering this very question. I actually went onto facebook and asked, “What is your purpose?” Simple. the responses is what I then used to create this subway art piece. It’s so  much more than a good job and things. It goes much deeper than that. I’ve posted this before but feeling the need to bring this back front and center! Hopefully it will make you think!

MIndful, Subway Art


write well

Finding the time to write and create can be hard. But what I have learned it to simply go with the ebb and flow of it all. Try to when I can, and move on if I can’t. Keep a notebook handy to write down ideas and really take a good clear look at them to generate some inspiration. Inspiration…….for inspiration I often look to nature…sometimes in the form of a walk or breathing in some fresh air. How do find time and inspiration for your creative endeavors?

bodymind, Health, Subway Art

What I am learning from Yoga…..

In my class at The Yoga Center of Morro Bay, last week, our instructor said a little “prayer (not religious)” during our Savasana. Savasana is a pose at the end of the practice where we are still and comfortable and taking all that we have done in, in a lying down position similar to simply sleeping face and body up, towards the ceiling. During our Savasana, she said a little prayer that talked about forgiveness, love and gratitude. And it didn’t hit me till I was in the car driving home, that I burst into tears…tears of joy, of sadness, of dispair, of happiness…and peace.  My emotions came over me in such a swell, that I almost had to pull over to simply let it all out.

After arriving home, getting some things done, I sat down and created simple subway piece that inspired me from that mornings session. I share it here with you now hoping it brings you something to your mind. Do share, pin and print as you wish! I hope to add this to my online shop where it will be printed on special paper, ready to ship and give. Enjoy and Namaste!


layouts, MIndful, possibilities, Subway Art

2014….Transformation…….Happy New Year!

Living in the now……it’s part of my word for the year…Transformation, transform, transformative. Sure things are ever changing. Change is part of life. But I want to make this a year of living in the moment by cherishing the present. That to me is transforming!

Other things will of come into play…a new job, a new schedule, new goals, new dreams.  But the point is really to keep dreaming right. So here is to the dreams, to the highs and lows, the getting through the tough times, to cherishing the simply times……..2014…another year, another chance. Cheers!


Declaration of You!, MIndful, Subway Art

Declare Self Care and find your Purpose!

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finding purpose white on black

Declaration of You! This is what it’s all about! Coming out of brief hiatus to join in on Declaring all that is you! So when you get the chance be sure to click on the links to take you to this wonderful new book that is actually more like a workpath towards all that you are and all that you can be!

The topic is Self Care. And with that, I wanted to share something I made when I was going through a rough patch in my life. I was having a hard time figuring out why I was here…in this existence…in this world and in this life…I know…..DEEP! But then I posed this question and made this subway art, and grateful to share it with you!

I actually posed this question on Facebook. The response was awesome. It’s with those responses and more research of my own, that placed these words onto paper. It may be a reflection, a voice, and just simply a way to give yourself some credit and a break from all the hard work you are doing to live in this life. Take it for what it is and always know, you are on purpose!

Namaste and continue the journey to the Declaration of You! Here’s a bit of information about what the Declaration of You is all about~

“The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! This post is part of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour, which I’m thrilled to participate in alongside over 100 other creative bloggers. Learn more — and join us!