Nepal Trip ~ Day 44: Afraid of Nothing!

"I am not afraid of anything!" Hasita chanted every time we would begin the day. Wow! To say that and really believe it... To not be afraid of anything. There is something about her... There is something she walks with that all of us wish we possessed even an ounce of. She walks with a… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 44: Afraid of Nothing!

Nepal Trip ~ Day 43: Everything Rises…

Just when you think you've done the work... released all the pain... things will shift and everything rises. Everything comes back up. I have been dreaming a lot about being a little girl. My younger years. When I was a young girl I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be picked for stick ball.… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 43: Everything Rises…

Nepal Trip ~ Day 15: Root of Resentment and Reflection

"Maybe then we wouldn't have to resent someone's excellence ...... We could align ourselves with it." ALIGNING ourselves with excellence... This is my morning meditation. I have often wondered why people talk about those who have attained certain levels of success and blessings. Those who have more than others. And this measuring and comparing ourselves… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 15: Root of Resentment and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 14: “Traveler, there is no path”, check-in and Reflection

"Caminante, no se hace el camino, el camino se hace al andar... Traveler, there is no path, a path is made by walking." This quote was all he wrote on a piece of paper for me before I left for this journey over two weeks ago. There is a point where we think we know… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 14: “Traveler, there is no path”, check-in and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 13: Keep Climbing and Reflection

Good morning day! I keep hearing the womyn saying, chanting, reminding me, "Keep climbing! Keep climbing! Keep Climbing! Push Alicia! We are with you! You are not alone!" I have never been this high in all my life. I have been too exhausted to write, and we have finally arrived to South East Base Camp… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 13: Keep Climbing and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 11: Embracing failure and Reflection

We can be so cruel to ourselves sometimes. "I am such a failure. I don't want to fail them. I am afraid of failing." Today I am taking inventory of myself and thinking about the many moments I have felt like a failure and about the ways I have failed others? Today I am not… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 11: Embracing failure and Reflection

An Artist’s Worth! The Artist Series Part 1 of 3

“We can’t pay you!” “Will you speak at my school for free?” “Its not in the budget!” “That’s not a real job!” “You’re a writer? That’s a nice hobby!” “You’re a writer? I have a great story, you should write my book!” “I want to pursue writing. Do you think you can read my work… Continue reading An Artist’s Worth! The Artist Series Part 1 of 3

Nepal Trip ~ Day 10: Endless Possibilities and Reflection

Today was a slow day on the mountain. It rained the entire day and the mountain was extremely dangerous. There is really no way to prepare for the unexpected weather of the mountain. One moment the sun is shining bright and the next moment there could be an avalanche of rocks or an ice storm.… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 10: Endless Possibilities and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 9: Unexpected love and Reflection

The mountain can be a treacherous place and is incredibly unforgiving. The winds today were hurricane levels… ferocious and skin piercing. I am having a difficult time with my climbing and breathing today. Today I am also thinking about LOVE. I am missing my loved ones and wondering how they are spending this beautiful day… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 9: Unexpected love and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 8: Stolen Essence and Reflection

Hasita told us the story of the woman with no essence. She was a lonely woman. She was an empty woman. Her heart was filled with so much love but she was extremely sad. She forgot how to love and was left without words and completely misunderstood in the world. She could no longer take… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 8: Stolen Essence and Reflection