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Indianapolis, IN
A journey of self-discovery through introspection and living in the present.
Interests: Family, friends, food, reading, writing, museums, outdoors, my dog
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Life can feel easy when nothing is changing. You can be in a routine that makes sense, gives you time for the things that matter, and allow you to take the opportunities that might show up But transitional times—times of upheaval—that involve moves, the end of college or graduate school,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Being Here Now
I'm sitting here thinking about regret. You might have heard those sayings where people announce that they don't regret anything in their past because the decisions they made were based on what they wanted to do at the time. Okay, fine. But I'm talking about the regret the dictionary talks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Being Here Now
This will hopefully be my one and only government-related post on this site. I wasn't sure whether it was appropriate, but considering that fingers are pointing in every direction, this is definitely a time when people are not 'being here now.' I agree that a certain small percentage of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Being Here Now
I was talking to a friend the other day about all the ways my life has changed in the past few years (a conversation spurred by a previous blog post) and she said to me, "But what's the one thing, the biggest thing, the most important thing, that is different?"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Being Here Now
"A grateful addict does not use." I love that. When I lived in Indianapolis, I went to the most amazing yoga studio in the world: Cityoga. The owner and one of the yoga teachers there, Nikki Myers (a veritable fount of wisdom and an amazingly bad-ass woman) was a former... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Being Here Now
One of the the hardest things I deal with is changes in relationships. What happens is that I am super close to someone and then there are some feelings of distance and slight unease. I am changing, he or she is changing, the relationship isn't what it was. It doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Being Here Now
I am losing my mind. Not kidding. It's the week of my brother's's a destination wedding at an exotic locale and there's SO much going on. This is not your typical destination 15 minutes on the beach deal. We're having a full-on 5-day BIG Indian wedding. It's a little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at Being Here Now
I am sitting in my den doing school work and thinking: "Wow. I am so lucky." And I am overcome with a feeling of gratitude and deep, deep joy. When I think back to where I was three years ago, I am amazed at how far I have come. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Being Here Now
What does your life look like? Are you busy all the time, constantly looking after those around you to the detriment of yourself? Are you busy all the time and seemingly getting nothing done? Are you sitting around with lots of time wishing you had more to do? The issue... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Being Here Now
These last few weeks (and the next few weeks to come) have been extremely busy for me. I sometimes wonder where I will get all the time I need to accomplish all the things I need to. Quite honestly, when things feel most overwhelming, what has really helped me through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at Being Here Now
As I've now built up quite a few posts, I thought it would be a good idea to create a more user-friendly archive. And so I have! The link for this new archive shows up on the left side of this page (and I've provided the link below): A Really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Being Here Now
Remember that thing you signed up to do? You knew it was too much, you knew you couldn't really take it on, but you did. You said YES because you didn't want to hurt someone's feelings? I've done it a hundred and one times. Times 2. What I have to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Being Here Now
This is another Truth. It's solid and constant. You can trust it. Everything is going to be okay. Bad things happen, horrible things happen, people are lost, lives are shattered, hearts are broken. But even then. Everything is eventually okay. I learned this Truth with some difficulty. I didn't want... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Being Here Now
Yesterday, I had a bit of an emotional breakdown. I didn't scream and cry and go crazy, but sometimes, when I feel unsettled deep inside, I start shaking uncontrollably. It's a very odd feeling. My husband and I were eating lunch and I couldn't even get my fork to my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Being Here Now
If you've read a fitness magazine or watched shows like the 'Biggest Loser' you know the power of a Before and an After. People love to see where others have been and where they end up. Stories of transformation are powerful and energizing. "If they can do it", we think,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at Being Here Now
Here's something I know: If your heart is always in a good place, if you always live with the intention of NOT hurting others, you never have to be afraid of speaking your truth. When we are the target of gossip, or when we hurt another's feelings unintentionally, if we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Being Here Now
When I get in my own head, thinking too much, brooding, I get ineffective. I become lethargic because the stuff going on in my head is so much, I can't do much. Some people are the opposite. They become whirlwinds as their thoughts whip them in to a frenzy. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Being Here Now
Sometimes things go bad. And they keep going bad, almost, it seems, without any end. And then we wonder whether we can really take any more. We've heard the saying, "God never gives you more than you can handle" but sometimes it can feel like the burdens of 'what we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Being Here Now
Americans are goal-driven. At work, we focus on getting the project DONE. At school, it's about doing what we need to do to get that "A". We're constantly working towards that next promotion, that next job, the next thing. Always the next thing. But what about the process of getting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Being Here Now
On this day of football (at least in America), the idea of competition is coming through loud and clear. And those of us who support sports teams of any kind are familiar with the sense of drama, increased excitement, and passion that goes along with cheering for your team. Competition... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at Being Here Now
Recently, the New York Times ran an article called "But Will it Make You Happy?" that spent many days in the "Most Shared" section of the paper. It explored what makes people happier: things or experiences and, as you may have guessed, the article cited recent research that showed experieces... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Being Here Now
If you're anything like me, you've got some half-finished projects lying around. Things you were totally gung-ho about and had tons of energy and excitement for. But somewhere along the process, the interest faded and the project was left to the side. Maybe it's a scrapbook, a closet you've been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at Being Here Now
Today is a day that lives in the hearts of Americans (and many all over the world) as the day our hearts were broken. It took some time, but we lived on, in hope and with the memory of those we'd lost and loved so much. On this day, nine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Being Here Now
How many times have you just gone to the mall to browse, and then come home with items you didn't really need? I know I've done that many times before. You go with no plan, no agenda, but you come home with lots of things you "just had to have".... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Being Here Now
I want to share a Truth with you (this is a big T truth because it is that powerful and that...well, TRUE!): You Can Do Anything. You can dance and sing in front of others. You can give a speech. You can run. You can do yoga. You can do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at Being Here Now