Julia’s Journal

Allowing the Dawn to Bloom

“…When day comes we step out of the shade,aflame and unafraidThe new dawn blooms as we free itFor there is always light,if only we're brave enough to see itIf only we're brave enough to be it”―Amanda GormanExcerpt from “The Hill We Climb” Amanda Gorman reciting "The...

Releasing Grief

Today, I am reminded of loss. Of grief. My community lost someone due to Covid this week, and it brought all of these feelings of loss - that so many of us are feeling - home. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm,...

Calm During the Storm

I must acknowledge recent events that happened in Washington, DC. So many of us watched the news yesterday and were overwhelmed. I was, too. But, I found that I was able to calm myself during the chaotic day by coming back to my yoga and meditation practice....
Moving Forward with Gratitude Together

Moving Forward with Gratitude Together

I woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I contemplated everything that the last year has been, and when I was done, I found myself dwelling on the gifts the year brought me. 2020 was full of so much. I had so much hope… I left my very...

Choose Joy

Choose Joy

“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”- Joseph Campbell If there is anything 2020 taught me, it is that I can choose how represent myself in my life… Especially when life is challenging. So, for 2021, I am choosing JOY. I am going to...

Letting Go of 2020

Letting Go of 2020

The holidays are upon us. Chanukah begins today, the Winter Solstice is just around the corner, as are Christmas, and Kwanzaa, as well as other holidays celebrated around the world during this time of year. The holidays are different this year. So much is different...

Peace in the Unknown (AKA Pandemic Life)

Peace in the Unknown (AKA Pandemic Life)

The holidays are upon us. Chanukah begins today, the Winter Solstice is just around the corner, as are Christmas, and Kwanzaa, as well as other holidays celebrated around the world during this time of year. The holidays are different this year. So much is different...

Alone/Together

Alone/Together

I can't believe we are here and it seems like the beginning all over again. In Los Angeles, we have entered another phase of strict stay at home orders due to an absurdly huge surge of coronavirus cases. So many people are sick. So many people have died. It's a lot....

Hope, Nature, & Gratitude

Hope, Nature, & Gratitude

When I think of Thanksgiving, I always think of gratitude. I love practicing gratitude everyday. It's how I make it through the day to day, noticing the little things and feeling that gratitude right in my heart. It helps me smile and make it to the next moment. More...

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