Why I’m Okay with Not Seeing Pope Francis in New York

I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Pope Francis speak twice. All I have for proof for these two encounters are these far away shots, one of a jumbotron. During WYD, I was even close enough to take a picture but decided not to. He looked right at me and I'd never been happier … Continue reading Why I’m Okay with Not Seeing Pope Francis in New York

All of my friends are nurses and teachers, and me?

This meme of Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, has been making the rounds of social media this week. The first time I saw it posted by a former cast member of mine, it struck a deep chord. For the longest time, I had felt exactly the same about my own profession and dreams. I felt … Continue reading All of my friends are nurses and teachers, and me?

The Good Kind of Tired

My weekend at the Dominican Preaching in Action Conference may be coming to an end, but the dancing continues with a presentation at the Idente Missionaries Family Day tomorrow and a few presentations this weekend. With a full-time job and scattered dancing gigs like this every other weekend or so, this life is taking a … Continue reading The Good Kind of Tired

What to Say on a Career Panel When You Don’t Even Have a Job

I originally wrote this blog post for my own personal blog. However, I do feel some of the stories and wisdom found within here are important in defining my sacred dance journey. And perhaps you may find these little nuggets of wisdom helpful too! Impossible? It seemed so, but that was my point! I wanted … Continue reading What to Say on a Career Panel When You Don’t Even Have a Job

Opening “The Doors” and Dancing Through Fear

On Friday, October 25th, I had the incredible opportunity of performing with the Sacred Dance Guild at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in a project called The Doors. Conceived by artist Marilyn Green of the Trinity Movement Choir, The Doors explored the concepts of Birth, Death, Love and Fear. Each was fleshed out into a … Continue reading Opening “The Doors” and Dancing Through Fear

10 Things I Learned from Going to Rio Alone

Of all things that people are shocked about when I tell them I went to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, it is that I went to  Brazil ALONE. And by alone, I meant no groups, no chaperones, no family, no friends. Mind you, my family really REALLY wanted to go but just couldn't. … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from Going to Rio Alone

From a Dream to a Calling: Back from World Youth Day

It has been nearly two weeks since I came back from World Youth Day, and I still feel the warmth (as opposed to feeling chills!) from the blessings received at such an amazing experience! As cliché as it sounds, it was life-changing. I probably would not be here recounting my experience of the event on … Continue reading From a Dream to a Calling: Back from World Youth Day