Hi! I’m Marina. I am a woman who is on a journey to live life with creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I am never perfect in that journey and I am learning to love myself more because of that imperfection, not in spite of it.
This blog is about sharing my journey and encouraging YOU to embrace inspired living through creativity, mindfulness and vulnerability.
I truly believe in mindfully living in each moment and in documenting your one beautiful life.
My hope is that you will seek out and live a more inspired, joy-filled life through your big dreams, your small whispers, your passion projects, your peaceful pursuits. When you can sit and listen to your inner-most desires, you can fully realize your deepest purpose.
I’m excited to help you by sharing my own journey with meditation, mindfulness, memory keeping, creativity, and vulnerability.
I’ll be posting new content two to three times a week. To stay up-to-date with the newest posts and inspiration, you can subscribe via email.
In 2011, I lost my Mom overnight, literally. She was here one day and gone the next. After losing my younger brother just 7 years earlier, I felt beyond alone. My husband and daughter were my only anchors to this world. My Mom’s sudden passing left me with so many unanswered questions that only added to my loneliness. I went back to therapy and my therapist encouraged me to reach out to my family and ask the questions I had never asked before.
So I did. I cried openly. I said, “I feel,” for the first time and learned so much about my mom that I never knew before and that better explained her personality to me. I learned the true meaning of vulnerability.
After all of it, I knew that I never wanted my children to have unanswered questions. I picked up my old memory keeping hobby in earnest.
I wanted to document myself and my daughter and our stories. I wanted to answer the questions she might never even think to ask. I wanted to give her a record of our lives.
I started and I haven’t looked back.
In 2014, as an unconscious response to the loss in my life, I became interested in intentionality and mindfulness.
I desperately wanted to be more present with my children whom I had quit work to stay home and care for.
I kept coming across article after article and knew that I needed to look into a mindfulness practice. I started meditation and yoga in January 2015 and I feel a sense of peace.
I am realizing my purpose in the Universe and I am doing all that I can to actualize that purpose.
I am able to see and fully experience the joy, the light, and the magic in my children’s eyes, in my own life, and in the world around me.
I am able to helps others because of my journey. Join me!
I am partner and wife to a funny and analytical, engineer who keeps me from ever getting too serious. I am a mother to two amazing young daughters who teach me more about myself every day than I could ever learn on my own. We live in Los Angeles and we try to catch as many sunsets from the cliffs near our house as we can.
I am grateful for your visit. Thank you for spending this moment with me.
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