Friday, November 25, 2011

the praying mantis in my front yard

somedays i feel like nothing is right, 
like yesterday.
i step outside to see this on the sidewalk.
a praying mantis.

the mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. usually the mantis makes an appearance when we've flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external din we've created.
after observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. the mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.

 the mantis never makes a move unless she is 100% positive it is the right thing for her to do. this is a message to us to contemplate and be sure our minds and souls all agree together about the choices we are making in our lives.
 overwhelmingly in most cultures the mantis is a symbol of stillness. as such, she is an ambassador from the animal kingdom giving testimony to the benefits of meditation, and calming our minds.

 an appearance from the mantis is a message to be still, go within, meditate, get quite and reach a place of calm. it may also a sign for you to be more mindful of the choices you are making and confirm that these choices are congruent.

a reminder to get back to how i once was, what i once was, and a good directional on how to get there.

mantis info thanks to

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


doesn't need much of an explanation, it's a flashmob. held on campus in our cafeteria. i helped coordinate it and obviously film it. 5 minutes of spontaneous fun, then - it ended.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

the art of flight

this past tuesday i got to work for red bull, once again. it's my favorite, as i've mentioned. duh. i love red bull events and working for them. there has't been an event that i haven't thoroughly been ecstatic to work.
so, this tuesday was the premiere of the art of flight, a red bull media house feature film, that was shown on campus. the film was focused around snow boarding. hearing this at first made me a bit hesitant. although i live in the mountains where it is freezing most of the time, i am not big on winter time activities. i will go out and attempt to build a snowman when it snows, then go inside and completely saturate my being in hot cocoa.
although snow is not my thing, the art of flight was a beautiful, beautiful film. the cinematography was baffling and gorgeous. the entire film was composed in such a fantastic and inspiring way. the colors, the story, the interviews, the effects were straight quality. the snow boarding shots were stunning and quite humorous. a definite recommendation for an inspiring and beautiful film, regardless of the fact i work for red bull and am biased of all their products. the event went really well, the theatre was almost at full capacity and red bull was abundant.