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The no animal, sheet, blanket left behind nap

this moment

The no animal, sheet, blanket left behind nap A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Rock On

Rock On

We arrive at the base of the mountain after a forty minute hike.  The rock face in front of us creates a 90 degree angle with the ledge where we stand.  Our guide, “Young Ben”, teaches us the physics of rock climbing, leaving us to marvel at how a small piece of steel (less than […]

Picture Yourself Fulfilled

Picture Yourself Fulfilled

Quick.  Picture one of your favorite photographs of yourself.  What makes you love it? If you are anything like me, it’s likely not a formal shot that someone made you stand in front of the fireplace or house to take (in fact, if you are anything like me, you loathe those kind of pictures.  But […]

A confession

A confession

Do you remember the Friends episode where Chandler breaks into Monica’s secret closet?  While there’s debate between Joey and Chandler about what could be behind the door (Richard, lots of bugs, etc), they are shocked to learn what is actually behind obsessive compulsive organizer and cleaner Monica’s closet door: a hot mess.  Let me start […]

When I grow up...

When I grow up…

  I turned to journaling in my teens.  There is so much to process as you come of age, and it was long before technology allowed you to confess 24-7 to your friends, and so I confessed to my journals (and on my bedroom walls which were enormous vision boards).  Journaling was a way to […]

this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

What’s for dinner?

I hosted my book club for dinner the other night and made a meal that I ended up loving.  I’d made 3/4 of it before but not as complements to each other and the chicken dish was totally knew to me.  Going into planning the meal,  I found that there were three vegetables I really […]

Chaperoning Prom, circa 1998

getting to body peace

  The time: Monday morning.  The scene: my closet.  The problem: what to wear to be on television. The challenge: the transition in weather makes me not want to wear long pants and a long sleeve jacket (my fall and winter professional wardrobe) but my spring wardrobe doesn’t really have anything that’s appropriate for television.   The result: one suit, six pairs of […]

I get by with a little help from my friends.

5 strategies for boosting self-acceptance among girlfriends.

  On Sunday night, I hosted book club.  I love my book club.  We read a book every month, but our book conversations rarely stretch for more than ten minutes because we’re so busy catching up on each other’s lives, telling funny or appalling stories, and getting and giving advice.  The six of us weren’t […]

Dr. Ashley Solomon

Guest Post: Dr. Ashley Solomon from Nourishing the Soul

I am often asked if embracing self-acceptance means “letting one’s self go” or a variation on the theme.  And the answer is that I absolutely don’t think self-acceptance and caring about how you project yourself are mutally exclusive.  So when Dr. Ashley Solomon, a therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, trauma, […]