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this moment

this moment

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

When the Robe Hits the Ground, a guest post from Sheryl Warwick

When the Robe Hits the Ground, a guest post from Sheryl Warwick

Today’s post comes from Sheryl Warwick.  Sheryl is the owner and artist behindWarwick Boudoir in Houston, Texas. Women are notorious for having body image issues.  I see their everyday struggle on the front lines of the war as a boudoir photographer.  Women schedule to shoot with me often as a gift to their fiancé or just something […]

Gender Differences

Gender Differences

So, the number one book in Happy’s going-to-bed ritual right now is Machines at Work. The other day, BF came out from putting Happy down shaking his head. “What up?”  I asked. “We had to have a talk about girls and boys.” “Oh?”  I asked, terribly curious. “So, there’s this page in Machines at Work […]

Resist the Box

Resist the Box

Last night, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at Loyola University in Baltimore for Hispanic Heritage Month.  One of the things I was asked to speak about was our tendency to define people how we want to see them as opposed to how they see themselves.  There is a complicating aspect of […]

Horses. Hope. Healing: a retreat for female cancer survivors

Horses. Hope. Healing for female cancer survivors is a one-day self-discovery and empowerment retreat inspired by equine assisted learning and the book, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance. Offered at Triple Play Farm in Davidson and led by certified equine specialist Kris Batchelor and author/educator Rosie Molinary, participants will enjoy: Equine assisted learning led […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

Say No

So you know how I am a firm believer that life keeps handing you the lesson you need to learn until you learn it?  Well, consider me the girl who is circling back around the same damn lesson. Here’s the deal.  The other day I was talking to a friend during a playdate (ours.  Yeah, […]

this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Looking back at the summer of 2009 

loving, noticing, appreciating, anticipating, looking, thinking, enjoying, wishing, welcoming

loving, noticing, appreciating, anticipating, looking, thinking, enjoying, wishing, welcoming

So, I’m been drowning in work of late and thought I could benefit from an exercise that would take my thinking to a more magnanimous, expansive place.  To that end, I am pulling out a journal prompt that I sometimes use in workshops. I give  some leading words and you finish the thought.  Hope you’ll […]

Lighting a fire

Lighting a fire

It occurred to me the other day that I am just two months away from my birthday and, yet, I am certainly not 5/6 of the way through my annual birthday list.  In fact, I’m not ever quite a 1/3 of the way through the list.  Now, I could panic.  But that’s not what the list is for.  […]

Your Life Tells Your Story

Your Life Tells Your Story

A couple Fridays ago, we said goodbye to a 100 year old friend.  It was bittersweet.  In July, we celebrated her 100th birthday with a fun party.  In mid-August, our friend was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  Are you kidding me?  We wondered and then did what needed to be done to make her comfortable […]