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Making time for a time margin

Making time for a time margin

This semester, I am fortunate to be partnered through a mentoring program with a thoughtful, funny college senior who is interested in writing.  I find in these programs that the mentoring relationship is really two-way (or maybe even skewed a little bit more my way as in I get a bit more mentoring out of […]

10 Truths for Your Self-Acceptance Journey

Keynote for 11th and 12th grade women, Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA

10 Truths for Your Self Acceptance Journey

Keynote for 9th and 10th grade women, Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA

Before the Media Changes, We Have to Change

Keynote on media literacy at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia

10 Truths for Your Self-Acceptance Journey

Keynote lecturer at Gaston College.

Making sense of my work

Making sense of my work

So, a little secret.  One of my very favorite things to do is organize a closet.  Seriously, closet work makes me so happy.  Letting me help you organize your closet is a gift.  My birthday’s coming, holler at a girl. In general, I am a systems person.  I love to create little organizational systems for […]

saturday senses

saturday senses

a way to capture the senses of each week…  tasting ::  white chicken chili ala the slow cooker; perfect meal to come home to after a 40 degree Halloween parade through town on Friday night.   hearing ::  Lots of Boos! from Happy followed by his hysterical laughter which then makes me laugh hysterically.    […]

this moment

this moment

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

photo by Jill E. Williams

A recent round-up

I’m in the throes of grading so there’s no new post today, but there are a lot of posts that I have to share with you from blogging, interviews, and writing elsewhere!   Self-Acceptance How Tos for Moms on Mamiverse  The story behind Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina   on Mamiverse Celebrate […]

what's your fun?

what’s your fun?

I was riding in the car today when I turned on the radio and heard just the very end of an interview on food.  What I did hear was this line (although I am not sure what the question was to correlate it with food): You alone know your fun.   I then proceeded to […]