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Claim Your Care Kick-Off

Claim Your Care Kick-Off

It is time! Claim Your Care December is here. And it is now time for all of us to start claiming our care? Missed the Claim Your Care announcement?  Here’s an excerpt: I’ve decided to make my job be to not just claim time for my self-care every day during the month of December but […]

3 ways to support Circle de Luz this holiday season.

3 ways to support Circle de Luz this holiday season.

  There are three great ways you can support Circle de Luz this holiday season.   What is Circle de Luz? An innovative non-profit with a mission to empower young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming, and scholarship funds for further education. What’s our vision? Immersed in an experiential culture of […]

10 Truths for Your Self-Acceptance Journey

Keynote Speaker at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina

photo by Jill E. Williams

Preparing for the New Year: Writing a Wellness Prescription

I love this time of year.  Yes, because there are special occasions- my birthday, the birthdays of other beloved family members, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the anniversary of our official adoption date, and New Year’s but much more because this time of year really inspires me to reflect on the past year and– what went well and […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

Claim Your Care: A Challenge

Last week, I did cardiovascular exercise for the second time since August.  This from a woman who champions self-care and who identifies moving her body as one of the best, most vital ways I enjoy caring for myself. You see, I upped my teaching load this semester- jumped from teaching one class to three.   And […]

this moment...

this moment…

           

a poem for this day…

  wishing you a day full of joy and love and hope and happiness… and starfish. Starfish by Eleanor Lerman This is what life does. It lets you walk up to   the store to buy breakfast and the paper, on a   stiff knee. It lets you choose the way you have   your […]

Counting your blessings...

Counting your blessings…

To think of summarizing my blessings on one day each year feels a bit overwhelming.  Surely, I’ll forget something or someone and well, then, I’ll just feel awful (instead of grateful).  And so I opt for a tradition that many of us are familiar with… the gratitude journal.  Today’s post is adapted from Day 151 […]

Price of Beauty Month 2 Update

Price of Beauty Month 2 Update

You might recall that on October 23 I made the commitment to track my beauty spending in a post called .  I figured the best way to update you here is to do a pose once a month so here is this months’ beauty spending and some observations. October 2011 Spending $12.89 (curling iron) November […]

Give Thanks!

Give Thanks!

So, here is a little secret from my world: I typically write my Monday blog post on Fridays (since one of my Basta! commitments has long been to not work on the weekends unless absolutely necessary).  And because I made a commitment this year to not work on my birthday which was Friday, I decided […]