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You asked, I answer Part 2

You asked, I answer Part 2

Welcome to the Sugar Shack!   So, I’ve been asked a lot about where and how I work so I thought I’d introduce you to my physical space and talk a little bit about how I organize my bigger projects.  If you are interested in day to day organizing- from calendar to to do lists, […]

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Ten Things I Loved this Month

On my run this morning, I was reflecting on life and thinking that, even despite our Memorial Day visit to the ER (BF had a kitchen accident.  I’ll spare you the details, but do know that he’ll be just fine after some ample healing time), May has been a month filled with some good things. […]

Introducing Candice Roe + Guest Post: When I Found Beauty

Introducing Candice Roe + Guest Post: When I Found Beauty

I am absolutely honored to introduce you to Candice L. Roe today.  Candice was one of my students in body image class this semester and, from day one, I was impressed with her engagement in the issues we talked about in class.  Candice is the type of student who sits in the front row, correlates […]

this moment

this moment

the opening page of one of my many journals...

three small questions

When I teach journaling workshops, I often give participants a series of prompts that I call Three Small Questions.  The catch is that they aren’t small questions at all.  They are often big questions but what I want from them is short, simple, one sentence, very direct answers. Today, I am sharing three questions that […]

Naming your passion and purpose

Naming your passion and purpose

  On the first day of each semester, I stand up in front of my students and tell them that what drives me in my  body image and self-acceptance activism is my concern for all the issues we currently face in the world.  There are so many needs waiting to be met in this world, […]

What are you ready to give up?

What are you ready to give up?

It had started as a rhetorical question. “What are you willing to give up?” I had asked my students. “What standard are you holding yourself to that isn’t real or fair or right?  Maybe it’s a scale.  Maybe it’s.  Maybe it is something else.  You have to figure out why it is you don’t feel […]

this moment

this moment

parenting in the midst of advice

parenting in the midst of advice

On Monday, I talked about my golden rule in human interactions based on the premise “assume right intention.”   I shared it because of two questions I had recently been asked.  The first was a question of how I deal with any defensiveness that wells up in me when someone I have a personal relationship […]