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Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

  Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense […]

10 Things I Loved in November

10 Things I Loved in November

At the end of each  month, I take stock of the previous month.  What went well?  What did I learn?  What brought me a simple joy?  These monthly reports are a way to encourage myself to take delight in the littlest of things.  I find that Ten Things I Loved allows me to always see […]

10 Steps to Stop Feeling Invisible

10 Steps to Stop Feeling Invisible

Today, I am over at Mamiverse talking about invisibility. It’s a common complaint among older women:People don’t look AT me anymore; they look THROUGH me. When an older friend recently revealed that she struggled with feeling invisible, I knew she wasn’t alone. But feeling invisible isn’t always just caused by other people’s perceptions of us. […]

the weekly spark: write a thank you note

the weekly spark: write a thank you note

When I was younger (like 32 instead of 39), my mother and I would often get into the same squabble. She would tell me to pray about something– like that I would suddenly be given a raise- and I would try to explain that that wasn’t how raises were given where I worked and when […]

The Happy Sheet: To Be Blessed

The Happy Sheet: To Be Blessed

how blessed we really are...

how blessed we really are…

For all of you who are stateside, I am wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings.  And for all of you everywhere, please know that when I count my blessings, I count each of you.  Thank you for the warm company, the sweet friendship, the honest sharing, the gentle cheers.  You warm my heart and light […]

the one thing you must be ready to do to take care of you this holiday season

the one thing you must be ready to do to take care of you this holiday season

So, here we are.  If you are stateside, we are just hours away from kicking off the most wonderful time of the year… the Thanksgiving to New Year’s time span that is filled to overflowing with togetherness, love, goodness, merriment, joy, happiness, and, well, if we are being real here, anxiety.  Because while, in theory, […]

an open letter to my students

an open letter to my students

  Next week is the end of  the semester for my body image students. They will turn in their process papers- a final paper where they capture the entire personal and intellectual journey they have gone through over the course of this class. I will return their Beautiful You journals (for the first time ever, […]

intention matters...

intention matters…

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I turned 39 yesterday, and it really was a great day. It started with a cinnamon roll. By mid-day, we were at Bank of America stadium, introducing our boy to his first NFL football game, and by nightfall, both my boys (the big one and the little one) […]