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10 Things I Loved in September 2014

10 Things I Loved in September 2014

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 […]

You are arriving.

You are arriving.

Stop.  Right now and get off the ride.  Get off the ride that self-hate and defeat and apathy have taken you on. Walk away. You are not quitting.  You are simply starting anew in a different direction.  You are actually arriving. And this direction.  This is the direction of your dreams.  This is the direction […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

The Soundtrack of Heartache and Hope

The Soundtrack of Heartache and Hope

A couple weekends ago, I came across a cache of mix tapes from the 1990s and early 2000s while I was cleaning out our attic.  Much to my amusement, one of the tapes was made right after I found out my boyfriend had cheated on me. With just the tape and no “liner notes” in […]

Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind

She said it without even realizing it, “my sister got the good genes.” I stopped her. “Don’t say that.” “Say what?”  She asked; she hadn’t even noticed that she had so easily passed judgment about her own appearance.  Except that deep down inside, she had.  Subconsciously the things we say or even just think are […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

  Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with […]

It's time to love you.

It’s time to love you.

Are you ready to fall in love with life because you have finally fallen in love with yourself? Are you ready to be energized by who you are and what you have to offer? Are you ready to give the world your gifts because you are no longer distracted by what you perceive as your […]

Show Your Support

Show Your Support

There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders:  they are a rich, young white girl’s disease, that you can diagnose them just by looking at someone, that guys don’t have to worry about them. And, yet, what researchers, treatment professionals, and those who are in treatment or recovery would tell you about eating disorders is […]

Redefining Good

Redefining Good

“Being good hurts so much,” one of my Body Image class student shares and around the room she is met with nods. We are discussing a chapter from Courtney Martin’s book Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.  In it, Martin talks about how a generation ago, women needed to be good to meet society’s expectations, but good […]

a pit stop on our way home from school

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]