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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 […]

Winging It

Winging It

“I am not sure I’m a good person,” he said after a while. “I’m not sure I am, either,” I said. “I’m winging it.” When I read this conversation in We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, I just had to stop reading and absorb it.  If we’re lucky, there’s a moment like that in every book […]

Bringing on the Weather

Bringing on the Weather

  I have been thinking a lot lately about weather. Not this gorgeous fall that has embraced my neck of the woods the last few days but the weather that we bring with us wherever we go. A few weeks ago, Circle de Luz inducted its newest class into the program.  When we do events […]

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 […]

Making Every Home Safe

Making Every Home Safe

As many of you know, I am a football fan and the recent cases of domestic violence among NFL players weigh heavily on my mind.  I have a lot of thoughts that I am still sorting through about the role of professional sports and domestic violence, but I know unequivocally that we need to talk […]

10 Questions for Giving Up Martyrdom

10 Questions for Giving Up Martyrdom

So many of us have been there, so entrenched in an unhealthy situation or behavior that we feel there are no other options. Who else will lead the department? Who else will care for Aunt Jane the way that I do? How will this or that ever get done unless I do it? And if […]

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 […]

Your worth is not made-up

Your worth is not made-up

“So, is it okay to care about what we wear or put on make-up,” I am often asked when talking about body image and self-acceptance. And I always love that question. But before I can answer that question here, I want to share with you want informs my answer. To me, radical self-acceptance is the […]

Pledge Allegiance to Your Self

Pledge Allegiance to Your Self

Love Your Body Day is Tuesday, October 14th, and my goal is to get ALL of you to sign a pledge to making a conscious commitment to be your own body champion.  Below, you’ll find The Body Warrior Pledge that I drafted six years ago and is featured on Day 2 of Beautiful You. You can pledge your […]

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 […]