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Lessons in Belonging

Lessons in Belonging

Over a decade ago, I had the incredible good fortune of meeting Erin Lane in a nonfiction writing workshop.  I instantly adored her.  In addition to being a fantastic writer with a clear, true, unique voice, Erin is the best of souls.  She’s whip smart, thoughtful, funny, ironic, stylish, reverent and vulnerable and just so, […]

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 […]

A Body Warrior to Meet: Kathryn V. White

A Body Warrior to Meet: Kathryn V. White

A regular feature on the blog years ago was A Body Warrior to Meet.  In it, I featured women from around the world who shared insights on their relationship with themselves.  It was an inspiring way to show that self-acceptance wasn’t exclusive – we could all embrace it- and a way to share the grounded […]

a recipe for sustaining ourselves

a recipe for sustaining ourselves

For the longest time, I only practiced self-care when I was forced to do so because, in some way, my body or mind couldn’t sustain me any longer.  And while that self-care ultimately would save me in those moments, it finally occurred to me that I could avoid the whole crisis cycle if I just […]

It’s NOT about the cupcake.

As has become tradition here on the blog, every Valentine’s Day, I tell the same story.  It’s the story of one of the biggest fights in my marriage to BF.  And though it seems like it is about a cupcake, I cannot stress enough that it is NOT about the cupcake: This is the funny thing about our […]

Share your thoughts on Passion. Purpose. Peace

Share your thoughts on Passion. Purpose. Peace

Are you in the greater Charlotte, NC area?  If so, I’d love your anonymous insight as I plan for a retreat offering for this spring.   Will you complete this survey (it’ll take less than 2 minutes)?   Want to know more about the retreat I am planning?  Here are some details: Passion. Purpose. Peace:: […]

Pay Attention to What You Offer Yourself

Pay Attention to What You Offer Yourself

We’ve all heard the sage advice flight attendants offer about meeting our needs so we can then be useful in a dicey plane situation: if the plane loses pressure and you are traveling with someone who needs assistance, be sure to put on your oxygen mask first.  The fact is you cannot be all that […]

10 Things I Loved in January 2015

10 Things I Loved in January 2015

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 […]

Relationship Rehab

Relationship Rehab

With Valentine’s Day nearing, you may be thinking about how to make someone in your life feel loved. While you decorate with your kids or fill out cards to send your sibling or pick out a gift for your partner, I hope you’ll add one more person to that “TO CELEBRATE” list:: you. Each Monday […]