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Practicing (Body) Peace This Summer

Practicing (Body) Peace This Summer

Far too many of us feel uncomfortable in our bodies. And, yet, as children, we were fully possessed of ourselves, spending summers chasing fireflies and jumping into lakes, not hiding under oversized t-shirts out of fear someone would judge our bodies. This summer, I  hope you’ll commit to enjoying each passing day as you are, […]

manifest: an invitation

manifest: an invitation

  Are you ready to identify and embrace your soul’s deepest intention? Do you long for the time and space to pay attention to what matters most to you and what you most need? Would you like to gently but thoughtfully create a plan to manifest the life of your choosing? Do you want to intentionally pay attention to your body so […]

The Kids are Alright Part 2

The Kids are Alright Part 2

At the end of each semester, my body image students write a process paper where they synthesize their learning- both personal and academic- for the semester. These papers are always a delight to read and there is so much wisdom in them that I just have to share a fraction of it (with my students’ […]

it is time.

it is time.

We think the way we talk to ourselves is no big deal. We think that it is just a way of motivating ourselves, a way to keep our egos in check, a way to practice humility. We think it inspires.  But it doesn’t. It damages, breaks us, belittles us. And how we feel about ourselves […]

The Kids are Alright Spring 2015 Part 1

The Kids are Alright Spring 2015 Part 1

At the end of each semester, my body image students write a process paper where they synthesize their learning- both personal and academic- for the semester. These papers are always a delight to read and there is so much wisdom in them that I just have to share a fraction of it (with my students’ […]

a letter to my body image students on our last day of class

a letter to my body image students on our last day of class

From the beginning, you have been something special. Individually eager, earnest, invested.  Collectively trusting, comforting, accepting. You have shown up.   Every single class.   Not just physically (but that, too, never have I had a class with better attendance) but emotionally.  Telling your truths. Crying about them.  Getting up and hugging each other through the tears. […]