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Connecting to our kids (or the kids in our life)

Connecting to our kids (or the kids in our life)

A national report on self-esteem reveals that… 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. 62% of all girls feel insecure or not sure of themselves 57% of all girls have a […]

an open letter to my body image students on our first day of class

an open letter to my body image students on our first day of class

Body Image class starts this Friday.  And here is the very first thing I will say to my students.  Hope it has something to offer you, too, on this day. Yesterday, you looked in the mirror, and, instead of your inherent greatness, you saw flaws.  You saw things you wanted to change and not everything […]

Unexpected Treasures

Unexpected Treasures

Even in loss, there are little treasures. On the day we said good-bye to our mamacita in the ICU hospital room that had been our home for a couple days, all I wanted to do was go crawl into my childhood bed.  I wanted to sleep for a few weeks, wake up, and have someone […]

an invitation to Beautiful You(th)

an invitation to Beautiful You(th)

Is your daughter in high school? Do you feel like your role in championing her self-confidence is negated by the rush of images and messages coming at her from society? Do you want to form a stronger bond with her? Are you eager for an incredibly positive experience that allows the two of you to […]

Practicing Presence

Practicing Presence

What was your favorite meal, memory, or book from the summer?  I asked the Circle de Luz board as we settled into our seats with cups of coffee and plates of fruit at the start of our August 2nd retreat. As we went around the circle and everyone shared, it occurred to me that this […]