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Love Your Body. Love Your Soul.

Love Your Body. Love Your Soul.

Wednesday, October 18, is LOVE YOUR BODY DAY, a day established by the NOW Foundation to remind each of us that our value is not measured by our willingness to embody beauty standards. In celebration and solidarity, I am sharing The Body Warrior Pledge, from Day 2 of Beautiful You, to inspire you to make a conscious commitment […]

Help Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

As many of you know, Puerto Rico, a United States Commonwealth, was devastated by Hurricane Maria.  My family is from Puerto Rico and aid and recovery are slow.  Many had stockpiled supplies to last them weeks but those weeks are now drawing to a close and grocery stores are not restocked, cash is hard to […]

Take gentle care

Take gentle care

  It is hard right now, friends. So hard, I know. But I do believe there is more light than darkness, that lightness can extinguish the dark, and that we can make more light. We are in this together. We can make way. Hug your people. Reach out to those far away. Ask your representatives for […]

Living whole-hearted

Many people have come this way in the last few days because of my recent talk as part of the Self-Acceptance Summit so I want to share a post from a few years ago that details the Whole-Hearted Continuum I created for myself to promote more whole-hearted decisions that promote a self-acceptance practice that is rooted […]

Getting Wholehearted

Getting Wholehearted

Date: Tuesday, September 12th Time: 7pm-8:30pm CST **PLEASE NOTE THE TIME ZONE** Where:Anywhere you please. All you need is a computer or phone to attend class. Are you a chronic YES-sayer? Has this somehow become more hurtful than helpful? Has your arms open-wide approach somehow encroached on your ability to set boundaries? Yeah, we get it. […]

How to Improve the Most Important Relationship in Your Life

How to Improve the Most Important Relationship in Your Life

Do you struggle with self-judgment? Does the voice of your inner critic speak loudly of your ‘flaws’? You’re not alone. Even people who’ve had years of practice with meditation, therapy, and self-improvement still struggle with the most important relationship we have—our relationship with ourselves. That’s why I joined the conversation in the Self-Acceptance Summit, along […]

Real Talk in Parenting

Real Talk in Parenting

Join my friend and colleague Réa Wright for a series of intimate conversations with Me and other remarkable mothers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and 3 amazing teenagers. We will be diving deep to explore what it means to be an authentically connected and engaged parent and why it’s critical to walk the path of self-discovery and […]

Your Longings Made Manifest

Your Longings Made Manifest

  The semester started on Friday.  Here is the letter I read my body image students at the end of class. 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 that made you powerfully, wonderfully, uniquely you. Last night, […]

After Charlottesville

After Charlottesville

9 years ago today, we learned about this baby boy and, in that moment, our hearts clutched around him, somehow convinced that we were meant to be together.  That first day, we were so absolute, so steadfast in figuring out what we needed to do for the adoption that no darkness entered in my mind. And […]

The Kids are Alright Spring 2017 Part II

The Kids are Alright Spring 2017 Part II

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’ […]