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The Kids are Alright Fall 2017

The Kids are Alright Fall 2017

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’ […]

Hello 44!

Letting go of our ghost lives

I have been thinking a lot lately about ghost lives-those unchosen paths that sometimes haunt us later when the life we are living gets harder or uncomfortable. Maybe it is because I just had a birthday and my life has turned out dramatically different then I imagined 1/2 a life ago. What if I had […]

Announcing visionSPARK 2018

Announcing visionSPARK 2018

I am so excited to announce that registration for visionSPARK 2018 is now opened!  Do you want a profound opportunity to intentionally reflect on 2017, embrace your intention for 2018, and create a vision board that will inspire you?  Then join me at visionSPARK 2018. Use the code EARLY to receive a $10 discount off […]

Your Gift to Yourself

Your Gift to Yourself

So, here we are.  If you are stateside, we are just days away from kicking off the most wonderful time of the year… the Thanksgiving to New Year time-span that is filled to overflowing with togetherness, love, goodness, merriment, joy, happiness, and, well, if we are being real here, anxiety, hurt, and fear.  Because while, […]

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 […]