Beautiful You

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 […]

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, […]

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’ […]

The Kids are Alright Spring 2017 Part I

The Kids are Alright Spring 2017 Part I

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’ […]

Stay woke, dear heart.

Stay woke, dear heart.

We started together at a time when the world was changing– when it felt unfamiliar, maybe even broken to some of us, when it was shifting on its axis and it demanded of us a type of shifting, a refocusing on what was important, what mattered. Maybe in that moment Body Image felt like the […]

Permission Granted

Permission Granted

  Once during a high stress period in my life, I found myself racked with anxiety over the pressure I felt to do something that I just did not really want to do. Navigating the stress of not meeting expectations when I had a lifetime of being a good girl under my belt was eating […]

To what are you saying yes?

To what are you saying yes?

On Saturday, March 11th, I spoke at She’s Brave, a conference put on by Nourish CLT.  My topic? You Have to Say No to Say Yes.   We teach what we most need to learn now don’t we? For those who have followed me for a bit, you know that I have a love/hate relationship […]

Announcing Find Your Center!

Announcing Find Your Center!

Do you have a daughter who is 11-14  & would love a pottery + self-acceptance day camp?   Find Your Center (June 26-30) might be perfect!   Have your daughter join Melissa Reddick and Rosie Molinary for a fun and creative journey into her center. From exploring one’s own thoughts and feelings in journal exercises and […]