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Have you forgotten? You are a wild one.

  “Underneath it all, we are wild and we know it.” – Reggie Ray, Buddhist scholar From the time you were a little child they’ve been trying to tame you. They told you how to sit, they told you how to behave. They told you what nice […]

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If you’re waiting until you’re “ready”…

If you're waiting until you're "ready"...

I want to tell you today, you will never be ready. There will never be a perfect time. That dream you have, you know the one I’m talking about, has been patient, that longing has persisted, yet there are still so many hurdles, so many shifts, so […]

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Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

“I just want to lose my desire for love. I hate needing approval. I hate being needy. I’ve asked the Universe to remove these defects in me. This neediness in me is pathetic.” A new client wrote this to me last week, and when I read it, I felt […]

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A Real Pain in the Ass

A Real Pain in the Ass

I woke up this Tuesday morning, stepped out of bed, and within my first couple steps, I was staggering in breath-taking pain. WTF. Sharp, intense, shooting up my back and down my leg, and centralized in my ass, right side, this pain has made a rude and […]

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The Pretending is Killing Us

The Pretending is Killing Us

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.” – M. Scott Peck There is a certain sadness in us all… We walk around in our day to day lives, pretending it isn’t there, doing what we need to do to move through […]

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Be Your Valentine: The Bad-Ass Brazen Art of Self-Devotion

Be Your Valentine: The Bad-Ass Brazen Art of Self-Devotion

de·vo·tion [dih-voh-shuhn] noun 1. profound dedication; consecration. 2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc. 3. strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty. Devotion is my new favorite word. Not only do I love the way it sounds… delightful… divine… […]

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Make it stop: The painful truth about negative self-talk

Make it stop: The painful truth about negative self-talk

Last week, we sat in circle in my living room, my BodyLove Affair coaching group, our reason for gathering, the shared desire to experience more loving relationships with our bodies. Having each spent our lives judging, loathing, struggling, battling, at odds with these bodies, we come together […]

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The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

One late, balmy night this past summer, I’m on the phone with my little brother, my brilliant and very gifted and very drunk brother. He’s a thousand miles away, literally and figuratively. He has struggled with alcoholism for half of his life, he is crying. He is […]

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You are worth the effort.

You are worth the effort.

It happens every year. Millions of us start the year with determination and resolve… This is The Year. I will eat healthier. I will exercise more. I will create new habits to work toward my dreams… And then, one by one, by February, almost all resolutions have been […]

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Let me tell you about my 2016.

Let me tell you about my 2016.

It happens every year, right around this time. I get to feeling super reflective, looking back at the year I am completing, culling and sifting through the details to find the juice, to find the gains, the growth, the stuff to feel proud of. AND I start […]

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