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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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More, Please.

More, Please.

Show me a hundred people and I bet I can show you 95 of them or so who will say 2016 has been a rough one. It came with its blessings and gifts, of course, but it also brought a seemingly higher proportion of loss, tragedy, difficulties, […]

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Do I Contradict Myself?

Do I Contradict Myself?

I think I just might be the most anti-social extrovert there ever was. As much as I love to be around people, and am totally energized in groups, at events and parties and whatnot, I never feel “open” to talking to strangers in coffee shops, on airplanes, […]

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Yesterday was a dark day, for millions of us. Many of us stayed up the night before watching the dreadful reality happen, electoral vote by electoral vote, state by state. Around one in the morning, I finally gave in to exhaustion and went to bed, overcome with […]

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Re-Routing: Getting Your Life Back on Track

Re-Routing: Getting Your Life Back on Track

I’m hard at work on some brand-new stuff, so I hope you’ll enjoy one of my favorite blogs, originally posted in February of 2013. Enjoy!   Feeling lost or stuck? Have you taken a wrong turn and and are now feeling seriously disoriented or misplaced? Have you […]

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Hey, Jealousy

Hey, Jealousy

In my last blog, we talked about the hidden gifts of envy, and I promised to share with you my thoughts on jealousy next time. Next time is here! Jealousy is one of my least favorite feelings. It can bring out the worst in me.  I also […]

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