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When It’s Time, You Know.

When It's Time, You Know.

Change is hard. Especially big change. Especially when that change will require us to restructure and redesign our entire lives, will demand that we disappoint, inconvenience or confound others. I’m in the midst of such a redesign myself, as we speak. As you might or might not […]

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Resistance: Your Bratty Kid Sister

Resistance: Your Bratty Kid Sister

Here is the plain, strange truth: I’m resistant to pretty much everything. This includes, but is not limited to: things that are good for me, things that I want to do, things that I waited for, things that I chose, things that I planned, things that light […]

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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 Truth About Changing

The Truth About Changing

“Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens.” – Fay Weldon There’s a recent shifting, a new understanding in me that has basically turned my world on its head. It’s challenged everything I thought about life, about change, about habits and healing. It has turned my business beliefs upside […]

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Inclement Weather Announcement

Inclement Weather Announcement

I’m not sure if you clicked and opened this link because you usually do, or if the subject line piqued your curiosity, but either way, I’m glad you did. There’s something important I want to share. When I worked at MoveStudio as Marketing Manager, I was responsible […]

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The Opposite of Funny: Enough with the Body-Shaming “Jokes”

The Opposite of Funny: Enough with the Body-Shaming "Jokes"

I’m fed up this morning and I’ll tell you why. I have cringed over many a meme that shames a woman for her fat that is exposed. A woman who is oversized by our culture’s standards has no business showing off her body, as we know. If […]

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What These Women Have Taught Me

What These Women Have Taught Me

I am more in love with my work than I have ever been. One of the most beautiful parts of my work and my life is The Burlesque Experience. Running now for five and a half years and 22 seasons, around 230 women have come through this program, […]

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Shock Yourself: Loosen the Labels that Bind You

Shock Yourself: Loosen the Labels that Bind You

“I am not the type to let people in.” “I am the least domesticated person you’ll ever meet.” “I can’t save money.” “I always let fear stop me from what I want.” “I hate when attention is on me.” “I’m not ever putting myself in a vulnerable […]

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To Be with Our Emptiness

To Be with Our Emptiness

We are, each of us, introduced to our emptiness at some point in our lives. Some of us come into contact with it as children, some of us as adults. But at some point, we begin to notice it, feel it. It aches deep within us, constantly, […]

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My Luck is No Accident: Wanna Get Lucky, Too?

My Luck is No Accident: Wanna Get Lucky, Too?

I’ve considered myself a lucky girl for many, many years, and I’m not ashamed to declare it. Great things happen to me. Call it coincidence, synchronicity, serendipity, happenstance, magic, charm, or just plain luck, I am a magnet for awesome situations, chance meetings that turn into big […]

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