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Stuck? A Super Simple Shift that Can Change Everything

Stuck? A Super Simple Shift that Can Change Everything

“Why do I keep attracting unavailable men?” “Why can’t I maintain healthy boundaries with my mother?” “Why do I still hurt so much, when we broke up so long ago?” “Why am I so afraid to ask for what I want?” “Why do I always feel taken advantage […]

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Self-Care and its Slippery Shadow

Self-Care and its Slippery Shadow

When does the self-nurturing act of nesting and withdrawing from the world turn into debilitating isolation? How does self-care turn into self-sabotage? When do our once-effective practices for self-care become self-destructive? When does the sacred pause become a stuckness, viscous and muddy, and seemingly impossible to break […]

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Do Your Mood Swings Have a Message for You?

Do Your Mood Swings Have a Message for You?

I’ve been noticing something interesting lately. I’ve been starting out my days on a high vibration, fiercely grateful, mindfully approaching every task with presence, joy… All ooey-gooey and overflowing with love. And I move through my day, completing tasks. Or not. Bouncing around from one priority to […]

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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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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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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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Jealousy & envy come bearing gifts… No, really, they do.

Jealousy & envy come bearing gifts… No, really, they do.

“I know I should be happy for her, but I secretly feel green with envy.” “I really do trust him, and I know I’m not supposed to feel jealous, but I do…” “I’m trying not to feel jealous, because she’s my friend, but I can’t help it…” […]

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I Hate Vulnerability

I Hate Vulnerability

  It was a crossroads moment. I was feeling hurt. A few friends were planning a special get-together, and I couldn’t make it on the night in discussion, told them so, and hoped another date would thus be chosen. It wasn’t. There they were… those sucky feelings […]

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I Got My Feelings Hurt

I Got My Feelings Hurt

It happens to all of us. It happened to me. I had planned a home party for a line of adult products, and invited pretty much every DFW woman I thought might be interested– 300+ to be exact. I created this picture in my mind of what […]

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Can you be with this feeling?

Can you be with this feeling?

Can you be with this feeling? This is the question I hear, in my mind, in this moment, when I am in a lousy, cranky, hormonal, bitch-on-wheels mood. The sun is shining, it’s a perfect afternoon, there is much to be grateful for, I know. But sometimes […]

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