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Support for When Things Suck

Support for When Things Suck

  “Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need. Watch for the guru.” Let’s call a spade a spade, here. Sometimes, life just sucks. Sometimes pain takes over and ruins everything. Sometimes shitty things happen. Sometimes watching for the guru feels impossible. Sometimes, screw the guru. […]

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Are you a “Ho-ho-ho”, a “Ho-hum”, or a “Bah-Humbug”?

Are you a "Ho-ho-ho", a "Ho-hum", or a "Bah-Humbug"?

There are three types of us, it seems, when the holiday season rolls around… which are you? The Ho Ho Ho – Overflowing with holiday cheer, the Ho Ho Ho loves to decorate, shop, wrap, and really revels in the joys and sensory pleasures of the holiday spirit. […]

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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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