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The Holiness of Wholeness

The Holiness of Wholeness

We’re all guilty. We’re so quick to sort and classify ourselves and each other, our feelings and experiences into convenient categories:  good or bad, sinner or saint, villain or hero, black and white. We have our preferences. We think we know. We fancy ourselves as experts of […]

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Warning: Some People Don’t Want You to Grow

Warning: Some People Don't Want You to Grow

Shining too bright, eh? Not everyone likes when you grow. When you quake, it shakes their ground, too. Especially the people closest to your fault line. Understand this: You are an evolving creature, radiating brighter than ever before, making empowered choices. You are changing. And some people hate […]

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The Healing Power of a Crappy Mood

The Healing Power of a Crappy Mood

Why is it we say we are “in pain”, when really the pain is in us? Why is it we say we are “in a mood”, when really the mood is in us? It’s not out there. We contain that world of hurt, in us. We contain […]

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To Feel or To Numb, the Always-Question

To Feel or To Numb, the Always-Question

It happens to all of us. There are none of us immune, or above it. So-called “enlightenment” does not protect us from this very human, primal, lizard-brain response. As long as we are walking around in these skin-suits, we must acknowledge our totality– and that totality includes […]

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Shameless

Shameless

“It’s hard to dance with the Devil on your back.” – Florence + the Machine This isn’t the first time I’ve written about shame, and it won’t be the last, unless by some amazing miracle, it’s eradicated once and for all. Maybe then I’ll write a blog […]

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What’s Stifling Your Sexy and Snuffing Your Fire?

What’s Stifling Your Sexy and Snuffing Your Fire?

It seems to sneak up on us, the funk. We’re not looking for it. We didn’t ask for it. But there it is. The funk is what I consider to be a soup of mixed feelings of the not-so-fun fare, simmered and steeped to dull perfection. It feels […]

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Go on. Have Your Moment.

Go on. Have Your Moment.

Self-pity. Anger. Neediness. Victimhood. Sadness. Jealousy. Abandoned. Hurt. Rage. Heartbreak. Defeated. Depression. Darkness. If you’re like me, this list might be titled “My Least Favorite Feelings.” Truth be told, I’d rather feel nothing at all than feel any of these. If I were allowed to choose my […]

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The Life-Affirming, Tantalizing, Divine Power of a Crush

The Life-Affirming, Tantalizing, Divine Power of a Crush

It’s ridiculously easy for me to develop a fast and furious crush. Especially in the springtime. I feel alive and new and it sure seems like life is flirting with me. And I let myself be seduced by the deliciousness life lures me with, to feel. To […]

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Beautiful. Bold. Strong. Inspired. Centered. 2015, Here I Come!

Beautiful. Bold. Strong. Inspired. Centered. 2015, Here I Come!

Happy New Year! Can I tell you how energized and inspired I am by a fresh new year? Can I tell you something else? 2014 was rough for me, in a lot of ways. Lots of good happened, of course, but overall, it was not my “favorite” […]

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I will not abandon myself

I will not abandon myself

I know how to be here in this gray place, so familiar in its charm-less charm I’ve learned how to be herein this dark space and not be afraid, I know how to be here, now. I know when it shows up, uninvited visitor. the best thing […]

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