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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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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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A Great, Big, Vulnerable and Game-Changing Blog (Gulp.)

A Great, Big, Vulnerable and Game-Changing Blog (Gulp.)

A few months ago, I made a new commitment to myself, a commitment that was actual born from my mistakes, from behaving in ways that I regretted, and felt guilty about. Feeling guilty can be useful, because it is informative. If we are learning, if we are […]

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We are shaped by what we love.

We are shaped by what we love.

We are shaped by what we love. Every person, every thing, every creature, every way we have loved has carved us, molded us, formed us. We are composites of every choice… to love or to not love, every sweeping tidal wave of love that has ever knocked […]

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Grace, generosity and a friend in need

Grace, generosity and a friend in need

I’m doing something different this week. I’m really wanting to help a friend. Some of you may know her, some may not. Her name is Michelle, a.k.a., Zenda LaBelle. She’s one of the most generous, loving and accepting people I know. She’s picked up the nickname “Mama […]

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