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The End: Reflections on The Burlesque Experience & Life Itself

The End: Reflections on The Burlesque Experience & Life Itself

Eight years ago this summer, a number of events and “chance” meetings and connections and sparks and ideas came together in a combustible, most unplanned, unexpected way, and me and my friend Matt (yeah, the Matt I’ve been engaged to for the last five years!) got this […]

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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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The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

One late, balmy night this past summer, I’m on the phone with my little brother, my brilliant and very gifted and very drunk brother. He’s a thousand miles away, literally and figuratively. He has struggled with alcoholism for half of his life, he is crying. He is […]

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Let me tell you about my 2016.

Let me tell you about my 2016.

It happens every year, right around this time. I get to feeling super reflective, looking back at the year I am completing, culling and sifting through the details to find the juice, to find the gains, the growth, the stuff to feel proud of. AND I start […]

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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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The Old You, the Now You, the New You? All YOU.

The Old You, the Now You, the New You? All YOU.

So many people I work and play with come with a common need: to reconnect with part of themselves that they have lost. I know this feeling. I’m quite familiar with it, in fact.  But I also know sometimes that being who we ‘used to be’ isn’t […]

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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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The Bravest Girl I Know

The Bravest Girl I Know

Later this week, my daughter and I hit the road as I accompany her toward the next chapter of her adventurous life. Maddi, who just turned 20, has decided to spend her summer working on an organic farm in Colorado. The trip will take us 13 hours, if […]

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Own Your Story or It Will Own You

Own Your Story or It Will Own You

We are composites of our stories. All that has happened to us, good and bad, are threads, woven into the fabric of who we are. Our strengths, our weaknesses, our gifts, our struggles all have our stories to thank for their existence, and when we can embrace […]

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Avoiding the Void

Avoiding the Void

“There is a Buddhist term that beautifully describes this stage — Sunyata, which literally means “the value of the void” or “to strive after the void”… value the time between for what it truly is– a primal state of pure energy, the natural beginning of all creative […]

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