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Reality Check

Reality Check

“Vacation was wonderful, but now it’s back to reality.”  “Lately, I just want to escape the real world and curl up with a book, in my jammies with my kitty.” “I’m having a challenge returning to reality after the glitter and glamour of the Burlesque Experience…” I’ve […]

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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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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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Ho Ho Ho, Ho-Hum or Humbug: It’s All Okay

Ho Ho Ho, Ho-Hum or Humbug: It’s All Okay

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

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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 autumn afternoon, there is much to be grateful for, I know. But […]

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Buzzing and Blooming, Flowers, Bees & Me

Buzzing and Blooming, Flowers, Bees & Me

Somewhere, at some point recently I began entertaining the sweet notion of attraction rather than attainment, magnetism over motion. I decided I wanted to be the flower, and not the bee. I’ve spent most of my working life being a bee. Buzzing, buzzing from flower to flower, […]

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Coming out of the dark: dumb mistakes and lovely little miracles

Coming out of the dark: dumb mistakes and lovely little miracles

Sunday evening,  I was driving to my fiance’s place. Like I’d done a thousand times. I know that route like the back of my hand. Which is why I must have thought it was okay to text while driving. Yes. I was texting. While driving. Suddenly, a […]

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Screw the Guru

Screw the Guru

  “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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Everything is an Invitation

Everything is an Invitation

Some days are louder than others. Some days are a cacophony of distractions, voices, chatter, noise. The feeling of being pulled in too many directions is one of my least favorite feelings. Yet, if everything is an invitation, which I believe it is, then this feeling… even […]

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