self-acceptance

Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

“I just want to lose my desire for love. I hate needing approval. I hate being needy. I’ve asked the Universe to remove these defects in me. This neediness in me is pathetic.” A new client wrote this to me last week, and when I read it, I felt […]

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Be Your Valentine: The Bad-Ass Brazen Art of Self-Devotion

Be Your Valentine: The Bad-Ass Brazen Art of Self-Devotion

de·vo·tion [dih-voh-shuhn] noun 1. profound dedication; consecration. 2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc. 3. strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty. Devotion is my new favorite word. Not only do I love the way it sounds… delightful… divine… […]

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Hot & Holy: Sex, Soul and the “Sacred Slut”

Hot & Holy: Sex, Soul and the "Sacred Slut"

We were divinely designed for pleasure. We are born sexual. We are wired for intensity. We are wild, beastly, messy, sticky, erotic creatures. We burn deeply with desires, some we would never dream of naming. Yet through a hundred thousand messages, religion, lies, experiences and for many […]

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Self-love is a radical act of rebellion.

Self-love is a radical act of rebellion.

“O God, help me to believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is!” – Marcia Weiderkehr First things first here, you are divine. That’s right, you are divinity incarnate. An expression of holy art. God walking around in a meat costume. Okay, I know […]

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The Tyranny of Boob Padding

The Tyranny of Boob Padding

It was a sexy new little navy blue chemise and I was excited to ‘premiere’ it for my partner.  Its stretchy satiny fabric felt good on my skin, it hugged my curves in all the right places and the light padding built into the chest area made […]

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Call a Truce With Your Belly Now

Call a Truce With Your Belly Now

If I asked fifteen women to write down the self-critical thoughts they’d had within the first ten minutes, upon entering a retreat classroom, twelve of them would include a mean thought toward their belly… I can feel my gross stomach hanging over my jeans. I wore the […]

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Contradictions, Unlimited.

I think I just might be the most anti-social extrovert there ever was. As much as I love to be around people, and am totally energized in groups, at events and parties and whatnot, I never feel “open” to talking to strangers in coffee shops, on airplanes, […]

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What if I Told You?

What if I Told You?

What if I told you that you are not your mistakes? What if I told you that there are no mistakes? What if I told you that every so-called detour, distraction, poor choice or bad decision you’ve ever made was actually exactly right because it brought you […]

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“I Can’t Love Myself.”

"I Can't Love Myself."

Dear Lisa, I’m always seeing and hearing things about ‘self-love’ and ‘until you can love yourself, you can’t really love anyone else.’ I have an impossible time loving myself. I always have. What is this self-love thing and how can I love myself when I look in […]

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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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