self-care

Self-Care and its Slippery Shadow

Self-Care and its Slippery Shadow

When does the self-nurturing act of nesting and withdrawing from the world turn into debilitating isolation? How does self-care turn into self-sabotage? When do our once-effective practices for self-care become self-destructive? When does the sacred pause become a stuckness, viscous and muddy, and seemingly impossible to break […]

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Do Your Mood Swings Have a Message for You?

Do Your Mood Swings Have a Message for You?

I’ve been noticing something interesting lately. I’ve been starting out my days on a high vibration, fiercely grateful, mindfully approaching every task with presence, joy… All ooey-gooey and overflowing with love. And I move through my day, completing tasks. Or not. Bouncing around from one priority to […]

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A Real Pain in the Ass

A Real Pain in the Ass

I woke up this Tuesday morning, stepped out of bed, and within my first couple steps, I was staggering in breath-taking pain. WTF. Sharp, intense, shooting up my back and down my leg, and centralized in my ass, right side, this pain has made a rude and […]

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Hey, Jealousy

Hey, Jealousy

In my last blog, we talked about the hidden gifts of envy, and I promised to share with you my thoughts on jealousy next time. Next time is here! Jealousy is one of my least favorite feelings. It can bring out the worst in me.  I also […]

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Save some you for you.

Save some you for you.

Somewhere along the line, we learned that putting ourselves first was bad. Somewhere along the line, we began believing that the needs and wants of others without regard of our own. Somewhere along the line, we gave and we gave and we gave, until one day, we […]

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Boundaries, Baby!

Boundaries, Baby!

I have a saying about boundaries: You usually don’t know what one is until it’s been crossed. I have a new boundary that I’d like to declare, based on some recent not-so-pleasant experiences. Without going into details, and keeping in mind that there are two parts to […]

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Throw Out Your Raggedy Underwear!

Throw Out Your Raggedy Underwear!

… And other ways to feel sexier, right MEOW. Frumpiness… It happens to all of us. One of the first things I tell students when they come to my Unleash Your Inner Bombshell workshop is that none of us feels like a bombshell all the time. Even […]

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The Never-Ending Conversation: There’s Got to Be Another Weigh

The Never-Ending Conversation: There’s Got to Be Another Weigh

I’m going to talk about something I very rarely discuss in this forum. I’m uncomfortable with what’s about to come spilling from my fingertips. But it’s my reality, and my commitment to you, and to myself, is to stay current with my writing.  To be a faithful […]

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Questions for a Nasty, Deep-Blue Funk

Questions for a Nasty, Deep-Blue Funk

“Lower vibrating emotion is just information.”  – Colette Baron-Reid There was a time in my life when I was afraid of every ‘negative’ feeling, when I believed that feelings just ‘happened’ to us, that we were slaves to our thoughts and beliefs, that our job was to […]

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Because I am Worth It. And So Are You.

Because I am Worth It. And So Are You.

How do you know when it’s time to take a break? The Universe, in its divine wisdom and wicked sense of humor, has many curious ways of leading me to a resting place. Some more dramatic than others. Last year, around this time, a chronic pain situation […]

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