self-love

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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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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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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Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Miserable

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Miserable

We’ve been chatting about the blocks that get between us and our sexiest, most joyfully radiant, sensual and empowered lives. I’ve pulled together seven of what I think are the greatest, most toxic threats, and we’ve talked about the first two, old programming and self-talk. Today’s is a two-fer really, […]

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You’re Sexy and You Know It

You’re Sexy and You Know It

“When I walk in the spot (yeah), this is what I see (ok) Everybody stops and they staring at me I got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it… I’m sexy and I know it.” -LMFAO You’ve […]

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Insecurities: The Struggle is Real

Insecurities: The Struggle is Real

Show me the most beautiful, powerful, successful, actualized, amazing woman in the world, and I’ll show you a woman who sometimes struggles with insecurities. We all face the darker side of our own feelings about ourselves from time to time, no matter who we are or how […]

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“You Used to Be A Heartbreaker”: Reflections on Aging & Self-Love

“You Used to Be A Heartbreaker”: Reflections on Aging & Self-Love

I’ve been 42 for almost a year now, and I’ll tell you, it’s been an interesting ride. As I inch toward my forty-third birthday, coming in about two months, I notice my contradictions are alive and well. Anyone who says they live in perfect harmony all the […]

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A Phenomenal Woman, Indeed

A Phenomenal Woman, Indeed

About 16 years ago, at a house party, the hosts were holding a spontaneous talent show.  I was new here. Recently transplanted from Chicago, I was searching. Searching for my place in Dallas. Searching  for my place in the world. Searching for my power. The people at […]

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Self-Devotion is So Sexy and You Are So Worthy.

Self-Devotion is So Sexy and You Are So Worthy.

“So it’s basically a self-wedding?” my client squinted, slightly antsy and anxious, trying to grasp the premise behind my upcoming “I Promise Me” Self-Devotion Ceremony. “Yeah, I guess you could call it that.” I smiled, feeling sort of antsy and anxious, myself. “Oh geez. Hmmm. Seriously? I […]

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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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