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Self Care & Acceptance

Body Peace: An Alternative to the Madness

I am frustrated and a little angry about my  social media feeds these days. They are cram-jam full of pictures of so-called “clean eating” creations, earnest declarations about willpower and quotes about commitment typed over “before” pictures of people standing in front of a…

January 6, 2017
Self Care & Acceptance

The Power of Saying “I Don’t Know”

Sometimes, all I can say is, “I don’t know.” And the truth is that I sometimes hate that answer. We feel like others expect us to know; sometimes, I expect myself to know…pretty much everything. My expectations (as they often are) are based on…

June 8, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Living Alive: Being You While Being a Mom

Do you ever think of life as a mom as being a completely separate life from the one you were living before? Or maybe you’re not a mom and imagine motherhood as an entirely new universe, entered into only after a clean break with the…

April 26, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Thought Boundaries: Choosing to Pivot

I woke up last night with a stream of anxious thoughts rushing through my mind. I have delved into the particular area of anxiety in the past, and I’d thought I’d worked through my fears and put this specific fear to rest – for good. Apparently, that’s…

April 21, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Control: When Life Frays and You Grip Tighter

The best thing I can say about today is that I didn’t shout and everybody lived. Today was a spinning top. My daughters, 1 and 3, ran around like they’d been slipped piles of sugar with a side of cocaine. Every book in the bookshelf ended up on…

April 13, 2016