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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

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
Living with Intention

No Expectations: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Have you ever stepped into an important situation without any expectations? Many years ago I was talking with a friend on my way to a first date. I told her I was trying to keep my expectations low. Then something revolutionary happened. She suggested…

April 7, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

The Straight Line Myth

I have two young daughters (1 & 2 years old), and parenting is an arena in which my tendencies towards rigidity and all-or-nothing thinking have been most exposed, challenged and, slowly, softened.  When my oldest daughter, Finley, was a newborn, my new mom, straight-out-of-the library,…

October 27, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

How to Change

I sat in a church service – maybe 15 years ago – and listened to what was a pretty straightforward message about financial giving.  For me, there wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about this message…until the end.  That day, I heard a pastor say something that…

October 20, 2015