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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

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
Living with Intention

Purpose: What You Were Born to Do

I was leading a women’s group focused on healing old hurts.  The process of this particular study was long, intense and came with a lot of ups and downs.  One night, the women in my group were expressing a fairly universal sense of discouragement,…

December 1, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Boundaries, the Struggle Is Real

My in-laws were planning a birthday party for a treasured family friend last week; she was turning 90, so it was a pretty big deal.  I mean, 90 is a pretty big deal all on its own.  Am I right?  My husband was supposed…

October 13, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

You Can’t Get There Without Being Here First

I’m just going to be honest with you.  I’m having one of those days where I fantasize about my life “before.”  Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want to go back too far.  Go too far, and I’d land myself right in the middle of the red-hot mess…

October 6, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Having Needs and Being All Human

I’d been agitated and distracted by my own thoughts all morning, but when I stepped into the shower and let the water run over my head and down my face, the tears that had been just out of my reach flowed freely. My husband…

September 27, 2015