Cocooning

Like many of you, my family and I are practicing social distancing until the threat of this virus passes.  We canceled a long weekend trip we had planned for Spring Break, grocery shopped, made a list of movies we wanted to watch, a list of household projects we could work on, and outdoor activities we […]
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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Overwhelm can happen whether you’re thinking about something stressful or something exciting.  It happens when we feel we have too much on our plate or when a goal seems too big.  Overwhelm can stop you in your tracks and leave you not knowing how to move forward.  It can cause you to question your next […]
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Am I Worthy?

Many times when I’m working 1:1 with clients, once we get through a lot of the surface stuff that’s going on in their life, we uncover a common limiting belief; I am not worthy. We go through life trying to earn many things – grades, privileges, vacation time, money, promotions, etc.…. but what we never […]
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What Feels Like Love?

This question is central to much of the work I do. It tends to make people uncomfortable at first, because, quite honestly, how often do we think of love except in the context of another person? How often do we ask ourselves if something we’re about to eat, say, wear or listen to feels like love to […]
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Vitamin P

In BARE, a program for women that I teach, we talk a lot about pleasure.  It’s usually one of the favorite weeks as women have not given themselves permission to add pleasure into their day in a long time.  The word pleasure has a bad rap, it seems.  We go through our days fulfilling task […]
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Joy and Gratitude

Last week, I was presented with three opportunities to contemplate the word “joy”. The first was at a church meeting where a group of women and I were discussing the difference between happiness and joy. The second was when I was out to lunch with my running crew and I was talking about how I […]
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Lessons From My First Marathon

I completed my first marathon last weekend. While I wish I could say that the actual marathon was awesome, that I ran my best race at my best time, I cannot. It was rough. It was actually awful. I struggled more on this run than I had on any other, and with something that I […]
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I used to diet……

I used to be obsessed with my weight. I used to weigh myself everyday and would get so frustrated if the scale went up, even if it was just a quarter pound increase. No matter what my weight, I still wasn’t satisfied with how my body looked. Even when I reached my goal weight I […]
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A Work In Progress

Recently, I was at a networking event, and when I got up to make my 60 second speech, I asked the audience of women – “how many of you are fully present in your bodies, in the moment, everyday?” Of course no one raised their hand, because, let’s be honest, how many of us can […]
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Why Bother With Self Care?

One of the most common expressions I hear about self care is “You have to take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else”. While I don’t disagree with this statement and believe that it’s true that you can’t pour from an empty cup, I don’t think that it’s the only reason […]
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