09 Apr 2020

A few weeks ago, I wrote about choosing to use the word “cocoon” instead of quarantine.  I chose this word, not because it’s cute or has a feel-good ending, but because it acknowledges a process.  The caterpillar doesn’t skip any stages of metamorphosis in becoming a butterfly.  (If you…

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15 Mar 2020

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…

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06 Mar 2020

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…

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28 Feb 2020

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,…

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30 Jan 2020

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…

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04 Dec 2019

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…

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22 Nov 2019

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…

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15 Nov 2019

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…

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25 Oct 2019

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…

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26 Sep 2019

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…

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