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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Confidence and Fly Fishing

Do you have a goal or desire to create something new in your life?  Stop waiting until you feel confident enough to start.  Courage and Confidence come after we take action, so take that first step towards whatever your goal is and feel your confidence grow.  I learned this lesson again recently while spending the […]
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Leaving My Job For The Last Time

When I made an agreement to start living an authentic life, my whole life changed. Well, duh. But it’s not that the skies parted and everything became gloriously easy. In fact, I ended up experiencing one of the hardest years of my life. And it all started with leaving my job, a job I had […]
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On Anger and Women

Thank you, Elizabeth Warren, for tweeting “Well, today, I’m angry-and I own it. I plan to use that anger to take back the House, take back the Senate & put Democrats in charge. Are you with me?” It was so refreshing to hear a woman say she owns her anger and describe how she is […]
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