I’m In Charge Of Celebrations

June 24, 2013
I put myself in charge I get to choose  Last year I gave myself 108 celebrations, besides the ones that they close school for  I cannot get by on just a few - I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor I am often asked about the tangible difference between my life then and my life now  Then, when I was hating myself freely, pushing myself along a path that I had not even given myself a moment to realize wasn't mine, focused fully ... keep reading

The Dance of Comparison

June 12, 2013
I know that feeling - tight chest, eyes brimming The wondering, as you begin to become more and more nervous The wondering Scanning the Facebook pictures Re-reading the website Watching Wondering When silently, you are telling yourself: She has it easier than me She's got it all figured out She's better She's more worthy  And then the subsequent anger, tearing "her" down - whoever she is Picking away at all of her faults Noticing her ... keep reading

The Pleasure in Permission

June 07, 2013
I want my life to feel like :: organic cotton everything, colors so vibrant it's almost as if you could taste them, the perfect weight of a down comforter The slow, casual stroll through the grocery story, popping things in my cart as they appeal to me The preparing of the brusels sprouts for a Sunday dinner Praying as I chop The lusty gaze around a room brimming with everything exactly as I like it, as I designed it, comprised by items of ... keep reading

A Practice in Becoming

May 21, 2013
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day It's about the choice to show up and be real The choice to be honest The choice to let our true selves be seen {Brene Brown} When I first started writing online, it was 2008, and I was hungry All of my life, I have been hungry to be seen and heard I have been hungry for an opportunity to be loved for exactly who I am There were many times when this felt like a distinct ... keep reading

Self-Love Series: Vivienne McMaster

May 07, 2013
The newest installment of the Self-Love series is here!   The Self-Love Series is an interview series hosted by yours truly and the phenomenal Margarita Tartakovsky from Psych Central’s blog Weightles and  MargaritaTartakovskycom  We have teamed up to bring you a monthly interview series around learning the beautiful and delicate art of self-love I am thrilled to introduce today's interviewee, Vivienne McMaster Vivienne is the ... keep reading