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

Letting Our Light Shine Through

May 02, 2013
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in {Leonard Cohen} Over the course of my life, I have been very fond of saying that my time to shine is the exact moment when the cracks start to show and things begin to unravel I have a penchant for the exact second when things shift from pretty to vulnerable, when we allow ourselves to be truly witnesed by others For ... keep reading

Self-Care is Not A Punishment

April 23, 2013
At many points during  my life, my understanding about caring for myself was skewed As in, oh honey, you've had such a bad day, that cupcake will totally make you feel better And, you've worked so hard, skip your workout, you've earned the right to have a Netflix marathon  Or, don't go out and spend time with your friends, it all sounds so exhausting, just hop on the couch Yep And after having lived much of my life under the ... keep reading

Who I Am, Today: Change + Radical Self-Responsibility

April 18, 2013
Recently, I put a post up on our Facebook page about change, and allowing ourselves the permision to change Many people commented, but one in particular stood out in my mind She said, "I might say it's not only ok (to change), it's suggested" Yes Immediately And then, but why the hell has it been so hard A knot formed in my stomach, and my heart felt full when I thought about the relationship that I've had with change for the duration of my ... keep reading