Learning to Have Relentless Compassion

October 03, 2011
The way I see it, when you come acros someone that is so overwhelmingly offensive, shaming, or ridiculing (in both loud and quiet ways), you have two choices: Run away, scared, sad, and hurt Internalize all of those awful things that person said about you, burying them down deep and permitting those words to define how you understand yourself Get really, quite angry Yell or throw things Check out the source - and make the decision to dig ... keep reading

Learning to Take Up the Space You Deserve

September 26, 2011
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth {Archimedes} When I was a kid, I curled in I hunched over, chin to chest, chest to knees I wore dark colors - you know, things that were flattering for a person of my size I held my legs close together I sat on my hands I struggled to keep myself as contained as posible, imagining myself invisible in a room I never owned my own power There was no strength behind my voice - statements were ... keep reading

Inspiration for the Weekend

September 23, 2011
I know that at this point, this quote has gotten a little, over-played, but I've been thinking about it since I opened my eyes this morning Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure It is our light, not our darknes that most frightens us We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous Actually, who are you not to be You are a child of God Your playing small ... keep reading

Am I Enough?

September 20, 2011
Am I smart enough Do I have enough answers to be satisfied Do I know how to keep it all together Am I pretty enough Am I strong enough to take care of myself Am I strong enough to take care of the people in my life Am I living up to my own potential Are my dreams bold enough Am I brave enough to truly allow myself to realize that everything that I've ever wanted is everything I already have Am I brave enough to stand up for what I believe in, no ... keep reading

Being Sweet to Yourself During Changing Seasons

September 16, 2011
Oh dearest YOU, I'm not sure if you get the same way that I do when the seasons are changing, nervous and anticipatory, pacing around the house, readying things for what is to come, cleaning that which seems like it must be cleaned, putting on more clothing, taking it off, reasesing my goals, thinking about my future, and generally filled both with a sense of excitement and dread Last night, after cleaning my entire room for hours and hours ... keep reading