Learning How to Handle Success Gracefully

March 29, 2011
I will just say it: more often than not, succes makes me want to curl up in a ball underneath my bed and hide Why is it that you can work so very hard for something, but then poses an inability to receive positive feedback What is it about succes that makes us so uncomfortable I have always had a difficult time with the best case scenario Rug pulled out from under me, everything crumbling at my feet, feeling like I'm the biggest loser in the ... keep reading

Questions for the Weekend

March 11, 2011
When you were a little kid what did you want to do with your life How did you want it to look What kind of adult did you want to be What activity has been on the bottom of your to-do list for years What are you procrastinating If you could do anything in the whole world, what would it be What would you do to make money if you had no choice, but to use what you're really, really good at What are you really, really good at What do you like about ... keep reading

The Marzipan Manifesto

March 09, 2011
If you don't read anything else I write this year, please read this There has been a conversation simmering beneath the skin around here, and it is something that I can no longer choose to ignore because it makes me uncomfortable The abbreviated version is this: "No, I'm afraid to read her blog I'm afraid that if I start reading it, if I believe in loving myself exactly as I am - I will lose all sense of my self, and wake up someday, ... keep reading

27 Before 27

March 08, 2011
So I have been WAITING and waiting and waiting to post a bucket list for this year, but I have been holding out for this EPIC BIRTHDAY POST! And, oh my gahhhh, are there so many things that I want to do this year Although, I won't lie, I am a little intimidated looking at a list like that, and I am going to make an effort to carve out some relaxing self-care time as well One of my biggest goals this year is to work smarter That means, les time ... keep reading

Body Loving Affirmations

March 03, 2011
Affirmations are the mantras that we can tell ourselves daily, hourly, or minute by minute (if need be) that seek to re-pattern our negative thoughts I have always been a big fan of affirmations When I was in Puerto Rico at the Wigmore Institute, I came acros a copy of Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life and the companion Heal Your Body I have always, always believed in the power of my thinking to transform my lived experience, but I never ... keep reading