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

Pillsbury Biscuits + Other Childhood Lessons About Depression

February 21, 2011
Depresion in my family builds slowly The differences are slight at first, but become remarkable over time, with the ability to completely alter your relationship with someone else When I was a kid, growing up on Cape Cod, the fog would roll in, slowly over the bay, creeping it's way into the streets near the bay, until, suddenly, you can't see more than five feet in front of you and you have no idea where you're going My experiences with ... keep reading

The Broken Hearts Club: Finding Power in Your Experiences

February 16, 2011
In the service of love, only broken hearts will do [Max Cleland, Strong at the Broken Places] As of late, I have been thinking a lot about ambition, and what it means to be authentically YOU in choosing your profesion and how you represent yourself I happen to be in the busines of honesty, but that in and of itself is a hard choice One of the things that I first learned when reading the Fire Starter Sesions, is not to get good at doing ... keep reading

Dear Teeny: Reader Response

February 12, 2011
This submision comes to us an anonymous contribution to Teen Week from an amazing and brave woman in our community I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for having the strength to share this story here, and all of you for bearing witnes Teeny, The TRUTH: IT IS NOT YOU and IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT The LIE: Everything ELSE… Tuck this away inside your heart and carry it with you for the rest of your life…and YES you will find that ... keep reading