40 Days of LESS (guest post).

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(Please to welcome Allie. I adore her. She inspires me. She’s here at my begging request.) If you ask me what I want for my upcoming 40th birthday, I probably would respond by telling you everything I don’t want: To be diagnosed with, and eventually die from, ovarian cancer like my mom when she was […]

I loathe the phrase binge watching.

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Once upon a time, as a practicum during my Master’s degree, I worked with college students. Mainly freshman women, but as word spread of our chats & hangouts (oops) I often ended up with a mixed aged group all chatting about the same thing: Food & body image. Years later, in a land far away […]

Im lonely.

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I was skimming through Instagram recently when I spied a quote which stopped me dead in my tracks (an overused phrase, certainly, yet captures my reaction exactly). We’ll get to the quote in a moment, but first let me back up. I’m lonely. Have I mentioned that lately? Lonely. Lonely. Lonely. I’ve got that lonely […]

Observing judgments without Judgment (guest post).

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Please to welcome Heather and her musings on judgement, bodies and learning our ourselves. I’m only about one-quarter of the way through my 200-hour yoga teacher training, but almost done with our first one-month “Living Yoga Sadhana” (LYS). Say what? It’s a living meditation of observation without judgment. What are we observing? Well, the way […]

In favor of snap judgements.

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We’ve talked about the fact I’m working not to be judgmental. I’ve not walked miles any shoes save my own (I may think I know what theirs feel like—I have no idea). For me, however, judging is different from intuitive living. Passing judgement is not the same as trusting our guts & going with the […]

How much do I charge?

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where the magic happens. The other night the Child had a meltdown of sorts. It wasn’t either of our best days, a few misplaced words turned into an explosion of words and only hours later did we both entirely calm down. (Charming, proving canines are indeed smarter than humans, ran downstairs and “hid” on the […]

Kindness Doesn’t Always Scream (guest post).

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I have always been a very sensitive girl. I can remember being a small child and receiving a free lunches at school. My mother had recently divorced my father– she was then a 32 year old single mother of three girls with no college degree. She worked as a hostess at a fancy restaurant, and […]

Fitness wearable obsessions.

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Once upon a time I shared the story of The Walking Princess. not this princess. I draped the story in lighthearted prose—but it certainly was one which disturbed me. The terse version of my 2011 tale being there once was a woman who walked our Austin neighborhood. She walked it all day every day. All […]

Life is a special occasion.

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Ive recently discovered I’m kind of a hoarder. Not so much of things purchased–but of all things any things which have absolutely *anything* to do with the Child. Things we bought while living together in Guatemala. belt, bag, booties, hat = hoarded. Things she’s made for me and subsequently wanted to use/play with herself:  no. […]

Fighting over exercise (guest post).

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Please to welcome Charlie and her response to my blog post about judging others. There was another discussion this week about how busy I am, how I get up too early everyday to see Tom, (my boyfriend) and have breakfast with him before work and he wishes this wasn’t the case. I completely understand that […]