Month: June 2015


Have You Learned Self-Acceptance?

Self-acceptance.  That means you accept yourself for everything you are and everything you are not.  Sigh.  That’s a tall order.  On a scale from 1–10, where do you fall? For me, it’s a sliding number.  I can be a 9 on a really inspiring day and then a 4 after French Fries and harsh lighting.  […]

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The Power of Suck-It-Up

Suck it up!  I should have those words tattooed somewhere on my body because I’ve used them often enough.  I know a lot of people probably find them a little harsh but I find them empowering. When my daughter was 15½ and very newly “permitted” by the DMV, I let her practice her skills by […]

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How to Comfort Your Inner Worry Wart

When my kids were young, I’d tuck them in at night with lots of kisses and a song.  Every now and then their sweet little minds would be wrestling with a worry that was upsetting them.  Maybe someone was being mean; maybe they were worried about an upcoming game; maybe Sister Mary Bride was giving them the “nun eyes” again.  […]

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Do You Need a Naked Sandwich Night?!

You’re three coffees tall and one shower short, your leg hair’s getting dense, the dog just threw up on your favorite affirmation pillow and the smell of something peculiar is wafting through the kitchen.  Welcome to your life. Right about now you’re fantasizing about living solo in a beautiful beach house that has a spa […]

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