It was one of those wet blustery days where if you own a pair of purple patent faux leather boots, you must wear them. I like purple, and I like shiny. Nobody loses when one wears such boots on a grey afternoon. So our family and my boots dashed in the rain from our car ... Continue Reading »
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Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams wrote about “staying in the middle” in Leap. In the middle of my life, I am coming to see the middle path as a walk with wisdom where conversations of complexity can be found, that the middle path is the path of movement. . . . In the right ... Continue Reading »
Your face tells the story of your life; your changing body is a history of incredible experience. Wrinkles are character lines, scars a gallery of adventure. Stretch marks map your life journey, love handles tell a love story. Appreciate your changing body, love your evolving story, and see the big picture. It all fits together.
Shout it in your best Gloria Gaynor voice- I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces. There’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit One life so it’s time to open up your closet Life’s not worth a ... Continue Reading »
What’s your relationship with validation and praise? Do you seek it, sidestep or dismiss it? And what’s the relationship between praise and ego? Give the ego a fish, and you feed it for a day. Give the ego a fishing rod, and it will happily fish for compliments for a lifetime. It’s like feeding a ... Continue Reading »
He told me while I was in the kitchen. Stirring something, soup maybe, onions or boiling potatoes, doesn’t matter really, whatever it was, my stirring soon became furious. “They told me I wasn’t really a boy today.” His 12yr old voice tried to remain detached. “Really” I replied, trying to match his detachment, while searching ... Continue Reading »
Have you ever bumped into it? You know, the wall? The one between the mothers who work and the mothers who, well, work…. what can’t see tell the difference? Well, let me just point it out to you. One has a whole lot of guilt, and well, the other one has a whole lot of ... Continue Reading »
This is a short video about embracing and thriving in ALL aspects of your humanity. Be inspired by the example of Alice Walker. Shine. BE YOU TO THE FULL! Let your authentic beauty be an inspiration to all around you to claim their bodies and live their beauty
I’m not the funny one. Oh I can be funny even without a glass of chardonnay in hand. But I’m not the funny one. Put in me in a crowd and I’m rather silly if you catch me in the right mood, yes I’m may have heard a chuckle or two in my presence. It’s ... Continue Reading »
Do you ever catch your own reflection and think to yourself, “Is THAT what I look like? Is that how other people see me?” Scary isn’t it? The thought that is, that we can be so critical of ourselves. You leave the house for the night thinking you are looking okay, but die a thousand ... Continue Reading »
In the unlikely event of receiving the “Mother of the Year Award”, I’ve been practicing my acceptance speech only to myself in hushed tones. I know it’s probably unnecessary but a girl needs her dreams. Today I share this dream with you, it goes something like this- Firstly, I do NOT trip over my sexy ... Continue Reading »
As part of my intention to live with “off the charts” optimism, I’m writing about thriving in body, mind and spirit. My last series was about claiming the power of your mind, and this is a series about claiming the power of your body. Here’s to an awesome life for ALL, in ALL ways. May ... Continue Reading »
Dear God, In this one moment I recognize that there is within me a perfect Self: A Self that is not dysfunctional; A Self that is not weak but strong; That is not limited, but unlimited; That is not small, but huge; That is not in pain but in peace; That is not faithless and ... Continue Reading »
This article is about creating vision boards. For more information on visions, see here. A vision board (also called a Treasure Map or a Visual Explorer or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple. The idea behind this is that ... Continue Reading »
While reading Ken Wilber’s A Sociable God, I learned something that helped me to understand a concept that I have struggled with for many years. I think this is so important that I want to share it with you, even if it doesn’t have much to do with gardening. However, it has everything to do ... Continue Reading »