Releasing Shame

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In 2007, I decided that I was “geographically undesirable”. Actually, I’d labeled myself as such since I was a child growing up in Fort Worth, Texas (where?), but that’s irrelevant. After living in Austin for 14 years, becoming a single mom and becoming ostracized from my social circle in a harrowing divorce, I had acquiesced…

How Do You Define Your Self Worth?

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What do you use to quantify your self worth? We have so many gauges we can buy into… How many likes on your facebook page (or pages) How many likes on your latest Instagram post How many followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Stumblr, Foursquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, etc Your latest blog post/vlog post/ blog entry’s like/share…

Sunday

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Sunday is the day of worship for many religions, although some prefer Saturday as the day of the Sabbath. When I grew up, we attended a non-denominational church on the weekends, and for many years, I attended an Episcopalian school during the week. This was a source of great consternation for me. I loved my…

3 Lessons Steeped In Gratitude

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I feel it here. The heaviness. There is an anchor in my heart. I do not know if it is because there is no majestic, breathtaking view on the horizon or if it is because I grew up here, suffered tragedy at the hands of these streets or if it is because my life here…

This Bevy of Beauties

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I looked to my right. She was there. Closest to me. Her hair ratty from a day of multiple, multiple yoga classes. Her eyes shone with delight, expectation, joy of her current path. Her confidence sincere and warranted. She felt strong, steady. All I could do was admire her and be glad that she was…

Something for me

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It’s been super delightful to begin to have my writing published on other blogs, forums, formats… I was blown away to be published on MindBodyGreen recently; I’ve absolutely adored being featured on Intent. I wasn’t expecting to be published on Recovering Yogi, which was amazing. And I would be bold-face lying if I said that I’d…