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What to Do When Motherhood Leaves You Feeling Stuck

A newly birthed mother steps into a fire. It is a burning away of her old self in favor of a deeper, richer, more vibrant skin. It is the experience of her mother and her grandmothers. Her daughters, too, may one day live it. Sometimes, however, we moms get stuck in this otherwise temporary blaze. […]

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8 Tenets of Parenting

Kids want to feel connected to their parents. Kids want their parents’ approval. Parents are doing the best they can. Kids are doing the best they can. Both adults and children crave and thrive on autonomy. Respect is a two way street. What you are doing as a parent pales in comparison to who you […]

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Dear Tribe: Just Fucking Dance

Dear Tribe, Dance. Your butt off. To that bitches and hoes music if you want. I know you’re a progressive thinker, but this is no time for political correctness. Just fucking dance. Shake it all over your kitchen or living room, the grocery store, your Subaru in the carpool line. Whatever. You’re stuck in your […]

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Finally

Written 2 years and 8 months ago, just one month after I declared January 10, 2014 the first day of the rest of my life. Looking up and peering outward she sees all is arranged in proper order. Perfection does not exist, but maturity and gratitude whisper that she has arrived in a place as […]

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When Craving Connection

Last night I read this line in Unconventional Wisdom: Stories Beyond the Mind to Awaken the Heart: You crave the connection of others because it is lacking within yourself. Where are you disconnected from your true self. . .? Whoa. It stopped me in my tracks. And even when I was ready to continue I kept […]

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Overcoming Playing Victim to Energy Vampires

Exhausted from my latest in a string of friendships with energy vampires, I decided to make a change. I asked myself where I was responsible for feeling so drained in our interactions. I envisioned myself, abdomen sliced open, entrails fallen out and scattered on the ground around my friend’s feet. An offering of sorts. In fact, […]

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Motherhood Through the 7 Levels of Energy

As described by iPEC Coaching, the 7 Levels of Energy are the framework through which I coach and see the world in my everyday life. In this video I explain the 7 levels and look at how moms may experience each of them. Coaching for moms      

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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

There is only one thing I’m a geeky fan girl about: the band Michael Franti & Spearhead. There are two things I’m really good at: finding cheap plane tickets and getting to the front of a Michael Franti concert.  (And coaching. I shouldn’t leave out coaching!) Several weeks ago I went to a concert of […]

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Making Friends with Fear

He spent the night in my dorm room. Side by side on two small, blue, frameless futons we . . . watched The Weather Channel and went to sleep. It was the evening after my 19th birthday and we’d just been to a semi-formal together. We’d met only once, introduced at a party, before I […]

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Overlooking and Underestimating Myself

Many times in my life I’ve felt underestimated and overlooked.  Because I was thin, a Southerner, quiet, or “shy” as they told me… At least these are the stories I made up.  I don’t actually know what others were thinking or not thinking about me even when they used these words and especially when they […]

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