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What Love Is

Soon you’ll see your face red and twisted in the rearview mirror as you rage at your kids in the backseat. Soon you’ll try to ease the drudgery and relentlessness with Facebook and Irish Cream, but it will leave you more disconnected than you were before. Soon you’ll want to escape this life you can […]

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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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Why I Do What I Do

Because we only get so many trips around the sun. That’s why. That’s why I do what I do both personally and professionally. You may have heard (or read) me mention this in regards to the death of my dad. Losing a parent and bumping up a place in the mortality line taught me that […]

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What Need Does Your Vote Express?

What need does your vote express? Safety? Security? Personal power? Freedom? Validation? Your enemy’s vote–the one whose views are diametrically opposed to yours–expresses the same needs. You want the same things. The only difference is which road you think will take you there. Each vote expresses a need. Let’s listen. We can all help others feel heard. And work […]

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Are You Parenting From Love or Fear?

Notice how you interact with your kids, what you say to them, how you say it. Does it come from a place of love, or does it come from a place of fear? Dig deep and see. Let’s say your 3-year-old draws with a marker all over the living room wall. What is your response? Perhaps […]

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10 Benefits of Journaling

When used beyond the recording of facts and incidents and venting journaling can be a powerful tool. It becomes even more potent when done consistently. Here are 10 benefits of regular journaling: Emotional awareness. Pinpoint, name, and describe your feelings to raise your emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Process your thoughts. Write to figure out what you believe. Discover […]

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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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Find Freedom By Questioning Your Thoughts

Yesterday the brilliant Martha Beck posted something on Facebook about how when she’s suffering she looks for the lie. She knows she’s probably telling herself a lie somewhere in there. Byron Katie talks about questioning the truth of your thoughts and looking at how those thoughts make you feel and how you’d feel without them. […]

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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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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Kids Are Pushing Your Buttons

Kids are masters at button pushing. Or so it often feels. However, by looking at things from a new perspective you may find your buttons melting away and even feel grateful that your kids are such amazing teachers of button awareness. When you’re having your buttons pushed ask yourself these seven questions: 1. What is […]

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