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Most of the time, you don’t know how much you’re carrying until you put it down. I got a taste of my own medicine at a retreat last weekend. I knew I needed it, but I didn’t know how bad until I got there. I’d signed up to spend the weekend at one of my favorite places, Garrison Institute, housed […]
So here it is Friday (not exactly midweek) and I’m just finding my way to the keyboard to connect with you. Needless to say, it’s been an intense and tumultuous week in the U.S. and emotions are running high all around. I tend to shy away from overtly political posts. More than a Democrat or Republican, liberal […]
Here it is, September 1st — how did that happen? Even though the official end of summer is still 3 weeks from now, the shift is already palpable. And with it comes the inevitable tinge of excitement mixed with melancholy. Shorter days (oh no!) Back to school vibe (new beginnings! An excuse to buy new notebooks and pens […]
I was visiting with longtime, beloved friends last week. Seems I’m not the only one who’s been in an odd, restless place recently. Some combination of what’s in the news, summer expansiveness and being in my second Saturn return (an astrologically significant time of change and upheaval, first in your late 20s and again in […]
It’s easy to think the smallest thing that someone else does is great and that the largest thing we’ve done is nothing much. I talk to so many women who feel, as I often do, that if I’ve done something, well, gee, can’t anyone? Doesn’t everyone? “Really, it’s no big deal that I lifted that boulder off of your kid…oh, but thank you so much for that glass of water, it’s delicious, I was so thirsty!” Sound at all familiar?
Most inspirational speakers exhort us to “give it your all!” to “go big or go home!” Or maybe even “give 110% to truly give your best” to “always go above and beyond what you think you are capable of!” in order to truly succeed.
I think for many of us, this is a recipe for disaster.
Don’t look down; this inquiry isn’t about a number on the scale or how your jeans fit. It’s not a shame game, it’s a claim game — how you claim space in your life in a way that feels just right for you. If you’re like me and most of the women I work with, […]
With all that’s shiny and new in the world, it’s hard not to be seduced by images of perfection. Oh sure, we see images of native elder faces, craggy beyond belief and radiantly alive, and see the beauty. Looking at ourselves in the mirror, marking changes as the years go by, not so much. In […]
Tender shoots are cropping up. Little buds are showing on branches that were empty just yesterday. Here in the northeast and in many areas, green is coming back after months of brown and grey. It feels like we spend a lot of time waiting for the big things — the long awaited vacation, the chance to see […]