“Gearing up” for first day of 2nd grade for Kai!

This is the first year that I have been able to take Kai back-to-school shopping at stores other than thrift stores. This is the first year that my boy has gotten to go to “regular” stores with brand new clothes and accessories which all of the other “regular” kids are able to go to without […]

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Meditate!

For years upon years I have been running on fumes, in survival mode, barely dragging my ass out of bed in the morning, feeling completely unresourced and definitely not ready for the day ahead….much less any inspiration for anything other than just getting through the day. I was tired, exhausted to the bone, and honestly […]

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then there came the day….

and then there came the day when i stopped trying to get rid of myself and started truly embracing myself — warts and all…stopped exercising incessantly…stopped sticking those headphones in and forcing the repetitive motion of my legs on an elliptical….stopped telling myself stories of ‘needing to’ and started checking in about what i really […]

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Body Image and Embodying Myself.

I grew up dancing from a very young age.  I was in recitals and competitions; dressed in tight leotards and tutus performing in front of people.  I was aware of my body.   I was especially aware of my body in relation to others.  I can remember in 3rd grade being weighed by the teacher […]

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