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A summer of surrender…and a fall of getting naked

September 1, 2016

Hello all, It’s been lovely to be offline for a few weeks this summer and forced to, having both kids with me most of the summer, forget a bit about work and concentrate entirely on living. My summer’s themes have been sunshine (a lot), surrender (spending all day with two children forces me to either surrender or fight to the death, which is exhausting), and sensuality. Not …

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Scratch the surface of every woman and here’s what you get

August 14, 2016
Below the surface by Elena Kalis

    The first time I did this exercise, I was so amazed and heart-filled to see every woman instantly start writing. Some of them wrote furiously as words poured out. Other women filled page after page. Some women wrote, looked up, smiled, looked down and continued writing. It brought some women to tears. But not one woman sat there, having nothing to write. The …

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Desire. Appetite. Hunger. Wanting.

July 21, 2016
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  What are your deep desires? One of things we talk about at the JWR retreat is DESIRE. As in, what do you really want? What do you want for yourself, greedily, selfishly, gloriously, revelling in what it is to be you and want what you uniquely want. To know and live inside your desires is both deliciously forbidden (a woman’s appetite, in all it’s …

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What I struggled with in learning how to prioritize myself

June 29, 2016
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    When I first felt the angry, desperate and sad yearnings inside me for more nourishment, I was in a dark place. At home with a new baby. Spending my days preparing food, cleaning up food, cleaning up the house, washing dishes, preparing more food, cleaning up more food, changing diapers, doing laundry, putting the babe down for a nap, cleaning up the kitchen, …

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Why we really need each other…the alchemy of the feminine

June 13, 2016
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    Alchemy – “a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination.” This definition was taken from oxforddictionaries.com. When I looked it up in my hardcover Oxford American Dictionary, there was a different definition, “a medieval form of chemistry, the chief aim of which was to discover how to turn ordinary metals into gold.” Both of these definitions suit me well. The alchemy I …

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