Self-development

I aM sTuCk

October 21, 2017

  I am going through a stuck period right now. And this is what I usually do when I’m stuck. Watch movies in the middle of the day. While eating a hamburger and chips. Get angry at the teacher because I was late for drop-off and because IT’S HER FAULT I’M STUCK! Rage at everyone. My kids. My husband. Strangers. Above teacher. And then smother …

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Audacious, scary, body buzzing, delicious desire

September 22, 2017

  Desire – Part 1 Desires are weird and wonderful. They are basically what you want but when you change the word want for the word desire it sounds so much more….ballsy. Daring. Delicious. Illegal. Naughty. Desire seems like a slap to everything I grew up with. It’s the opposite of almost every message I received. I think that desire would have been a dangerous …

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Truth telling. Deep breath. Open mouth.

September 13, 2017

    Telling the truth. It’s big. It’s hard. It takes remarkable courage. (Not to say something like “I don’t like peaches” but to say something like “Yesterday, I broke down in tears because I realized that I’m not really happy.”) I believe telling the truth can save our lives. (Along with Wonder Woman.) I had to start telling the truth to myself. To admit …

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The sisterhood, coffee talk and the depth of the feminine…

January 31, 2017

  Every once in a while, my brain wants to vomit out my thoughts in a messy but heartfelt way. Trigger finger, really. Editing be damned! Re-reading tossed aside! Grammar begone!  (Actually, you got me on that one because I can’t have any grammatical mistakes, I just CAN’T!) So, here goes. The sisterhood, coffee talk and the depth of the feminine (should we choose to …

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Desire. Appetite. Hunger. Wanting.

July 21, 2016

  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

    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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