Tips for staying juicy

I’m really good at self-care and here’s what I’ve learned about it

April 25, 2018

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  I am really good at self-care. It has been and is the work of my lifetime. Here’s what I have learned: Self-care has many levels. There is surface self-care and there is deep self-care. We have our own versions of all the levels. For me, a hot bath is surface. A movement session where I burst into tears and crack somewhere is deep. I …

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Diaries of a retreat – Part 3/3

November 12, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  This is the final installation in my “Diary of a retreat” writings. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Day 3 The theme for me this retreat has been belonging. A big challenge to the story I’m holding on to about not being worthy of love and belonging.  I know on a cellular level what it feels like to be the outsider. …

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Diaries of a retreat – Part 2/3

November 9, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  This is the second installation of my “Diary of a retreat” writings. You can read the first one here. Day 2 I don’t like this retreat. I am not feeling at home or good; I’m feeling uncomfortable. We had an experience with horses with the amazing Jen Zoe this morning and I had an uncomfortable realization. I thought the horse I had connected with …

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Diaries of a retreat – Part 1/3

November 8, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  I decided to do a diary of a retreat I went on because I want to share what a retreat can be like (this particular one and my particular experience) in the hopes that I will inspire you to go on one, or at least to consider the value of investing in time away just for you.  This is my experience of the fourth …

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How to kill a desire

October 3, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  Yes, I’m into desires these days. If you didn’t read my post called “Audacious, scary, body buzzing, delicious desire”, you can read it here. What are desires? For me, they are simply things, feelings and experiences that I want. And, for me, they have a deepness to them that simply “wanting” doesn’t seem to have. A simple want comes from my mouth and a …

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

January 31, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  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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Extend your after-glow….miaow…..!

January 24, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  By after-glow, I mean that super-delicious feeling that comes after you’ve done something you are proud of. A first. Or a really good. Or just something you dived into, even though you were terrified. Or anything that you did (or that was done to you….mmmm….) that made you. feel. good. I’ve found that I can either cut the legs off my after-glow so it …

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The warrior who fights for everyone else but herself

January 5, 2017

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  (I can’t believe that I had actually forgotten about Xena, Warrior Princess for a few years. Never again!!) Do you recognize yourself in this? The warrior who fights for everyone else but herself? We rage at our schools, our daycares and our camps to demand better treatment, better food, better playgrounds, better resources for our kids. We join petitions and send emails to complain …

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What’s hiding in your body?

December 1, 2016

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  One of the really big changes I’ve made over the last five years is to feel. I mean, FEEL. Really feel. Feel it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. And from where I am right now, I can look back and see how much I wasn’t feeling before. I can see the rage that I shoved aside because, frankly, I thought it …

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Desire. Appetite. Hunger. Wanting.

July 21, 2016

Google+emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  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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