Detoxing: When Positive Life Changes Hurt

This is the time of the year when we are all so ramped up to make big life improvements and change ourselves. New year, new you. We start off full of hopes and dreams and ready to kick all of those bad habits and start making positive changes in our lives. Have you ever tried to break a bad habit and you quickly get to the point where quitting feels worse than the consequences of whatever bad habit you’re trying to break? I’m like that with caffeine. I’ll try to quit and the next day I’ll be exhausted and I’ll…

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A Love Letter to Shy Girls

I am shy. Sometimes it feels like the worst non-superhero power you could ever have. For all of the shy girls out there who get that, who know how hard it is to talk and speak and use your voice – I want you to know that I see you, I hear you, and I love you. I know what it’s like to hover on the outside, too afraid to draw notice to yourself for fear that you won’t be good enough, or interesting enough, or that you’ll have to bend or break just to fit in. That your words…

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4 Self-Care New Year’s Resolutions

New Year is my favorite holiday. Yeah, I like big turkey dinners and I thoroughly enjoy opening gifts but you hand me a notebook and a few pilot pens (colorful ink please) and tell me to plan a new year – I am on cloud nine. I love that feeling of new-ness and wide-open-ness and the feeling that this year might be the year it happens, even if I don’t know what it is. Plus it’s the perfect time to start working in my 2019 Self-Love Workbook!  I’ve noticed that this year there’s been a bit of smack talking about New Year’s…

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12 Things I Learned Last Year

2014 felt like a huge challenge in being true to myself and my wants. (Although don’t they all, really?) My sense of self was tested and stretched and my ideas about who I am and what I want and where I’m going had to be re-evaluated. Every year should be like that you know, it keeps you growing and keeps you honest and true to yourself. (Even though oftentimes those feels are painful and sucky and complicated and maddening.) I like to take a look back at the year and catalog everything I learned as a reminder of what to…

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