On Women Taking Up Too Much Space

On Women Taking Up Too Much Space

"I'm afraid I took up too much space...opened up too much."

As tears welled up, she looked around at this newly forming sisterhood as they all spoke up in her defense. Assured her that her expression was welcome and enjoyed. Not at all too much.

Which brought this women's group into a process of grappling with the fact that every single woman in that room feels this way sometimes.

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All You Have to Do is Something Different

All You Have to Do is Something Different

I know. You don't want to repeat the same old worn out behaviors in the coming year. Me neither.

We call them patterns because they're what we do when we go on auto-pilot or get unconscious. We have ruts in our brain that favor doing the same thing over and over again.

No matter that the behaviors might be dulling our life force or reinforcing something we're desperate to leave behind. We still let ourselves get seduced by the familiar pattern when we're not paying attention.

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You Will Confront Your Inner Darkness

You Will Confront Your Inner Darkness

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the darkest time of year. Both inwardly and outwardly.

In this time before the light returns, we see the darkest places in ourselves. We see what hides out in the corners and only comes out when the nights are long. 

Right now, so many are experiencing depression, deep insecurities, loneliness, apathy, anxiety, lethargy, and especially issues around addiction or numbing behaviors. Because now, as we experience our dark places, we also fall into our most shadowy ways of coping.

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The Very Best Holiday + End-of-Year Blessings. From Me to You.

The Very Best Holiday + End-of-Year Blessings. From Me to You.

May you be gentle with yourself this season.

May you resist and release the have-to's and shoulds about who to invite, what to wear, or how much to spend that compromise your true desires and authenticity.

May you snuggle closer to yourself with acceptance and understanding of your particular neuroses rather than move further away with shame and brittle judgement.

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