What stories does your body want to tell? #7

Sometimes I so dislike this body I’m in, or wish I could change parts of it, or resent its entire heavy awkwardness. But then sometimes, also, I am glad for all that it allows me to do…

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What stories does your body want to tell? #2

I looked my physical best. I fit into everything beautifully. My hair was a perfect bob. But absolutely no other part of me was well.

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Dear self…

This is an open letter just to remind you to keep the true colours of you who are.

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Recalibrate: Self-care summer camp

Let’s centre our hearts and heads and spirits before autumn sobers us up, before the Earth mellows into her reds and golds.

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Finding the beauty after the darkness

10 steps for nourishing your heart, healing the body and strengthening the bare bones of your will after trauma.

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Intrusions of beauty (a ‘gratitude list’ of sorts)

All the things, that are just life happening, in that moment in time, and I was lucky enough to be there, witness to its happening. And sometimes, lucky enough to be inside the story being told.

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How our experiences nurture our souls

The only thing that can nurture our souls is our knowledge. And the only way to gain knowledge is to have experiences — to feel good and to feel bad, and to start drawing our own conclusions about what the meaning of those feelings are.

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I don’t need to please anyone but me

What I am is not because of you, I am because of me.

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What happened while I was gaining weight

I recently bumped into an old acquaintance at the mall who looked me up and down, waggled her eyebrows, gestured at my evident weight gain and asked, “What happened?”

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Four ways to find joy in the ordinary

A guide for slowing down, backtracking and finding the most exquisite joy in the ordinary

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