Let Yourself Wear Your Sacred Skin

I’ve been thinking a lot about hiding. Many of the women I know, love, and respect have been, too. All of the ways we hide who we really are, what we really yearn for, saving it away like the “good china” only to be taken out on “special occasions.”

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Solar & Lunar Medicine

On Friday, Winter Solstice reminds us of the blessings that come from the darkness, as well as the wisdom that the light always returns, penetrating our hearts, bodies, and minds with illumination, warmth, and connection.

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Let the Light Come to You

Sitting on my desk, a tag from a teabag reads, “the difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.” I don’t know who said it, it is quoted anonymously, but I can’t begin to tell you how much these words mean to me.

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What I’m Learning, Loving, and Grieving

What I am learning is that I have inherited a deeper sense of beauty from the accumulation of years. Maybe I’m not wrinkle-free or slim in all the “right” places that the dominant culture demands. No. I choose now. I choose what beauty is. I choose me just like this.

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A Life with No Instructions: Part 1

As with many things in life, there was no rule book or instructions. I thrive that way. I got to choose a life of flourishing or a life of the chore-list. And it was my responsibility to make that choice and step into the actions of whatever I chose.

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