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Don’t Back Down

Don’t Back Down

Every once in awhile you get the chance to stand up for yourself. No, it may not be this grand gesture paired with an epic speech (I wish) but just a chance to say, hey, I matter. These chances– they’re presented out in the universe like carrots but how many of us seize the prize? … Continue reading

Practicing Silence

Today I practiced silence. Blissful, peaceful, perfect silence. I drove in silence. I exercised in silence. I cooked in a quiet, empty SILENT house. And as I hummed along my day, a sort of peace emerged. My thoughts ran clear. Time passed with a sense of ease and perfection. I felt in flow, in harmony. … Continue reading

2014 Visions

The end of 2013 has been itching at me and whispering in my ear for weeks. It’s e-n-d-i-n-g. Can I get a hell, yes? To say I’m excited about 2014 would be an understatement. I’m overjoyed, elated, thrilled, fired right up. Recently I took it upon myself to learn the Hustle circa Saturday Night Fever. … Continue reading

Overdoing It

Women tend to do too much. Yes? This might be a gross over assumption. It might be a generalization. But, in my experiences, we want to be more to more people than men and so, I stick to my claim. Why this happens is the big golden question and in my experience its related to … Continue reading

Girls, Part 2

“May the bridges I burn light the way.” — Unknown When I was 20,  I broke up with my girlfriends. Or, maybe they broke up with me. We were a troop of girls, friends since we were teenaged and on the inevitable brink of adulthood. This brink – a ledge on the corner of unknown … Continue reading

Girls

I was eleven years old when all the girls changed. I vividly remember coming to school on a Tuesday and being informed that my friend was “mad” at me. Mad. What for? Oh, you should know. I didn’t, and I sulked, until a day or so later when my friend had forgiven me and smiled as … Continue reading

Saturn Return – A Sabbatical

Thrice in an individual’s life Saturn returns to the same point in the sky as it was when we were born – the Saturn Return. In Hindu Astrology its known as Saade Saati. “It is believed by astrologers that, as Saturn ‘returns’ to the degree in its orbit occupied at the time of birth, a … Continue reading

Gratitude, Goals, & Rituals

I have two fundamental beliefs: Write down the things that are important. Share things you learn with others. This week I had the pleasure of having my heart filled with joy. In one night I was joyed, influenced, and moved.  I heard Danielle LaPorte and Gabrielle Bernstein speak in Vancouver at an event poetically named … Continue reading