Fear

Shut Ins: A Guide

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Uhm. Wow. What a week, right? Between scary and confusing news segments about COVID-19, you may ALSO be hearing messages about using this time to be UBER productive and accomplish every goal you’ve ever dreamed of, drag out art supplies, re-wallpaper your living room, organize […]

Courage

Terrible Reviews

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When I was 18, I went to an acting conservatory. There were about 20 of us in my class, ranging from 18, me, the youngest, to some in their mid-30s. The director of the program, one of our acting teachers, was a gritty, straight-talking, chain-smoking […]

Self-care

Everything is a practice

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How much of anything is One and Done? I’m sure someone can come up with an answer, but I’m talking about the spirit of the question. You have a body. Then comes the tending. You have a home. Then comes the tending. You have a new relationship. Then […]

Action

Trust in your impact

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People say, live every day as if it were your last. You’ve heard that. But what would it look like, really? If this day was my last? I can’t imagine it would make me terribly productive or helpful. Or maybe it would? Would I be […]

Mindset

Set Yourself Free

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I would like to start this off by sharing some things about myself: I can be a pushy, rigid, controlling, know-it-all, sure that my way is the right way. I can get stuck in regret and horrendous self-criticism about what I didn’t do or should have done. I can compare myself to others, making them […]

Parenting

Kindness

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I love that this little message of kindness is in this picture is next to some sort of what, is that a spill? A stain? Not sure, but it’s clearly a bit of a mess, yes?  That’s what we need–a bit of kindness next to every mess we see […]

Self-care

Stand Still

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You, in this moment, are this leaf: frozen in time, fantastic, fleeting and soon, if not already, falling to the ground.    Before you were this leaf, you were its bud, and before that, a bump, and before that, a promise, a shadow, an energetic space calling […]