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What We Practice Grows Stronger

What We Practice Grows Stronger

Jun 27, 2017 | No Comments

Choosing a simpler or slower life, an intentional life, can feel like hard slogging at the start. It means going against the grain, forming new habits and mindsets, choosing to practice patience when the process takes time. Picking ourselves up over and over again when we fall off the proverbial wagon. I call myself a recovering perfectionist and live with a mighty opinionated inner critic. She likes to follow me around all day nagging and pointing out all the ways I fail to measure up – to both your standards […]

Your Life in Progress: Learning to Love Groups

Your Life in Progress: Learning to Love Groups

Jun 26, 2017 | 4 Comments

Learning (Slowly) to Love Groups is a guest post in a series called “Your Life in Progress.” In this series we hear from other women like you and I – women who are learning to love and care for themselves well. They are taking risks, making mistakes, trying new things and letting others go, sometimes struggling, but ultimately pursuing simple lives of purpose, health & JOY. When it comes to self-care and making my journey through life, I’ve done a decent job of finding mentors and carving out time for myself. What I’ve struggled with, though, […]

We Can Run But We Can’t Hide

We Can Run But We Can’t Hide

Jun 5, 2017 | 14 Comments

The winding drive back into the Peace valley is beautiful. I have to keep my eyes on the lane ahead of me and the construction that takes up part of the narrow winding road, though, so I am unable to fully take in the view or look over, across the river that cuts through the town, to try and spot the ski lift that marked part of my chilly junior high years. I ran quick from this place. First at 16 then, for good, at 17. It felt too small […]

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