Your Life in Progress: Wise Women

Your Life in Progress: Wise Women

Wise Women 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 beautiful, gentle lives of purpose, health & JOY. Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often. ~Susan Statham Right after I graduated from college, I lived in a college town in Colorado with my boyfriend in a great little apartment […]

There Are Worse Things Than FAT

There Are Worse Things Than FAT

Believe it or not, there are worse things than fat. Mean and judgemental, for instance; or self-loathing. Hating yourself. Filled up to the brim and spilling over with anxiety and fear; or how about lacking in joy or purpose; unable to identify what lights you up or sparks your creative juices. Unsure what gifts you bring to the world and afraid to even ask. To never laugh; and never give yourself permission to cry. There are so many worse things than being fat although our world might tell you otherwise. How […]

Lay Down Worry & Become More Clearly Yourself

Lay Down Worry & Become More Clearly Yourself

Hey, mamas, can we chat this morning? That little boy of yours who fills notebook after notebook of drawings of Garfield and Sonic the Hedgehog and Batman? He’s not wasting time; he is becoming the man he was knit together to be. The little girl breaking your budget as she devours math booklet after booklet from 4 years old on? The one who is messy and stubborn and mispronounces words and is a poor speller? Yup – she is going to study in mathematics and bring all her love of […]

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Brain: Improve Memory, Mood & Focus

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Brain: Improve Memory, Mood & Focus

The time change brings with it darker evenings and a gloomy overcast interspersed with a rare but sorely needed sunny day. It feels like bedtime by 7 pm yet there is work still to be done around the house. The U.S. election contributes to a feeling of heaviness but then again, this time of year always feels a little heavy. Both parents left in November – my mom on my little brother’s birthday. And every year as this time rolls around, we practice the letting go. It is good to sit with the pain […]

5 Tips to Start Living With Greater CALM Today

5 Tips to Start Living With Greater CALM Today

These past three weeks have been fairly calm for me – I have had time to rest more and putter and think. I could have been filling that time with work because, of course, I have a to-do list that waits for me. But I chose to ignore much of it and the world kept turning. I have read some delicious novels (admittedly staying up too late a few nights to keep reading) and taken Epsom salt baths and connected with my kids. But this is, I think, a bit […]

Getting Moo’d At & Change Begins At Home

Getting Moo’d At & Change Begins At Home

Every girl deserves to live safe, nourished, loved. She deserves a quality education, a childhood free of sexual exploitation and abuse. She deserves to know the truth- that she is not less than, not a commodity, not simply a work horse. As women, are we clearly modelling and communicating this truth to the younger generation? Are we permitting abuse or bullying or shaming behavior in our own lives? Do we treat (and speak about) ourselves with dignity and respect? Do our daughters know that our worth is not in the […]

5 Steps to Support Yourself as You Quit “That Habit”

5 Steps to Support Yourself as You Quit “That Habit”

This post is not intended to boss you around – as in insist you should quit sugar, wine or anything else you enjoy. If you are healthy and happy then I am delighted for you! However, if you are at a place in your life where a sugar, refined carb, wine, nicotine, caffeine, drug or junk food habit is no longer serving you, then this post of 5 ways to support yourself when you’re doing the hard work to quit “that habit” may very well be of use. It is not a comprehensive list of everything that could […]

Get Clear On Your Game Plan

Get Clear On Your Game Plan

You can’t actually have or do it all. At least not in the same season of life. Every time you say yes to one thing you are saying no to another thing. Or another someone. Too many people push uphill through life this way, no clear game plan, head in the sand, tossed to and fro. Unhappy. Each and every class I teach begins with the foundation of getting clear on WHO you want to be and HOW you want to feel. Otherwise, how do you set meaningful goals or know when you arrive? How do you know what […]