personal-power

Your Timing Is Divine

Dear one, This one is especially for you if you feel behind all the time. Struggle to keep up. Are always late. Late to the meeting, late to the party, late to bloom, late to this thing called life. And it’s especially for you if you exhale with sweetness when you can just go …

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What would Frida do?

When I’m down, distracted, unclear, and unsure of what’s next. I ask myself, “What would Frida do?” If you don’t know her yet, Frida Kahlo is/was a fiercely creative, greatly influential Mexican painter and activist. I’m not sure how true it was to Frida’s actual lived experience, but the movie “Frida,” directed by Julie Taymor,

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Your hunger is holy

But isn’t this the opposite of what we’ve been taught? Especially as girls and women we’re taught to say NO to food, to savoring, to slowing down, and to pleasures that have nothing to do with buying or acquiring anything — NO to that which nourishes and feeds us. At the same time, we are

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When success is a mirage

‘I think you have success dysmorphia,’ my friend Ali told me about 8 years ago. Dysmorphia means ‘wrongly shaped.’  It’s a term usually paired with ‘body’ as in ‘body dysmorphia,’ when you look at yourself and see someone wrongly shaped (when actually you’re just right). Unable to see ourselvesas we truly are,we see ourselves onlyas

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