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Width: Centering in Connection

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Width: Centering in Connection

Sometimes I’m happy. I’m outspoken. I’m available. Sometimes you can feel me. I’m like a door that is wide open. You walk inside. There’s plenty of room for both of us. My energy is expansive. My mood is open. My physical body is relaxed. I take up space side to side. I laugh loudly. I connect. On other days it feels as though I want to curl up in a ball. Maybe figuratively. Maybe even literally. On those days it’s hard for you to find me. I feel absent. I am tight. I am sullen. I am quiet. My skin feels like a sweater that doesn’t quite fit anymore. You try to reach in, but...

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Length: Centering in Dignity

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Length: Centering in Dignity

When was the last time you took a stand for your dignity? A few months ago, a mentor reflected to me that I seemed to lack “backbone.” She pointed out the ways in which I’m prone to losing myself in others’ stories, giving away my core values and riding the wave of other people’s emotions. She noted that, at times, I can’t even find my own point of view – I’m so worried of what she will think. On one hand, that rang true. How many times in my life have I found myself facing another human being in a state of collapse? And yet, there’s another side. Challenge me harder...

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Moving from Center… Again

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Moving from Center… Again

Take a breath… Feel your feet on the floor… Notice your belly rise and fall… It’s easy enough to be centered in your body (and your life) while calmly sitting still. In a yoga class, or a quiet den, the context lovingly supports your goal. But can you stay present and connected to your self when things start moving fast? Even out of control? What happens to your state of ease and grace when life throws you a curve ball?   There’s no doubt about it. Centering in motion is a skill worth investing the time and energy to develop. And yes, I said skill – not tip, quick...

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The Sacred Flame

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

The Sacred Flame

“If we are the ones we’ve been waiting for… why wait?” ~ Goddess Alchemy Project   There is a sacred fire within.   It’s part of your soul. It burns for you. It burns even when you forget your soul’s purpose. It burns even when you think you’ve sold out, though it may go underground. It burns louder or softer, in proportion to the amount you censor yourself in order to look good to others. It burns faster or slower, in proportion to the degree to which you’re willing to trust your own intuition and lean IN – to embrace the flames as potentially creative, rather...

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The Myth of Inclusion

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The Myth of Inclusion

I want to be part of the tribe. But I can’t.   I really can’t. Because I don’t fit in. I’m too strange, too short, too fat, too smart, too pretty, too kinky, too straight, far too better than…. I can’t, because I once made a mistake that is so unforgiveable that they’ll never let me back in. Because someone else once wronged me in a way that was so unforgiveable that I’LL never let THEM back in again. I want to be part of the tribe but, you see, they just don’t quite get me. The hill to climb is far too steep. The distance between me and them is far to...

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Gamemaster

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Gamemaster

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso   I hate to admit it, but I like rules. They make me feel safe and in control. Yet, I know that if I want to consciously play the Gamemaster of my own life, there’s a lot of unlearning to do. A lot of “rule breaking,” you might say. Because in the world of gaming, skillful play is like defying gravity.   Imagine this: you are walking down a dark street in at eleven pm. You are slightly lost, but you know the general vicinity of your destination. Fear begins to creep in. Will I make it...

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