What “wandering” might teach you

I don’t know how many hours I spent searching for grad programs, scanning websites and thinking, “Oh maybe I could study English… No? Nah. Or maybe anthropology? Wait, do I wanna be an anthropologist or do I just want to travel? Oh look at this, a women’s studies program in South Africa… that would be cool, right?” Yea cool for sure, but I was TOTALLY forcing it. So much so that I applied to two completely different programs, got accepted, deferred, and then just never showed up to my first class. I SO wanted to be in grad school! Or

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Without a man I feel naked

  I wrote that sentence not too long ago: without a man I feel naked. And I immediately wanted to erase it. Or at least rearrange it, or reinterpret the words, somehow reorganize this truth to make it less … pathetic. But instead I just cried, and sank into the disappointment (in myself), the shame, and the insecurity that surfaced as a result of facing it. And then I waited for more. NAKED. What did I really mean by that? I asked myself. More words came. Stripped. Bare. Exposed to the world. This is a vulnerable share, and I share it, as

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Are you choosing what’s convenient?

You ever review your life for a sec (i.e. your job, your diet, your boyfriend) and think: Whoa, how did I get here? Especially when it comes to relationships, I know a lot of women who have had this experience (myself included). The he has a girlfriend but we started texting one night and then months later we’re still just texting with no hope of a relationship kind of experience. Or the I said yes to one date and then woke up two years later with someone I’m not sure I like kind of experience. We tend to think of decisions as isolated events. I hear

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Why I welcome tears

How often do you cry? You feel like it’s too much? Too little? Does it make you uncomfortable to cry? Maybe you even try not to? I know people who cry every day, people who haven’t cried in over five years, and everything in between. Some comments I hear from clients are: “If I start to cry, I’m afraid I won’t stop.” “If I start to feel it all, it’ll just be too much, too overwhelming.” “I hate to cry.” “I only cry by myself, never in front of other people.” Men, specifically, have told me that thinking about crying feels more or less equivalent to being punched

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Blackberry Chia Pudding

If you learn ONE recipe only, learn this one. Chia pudding is so simple, easy to take on the road, and actually pretty filling. Here’s an extremely basic recipe using blackberries. You can swap blackberries for any other berry (I love using a mix of raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries). Blend: 1 c coconut water 1 c berries Pour into a glass jar (or container of your choice) and mix in 1/4 c chia seeds. Continue to mix the chia seeds every 2 min or so. The mixture will thicken over time. In roughly ten minutes the chia seeds should be fully

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The truth is…

You ever get in bad mood and not know why? (I know this sounds like a pharmaceutical ad, but bear with me… ) Like maybe you wake up and feel pissed off before you even get outta bed (“Did I have a bad dream or what??“) Or you’re hangin with a group of friends and feel totally numb and disengaged (“Where the hell did this come from?” “Why can’t I just enjoy myself?“) This used to happen to me a lot, actually, especially in my early-mid 20s. Like on a Saturday, for instance, I’d be getting ready for a “fun” night out with friends.

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