The women we envy

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What kind of women do you envy? The skinny ones? The rich ones? The ones who are getting engaged and having babies “on time?” Me? I always envied women who seemed to have “arrived at their totality,” as a friend in Mexico so wonderfully put it. To me, that means a woman who embraces all sides of herself and expresses all those sides completely and unapologetically.  >> She doesn’t hide her huge smile or her tears She laughs out loud She doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable emotion When she’s angry, terrified, or heartbroken, she shows it Because, no matter how “messy” it might look, it’s who she is, all of

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Coconut Congo Bars

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When it comes to homemade food (especially dessert) my brother has a tendency to exaggerate. “I’m telling you, I’d drive in from Framingham just for one of these.” “I’d pay a good sixty bucks for a tray of these, no joke.” It’s hard to stay humble having a guy like that around. He leaves and you think to yourself “well, maybe I should open my own restaurant, god darn it!” We all need someone like that in our lives, no? Anyway, you ready for the recipe? The one my brother would apparently drop huge sums of money for? This week I’m sharing the recipe

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Cacao Butter Salve + Something We’ve Lost

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What do you do when you get a headache?  A toothache? Where do you turn when you’ve got digestive issues?  Or PMS? What do you do if you feel tension in your neck? Or if you’ve got a skin rash? Tylenol? Advil? Google? Or do you just suck it up? Nothing wrong with painkillers or toughing it out, but since those have become the most common defaults, I’ve started to wonder if we’ve lost something. Clarissa Estes, in her bestselling book Women Who Run with the Wolves, says that a healthy woman “carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She carries the medicine

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Making time + space for pancakes

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What was your favorite part of this morning? Or did it go by way too fast to notice? These are questions worth answering! Because the “morning routine” isn’t just a trendy topic of conversation. All the hype is actually based on lots of evidence suggesting that the way we start our day will determine the way we feel the rest of the day. You’ve heard it from nutritionists, right? “Breakfast is the most important meal.” By firing up your metabolism first thing in the morning you put your digestion on track for the rest of the day. I recently heard a similar sentiment echoed from a commencement speaker who listed “making the bed”

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The best technology for quieting the mind

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Having trouble quieting your mind? You might be going about it in the wrong way. For instance, here’s how it went for me… I wanted to start a home yoga practice, so I created a “Yoga Glo” account and voila!, had access to hundreds of virtual classes, depending on how much time I had, my specific aches and pains, etc. I wanted to learn to meditate, so I downloaded Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie app, and then “Headspace,” another meditation app considered the “gym membership for the mind.” I wanted to get more in touch with my soul, cultivate a deeper spiritual life, so I read Danielle

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What Makes Me Lose My Mind

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This post is part of the Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour! 20 women. 20 days. 20 ways to Feed Your Soul. Free Your Body. Love Your Life. Check out more info after my post! It’s usually with a man I’ve just met.  Or not. Maybe our eyes just hold contact long enough to communicate consent. With his right hand on my waist he pulls me close. His other hand holds one of my mine securely in the small space between our chests. It’s best when the music starts slow (like in this song), and he guides me with slight, subtle movements, to fall into

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Anxiety be gone, my top 3 strategies

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Type “anxiety” into Google.  You’ll find something like, “uneasiness of mind”, “emotional distress”, “fear”. (Keep reading, I promise this will end on a positive note!) Anxiety isn’t something I ever felt. Honestly. Sadness, yes. Anger, yes. Jealously, yes. But anxiety? I didn’t even know what the word meant until recently. For years (since my early 20s) I practiced and taught yoga consistently. I didn’t know it at the time, but that lent itself to a life of focus and peace, even among the most uncomfortable situations. It was why I could keep my cool in traffic jams, why I could effortlessly give of myself in social situations, why city

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