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Reflections on letting loose — from 2013

I wrote this in 2013 and am finding parts of it still true & parts of it I feel new ways about // I decided to share this in the spirit of letting my thinking evolve Mom and I drove … Continue reading

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Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

I just finished reading Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin. Read it. I don’t care who you are out there, read it. Especially read it if you are a young woman. Or you’re a mother. Or you have … Continue reading

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Action

Here’s how things get done: We do them. We say nothing changes if nothing changes and we must become the change we want to see in the world- all that. We can plan for tomorrow, we can have all the … Continue reading

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Four basic fears connected to low self-esteem

The fear is of doing something that will confirm their own inadequacy. The fear is that others will see what they’ve done and also recognize their inadequacy. The fear is of losing what one has; fear that success cannot be … Continue reading

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Emotions vs. Anxiety

I believe that emotions serve a purpose. They can Communicate to and influence others, Organize and motivate to action, or be (Self-) validating Usually, with some digging, I can identify why I am feeling a certain way and then do … Continue reading

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Three things that maintain anxiety I read this article today and it shook me a bit. Instead of listing things that “cure” or reduce anxiety, this lists the three behaviors that maintain people’s states of anxiety. 1. Avoidance 2. Reassurance … Continue reading

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respecting/loving what was and what is– simultaneously

I went back to a place I loved today. It was wonderful and I had the strong desire to return to the place I am presently- not to live (or physically visit) the past at the expense of my current … Continue reading

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