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Your Wild and Precious Life: It’s Okay to be Uncertain

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Somewhere along the way you may have come upon this question before. It’s the final line in Mary Oliver’s famous poem, The Summer Day. Oliver’s words have been quoted on so many websites and blogs during the past decade that…

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The Mindful Way Through Compare and Despair

Compare and despair. You’ve probably experienced that, right? That moment when you compare something about yourself or your life to someone else’s. In that moment you might find yourself tunneling down into uncomfortable feelings of distress and dismay, perhaps even edging toward a kind of despair. Something gets triggered for you, or you sense something’s missing about…

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You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me for two free Wise Women Writing sessions this fall on October 22nd and December 3rd at 9:30am PST. We’re journaling for self-care and exploring…  Self-Care Journaling: Landscapes of Life Transition SIGN UP HERE: Self-Care Journaling for Life Transitions Journaling for self-care: let’s explore life transitions. For years now we’ve been living…

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Life Transition Self-Care: 5 Ways to Fill Your Cup

I remember the moment like it was yesterday, even though it happened many years ago. I was sitting with a client who was in the midst of a complex life transition. She was feeling lost, confused and disoriented. In the middle of our conversation she looked up and said, “If you could take my hand,…

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Creating Boundaries Online: What Needs Your Care and Tending?

This is a followup to my last post, where I wrote about my big aha related to the negative effects of screen time on women. It was inspired by Jenny Odell’s book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Today I’ll share insights and strategies about creating boundaries with the online world. The idea…

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