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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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You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

Last call! You’re invited to join me for the final free Wise Women Writing session of the summer on Saturday August 20th at 9:30am PDT. We’re journaling for self-care and exploring…  What Does My Heart Want this Summer? SIGN UP HERE: What Does My Heart Want this Summer? Journaling for self-care: let’s linger together. Let’s linger…

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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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My Big Aha About the Negative Effects of Screen Time on Women

My Big Aha About Women and Too Much Screen Time (and a book to help). You’ve heard about the negative effects of screen time, right? I’m betting you know that screens can affect your sleep/wake cycles. They can also leave your body and brain feeling foggy, sluggish and unused, not to mention a lot of…

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How to Welcome In Your Light and Shadow Selves

How to Welcome in Your Light and Shadow Selves: A Journaling Activity Have you heard about the light and shadow selves within you? It’s long been a popular psychological theory, originating with Carl Jung. At its core is the belief that our personalities carry both light and shadow within them, and that our journey through…

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