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Inside the introvert

Inside the introvert

I’m not mad. I’m not rude, stuck up or aloof. I’m an introvert and it’s taken me years to admit, understand, accept and even embrace it. Why? Maybe because we all have a vision of how we want to be perceived, be it personable, charismatic […]

It’s my pity party and I’ll cry if I want to

It’s my pity party and I’ll cry if I want to

A friend of mine recently called to lament about a relationship that failed before it really had a chance to begin. She had been full of hope and excitement which made the disappointment that much deeper. As she walked me through the details, her extreme […]

From fall cleaning to clearing to cleansing.

From fall cleaning to clearing to cleansing.

I’ve never been much of a New Year’s resolution kind of girl. All that pressure and the crushing blow to the ego when you inevitably fail. No, I’ve always believed that every day presents a new opportunity to start fresh. Or as is often the […]

College bound: a lesson in letting go

College bound: a lesson in letting go

There are thousands, if not millions, of books written about parenting ~ from emotionally-based strategies for raising happy, well-adjusted children to how to discipline with love; to breaking stereotypes like building sensitivity in boys and confidence in girls. But there isn’t one reference book written […]

Finding extraordinary in the ordinary

Finding extraordinary in the ordinary

Yogis know that each asana {yoga posture} represents elements of life and carries with it spiritual learnings to connect us closer to the divine (God for me!) nature and one another. To me one of the most underrated poses is tadasana or “mountain.” Prescribed as […]

Social Anxiety ~ please don’t judge me!

Social Anxiety ~ please don’t judge me!

It’s the holiday season and among the hectic preparation is the anticipation of party invites and the who’s who of partygoers and hosts. Every year it’s a stressful conundrum for me as I weigh the thrill of an invitation against the anxiety of walking into […]

To kegel or not to kegel. The pressure’s on.

To kegel or not to kegel. The pressure’s on.

Warning ladies ~ it’s about to get personal. And if you’re a guy. Well just click off. Now. You’ve been warned. As a woman over 50 who gave birth to 4 children, I’ve held the fear that a simple sneeze or cough can unleash an […]

The many faces of God

The many faces of God

Say the name God and your mind will quickly conjure up any number of images and impressions that were formed over time through the influence of your parents, your church, the media and perhaps your own personal experiences of love, hardships or loss. It’s embarrassing […]

10 things I learned as a mother

10 things I learned as a mother

When you’re starting a family you read all sorts of books and articles on parenting and seek advice from experienced moms in an effort to raise happy, well-adjusted kids. No matter how much research you do though, it’s still on the job training. With my […]

I should have been a nun

I should have been a nun

Let me reintroduce you to my mother ~ the delightfully crazy but lovable Italian lady who is quite possibly the most nervous mother I’ve ever met. Case in point, our neighbors who lived directly across the street from us love to tell the story of […]