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Telling My Own Fortune

My new book Unmired is coming out in a few days. The illuminations from my transformation have been distilled into 52 Contemplations, arranged in 4 sets of 13 called Trust Your Body / Mobilize Your Mindset / Honor Your Spirit / Enjoy Your Life. I set out to write a book to describe how my

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What Is the Plural of Paradox?

  What is the plural of paradox?  I need to know, because there are so many of them in my fasting life. Fasted yet fueled. Hungry yet satisfied. Energetic yet calm. Shrinking yet expanding. I try to start the day with a 3-4 mile outdoor walk.  It’s a mild, damp morning and the snow is

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Speaking for Myself

It’s my 4th week of consistently attending yoga class, so I’m ready to deeply exhale (get it?) and proclaim that I love it.  It’s not the honeymoon speaking.  The energy, the flowing movement, the message = all resonating at this point in my journey.  At the end of class today, our teacher was talking about

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Unbreak Me

For years, I wanted to be an intuitive eater.  All the “feels” around the philosophy and the movement were right for me.  Working with your body.  Eating when you are hungry.  Eating the food your body asks for.  Stopping when full.  Loving your body for giving you a home to live from. Except I was ALWAYS

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Keep Your Eyes On Your Own…

In Gin Stephens’ Facebook group that supports Delay, Don’t Deny, she uses the expression “Keep your eyes on your own plate.” It is a playful reference to her history as an elementary school teacher, and a reminder that we are all adults, capable of making informed decisions about the kind of food we want to eat

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Push, Don’t Shove

I was thinking during class this morning about the parallels between yoga and intermittent fasting.  Both have increased in popularity, so both have industries that have cropped up touting products to buy.  Both are a trending hashtag.  When you strip all the trappings away, both are based on ancient, timeless wisdom. In full disclosure, I’m

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Want Only What Is Yours

This morning I drove to hot yoga class before sunrise.  It was my first time, and I’d made the decision shortly before going to bed, so there wasn’t much time for neurosis about this new experience.  Driving, I found myself saying a mantra that I’ve been repeating a lot lately, Want Only What Is Yours. This

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Enter the Cave

I saw my brother today, and he mentioned the philosopher Joseph Campbell.  While I can’t claim to be as well-read as my brother, Campbell’s work is “on the list”, and  I’m familiar with this famous quote about the cave & the treasure. I love the quote as it applies to my fasting journey.  During the years

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My Green Goddess Moment

I haven’t fully decided upon a new blogging structure, but I’m leaning toward blogging tri-weekly under my themes of : Trust Your Body, Honor Your Spirit, Enjoy Your Life.  And what better topic to kick off the theme of enjoying your life than telling you all my green gown story? A few years ago, I

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Unlearn Body Fear

In my new business, I am using the tagline, Trust Your Body, Honor Your Spirit, Enjoy Your Life.  My grandmother spent the last part of HER 95-year life imploring me to enjoy mine, and I’ve set out to do just that.  The journey started from trusting my body, and it has blossomed into far more.

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