Dancing with Your Shadow

Dancing with Your Shadow

Are you an emotional masochist? Do you regularly flog yourself with negative self talk, worst case scenario thinking, defeatism and shame? Do you then berate yourself for these tendencies? Truth is, looking on the bright side isn’t necessarily helpful or even...
Learn to Love Your Body

Learn to Love Your Body

What if you gave yourself permission to be beautiful? Not in the lofty sense of appreciating your “inner” beauty, but in a way that truly celebrates your physical beauty. It sounds simple but it’s not. At least not for many. Not in a culture that presents messages...
Awakening to Privilege

Awakening to Privilege

Against the Grain I furtively slipped the letter onto Rose’s desk just as the class was heading out to recess. I immediately heard a tinny voice from behind me ask, “What’s that?” Oh, dear God, it was Janey. My face flushed hot and I mumbled, “Nothing.” But Janey...
6 Ways to Honor Your Inner Child

6 Ways to Honor Your Inner Child

“Waaah, I don’t want to!” “It’s not fair!” “You can’t make me!” Three months into this pandemic and some of us are really starting to sound like whiney children. Truth be told, we’ve ALL felt like whiney children at times. Our world has been turned upside down....
7 Tips for Black Sheep

7 Tips for Black Sheep

You feel like an alien amongst your family. They criticize and ridicule you. They constantly misunderstand your intentions or perspective. You shrink down to a tiny, awkward version of yourself whenever you’re in their presence. You avoid being around them. You don’t...

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