Time Travel into the Past to Shed Unwanted Layers

Time Travel into the Past to Shed Unwanted Layers

Hello, 2021! With a new year comes a fresh start and a desire for change/growth. It feels great to release the old and begin anew. But that’s often easier said than done. Despite making resolutions or setting intentions most people swiftly slip back into familiar...
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....
An Extrovert’s Guide to Surviving Quarantine

An Extrovert’s Guide to Surviving Quarantine

Being alone is hard for anyone when there’s no other option available. Loneliness is painful and debilitating. It’s even worse for extroverts who thrive on face to face interaction with others. My heart goes out to you as I know quarantine is a special...