Social Grenades

I’m still digging Brene Brown and her work with Shame.  Here’s a good one from I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) Page 88: “I came up with the term shame screen after analyzing data from the first hundred interviews.  As women explained the unpredictable and sometimes unconscious ways they reacted in response…

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Full Body Project

Leonard Nimoy is a photographer.  Who knew?  He has been since he was a young man and has exhibited worldwide. He has published two books of his work, the most recent of which is The Full Body Project.  I recommend it not only for its beauty and his respectful portrayal of women, but for the…

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What Is Shame?

I really digging Brene Brown in I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging. Women often experience shame when they are entangled in a web of layered, conflicting and competing social-community expectations. Shame creates…

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Just One Thing

What’s the one thing that you’ve always wanted to do or be and that you’ve never achieved?  There’s always something.  Something your heart desires and that would bring you great joy but, for whatever reason, you have never done/had/been.  So here’s a challenge: Today find some way to do say or be that one thing.…

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Live Your Life

For years the signature on my personal email has been: “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming…

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The So What Test

Long ago I got one of those promotions for my local gym which came with two free hours of training.  I was a bit overweight at the time and was interested in exploring my options but had never worked out in a gym before.  The helpful front desk person signed me up for my two…

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Past Lives Enlighten Us

Western culture’s understanding of past lives is a bit interesting.  While we seem to have slipped out of the noose of living on the wheel of torment and needing to live life after life living out various Karmas until we achieve enlightenment, possibly because we have given up every achieving enlightenment if it ever was…

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Soul Book Reading

People mistakenly think that the Akashics or their Soul Book (they often think of these as interchangeable) is some kind of oracle.  Like the mechanical gypsy at the carnival you put in your token and get your fortune.  Or like Tarot you can just listen to what the cards tell you and your future will…

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Souls in the Akashics

One of the many joys I have in reading for people in the Akashics is seeing all the ways in which we live our existence when we are not in bodies.  Being in a body is a dramatic, immediate, sensorial experience, but who and what we are when we are ‘home’ is really amazing.  Some…

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Spirituality in a Secular World

Very little about spirituality seems appetizing in this secular world.  Besides Evangelicals and the GOP in politics at the moment and their need to push women’s rights back to the Victorian age or prior, missionaries knocking at doors at odd hours, there are the role models who either preach abstinence but live like rock stars…

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