Why ‘perfect life’ narratives can make you feel like poo

I found myself muttering at my i-Pad this weekend when one of those “perfect life” narratives popped into my Facebook feed. You know, the kind where somebody shows you their perfect life and then suggests that you too can have the same “pinch me” life if you just buy their $2,000 program by midnight tonight. […]

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Your Pelvic Floor is Not Your Neck

I’ve been unwinding a complex body issue for the last six years. It’s a weird, twisted pattern that involves my whole body, causes me a fair amount of pain, and often stops me from doing a lot of what I love to do. Honestly, it’s been kinda of awful. Not cancer awful, not can’t walk […]

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Navigate Your Life: Christina Rasmussen

I love the work that Christina Rasmussen is doing to change the way we live after loss. I’m so curious about how we handle grief and so happy people like Christina are changing our stories and teaching us new skills. She’s the founder of Second Firsts and the author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh and […]

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High Beams, Heckling & No Tidy Takeaway

All my life I’ve been goofy, loud, and throwing myself into risky creative endeavors without a whole lot of planning. I’m like, “Let’s put on a show!” This has led to me writing a bunch of books and creating a ton of stuff – and it has led to a ton of embarrassing failures. Like […]

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Savoring and Serving in September

It was a big month for me. Deep digging in and repeatedly letting go. Leaning into the discomfort of where I leave myself by being scattered and pushing to get things “done.” Being with my restlessness to create, to lead, to contribute more and my very human limitations. I’m working my oldest patterns. It’s sweaty, […]

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5 often overlooked ways to get unstuck

1. You forget you are an animal. We tend to think we are giant heads on sticks and that we can think our way into the future we desire. So not happening. For just one example, daily stress shuts down your will power and suddenly it’s just too scary to join the dating site or […]

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What Choosing Your Truer Life Really Looks Like

It’s not dramatic. It never looks like a montage in a Hollywood movie where the house gets remodeled, the book written, the life regained after the unwanted divorce, so quickly, so easily, all set to a tune of heart-stirring music. It rarely feels glamorous or polished. It’s not something you do in isolation; it’s not […]

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The Magic Ingredient for Living Your Truer Life

I adore stories with magic and fantasy elements because they remind me our lives are epic journeys, and we work to create what is good and true for ourselves. I love the reminder to rout the dragons that hoard our treasure and to not be led astray by false gods that try to trick us […]

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