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Mother Daughter Bond

“A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.” ~ Victoria Secunda   I love this quote by Victoria Secunda. It encapsulates the vital significance of(read more)

Come alive in 2016

Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. ~David Whyte   At the beginning of a year, it seems only natural to pause and take stock of our lives. We might ask ourselves variations of the following: Where am I? Where did I want to be this time last(read more)

Navigation tools for windy days

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” —Dolly Parton   It is so easy to be blown by the wind, isn’t it? Lately, it feels like every day brings new hurricanes. Illness. Breakups. Paris. The San Bernardino shooting. Things that feel too big to bear. This Dolly Parton quote is one(read more)

Taking off the masks

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin “You have quality relationships.” This is the second of my five Well Loved Woman Principles. So many of us have a lot of “relationships,” but when it comes to the quality of them … well,(read more)

Know Yourself: So, how do you like YOUR eggs?

“As you become more aware about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey How do you like your eggs?  Do you know for sure?  I loved the movie Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts. The main character’s role resonated with me so strongly, especially the(read more)

The Human Environment Upgrade

Do not bring people into your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry. But it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourself with. ~Michelle(read more)

A Woman of a Certain Age

For years, I wanted to be older, and now I am. ~Margaret Atwood Do you remember wanting to be older when you were young? I certainly do. I looked very young well into my 30s and hated being mistaken for a younger person. So, this memory makes me smile a bit… I wouldn’t mind being mistaken(read more)

Can You Let Go of Your Security Blanket?

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. – Steve Maraboli Sometimes we hold onto relationships because we fear who we will be if we are alone—and fear the experience of feel alone–even for a moment. It’s like a(read more)

Are Your Beliefs Blocking Your Well Loved Life

The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs. —James Allen   How are your inner beliefs affecting your outer conditions? When you’re small, you come up with a lot of ideas and concepts so the world will make sense and to help you just cope with what’s(read more)

Make Room for Who You Could Be

Every year I resolve to be a little less the me I know and leave a little room for the me I could be. ~Wendy Wasserstein Oh, hello, end of January. Hello, extra 5 pounds that are still on my hips. Hello, credit card balances that haven’t gone down after the holidays. Hello, snooze button on(read more)

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