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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)

How to Snap Right Out of Negative Self-Talk

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg Sometimes I am amazed at how women (myself included) talk to themselves – the shaming, the tone, the judgment. We would never talk to a friend or colleague this way, but for some reason we consider ourselves fair game. And(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)

Strength By Design

I’ve said it before, and by gosh, I’ll say it again – don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. ~Emlyn Chand Just for a moment, imagine what it would be like if you really COULD promote yourself – with peace, with self-acceptance, with ease. To not feel guilty, embarrassed, or the need to diminish(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)

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