The Yoga of Self-Expression

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will notContinue reading “The Yoga of Self-Expression”

Laura’s Magic Kitchen, Now with Expanded Menu Options

A few months ago, I started reading The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz, and it’s had a serious effect on the relationships in my life- including that most treacherous of relationships, the one with myself. I could say a lot about this book- but today I just want to share with you one ofContinue reading “Laura’s Magic Kitchen, Now with Expanded Menu Options”

Size Banana: Can I Stop Measuring Myself?

Recently, Geneen Roth posted this on Facebook: Almost every woman I know has three sizes of clothes in her closet. Thin clothes, fat clothes and in-between. The fat clothes–what I call the “just-in-case clothes”–keep you frightened of gaining weight, and the thin clothes keep you waiting for your life to begin. Your thin clothes, theContinue reading “Size Banana: Can I Stop Measuring Myself?”

A Self-Love Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day. Some of us are happy- we have someone who loves us, someone we love, maybe children or family that we like to put at the center of our emotions on this day. If that’s you, I am very happy for you! You might want to read this post anyway, just in case.Continue reading “A Self-Love Valentine”

Beauty in the Broken Shell: Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, and Late-Night Nachos

I found this shell on the beach today. Perfect in its flawed, worn and broken beauty. This shell isn’t looking in the mirror and wishing it were younger, less worn. It’s not regretting the tides that dragged it. It’s just itself, as it is. Enough.  It’s been an interesting year for self-revelation. An exhausting one,Continue reading “Beauty in the Broken Shell: Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, and Late-Night Nachos”