Above, you can read the whole story in my book. Below, read what comes next!

Delayed

April 20, 2016

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I meant to post two days ago, to keep that commitment to first and third Monday of the month, and it slipped away from me. I had been contemplating about what to write and thought myself into paralysis, where nothing could be said that would sufficiently detail the experience. It’s been over two weeks since […]

Managing, Weight.

April 4, 2016

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  As long as I’ve known that it’s socially important to have a “fit” body, I’ve been doing everything I can to maintain a certain shape. It started at eleven years old? Twelve? Maybe the first time I took my clothes off for a boy? Was it before that, when I realized that my mother […]

Book Excerpt

March 21, 2016

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Hello Friends, I’ve been working on this book I told you about. In fact, I’ve finished and refinished a draft (so, two, collectively). I’m going to share an excerpt here, for your eyes, and would love your thoughts. Do you like her? Would you want to read more? IMPORTANT: This is a YA novel… my […]

Shitty First Draft

March 7, 2016

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I completed my second to last quarter of grad school, registered for my final quarter of grad school and finished a shitty first draft of the book. It seems much bigger here on the page than it does in real life. Well no, I take part of that back. Registering for the final quarter felt […]

Further Training Required

February 16, 2016

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I’m writing this while overlooking the green rolling hills of Petaluma, CA. I’m on retreat right now, a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy retreat, and the majority of the time is spent in meditation. There are periods of inquiry, where we discuss with the creators of this therapeutic modality the “nuts and bolts,” but ultimately, this retreat’s […]

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On Trust: B.R.A.V.I.N.G.

February 1, 2016

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Don’t know if you’ve ever fallen head over in love with a qualitative researcher (my, my, how my idols have changed!), but in the past two years, Brené Brown has stolen my heart and filled it with data about vulnerability, courage, and authenticity. It’s funny how someone I’ve never met can give a talk or write […]

Mindfulness: Dispelling Myths and Defining Intentions

January 18, 2016

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Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as a particular way of paying attention: On purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmental. With such a simple definition (to pay attention to the present moment intentionally and without judgment), one would think that this practice is open and easy for all […]

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