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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 […]

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 […]

SMART Goals and Resolutions

January 4, 2016

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The new year is settling like dust in carpet. After 2016’s first couple days have passed, I’m left remembering that nothing of great measure actually changes with the passing of each December. Each year, we watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and celebrities have a few minutes to address what they want to change in the […]