The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

Dear  Sister, 
Welcome to what is often called the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season that seems to consume the month of December and beyond. It’s a huge gift-giving time of year when we focus on family gatherings and a shopping list: what to get nieces and nephews, best friends, spouses and kids, and coworkers.

It’s also a time when it’s easy to become overwhelmed with small details, such as how many cookies you need to bake for your child’s school holiday party, what to wear to the company holiday event, when you’ll have time to shop on the weekend, what to make for the family holiday dinner, and can your budget possibly stretch to meet these and other expectations of the holiday season.

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Reconnecting and Healing Your Body Through Sensuality and Letting Go of Body Shame

Reconnecting and Healing Your Body Through  Sensuality and Letting Go of Body Shame

How much do you love your body?

For many women, myself included, this can be a difficult question to hear and answer. That’s because this question, although simple on the surface, is loaded with a history of trauma, challenging emotions and feelings, body shame and more.

At the same time, it is critical for most sisters to reconnect with and heal our bodies by embracing with our sensuality and letting go of any shame we feel about ourselves.

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Nothing Will Ever Be Enough

Nothing Will Ever Be Enough

Dear sisters, many of us know people who are addicted to something, whether it’s gambling, shopping, food, alcohol, drugs, etc.

These addictions are about seeking out and using things outside of ourselves—more wine, more chocolate, more pairs of shoes, you fill in the blank—to push down or bury fears and memories of trauma.

For a brief moment, we falsely believe or want to believe that eating another box of cookies or buying a few more dresses and shoes will take away our pain or make us forget. 

But nothing will ever be enough. 

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You Are What You Think You Deserve

You Are What You Think You Deserve

It’s very difficult for me to witness how people I love dearly are falling apart because they insist on holding onto belief systems that do not serve them. My heart breaks for them, because I know how trapped we can feel if we allow ourselves to be ruled by every negative or misguided thought we have about ourselves.

Those thoughts are based on what you think you deserve. This is true of your body, health, relationships, financial situation, job, social life. What you believe you are worthy of will be your reality. The universe will undoubtedly match your feelings and you will manifest what you think you deserve.

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Embracing Your Feminine Nature

Embracing Your Feminine Nature

It has taken me a while to understand that our bodies are sacred, mystical, and amazing for so many reasons, and that we often forget to appreciate the cyclical beings that we are. 

Since I’ve come to appreciate this in myself, I can see it in other women and understand that the body, mind, and our very essence fluctuates with Nature’s cycles, such as the moon, tides, and seasons. We are organic, one with the Universe and all of creation.

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What Do You Eat When You Are Angry?

What Do You Eat When You Are Angry?

Sugary, salty, starchy, and fried foods are typical favorites when we try to escape feelings of anger. French fries, ice cream, cookies and cakes, potato chips, pasta, chocolate and other candies are high on the list. As you stuff these foods into your body, you internalize your feelings, turn your anger inward, and harm yourself.

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