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Are Gratitude and Worthiness Conflicting Values?

Not all values are created equal. Or rather, not all values  have equal importance in our lives. But how can we tell which ones matter most to us – and what do we do if there’s a conflict? How do … Continue reading

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Is This The Key to Self Esteem?

Yesterday, I spent about 30 minutes of my work day in a live web chat talking about cheerleading with Varsity and The Motherhood. Oh, yes, I did. One – I was paid to participate and promote the talk beforehand via … Continue reading

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Most People Are Not Idiots

I made the mistake of reading blogs this morning before getting to work.  Worse than that, I made the mistake of reading comments on blogs. It took exactly two minutes before I stumbled on the first Everyone But Us Is … Continue reading

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On Karen

My gift, I think, is to help people feel less alone in their messes.  To remind them that we have all cried in the dark, avoided our reflection in the mirror, ruined someone else’s day, and lived to tell about … Continue reading

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On Secure Women – and becoming one

I have often thought that keeping my self esteem in check was essential for keeping my friends. In other words, no one likes someone who likes themselves. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself on some level.  And to be … Continue reading

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On Building Walls. Or maybe promoting a World Tour, it’s hard to tell at this point.

I spent most of my teenage years and early twenties trying to teach my mother about the importance of boundaries. Mainly in the “jeeez, get out of my face/room/life/business!” way.  But also, once in a while, when she’d come to … Continue reading

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Cut From Strange Cloth

When I was growing up, I wanted to be my Grammy. Actually, when I was first growing up, I wanted to be my Nana.  As far as my preteen eyes could tell, Nana was rich with money and royal blood.  … Continue reading

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Ugly.

I try not to think about what I look like. Instead, I tend to concentrate on how I feel.  When I’m laughing or talking or twirling, I feel happy.  I feel alive.  I feel brightly colored and twinkling and like … Continue reading

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The Fear Of Rejection in 1200 words or less

Let me tell you now that some of you will hate this post. I’m not entirely comfortable with that right now, but I’m going write it anyway because… well, it’s what I do. I’m using that disclaimer, in part, to … Continue reading

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In Which I Discuss My Weight. And Use Real Numbers.

I’m just under 5’2 and I wear a size 6. And I’m going to talk about my weight. If you don’t think you can stomach that without the need to let your eye balls roll right out of your head, … Continue reading

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