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    It’s Time to Celebrate

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by in My Beauty Walk

    Hello Beautiful People!

    This magical summer has been winding down for me with lots of beautiful moments…

    + Joey started kindergarten!

    + I enrolled in the Bird’s Eye Business Planning class to make a plan for publishing the completed Reclaiming Book book and card deck – and the class starts on my birthday, September 17th, the beginning of my Lovers year/Lovers cycle, a very auspicious omen…

    + I wrote a love letter to my ex-husband genuinely thanking him for the lessons he taught me about seeking my own approval and offering sincere suggestions on how to be successful in his new marriage (!)

    + I fell in love with my day job working with middle school girls and fell in love with horses (it is the Chinese year of the Horse, after all)

    And on and on…

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    Beautiful Alchemy

    Posted on July 27, 2014 by in My Beauty Walk, Tarot Wisdom

    You are not going to believe this little tidbit… but I have never read Eat Pray Love.  I have started it many times, and it has felt like a necessary book to have in my personal library. On Friday, June 27th I got to see the author of this delicious memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert, speak about […]

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    You Don’t Have To Try So Hard

    Posted on July 21, 2014 by in Music, My Beauty Walk

      Ooooooohhh… I am so thankful for the opportunity I have had in the past year to teach a body image class to middle school girls. Middle school… these two words carry so much collective PTSD for many of us grown up women. It is a potent time to get the message across that body […]

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    Useful Desires

    Posted on June 1, 2014 by in My Beauty Walk

    About one year after I left my marriage I was travelling down the road listening to an old favorite CD, Patty Griffin’s Impossible Dream. As track 5, Useless Desires, began to play over the stereo, the tears began to fall. I pulled over and released one of those cleansing, gut wrenching sobs. This song that […]

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    My Prayer Tonight

    Posted on February 9, 2014 by in Music

    Oh, Goddess… May my life, my work, my Beauty Walk be an invitation to bravery for all whose lives I touch. With gratitude and love,    

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    20th High School Reunion – Reclaiming Beauty Style

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by in My Beauty Walk

      I know it’s been eerily quiet on the blog this Fall. This silence has been partly related to being in the final stages of my divorce process – an experience that has felt sacred and personal and not ready for sharing with the world. Another reason has been a renewed commitment to complete my […]

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    Repurposing

    Posted on August 25, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Skills: Beauty Lost From Contributor: Katie Kelleher When did you stop experiencing your own beauty? To stop experiencing one’s own beauty is to fall out of love with oneself and one’s own dreams. It is not dissimilar to a little girl parading around in her tiara and frilly white dress, swirling around and painting with […]

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    The Importance of A Tribe

    Posted on April 14, 2013 by in My Beauty Walk, Tattoos

      In March, I went to Vegas for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals conference. I wish I could say it was a blast. I have been having reoccurring nightmares this year about defending my son and myself against an onslaught of tidal waves. Unfortunately, the tidal waves hit me hard far away from […]

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    Some Mighty Precious Values

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by in Gratitude, Make Beauty Not War, Recovery

    Skills: Gratitude, Make Beauty Not War, Recovery from Contributor: Laura Eshelman In the words of OutKast, every day is another [expletive]in’ holiday when you don’t have a regular job, but I still wanted to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year.  Since I missed the parade, I decided to do some individual community service […]

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    Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

    Posted on February 18, 2013 by in My Beauty Walk

    On Friday I saw the most amazing movie, The Perks of Being A Wallflower. It’s the kind of movie where you want to have long conversations about the themes with everyone you know, and you notice its impact sinking in on deeper and deeper levels over the following days. In the movie, the main character, […]

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