Category Archives: Poetry

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    Out of the Box

    Posted on January 7, 2013 by in Poetry

    Skills: Poetry From Contributor: Hannah Poet Farmer Note from Heidi: Here’s some inspiration to Get Out of the Box for 2013! This year I got la-la-la-love for myself in bloom… Here’s a pair of boxing gloves They are seashell pink and platinum spider-dew They feel like swan down or sex or your first gulp of […]

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    The Suspicious Glance of Women

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Poetry

    Skills: Poetry From Contributor: Hannah Poet Farmer Note from Heidi: I absolutely love this poem by the oh-so-talented Hannah. When she first shared it with me, it made me cry. It inspired the Reclaiming Beauty mantra: “I cultivate relationships with women based on collaboration versus comparison/competition.” Please post your thoughts in the comments below… such […]

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    The Beauty of Kindness

    Posted on October 22, 2012 by in Poetry

    For Halloween, I want to dress up as my soul name for this year: Death Virgo Empress Queen. I would walk the streets of Asheville, dressed in my costume, and hand out this poem to everyone I passed. With a soft smile, I would take the opportunity to silently remind those I came in contact […]

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  • An Encounter with a Poetic Troubadour

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by in Defining Beauty, Poetry

    Recently, I came across a talented woman whose specialty was creating spontaneous poetry. All she asked for was a topic. She then began spinning her intricate web of words and images. Not surprisingly, the topic I suggested was BEAUTY. Here’s the glorious poem she came up with on the spot: On Beauty A perpetual question […]

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    I’ve Got the Power

    Posted on August 13, 2012 by in Beauty Found, My Beauty Walk, Poetry, Yoga

    I am now in the last month of my Hanged Man growth cycle year and have been reflecting on the breakdown/breakthrough opportunities this year brought me. As I shared in the post SPARKLE = POWER, I realize that this process of breaking and releasing stuck patterns, although it can be challenging and painful, leads to […]

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    Speak With Me Body

    Posted on June 19, 2012 by in Make Beauty Not War, Poetry

    Befriending our bodies is an important first step in the Reclaiming Beauty process. As women in this society obsessed with extreme thinness, we are so used to waging war on our bodies. However, this style of relating to ourselves just perpetuates shame and a desire to escape the pain with addictive, compulsive behaviors. Developing a […]

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  • I Want A Red Dress

    Posted on May 8, 2012 by in My Beauty Walk, Poetry

    The poem that best captures where I am at THIS MOMENT on my Reclaiming Beauty journey: What Do Women Want? by: Kim Addonizia I want a red dress. I want it flimsy and cheap, I want it too tight, I want to wear it until someone tears it off me. I want it sleeveless and […]

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    Nature’s Greatest Creation

    Posted on November 11, 2011 by in Playshop, Poetry, Self-Compassion

    Skill: Self-Compassion from Contributor: Sandy McGrath Seven months ago, I began my journey back from the Underworld. It has been an incredibly trying quest, but worth every painful step. As a reflection of my experience in the Reclaiming Beauty Playshop and a tribute to the amazing woman that have walked this journey with me,  I […]

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    Hot Tip Tuesday: Self-Blessing

    Posted on November 1, 2011 by in Hot Tip Tuesday, Poetry, Self-Compassion

      Saint Francis and the Sow by: Galway Kinnell   The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower, for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness, to put a hand on its brow of the flower and retell it in […]

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  • The Girl Who Lost Her Twirl

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by in Beauty Found, Beauty Lost, Poetry

    Skills: Beauty Lost/Beauty Found Contributor: Crystal Mays There once was a girl Who had forgotten her twirl and spent most of her time caught in a mind-made whirl. Where her house sat and all around that the forest grew densely blocking out the light immensely. So dark was this place not even a bear showed […]

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