namaste, wild women

A couple of years ago, I came across this 27-year-old book written by Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Women Who Run With the Wolves. I think it came “recommended” by Emma Watson, who is also a strong proponent for pubic hair oil and other feminist ideologies. I was intrigued, so I found a copy at Half Price…

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chasing authenticity

It’s the word that’s launched a thousand profiles: Authentic. Or should I say, HashtagAuthentic. At one time, it was a word as simple as genuine, honest, real, true. But now, there’s a backlash against it. Because as more and more people try their damndest to be “authentic”….more and more of us are learning to question…

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who do you want to be?

For me, it’s Jenna Kutcher. Or some pseudo-version of her mixed with Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed. With a dash of Frida Kahlo, maybe, or Flannery O’Connor. Back when I was 6, I thought I could grow up to be Belle from Beauty & The Beast. When I was 13, I took a magazine-sized poster…

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returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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