​ You’re not fat, stupid, or unlovable. Salve for when you think you are.

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The challenge for the heroine is not one of conquest but one of
accepting her nameless, unloved parts that have become tyrannical
because she has left them unchecked.

— Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey

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What I learned from painting clouds

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I squish the course bristles of my brush into a glob of Pthalo Blue paint. Then a dab of white, a touch of red, a smear of yellow. In the center of the color-caked palette, I swirl them all together into a smoky violet.

It’s the first class of my 9-part Intro to Acrylics Painting series; and tonight we’re painting clouds.
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Be the rose that grows through the crack in the concrete

 

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Drip. Drip. Drip.

Four thawing icicles hang like crystal stalagmites from the roof outside the window. Behind them, a squirrel scurries across a barren branch, leaving a quiver in its wake.
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6 things to feed your feminine soul.

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She laid next to me in bed, her long eyelashes blinking across wide, hazel eyes.

“Rera, is it time to go downstairs yet?” she asked.

“Almost, Hattie,” I soothed, trying to buy a little more time under the covers. Sunday morning had just dawned.

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This heroine has a lot to teach us about love.

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(This is an excerpt from our February Newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here.)

Happy Valentine’s Day….a holiday that we either love, or love to hate. And depending upon your relationship status, your opinion of it can change from year to year.

That’s why, with a hand on my heart, I’m beckoning us all to go deeper today. Read Full Post

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