Fierce Love: Fortifying Ourselves against Authoritarianism and Domination

I am increasingly convinced that self-love rightly understood can protect us from authoritarianism and domination. Feeling Nervous About Self-Love Most of us grow up feeling nervous about self-love, and this is understandable. We learn growing up that selfishness is wrong (and certainly this is true), and that we should think of others instead of ourselves … Continue reading Fierce Love: Fortifying Ourselves against Authoritarianism and Domination

Why I Love Getting Older: Four Gifts Aging Can Bring Us

I recently had a birthday. I am squarely in my forties, and I have decided that I love getting older. Of course, there are some days I do not like it. Some days I notice myself looking differently than I did when I was younger, and I miss aspects of my youthful appearance. This is … Continue reading Why I Love Getting Older: Four Gifts Aging Can Bring Us

How One Personal Trainer Empowers Women to Love Their Bodies and Conquer the World

One of the first times I hung out with Jack, he made me laugh so hard I started crying. They were definitely tears of joy. Jack is great like that. He brings joy and laughter everywhere he goes. One of the things I love the most about him is that he constantly empowers the women … Continue reading How One Personal Trainer Empowers Women to Love Their Bodies and Conquer the World

How One Woman Uses Painting to Help Her and Other Moms Cultivate Body Love Postpartum

Sometimes a friend tells you her story, and you want the whole world to hear it. This is how I felt when I asked my Facebook friends if anyone wanted to share any experiences they had with loving accepting their bodies unconditionally for a post I wrote last week.  My friend and former student Hailee wrote a … Continue reading How One Woman Uses Painting to Help Her and Other Moms Cultivate Body Love Postpartum

“The Philosopher’s Stone”: a Poem

This is a poem I wrote several years ago during a period of healing transformation in my life. Although this is a poem about  my life, I  think it is actually a poem about all of our lives: "The Philosopher's Stone" Long after the Ancient Chemist Set aside his trade, I found the Philosopher’s Stone … Continue reading “The Philosopher’s Stone”: a Poem