Are You Being Authentic?

Here’s a funny thing: you can be an honest and truthful person and still not be authentic. That doesn’t seem to make sense, does it? But I’ll tell you why it’s true: Most women are really good at being caring and nurturing and kind and honest with everyone around them – from their family to…

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Can You Heal Yourself?

Someone recently asked me this question: How did you heal? It made me stop and think for a moment, because everything I write and teach is based on how I healed myself and my life, and I often share stories from my journey. But I realized I’ve never put it all down in one place…

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Do You Sabotage Your Healing?

Ever wonder about Murphy’s Law in your life? You know the one – “everything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Do you often say things like “just when I thought things were going to calm down, *this* happens” or “it never ends” or “just my luck?” Difficulties happen over and over again to bring…

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Are You Called to Heal?

Have you had the sense that if you could just find access to the right path for your own healing that you’re on the edge of something very powerful, something much bigger than your own personal healing? I’ve felt that pull for more than a decade. Have you experienced what seems like more than your…

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Do You Have Dorothy Syndrome?

As a young girl, my Mama was a movie buff. She was fascinated by the big screen and the larger-than-life actors and actresses of the 1930s and 1940s. She attended the first screening of The Wizard of Oz at her local theater in Somerville, MA in 1939 and she told me the story many times.…

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Do You Own Your Power to Heal?

Recently, I read a blog post written by my friend, Peggy Nolan, about our use of the word “enough,” as in asking ourselves if we are “good enough” or “talented enough” or “capable enough” or pretty enough” or valuable enough” or sexy enough.” You know, all the things we ask ourselves that create feelings of…

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Can You Turn Pain and Grief Into Healing?

Out of pain emerges passion…and passion heals. I was participating in the My500Words Challenge a while back, and when I saw the writing prompt for day 5 I knew I had a story to tell. It said: “Tell us about a day you will never forget.” April 11, 2013. The day my sister and I…

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Are You Afraid to Change?

I have been. And I thought I was over that hurdle. I thought I’d dealt with that fear a couple of years ago when my whole life dropped out from under me unexpectedly and I had no choice but to change. I got stuck for a bit back then while I dealt with grief and…

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