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If we are lucky, blessed and showered with unbelievable and unasked-for magnificent grace – life is long.  

And the experiences we have are varied, multifaceted, and scampering all over the spectrum from shitty-as-fuck, to earth-shakingly ecstatic. (I am especially thinking of our brothers and sisters and animal friends in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean as I write this. Sending prayers and love and donations.)
  
As living beings, we all want to taste, touch, and smell every drop of what it means to be alive. And sometimes, for reasons either in our control, or way beyond our control, we can find ourselves in deeply difficult spots. Sometimes for a long, long, long, long time.

Let’s get real sisters. 

There are…

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Am I enough?

How many times a day do we guess, then second guess, then third guess, fourth guess, fifth guess ourselves?

And when we…

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There is a part of me that always wants to be in control, and to know I am “right”. 
Oh I just…

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A free woman is a woman who stands in the middle of a thunderstorm of pain and bellows “Bring it on!” to her higher power.

A free woman is a…

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Sometimes it’s just a huge accomplishment to get where you just got to.
Like, if you haven’t worked in a while and…

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So . . . he starts to kiss you in a way that makes you feel like he is a bull…

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Who among us has not reached for something with heart, soul, blood, and guts, and ended up trounced, trammeled, and…

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Hi.
How ya feeling?

How many times a day do we get asked that question?

And how many times a day do we…

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Before we get into today’s post, I wanted to share a video feature on me that just came out in Best…

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Darling,

“How am I supposed to feel turned on and in love with my life, when I spend so much time…

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How do we know that we’re successful in the world?

One of the aspects of a patriarchal culture, like the one we…

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I got what I wanted.
Exactly what I longed for.
At the precise moment that I wanted it.
Wow.
Life is amazing.
I am amazing.

Who has ever had the opportunity to say those…

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There are so many ways for a woman to ‘go for it’. From bold and blazing balls of public fire, like Hillary Clinton or Beyoncé, to quieter but…

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Do you know what it feels like at the precipice of a huge sea change in your life? Ever been there?…

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Ugh, Indecision.

It is so easy to make the same choice over and over and over again.
Making a bold decision and stepping into something new is almost impossibly difficult.

Usually we have…

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Has anyone ever told you to just get out there and FEEL?
FEEL loudly?
WEEP uncontrollably?
RAGE like an angry lioness?
HOWL like a bitch in heat?
Cry MORE?
SCREAM your head off?

What women…

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Running on empty?

Have you ever felt so done in?
That you just could not.
Not even.
One more step.
I mean, really.

See if you can find yourself here:

  • “I am utterly depleted. How…

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This Valentine’s day I’m thinking a lot about sisterhood.
And the tender, irreplaceable, fierce love that’s possible and necessary between women.

I fly close with my flock.
There would be no…

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Are you dimming your light?

Is your light on or off?
Right now.
Take a quick test: Do you feel flush with enthusiasm? Beautiful? Strong? Confident?
Good. Then your light is on.

And, ummmm….
If you are annoyed…

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I’m not that woman!

I ran into a girlhood friend, Nancy.
We had not seen one another in more than 40 years.
She has a quiet life in the country, married to her childhood…

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