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Things to do instead

Turn off the TV. Put down your telephone. Pick up a ebook. A pen. A paintbrush. String phrases collectively and name it a poem. Slide playfully across the hardwood flooring in your socks and name it dancing. Flip a document; pay attention with rapture because the needle circles the empty …

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Your physique, your business

Your bones. Your breath. Your physique. Your business. Every inch from tooth to toenails—each wrinkle, each dimple, each curve, each scar, each element—yours. Yours to stay in with energy. Yours to inhabit with love. Yours to adorn and categorical in any method you deem essential, in whichever approach you want. Yours …

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Creep.

Misfit. Weirdo. Wild Woman. Witch. Some may understand these labels as unfavorable or undesirable, however I’ll take them, wholeheartedly and with out an inkling of disgrace. I’m not afraid to carry these monikers as my very own, with out worry—and not using a moments hesitation. I’ve all the time existed …

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EVERYDAY MAGIC

Words. And the areas between them. Nature. Her classes in letting go. The means she has the facility to vary your whole frame of mind with only a sundown, an autumn breeze, a crash of a wave. Clarity. When you name upon your instinct to assist information you and she …

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On Loneliness and being alone

From 2003-2005 I had roughly three CDs within the glove compartment of my Volkswagen Jetta. It was a time when automobiles nonetheless got here manufacturing unit outfitted with CD gamers and tape decks. I used to be a 21 yr previous Air Force linguist in coaching, stationed on the Presidio of Monterey—300 miles …

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20 pounds heavier

I stepped on the size on the physician’s workplace the opposite day—one thing I not often do, as I’ve discovered via years of therapeutic to not outline myself by the quantity on a scale. There was a time period once I would take away each article of clothes, take a …

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On Cellulite (and why it doesn’t bother me)

I by no means used to let myself get photographed from behind. As somebody who grew up terribly self acutely aware about her legs, I’d fear about what individuals would assume in the event that they noticed my dimpled thighs, self equating my (very pure) cellulite with phrases like “gross” …

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Fear of Heights

A relentless trek of switchback after switchback, the Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier level isn’t truly four miles in any respect—it’s four.6 miles to the summit…and one other four.6 miles again right down to the valley, climbing 3200 ft alongside the best way. My 11-year previous, Isaac, requested …

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Sliding Notes Under The Door

Isaac slid a word underneath my workplace door. It was round 6:30 am, and he knew he I used to be probably within the thick of my morning magic rituals. Inherently and thoughtfully in search of to not disturb me throughout this sacred time is among the many qualities I like about my 11-year-old …

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BREAKING OPEN (Or, how to grow through heartbreak)

 Breaking open and breaking up, whereas they sound comparable, are the truth is two very totally different responses. You see, the struggles are mandatory. The roadblocks, the hurdles, the obstacles—I imply, rattling, we do have fairly a couple of phrases to determine them, don’t we? Anyway, these challenges are what make us …

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