Tag: Empowerment

12 Mantras for Creating Courage

Courage comes in many forms. Some days we feel like the world is our arena and our courage seems to come so easily. Other times, it’s harder to come by.…

You Are Everything You Need to Remember

I was six years old when I learned that I could escape into stories and immerse myself in a make-believe world which existed within bound pages of print. I was…

The Skin I Used to Live In

The skin I used to live in was stretched so tightly over me.  Stifling.  Suffocating.  Silencing.  But they liked me in that skin They supported me in that skin I…

A Shout out to All Those Struggling with Body Image

I recently shared the photo above on my social media feeds. They are before and after pics with a slightly different slant. Before: Weight low. Self-esteem lower. Obsessed with how…

A Story of Self Acceptance (Notes from a Woman Who Made Her Own Rules)

  “It is not the critic who counts”. How many times have I read those words from Theodore Roosevelt? How many times have I repeated them? And yet, recently I’d…

To the Man Who Asked Me If I Swallow

A few days ago, as I was walking from the subway to my apartment, I was stopped by a man who began speaking to me. I had my headphones in…

The Women Who Said Yes to Themselves

Warrior woman, I see you. I see you every day. I see you as you walk past me on the street, weaving through crowded avenues, your feet sinking into the…

When the Demons Come a Calling

Depression tastes like February. It’s cold and bleak. When the fog descends it feels as though the mist of despair has settled in for the long haul. It’s hard to imagine that…

Finding My Tribe, And Coming Home to Myself

Birth to 38. I was on the outside. Looking in. My face pressed up against the glass. My fingers leaving telltale smudges that spoke of longing. Of wanting to be…

Why I’m Good Enough Exactly As I Am (And So Are You)

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.” ~Anaïs Nin I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve seen informing me that as somebody who regularly works from home,…

Shine Your Own Light and Let Go of Envy

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~Marianne…

For All The Women Who Came Before Me

Long before my beating heart emerged into this lifetime, the earth felt the footfall of countless other warrior women who came before me. Too few of their stories made the…

Dear Fear – You Are Not Welcome at My Party

What have you worried about today? What undesirable thoughts have you allowed yourself to dwell on? I recently took a trip to the beach and as I was walking along…

Who Cares What They Think? (Why You Don’t Need to Fit In)

When was the last time you felt as though you didn’t fit in? As though you were on the outside looking in at everyone else? Maybe it was when you…