On Beauty

Many women in my life, myself included, are finding themselves in a personal renaissance as it pertains to their beauty. We are all getting a little older, a little wiser, and are taking our accumulation of experiences and settling into ourselves. We’ve forgone the battles we used to wage on our parts that are too soft, too sharp, too big, or too small and fill the spaces left behind with acceptance for what we are. We are all slowly beginning to learn that our physical selves don’t define who we are or what we have to give.

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Love Tanks - As Demonstrated by Sli the Cat

Love Tanks - As Demonstrated by Sli the Cat

Everyone has a love tank. When we are in a committed relationship, our words, actions, behaviors, and energy either fill up or deplete our partner’s love tank. When our love tank is full we feel loved, desired, cherished, respected and, in turn, feel more loving towards our partner. When our love tank is empty we may question our relationship, turn our focus towards our partner’s negative attributes, and lose sight of that spark of magic that made us fall in love with our partner way back when.

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Attitude of Gratitude on International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Pledge for Parity because the World Economic Forum conducted a study that estimated that global gender parity will be achieved in 117 years. ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN YEARS. That means in 2133 women will finally have equal access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity everywhere in the world. Holy insert string of expletives here.

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There's a Mean Girl in my Guest Bedroom

My intention in naming this blog A Fiery Peace was to show there is room for struggle in the pursuit of health and wellness. Wellness is not achieved by discovering a secret formula to perfection. We can be well AND acknowledge our challenges, our fears, and our vulnerabilities. The goal is not to obliterate the struggle, but to find the room to accommodate it and continue living our merry little lives.

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