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The Worst of It Is Cheese

The Worst of It Is Cheese

“The results will take two weeks,” my doctor told me. “But you’ll only hear from me about it if something is wrong.” As she explained this, I got the sense it should be a relief for me to hear this – that as long as […]

The Doctor Is Going to Find Something Horribly Wrong with Me: Worry Journal Exercise

The Doctor Is Going to Find Something Horribly Wrong with Me: Worry Journal Exercise

I haven’t had a physical exam in over 7 years. Not because I’m afraid of going to the doctor (even though I am and self-diagnose every chance I get). Or because I was raised to stay away from doctors (even though I was, because the […]

Paint by Touch: Guided Color Meditation (4 Minutes)

Paint by Touch: Guided Color Meditation (4 Minutes)

In this 4-minute guided color meditation, you begin in front of a giant white canvas. No watercolors, no paintbrush. But that’s okay; you won’t need them. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Paint by Touch […]

Fall Leaves: Guided Meditation (7 Minutes)

Fall Leaves: Guided Meditation (7 Minutes)

In this 7-minute guided meditation, you begin at a trailhead on the edge of the woods on a crisp, cool fall day. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Fall Leaves Close your eyes and […]

I’m Walking for Mental Health: Will You Help?

I’m Walking for Mental Health: Will You Help?

In August 2016, I attended the BlogHer Conference in Los Angeles. I heard a lot of inspiring things there, but it was Mayim Bialik — the actress, neuroscientist, and GrokNation founder — who left the biggest impression on me. Not for any one thing she […]

Melting the Ice: Guided Meditation (6 Minutes)

Melting the Ice: Guided Meditation (6 Minutes)

In this 6-minute guided meditation, you begin encircled by a wall of ice. Your body is warm, though, and there’s plenty of room to move around. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Melting […]

I’m Not Doing Enough: Worry Journal Exercise

I’m Not Doing Enough: Worry Journal Exercise

Why should it feel like I’m not doing enough when I’m doing all the time? That’s not true. I’m doing when I have the energy to do. And when I’m not doing, I’m thinking about the doing I wish I could be doing, and planning […]

Overheard Hiking Runyon Canyon

Overheard Hiking Runyon Canyon

Do you ever wonder if the snippets of conversation you overhear from strangers in passing aren’t just random encounters, but things the universe wants you to hear? I do. It’s usually just a word here or a phrase there over the course of the day, but when you’re […]

You Are The Center: Guided Meditation (4 Minutes)

You Are The Center: Guided Meditation (4 Minutes)

In this 4-minute meditation, you begin in the forest at sunset, standing at the entrance of a maze. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you read it yourself using the transcript below. You Are The Center Close your eyes. Focus on your […]

I Don’t Have the Power to Get What I Want: Worry Journal Exercise

I Don’t Have the Power to Get What I Want: Worry Journal Exercise

Despite all the lengths I go to trying to empower myself, I feel like I’m falling short much of the time. Granted, I burn myself out using my power to protect my power, but does it go deeper than that? Could it be the power […]

Where Is My Power Getting Me?

Where Is My Power Getting Me?

I’ve always gotten the message loud and clear that, as a woman, empowerment is something I need. What I seem to have missed, twisted, or disregarded is what I should be doing with my power. I know what I want to do with my power […]