LOVE YOUR BODY, ONE LETTER AT A TIME

2019-03-28T13:04:18-04:00

Photo by Alex Martinez on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel Have you ever agonized over your size? Or told yourself you’ll buy new clothes when you’ve lost weight?  What about convincing yourself that you’ll get that beautiful scarf, pair of shoes, or gorgeous new coat when you feel good about yourself, when you feel worthy? Stories have the power to connect us with parts of ourselves that we may not necessarily want to acknowledge, revisit, or even share.   The story I’m about to share with you is mine — a vulnerable and defining moment that touched my heart and made me stronger. With the [...]

LOVE YOUR BODY, ONE LETTER AT A TIME2019-03-28T13:04:18-04:00

THE OLD-FASHIONED MOMENT

2019-04-01T09:58:39-04:00

Photo by Adam Jaime on Unsplash By Liz Crowe My favorite mixed drink is a throwback. Or maybe it’s hipster. More likely, it’s in the midst of a revival. Actually, now that I think about it, it’s all of the above. It’s a bit of a phenomenon, this everything-old-is-new-again thing with alcohol. Case in point, I ate at one of the hot new-ish Detroit restaurants this weekend and was shocked to see that the beer at the top of the moderately-impressive beer list was Hamm’s. Hamm’s, for those of you who don’t know, has been around since 1865, originating in the Land of Sky [...]

THE OLD-FASHIONED MOMENT2019-04-01T09:58:39-04:00

LIFE’S EVER-TURNING CYCLES

2019-03-28T12:52:06-04:00

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash By Marilyn Pellini To everything turn, turn, turn. There is a reason turn, turn, turn. And a time for every purpose under heaven. So wrote Pete Seeger with words he took from the Book of Ecclesiastes. We are hopefully born into a good, well-functioning, and loving family. We then start the stages of life. As a toddler, every minute is a new experience, and babies learn constantly and continuously. Babyhood leads quickly into school days with reading, writing, and the dreaded arithmetic. We get through it, if lucky, without much of a struggle. Friends make an appearance in [...]

LIFE’S EVER-TURNING CYCLES2019-03-28T12:52:06-04:00

TURNING THINGS AROUND WITH THE BRAVE ART OF MOTHERHOOD

2019-03-28T12:47:43-04:00

Photo by ketan rajput on Unsplash By Stephanie Freybler When I picked up The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Marie Martin, all I knew was that it was a self-help book written by a writer I adored. Even so, I have to admit that I was hesitant to begin reading. I often have a hard time getting through self-help books, even when I enjoy the content. I usually end up putting the book down part-way through and never pick it up again. After a few days, I forget that I even started the book. While I was optimistic to start, I didn’t think [...]

TURNING THINGS AROUND WITH THE BRAVE ART OF MOTHERHOOD2019-03-28T12:47:43-04:00

THE COURAGE TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY: PERSPECTIVES, POSSIBILITY, AND POTENTIAL

2019-04-03T14:12:10-04:00

Photo by Anika Huizinga on Unsplash By Gail Barker, B.A., C.P.C.C. My introduction to the power of perspective happened about 18 years ago. I was just embarking on my journey to become a certified life coach. As we discussed ways to support clients when they’re feeling stuck, the topic of perspective came up. Up until that point, I understood in theory that people held different perspectives and that one’s personal perspectives provided unique vantage points on common areas of focus. In other words, two people could be looking at the exact same thing — image, landscape, person, object, whatever — from different vantage points [...]

THE COURAGE TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY: PERSPECTIVES, POSSIBILITY, AND POTENTIAL2019-04-03T14:12:10-04:00

SPLIT-SECOND WORLDSHIFT

2019-03-25T12:04:18-04:00

Photo by Teddy Kelley on Unsplash by Morella Devost, EdM, MA On a gorgeous Friday afternoon in August of 2012, I asked myself a question that turned my world around in a split second. It opened the doors to an overnight miracle like I’d never experienced before and changed me forever. It has the power to do the same for you. Between the spring and summer of 2012, I found myself in renters’ limbo. I was out of my previous home and needed to find a new one. While I searched, my stuff went into storage, and I moved in with my dad and [...]

SPLIT-SECOND WORLDSHIFT2019-03-25T12:04:18-04:00
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