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On Finding the Perfect Partner

One more topic I don't have to write about to learn

I just love writers.

It probably helps that I am a writer (which also perhaps makes me just the teensiest bit biased), but it is more than that.

Writers tackle and write about tough subjects I need to learn about.

When they do this, I don't have to do all that research and, well,...
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Not Taking Yourself Personally

The 4 Agreements from Don Miguel Ruiz's instagram.

I find myself pondering Don Miguel Ruiz, Sr.'s "four agreements" quite a lot lately.

When I'm not talking about them (which is most of the time, since I work from home and my parrot, Pearl, has a pretty short attention span), I'm thinking about them.

Sometimes I also read about them in the book by the...
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Even Whales Can Be Superstitious

I love to go thrifting.

But unlike certain famous television folks with the same hobby, I'm not out to find a real Monet on sale for $12 (mostly because I probably wouldn't recognize it) or a genuine dinosaur tooth from the Jurassic  that would be pretty cool.

Nope. Mostly I'm on the lookout for a pair of last-decade's jeans that might actually fit my this-year's booty, or perhaps a 50-cent book I am eager to read that inexplicably isn't...
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A Mentor in Hiking Boots

My parrot, Pearl, checks out the crispy cover of Cheryl's book "Wild."

About seven weeks ago, my boyfriend and I returned from a 6-day trek into the wilderness of West Texas.

The town we stayed in had a population of 349 people (coming from Houston, a town of more than 2 million people, this was pretty wild all on its own)!

Our goal...
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Seeing Our Body with Eyes of Love

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I follow Don Miguel Ruiz, Sr., on Instagram.

I say that because recently he re-posted the opening lines of from a chapter in his book called "The Mastery of Love" on his Instagram.

Now, I have read this book many so many times.

I credit "The Mastery of Love" with the many oopses I have avoided making in my own relationships.

It is truly a...
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A Cultural Look at Body Bashing (guest post)

I am happy to share this guest post by Andrea Wachter, LMFT, who is the co-author of the new tween/teen book "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the “I Feel Fat” Spell. 

I wish this book had been available when I was 11 and starting to crumble inside from the pressure to get thinner. 

For that matter, it could have been helpful to me during any year of my struggles!

Andrea has been kind enough to...
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