But What if Being Brave is Hard?

  “Here’s the truth about telling stories with your life. It’s going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it, and then when it comes time to do the work, you’re not going to want to do it. It’s like that with writing books, and it’s like that…

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I Don’t Want to Abandon Myself Ever Again

When I read this today it stopped me in my tracks. It was posted in our Reclamation group where we’ve been having deep discussions about feeling our feelings and the places we numb. Ellenkate wrote, “Today I had the thought, ‘When I numb, I abandon myself.’ Followed by, ‘But I have to abandon myself sometimes,…

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The 21 Life Skills of The Reclaimed Woman

You are born free, wild, open, curious. Utterly yourself. Beautifully whole. Yet very few of us keep that wholeness as we pass through the journey of our lives. You learn how to please for safety or validation. You learn how to perform for inclusion or gold stars. You learn how to harden yourself to others’…

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