see the big

see yourself there, exactly where you want to be, with all of the accoutrements. get specific. think bigger. bigger still.

visualize where you want to be, if you can’t see yourself there, how will you draw a map? surround yourself with the people, words and images that light you up.

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safe space

s a f e s p a c e

This is why I do what I do. 

I am here as a teacher to provide you with an environment that allows you the comfort to unravel exactly as you are. 

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bruisey knees

I have a weird relationship with my body, but not in the way I imagine most women do, poking and prodding at excess flesh around their midsection (except, of course, when I do). No, my failings have always been less visible, I hold them in my chest. 

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fumble into it.

Here’s the deal, you have the right to ask for what you want. In fact, you’d be doing a disservice to yourself and those around you in not asking for what you want. Is it daunting? Is it scary? And wait, you could be shut down? One thousand percent, yes. But, my gosh, what a weight off your chest to speak your mind, to be heard, to express what has been holding you back. Even if you can’t see how it’s holding you back right now.

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say something

I am fiercely outspoken, but I am also cautious. I think the surge of conversation around the election has overwhelmed me and made it difficult to find my voice. Part of me feels like that voice has been taken from me. Safety feels at risk for me and my friends and the thing is we are the privileged few--knowing this makes it hard to talk about.

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On Heartbreak.

We frequently think about it in terms of romantic relationships, but it's places, emotions and friendships. It's separating from your parents as you start to grow up and take on your own life. It's leaving a home and settling into a new one. It's a sweet send off for a friend. It's the loss of a loved one. It's the feeling you get when you witness your sibling go through a breakup. It's not getting that dream job. 

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