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HOW TO HANDLE THE MUD OF LIFE

‘Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? ~Lao Tzu Great question … um … sometimes? Maybe? Not really? Yes? It depends right? Are you in a burning building? If so then hell no you’re not going to wait for shit to settle down! You’re going to get the F out of there. But what if your partner, friend, child, employee, or family member does something you don’t like? Are you going to fly off the handle and toss around F bombs like a salty sailor? Because Lord knows I’ve been there…but I was always too chicken to  ...

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KINDNESS WITH GRIEF – TWO WAYS TO HELP

I’m sitting at Busboys and Poets, a”cultural hub where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.” I’m surrounded not only by this beautiful vision of the establishment but also by an awesome array of conscious cuisine, amazing art, and inspirational quotes. A true creative’s haven. Originally this trip to Virginia was planned because I was running the Richmond Marathon, but after being diagnosed with a significant stress fracture in my heel, the trip has morphed into something bigger. My injury allowed me to put my energy elsewhere and to be  ...

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DO THIS

Like each and every one of you I am human. I make mistakes, I hold expectations, I numb and distract myself when life gets tough (hell last night I opted for alone time on the beach with too much sangria and later had a heated discussion with my shame about it all. Brene Brown would have been so proud!) Since summer camp has ended, I’ve been at home with my 2 amazing spawn for 2 days straight. I failed to organize childcare so that I could complete my recipe of self care. So instead of a yummy, nutritious recipe I created a bitter bowl of anger, resentment, & general ugliness. I  ...