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Boundaries. I don’t know about you, but this was not a word I learned about growing up. This concept entered my field thanks to wise woman Brene Brown, sex education school, and the current cultural climate from the #metoo and #timesup movements. But how sad that I lived thirty-some years without understanding my sovereignty, without knowing how to sense and communicate my yes’s and no’s. I’m guessing the same might be true for you too....

I quite like that we’ve chosen February to be the month we outwardly exalt love. In February we celebrate Imbolc, a cross quarter day between the winter solstice and spring equinox that lets us know we’ve made it through the dark, cold winter and the new life and light of spring is indeed on the horizon. It makes sense to put the emphasis on love to fuel this transition from dark to light....

I recently taught a workshop called Deep Core Consciousness. In preparation, I immersed myself into the study of the second brain, aka the gut, in order to understand this region of the body better. I read a lot of science filled articles, some barely understandable, and what I came away with was a renewed reverence for the center of our being. I'll drop some science, then I'll muse...

Kegels. The magical exercise to cure all pelvic floor dysfunction and have better sex. Ha- if only it were that simple. Kegels, an exercise popularized by gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel, (hence the name) are a non-surgical way to strengthen the pelvic floor. ...

Self-care is a major buzzword heard over the last few years. It has good intentions, and I agree with the concept of caring for yourself, but has this term become a blanket statement for conformity disguised as care? Has the beauty industrial complex co-opted the term to sell more things to more women under the pretense of self-care? ...