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Release

If you're a regular here, you know I spent the summer battling depression and anxiety. Beating down old demons and wrestling dragons from my past that would creep up on me in unexpected ways. And learning to let go. It was excruciating.…
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4th Grade Puberty Whirlwind

"Half the 4th Grade girls have boobs and wear bras," Ainsley reported. "Really? Like, for real?" I asked, stunned because no one had boobs until like the 7th Grade when I was in school. "Like they really need bras?" "Yeah." "Well, give…
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Change My Life: Oprah Please Don't Leave Me!

I've watched the last episode of Oprah about four times now. I just keep hitting replay. 25 years. That's a serious emotional investment. I don't have adequate words for what Oprah and her show have done for me. She has changed my life. When…
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TGR Body Was Born of Love

I know it could be perceived as controversial. I realize it might be taken wrong. I know I'm on a tight rope, walking a very fine line . . . Still, I want you to know that TGR Body was born of Love. Love . . . the kind you feel for your…
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Creating a Vision Board: 2011 Feelings Dream Board

I love Dream Boarding. The art of collage, combined with the optimism of dreaming up anything your heart dares to desire, added to a bold dose of faith that "anything is possible," proves to be a potent and powerful combination in my life. It's…
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TGR Named New Moon Girls Wonder Woman Blogger

Nancy Gruver, publisher of New Moon Girls - a magazine just for girls, written by girls - named The Girl Revolution a Wonder Woman Blogger on her Daughters.com website. I am thrilled to share this honor with several other Wonder Women…

Life Coach: Introspective Self-Portrait

I used to think Xerox Art was super-cool. Because it is. I painted this, with oil, from a framed Xerox of my face while in college. I spent my 20's in a bit of angst. I had pretty decent reasons, boyfriends were all druggies with a…

Power Self-Portrait

I painted this in my 20's, probably my early 20's. This was what I wanted my life to be. Powerful and beautiful. The flaming sword of truth and the gavel are definitely power symbols here. I found another one I'll show you tomorrow. Where…

Life Coach: Off-Kilter

Moving has knocked me off-kilter. Or something has anyway. I go to meetings and people says, "You look sad." I kindof am sad. But, I can't articulate why. My kids ask me, "Are you mad at me?" I kindof am mad. But, I can't articulate…

Oh Sh!t, We're Moving In 4 Weeks!

The best news ever - we're moving to Northern Colorado. Pardon me as this hits me like a wave of panic and overwhelm - we're moving in like four weeks. We don't really have a place to live yet. Our home in Texas has not sold. I don't have…

The Girl Revolution Agent Pitch

I just spent the weekend at Northern Colorado Writers Conference. I pitched The Girl Revolution book to an agent, Rachelle Garnder, a lovely woman with two daughters, at lunch. She invited me to send it in. I pitched to another editor, a…
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Knaamys (pro. names) of the 20th Century

By TRACEE SIOUX The most hysterical thing about substitute teaching are the names of the kids. Not the names themselves . . . But, the reaction of the kids when you phonetically read their names. They snicker. They talk to you like YOU'RE…