I am currently taking a short summer break from writing new blog posts, but I want to share with you a few posts from my archive that I think you might enjoy. These posts reflect my thoughts on a few of my favorite topics. Happy reading!
How I Talk To My Daughters About Their Bodies
Given all of my history, the process of guiding three little women through the potential mine-field of body talk was something I approached with the utmost brevity and intentionality. I feel it is part of my responsibility as their mother to teach them a loving way to talk about our bodies without creating an environment of shame.
Exercise Is Not Punishment
Exercise has always felt like punishment and my body the crime. It is not an exaggeration to say I spent most of my life loathing my frame. I wanted it to look different, take up less space, feel less challenging. My body was a problem to fix, and if I could only exercise (or diet) enough to fix my body, then I believed I would be enough.
Listen To Your Tears
I want to go back in time to little Katherine, whose dad was frustrated by her crying at the drop of a hat, hold her hand, and ask her, “Sweet one, why are you crying?”
Make Time For The Quiet
When The Quiet settles in, the real magic begins. My Creative Director, kept at bay by nonstop noise, finally feels free to step into the foreground, and she begins to come to life.
It seems like a compliment should be all about you. I mean, someone is bringing up something they like about something you did. It would logically follow that the whole thing is about you. Right? Wrong.