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Embodying Self-respect

“What do you do, if you’ve set a boundary, but it’s not respected?” one of the women in the Embodying Boundaries workshop asked. All the other heads in the room nodded, expectantly. She had unsuccessfully tried to set a boundary with her husband, telling him she didn’t like his behavior, when a certain female friend…
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Softly embodying needs + Audio practice

For most of my 30s and well into my 40s, feeling needy was something I felt much of the time and rarely showed. I wouldn’t express that I longed for connection, that I craved affection, that I needed help. Instead, I would batten down my belly, harden my jaw and make a plan, figure it…
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Embodying trust in quieter periods

I flew back to Los Angeles with the hugest of enthusiasms. Ready to meet, gather, teach and move. Ready get to things going in my hometown. Immediately. As soon as I touched down. This is not what happened. I was met by busy schedules, long distances to drive, people away on summer holidays and an…
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Embodying the ache of un-met moments + Audio

I invited a dear friend to the beach today to meet some other close friends of mine. It was important to me. He surprised me by agreeing to come, and yet spent the time being quiet, engaging little and soon going home. At the end of the day, when I finally got home, I felt…
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The boundary of saying NO

The other day, I didn’t say NO, and I created an unnecessary mess… My brother and sister-in-law’s Indonesian housekeeper, who greeted me for the first time with a warm smile and massage of my arm, asked if we could be friends on FaceBook. The fake smile, nod of my head and higher-than-normal-pitched “sure” came out…
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