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Great Hope for our Future

I recently had a conversation with someone who said he at times has reservations about bringing children into our world because he fears that in our lifetime, our world could become a very grim place.  He wondered if he would actually be doing a disservice to a future child by birthing he or she into…

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Why I Choose To Lean In

During my freshman year of high school, after trying to reason with my physics teacher when he said that boys were better than girls in science, I went to the headmaster to request that he be reprimanded. I have been passionate about women and girls in leadership ever since I was young.  Like Sheryl Sandberg,…

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The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong – TED Talk by Dan Pallotta

We have confused morality with frugality.  Dan Pallota makes the argument that we need to run charities like businesses – and give them the same leeway – if we really want to start taking on the major issues charities should be going after.  For example, we criticize an executive director’s character if a fundraising campaign…

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10 Guideposts to Wholehearted Living by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 1. Authenticity: letting go of what people think 2. Self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism 3. A resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness 4. Gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear

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Please Excuse the Construction.
(Love can be messy!)

I Choose Love is in transition.  Please excuse the mess. In the meantime, please stay in touch by joining our email newsletter.  For more information on Stephanie’s speaking tour, teaching schedule, or otherwise, contact us! Heart-full Holidays, Stephanie Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JoyceStephanieA Join the Facebook Community: http://www.facebook.com/wechooselove

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Messy

I wrote an article that published in the Huffington Post yesterday with the headline, “Bulimia is Everywhere.”  Oh.  My.  Gosh – mortified!  When I saw that line with my smiling face and name next to it, I about fainted. I had submitted the article with a different title, so this caught me by surprise.  I…

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Yoga: A Love Story
(that began as a very bad first “date”)

I did not grow up wanting to be a yoga teacher.  Lawyer, yes; doctor, maybe; journalist, hopefully…yoga teacher?, not so much.  Aside from the fact that I didn’t know what yoga was until I was almost 20, if my first class was any indication, yoga and I did not mix. During that memorable first experience…

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Excavation

If you’ve ever thought that “choosing love” is a stupid idea, this post is for you. What follows is an account of the trip I mentioned in my last post and the learning it inspired.  Through a muckiness that entertained “I choose love” as being one of my dumbest ideas yet, I have come out…

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Eating in the Light of the Moon

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston “When we go to the deepest, darkest part of ourselves, many of us encounter the pain and suffering we have tried to disown. Our patriarchal culture demands that we bear our pain stoically, keep it hidden from view. We have been reprimanded time and time…

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The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck “Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity…Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom. Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth…Love is as love does. Love is an act of…

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