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Alaska: Tatshenshini & Alsek River Adventure

Dave and I just returned from a truly memorable trip to Alaska rafting the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers over 8 days.  Dave has been into rafting since his late teens, and I am very grateful that he’s followed this passion so far to be skillful enough to take the two of us on adventures like this…

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On Being the New Girl

After a three day solo-with-my-dog getaway to Mendocino, I came home to this blog waiting to be written. With my husband away for the week, upon returning to the silent guest cottage studio we currently call home, loneliness welled up from my belly and spilled out into tears. This blog is on being the new girl.  I write…

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Big Dream in a Hotel Pequeño

“La Bohemia is much more than a hotel. It is the story of our life, our love and our adventure.” – Erin Hayes Wheelwright, Co-Creator of La Bohemia Baja After meeting in Santa Barbara a half decade ago, Andy and Erin Wheelwright quickly discovered a shared passion adventuring – at the Hollister Ranch, through the…

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Moving & Choosing {love}

I refresh my email, Instagram and Facebook in that order and stare out the window contemplating where I can get a glass of crisp white wine on this warm winter day – somewhere preferably with a water view. Escape sounds so much more appealing than writing. For this recovering perfectionist, revealing the process, the unfinished,…

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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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