Happy August, <<First Name>> !

from Rochester, NY.

Term: Shadow Work

I first came across the term, “shadow work”, at a workshop in Ubud in 2018. According to Shape, "shadow work involves getting in touch with the part of yourself that you’ve repressed - or what many might refer to as their dark side.” There is an idea that the parts of yourself that you’ve otherized can become integrated/healed/given the warmth of acceptance/acknowledgement. One of my friends incorporates all their “flaws” into their personal brand, which I view as an incredible *hug* to the parts of us that might be hard to love.

Movement Practice: Twerking

Have you written twerking off as just a move for the club? Twerking is actually a fabulous exercise that leads to greater muscular control in your feet, calves, quads, glutes and lower back. You can burn up to 500 calories in 60 minutes of twerk.


“Our falls are not signs of failure, but invitations to recognize where work is necessary” - Unknown

You don’t have to finish that

Childhood taught me that to finish my entire plate was:

  1. A way to acknowledge someone’s culinary skill.

  2. A way to signal that I was grateful for nourishment.

  3. A prerequisite to putting more food on my plate.

What happens when we finish food, not because of hunger, but from social pressure?

  1. It muddles our ability to hear our natural hunger cues.

  2. We signal to our bodies that their wisdom is unimportant.

  3. We perpetuate a culture of bodily ignorance.

  4. We gain unintended weight.

New portion paradigm:

  1. If you’re unable to finish your food at a restaurant, ask for a to-go box. You can ask for a to-go box, regardless of the caliber of the establishment.

  2. If someone is making you dinner, serve yourself the portion you’d like to consume or state what portion you’d like at the start.

  3. If it’s a sweet treat, ex. gelato, and you only want a few bites, ask for a smaller version than what is advertised. For example, you can ask them to not fill the container fully. You’ll likely pay for the full size, but you won’t be tempted to indulge more than you’d planned.

  4. If something that can’t be portioned, like a donut purchase, take the bite or two to satisfy your craving, and drop the rest in the trash. I wouldn’t make a habit out of this, but it is a good option for items that are purchased outside that can’t be portioned pre-purchase. If you do not want to eat it later, do not take it home.

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I collapse all timelines.

I collapse all identities.

I welcome all parts of myself.

I bring all parts of myself everywhere I go.

I emit a frequency into the world that I receive in resonance.

I call to magnetize with those who vibrate with me now.

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