Entries by traciphilips

The Lesson of Self Love

As a woman, it’s interesting to look out at the world today and see how much it has changed since the times my grandmothers and mother were growing up. Yet, what I also see are a lot of the same issues around identity, capabilities and treatment that, I feel, have been within our experience … […]

How True Is Your Word?

Words. A new study sites that the average woman uses 20,000 words a day, while the average man comes in at approximately 7,000 words. The point here is not to dive into the reason for the number of words utilized by each gender, but to point out that words hold a tremendously important value in […]

Extreme Self Care During Times of Change

One of the main focuses of my work is patterns. They are the only thing in life that is unchanging, and today, it feels like everything is changing. I first developed my interest in patterns during a two-year program that I took as an undergraduate. Western Civilization showed me that over the course of history, […]

Staying In Your Own Lane

I recently had the opportunity to visit Paris with my family.  The second day in the City of Lights, we visited the Arc de Triomphe. Looking down from the top of the Arc, you get an amazing view of the city, the grand avenue, Champs-Élysées, and the other eleven avenues that form the étoile (star) at the center […]

Nike Got It Right!

Back in 1988, the Nike Corporation came out with their slogan, “Just Do It!” I remember thinking at the time, now that’s something!  It resonated on a deeper level for some reason, but I didn’t know why. Apparently, the “tough, take no prisoners” campaign that prompted the slogan was the beginning of what really put […]

Winds of Change

It was 2am, a few weeks ago, when the winds arrived, thrashing the trees and thumping against the window panes.

35-40 mph gusts threatened to peel shingles from the roof.  The sounds of branches snapping and debris hitting the house made it impossible to sleep.  

The Wizard of Oz popped into my mind.  I wondered what was blowing out and what might be blowing in?

Mirror, Mirror

We all are quite familiar with the fairy tale, Snow White (if for some reason you aren’t, I apologize.  You might want to google it and then come back to this).

In the story, Snow White’s evil step-mother has a magic mirror that she relies upon to affirm her superiority in all things great, powerful and beautiful.