Tag Archives: Self-acceptance

Perspective can change our belief system wholly and completely. We can even take on a different perspective to fight jealousy. August 13

Slaying My Green-Eyed Monster

When our air conditioner broke, we had to turn the air off for a few hours. It happened to be one of the hottest, most humid days Chicago has seen in a while. As I was coming into the house from outside, I felt the cool relief of our well-insulated home. The humidity was gone […]

July 16

What The Thin Girl Thinks

I’m that quintessential thin girl. 5’3. Size 2. 125 pounds. People guess I weigh anywhere from 100 – 115 and are surprised when I inform them they are incorrect. It’s genetic. My twin was smaller than I am. My sister Rachel had size 3.5 ring fingers. We’re practically hobbits. I never realized that everyone was […]

July 09

In a world so quick to judge, just #BeReal

This is a first for SisterWives – not only are we on trend, but thanks to Hasty, we ARE the trend – yesterday, in response and outrage at the #DontJudgeMe tag (where people post ‘before and after’ pics of themselves in an Ugly Duckling transformation to show their (now) levels of beauty and acceptability), this […]

May 25

Castles in the air

Did you ever read a piece which resonated so deeply you felt your soul begin to resonate, shivering at the edges as though a bell had been struck in the midst of silence. Have you ever sat as the words flow into your mind, create neural pathways of new thoughts, like trees growing at high […]

May 21

Time…..See What’s Become of Me….

Monday, Michelle responded to a letter from a lovely young woman named Sarah who was looking for guidance. That post turned into a much-needed reminder of why we are here. Then, we wondered – what if we could do the same for our twenty-three year old selves? What would we change? What advice would we give? We decided to […]

December 16

In the darkest time of the year…

This hippie girl knows that we are in the darkest week of the year. The solstice arrived on December 21, just before Christmas. I think in all our souls we feel a tinge of it, in the frustration with shoppers, the dread of seeing family members next week, the exhaustion that brushes at the edges of […]

October 13

Hotness Scale Rebel

I specifically remember the first post of Katie’s I read because I was hit with this feeling that can only described as SHAZAAM. How do you not love an adorable, talented writer whose words drip with sarcasm and self-deprecating humor? Of course I informed her that day that we are soul sisters and that I love her and all kinds of […]

self worth challenge September 23

Baby, Look At You: The Challenge

Yesterday, I wrote a post about self worth and how we are our own worst critics. The responses really weighed on me and I felt as though I ‘opened a can of worms’ as it was so aptly put by one of my fellow Sisterwives. I know we are a group that writes on the […]

self worth September 22

Baby, Look At Me (and tell me what you see)

Self-worth (noun): the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect. Self-judgment. We are taught, or at least advised, not to judge others. So, then, why do we judge ourselves? As humans we make mistakes and, in a case of negative self-worth, we don’t shrug it off and carry on; judgment […]

August 05

I Don’t Want to Be An Actress Anymore

I wanted to be an actress when I was little. It was my childhood dream. I wanted to be on Broadway. Never mind that I have no dancing or singing talent. I wanted to go to the School of the Arts in New York City. I wanted to wait tables and go on auditions. It […]