Like first, then love

Why would I want to love myself when liking myself is the challenge.  For decades now we have been persuaded to love ourselves. According to our self help society, we must prioritize ourselves, recite

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Mirror Metaphors on the bayou

Just after his job offer in northern Louisiana, my husband and I made a list of the pros and cons of moving from the north to the south, and even though we thought we heard from God that our direction

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Elegant Honesty

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. Mary Browne I get excited by the word elegant.  Some misconstrue its meaning as snobby and pretentious, whereas the true meaning is connected to things that

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Close the Gap

It would seem like my work is all about fashion, but the reality is that getting dressed is mostly about how you think, feel, and see — about yourself. The gap between choosing pieces

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LOST your dog? Call the President

One afternoon, a Patagonia employee called my daughter advising her not to place Lost Dog ads on car windows in the parking lot. As soon as the call from Patagonia came in, she emailed the president asking

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