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a dirty girls blog

Are we grown up yet?

Straighten up Why can’t you straighten up? I’ve heard you tell me this So many times It doesn’t even stick I am staring down at my feet. There is a dusky white scuffing across [...]

Digging in: seeds, jam and a trap

This article first appeared in Elephant Journal, “Seeds, jam and a sticky, messy trap: a lesson in non-attachment” on December 19, 2018.   The room is hot, dry. I am sitting with [...]

Digging deep into “I don’t know”

“I don’t know.” Those words carry so many meanings.  And often, so much judgement.  Judgement because the moment we utter them, we feel totally inadequate, unprepared, and often, just dumb.  [...]

To the original Dirty Girl

Dear Shirley, The mountains are beautiful. I could not have picked a prettier day to come to Denver to see you. The sky is clear and blue and bright, the air is chilly and the mountains that you [...]

Getting dirty for the holidays

Are you ready for that awkward conversation with Aunt Cecilia? The intensity of the holidays is here. You are busy rushing about, preparing for family gatherings, work parties, cleaning house and [...]