Author Archives: River Phoenix

Popcorn Picnics

When I was 5 years old, my Dad was diagnosed with Cancer of the Colon. He was a doctor with the American Medical Association and the primary bread winner in our home. So, you can imagine that when he was no longer able to work, finances were extremely tight. My mom went to work part …

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Sometimes I hate “sitting” with my feelings!

Lately, I have found that I really dislike going to therapy. My therapist is really pissing me off! She is telling me things like, “You need to sit with this…” or when I say, “What should I do?”, she responds with some bullshit like, “I don’t think there is anything for you to do other …

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Milestones

Milestones When a woman get’s pregnant, from the moment the pregnancy is confirmed, everything is measured in TIME. Ask any woman how she is doing, and she will most certainly include how far along she is in her journey. It becomes this totally new way of looking at life – through milestones of time. Each …

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Why I Chose To Change My Name

I did it! I went to court and began the process of changing my name. This new name has been a journey of its own that started four years ago. On August 25, 2017, I went to the Social Security office to begin the process of removing Kimberly Waterous from my life. I realize it …

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Show Up

This year was “my year” for Spring Vacation. I asked my son, what he wanted to do. He thought briefly, and then said with total excitement, “Florida!” I looked at him as he said this, and in those beautiful blue eyes, I saw something that communicated more than his words. I felt his Spirit say …

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If nothing changed, there would be no butterflies…

As a therapist, one of things I am constantly hearing from my clients, are their struggles with dealing with change. It’s very interesting to me, how we interpret the world around us, and even more so, CHANGE. Recently, during my meditation practice, I saw an image of a plant growing, kind of like the videos …

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“Your Mother… your first Guru. Her Heartbeat… your first Mantra.”

“Your Mother… your first Guru. Her Heartbeat… your first Mantra.” My Mom and I have a story, that runs deep… I believe generations and lifetimes. We come from a lineage of really difficult Mother-Daughter dynamics. I remember my Nonie (Grandmother) talking about her Mother, and how she felt the pain of not feeling loved and …

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Hello Facebook, Nice To See You Again.

Back in February, I attended a class that changed my life and sent me on a path, I could not have predicted I would be on. The connections and depth of closeness to the people who attended the 6 day Intensive Training made me feel a love that was foreign to me. I knew, in …

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Be the change you wish to see in the world.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi I don’t know about you, but sometimes Life is just hard. Relationships can be so rewarding! They can also be confusing, frustrating, irritating, and make you question yourself. Sometimes, it’s hard to make sense of what is happening around us and also what …

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Get Going! Start Moving!

I had just turned 35. I was out of shape, overweight, tired, and not happy with myself. I was beginning to feel the first signs of aging. My back hurt, I felt stiff when I would get out of bed, and I was weak. I knew it was time for me to do something about …

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