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Kim Shirley
all about beauty, pleasure, laughter and love
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What yearns and needs to emerge cannot be shoved down The pain will be too great There will be rupture A shattering So surrender Let go You cannot control it Even though you believe you can You were groomed to believe you can This is not the truth What you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at A Beautiful World
F.O.M.O While I don’t believe this is honored as a disease by the American Medical Association, I do know it is an affliction that impacts many Americans. Fear. Of. Missing. Out. So we overbook, we say yes when our bodies and souls are screaming no. No, we need some time,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at A Beautiful World
Being a Pleasure Revolutionary takes me to spectacular sacred places. Here I am at Ohe’o Gulch (aka Seven Sacred Pools) near Hana, Maui. So grateful to be out in the world amongst such beauty. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at A Beautiful World
Thank you Dove for creating such a quietly moving reminder of the importance of seeing and celebrating our own beauty. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at A Beautiful World
Its been a long time since I’ve written on this blog- there’s been so much learning, shifting, healing, expansion, constriction, resistance in the past few years- I needed some time for me. Some time to sit with all of it and let it compost, let it sink into my bones,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at A Beautiful World
I believe that as we take responsibility for truly deeply madly loving ourselves we have: less fear, less judgment, less disapproval, less abuse, more compassion, more trust, more joy, more delight, more space, more possibilities, more common ground, more jobs, more healing, more flow, more health, more integrity, more support,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at A Beautiful World
‎"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." - Ellen DeGeneres Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at A Beautiful World
Thinking about Komen Foundation...If you hate/fear parts of yourself, you hate/fear others. We don't need more hate in this world. Love yourself up, embrace all those juicy imperfections, see the beauty in difference, find common ground and let's move on from being small minded-close hearted peeps to showering more love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at A Beautiful World
Courage, the original definition of courage when it first came into the English language- it’s from the Latin word cor, meaning heart - and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart… This is what I have found: to let ourselves be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at A Beautiful World
And ugh, before I write more, I need to stop and give beauty a great, big hug. Poor girl. She catches so much crap. via Loving this article by Dara - the value of beauty, of owning our beauty and having our way with the world (and why the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2011 at A Beautiful World
I remember when I was growing up, the other kids would tell me that they hated going to basketball or lacrosse practice, but their parents had taught them not to be quitters so they just toughed it out. I was always totally mystified by this. I had tried and quit... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 18, 2011 at A Beautiful World
Have you wondered where your power and strength comes from? Or why at times you are overcome with a fear that seems unjustified given the life you are living? This Halloween is a good time to remember the women whose lives were lost a half century ago. via This... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 5, 2011 at A Beautiful World
The Freedom Tour has taught me several lessons about myself, love and life: via I think this post is full of so much wisdom, truth and hard earned insight. Thanks Kate for your transparency and saying Yes! to you your truth. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2011 at A Beautiful World
via I love this perspective. For years I thought I was too sensitive. In reality, I wasn't valuing myself or taking a step back to look at the other person's behavior. I have freed myself from believing that the way we were conditioned to behave means its the "right... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 19, 2011 at A Beautiful World
The day DSK was dismissed I sent this out via Twitter: I am so OVER women being put on trial when they get raped, leaving their houses when they get beaten, quitting jobs after they get harassed. via We can Change this! When we speak out and say that... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 17, 2011 at A Beautiful World
Oh Ladies- it is so time. Time to own that gorgeous body and soul of yours! Here are some wise tips from my dear friend Kitty Cavalier- whose been on an incredible and powerful journey of owning her beauty. After you read this blog entry check out her website, Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at A Beautiful World
Some books I think people should read and talk about! Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth. It could be called Men, Overexercising and God. Women, Money and doesn't matter if you have a thing with food or not (I have since I was 6). This book is for... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at A Beautiful World
Kim Shirley is now following Jenna Rizzo
May 10, 2011
Lately, I’ve had several close friends going through BIG stuff. Break-ups, traumatic hospitalizations. As they process these experiences- feelings of sadness, fear, betrayal …the list goes on…emerge, spill over and out. And I’ve never felt closer to these friends as they’ve sat on my couch and sobbed and let the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at A Beautiful World
I've been thinking about and researching permission quite a bit lately. Permission to nap, permission to end a sentence in 'to', permission to love, permission to be perfectly-imperfect, permission to be sensitive, emotional, nurturing. I like it. Giving myself permission keeps me out of the trap of perfectionism, shoulds,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at A Beautiful World
To me, beauty is all about savoring the moment; a bite of food, a sip of wine, my 7 year-old goddaughters soccer game where the girls are all chasing the ball and the goalie is inside the goal box so everytime she gets the ball, the other team scores...Beautiful! It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at A Beautiful World
Kim Shirley is now following The Typepad Team
Apr 29, 2010