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Stop Sleepwalking!

Stop Sleepwalking!

Babes. Friends. My sweet buddies. A lot of y’all are sleepwalking through life. Wading in inertia. Wallowing in numbness. Putting a damper on that light inside– because the light inside scares you. So many of us are afraid to name what we really want, much less...
Leaving Evilland

Leaving Evilland

An excerpt from my memoir, Too Pretty To Be Good My generation is the first to move away from Danville, a has-been mill-town sitting on the north side of the Virginia-North Carolina line. If you rearrange the letters in Danville, it spells Evilland. In this, the final...
Life Is Fine And That Sucks

Life Is Fine And That Sucks

What is your name, age, and location? Danielle Strayer, 29, Indiana In what capacity have you worked with Lux? Growing a friendship, and building trust to work with Lux in the future and become an all-the-time retreater! Complete the sentence: “I was busy doing...
No Apologies

No Apologies

As women, we are indoctrinated to defer, defer, defer–and then maybe somebody will love you. And so we go through life using “I’m sorry” like we use “hello.” Introducing ourselves with an apology. Making our existence known by apologizing for it. It is...
“Everybody’s got a secret life, little girl.”

“Everybody’s got a secret life, little girl.”

On the final Wednesday of each month, I will share with you excerpts from my memoir. Enjoy! “Everybody’s got a secret life, little girl. Maybe even your great grandma. Maybe even your own mother.” As I look upon my family gathered in this parlor, this same room...