Daily “Getting in Touch with your Inner Bitch” Calendar Meditation #17 (Week #2 – August)

4 August 2014:  "Every poem breaks a silence that had to be overcome." – Adrienne Rich

Finding the heart of something can be easier as allegory or might need the written equivalent of a song or painting.

5 August 2014:  "Your Inner Bitch knows:  'He's really different when we're alone!' is a flat-out lie.

Hard to know whether the real person is the one you see in public or in private.  I tend to think how someone behaves when nobody is looking is the real person and how they behave in public is either who they want to be or reflects what others expect.

6 August 2014:  "Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford." – Cindy Crawford  "Yet another reason your Inner Bitch wants you to give yourself a break."

Focus on the things you love and don't sweat the small stuff.

7 August 2014:  "Today is 'Eat What You Want Day.' Your Inner Bitch thinks that sounds just fine."

Privation is the fuel for excess.  I always do better using moderation, especially when dieting, or changing gradually.

8 August 2014:  "On this date in 2009, Sonia Sotomayer became a Supreme.  A Supreme Court justice, that is; she is the first Latina – and third woman – to sit on that august panel.  Your Inner Bitch says, 'Hooray for progress, however slow!"

Someone else making progress, doesn't mean your progress is stunted.  Celebrate the success of others instead of seeing it as a loss for you.

9-10 August 2014:  "This weekend celebrate ' Make a Date for Dinner with Your Best Friends Day.' Your Inner Bitch knows that taking time to reconnect is vital in the battle against Toxic Niceness."

I am going to spend the weekend with my best friend.  For a long time that was my mom and then my husband.  These days, my best friends are my girlfriends!