Homage to My Belly, a poem

Crafted at  Writing Woman: An Embodied Creative Writing and Ritual Experience led by poet & wise woman Elana Bell.  This piece was inspired by Lucille Clifton.   My body’s fulcrum.  Full breasts above.  Strong hips below. This belly.  Plump, abundant, fleshy.  It sometimes shrinks.  It mostly grows. Rounded mounds.  Soft, pliable. It contains the map to my innards, a … More Homage to My Belly, a poem

Real Love, a poem

Soil, roots Pulsing, vibrating Landing in open arms. Ocean waves, flowing river Falling, rising again. Rocks, sand Coarse stubble, smooth softness. Musk, flowers Moss, bark Sweat, nectar. Plum blossoming, vibrant red. Muscular, alive, curved movement. Gestation, birth, growth. Uncovering, discovering Electricity,  sparks. Touching, tender Mature, playful Full, bulging Open, vulnerable. Familiar, nestling in Risking, venturing … More Real Love, a poem

Corazón, a poem

by eloiza jorge I’m fine alone She says, wanting to convince herself. She’s right. She has survived. Clawed, climbed, clambered out of depths of anguish Cobbling, crafting, reconstructing a life. Finding firm ground underneath Broken open enough for wisdom to take root For a sturdy backbone to get built. Yet it’s sweeter, gentler, kinder In … More Corazón, a poem

Need to Reboot? Join this year’s Self Care Challenge

Since 2011 women have virtually gathered here at different times of the year to support each other in (re)committing to a self-care practice. This time around we’re doing it in the fall.  For many, autumn marks a new start.  There’s a feeling of renewal. A time to assess goals.  An opportunity to  engage with our … More Need to Reboot? Join this year’s Self Care Challenge

Radical Advice: Being Good Doesn’t Inoculate You From Sh*t

First things first,  I mostly conform to conventional mores.  And I teach my own kids to be good and obedient.  A measure of compliance is, of course, beneficial and valuable. As women we’ve likely been trained to be easy to get along with and nice.  This may help us feel safe– predictable, and controlled.  Many … More Radical Advice: Being Good Doesn’t Inoculate You From Sh*t

Radical Advice for Competent, Responsible, Sensible Women

You’re competent.  You’re responsible.  You’re sensible.  You have it together.  People rely on you. You mostly complete tasks. You’re mostly on time.  You mostly do what you say you’re gonna do. Yet  somehow life is not fully satisfying.  You’re not deeply rewarded for your goodness.  Even when you’re praised for being kick-ass, it doesn’t  feel quite … More Radical Advice for Competent, Responsible, Sensible Women


My name is Eloiza. I’m an educator, a coach, a spiritual seeker and mother of two. I work with women and their longing– a longing for more aliveness, profound meaning, and deeper satisfaction. This site includes the many articles I’ve written over the past five+ years and free resources for you to enjoy, including the … More Welcome

Why I’m in Therapy (the difference between therapy & coaching)

I’m in therapy.  And I’m an integrative coach.  I believe in the power of coaching and am even sometimes cavalier enough to say its methods are superior. And therapy is where I’m at right now. I’m asked all the time what’s the difference between coaching and therapy?  So I sought a great therapist to find … More Why I’m in Therapy (the difference between therapy & coaching)


I had always imagined healing would be this ethereal experience. The sun shining, a community of support, basking in a feeling of wholeness… That is until I really dedicated myself to a healing path.   I then came to understand the often lonely, painful, and dark path healing sometimes requires.

Maybe I DO Suck

One of my latest status updates on Facebook read: Finally becoming a grown up: This woman came up to me after class to basically tell me I suck and I shrugged my shoulders and said, Oh well! I got an outpouring of supportive responses from my female friends reminding me how cool I am and … More Maybe I DO Suck