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What If There Was Only One You?

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What If There Was Only One You?

What if there was only one you?

When I ask this question of the women in my life–clients, colleagues, or friends–it inevitably results in an invitation to close the gaps. Sometimes there are small things. For example, one client stopped coloring her hair, and another one stopped straightening her unruly locks. Still another changed her profile picture to the “real” her, which includes an extra 30 pounds.

They begin to whisper about their needs, and schedule some alone time for spiritual exploration or creativity, and the occasional girls night out. Some start telling their children about dreamy experiences they had a million years ago, and about how they still want to get back on stage, behind a piano, or in the classroom. They start pulling together the two–the woman and the mother–in search of a new way of being, a way to be a whole woman.

Sometimes, it takes something far more intense to close the gap–leaving a relationship with a friend, family member, or partner, is among the most extraordinary. It might mean coming out of the closet, or the rest of the way out of the closet. It may mean going back to school to become the thing you wanted to be when you were little. You know the thing, the dream you gave up because they didn’t think you could do it.

What if they were wrong?

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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2:03AM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Thank you :)

8:06AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

WOW - exactly what i needed to read lol - great article thx :)

5:02AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

I don't understand the question.

11:41AM PST on Dec 8, 2011


5:08AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

I think I would still value myself and ensure that I felt good about what I did.

11:21PM PST on Dec 7, 2011

It is important to checkin with yourself throughout the day. To be holistic in our life we have to integrate our outer and inner realities.

7:12PM PST on Dec 7, 2011

That, my friend, was what started this whole emanation of universes.

12:33PM PST on Dec 7, 2011

There IS only one you. Where would the other one be?

10:04AM PST on Dec 7, 2011


8:20AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

One me dealing with so many "you" is a challenge.

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