As you get to know my website and my work, you might notice that there are a lot of words that may be unfamiliar to you. I created this glossary as a guide to my work so you can get the quick down-low on my verbiage, and thus my ideas.
I love words. I love creating and combining words. Did I mention that I adore playing with words? Also foreign languages. I love those too. Wittgenstein put it best: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” I created or assigned new meanings to these world to create a more expansive world.
Those words that I actually coined get an asterisk. There are also words that I did not coin but assigned a fresh meaning too get a double asterisk.
Milagrows* (n.) (2013) An exercise I share with coaching clients that is a way of naming all the difficult feelings and judgments you have that are running you. A way to know yourself, accept yourself, and become free. A miracle. Read more about milagrows here.
Playwork (n.) (2013) The playful homework that I will co-create you with at the end of every session if you are a coaching client. Read more about playwork here.
Pussywalking* (n.) (2012 privately; I started to share pussywalking with other women clients privately in 2014; and publicly in 2018) A simple way of connecting with your own female anatomy and sexual energy to find your confidence, well-being, and power as you walk, whether at home or on the street. A form of female mindfulness. Watch my instructional pussywalking videos here!
Quirkyalone* (n., adj.) (1999) A person who enjoys being single (or spending time alone) and so prefers to wait for the right person to come along rather than dating indiscriminately. A man or a woman, any age. The essence of quirkyalone is the inability to settle. Or the state of being like a quirkyalone. Read more about quirkyalone here.
Quirkytogether* (n., adj.) (1999) A healthy, dynamic bond between two quirkyalones, or a quirkyalone and nonquirkyalone, who create the structure and rules for their relationship based on the individuality of who they are and their needs. A loving respectful connection of two quirky individuals who merge but not totally. Being quirkytogether is all about authenticity and vulnerability–you can’t be quirkytogether without bringing your full self to the encounter. You can read the chapter on Quirkytogether in Quirkyalone.
Solo Chica* (n., adj.) (2018) A program designed to empower solo female travel with planned itineraries and local contacts to guide you for a transformative, local experience. Read about the first Solo Chica Adventure here.
Tangasm (n.) (2010) A transcendent, sometimes sweaty feeling of connection that you can have with yourself, your dance partner, the music, and the whole room, when dancing tango. A tangasm is not a climax in the way we think of an “orgasm.” There is no particular moment of release. The tangasm is not about how it looks, it’s about how it feels. You can read about the tangasm in this essay, Is Tango Better than Sex?
Tango Fairygodmother (or father)* (n..) (2019) A person who will take you deep into the tango culture and the milongas in Buenos Aires in our Solo Chica Tango Adventure program.
Wet** (adj.) (2014) Being in tune with your body’s messages and reading its cues. Sexual energy is vitality. Geel it from the inside out as subjects rather than objects. You can read about my investigations into wetness through my memoir in progress here.