Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

In my last post, I promised you a follow up to my discussion of Basic Body Confidence, and I for sure am going to post that follow up. But first, I want to tell you about jump roping and how it is giving me life right now. And it turns out that this has a… Continue reading The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I still kind of like that title, but perhaps it is a little misleading. Because in this post, I’m not going to try to convince you to gain weight (or… Continue reading How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

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Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

I used to not like selfies at all. I thought they were pretty ego-centric. Also, I usually hated the way I looked in pictures in general. Selfies seemed like just one more way to cause myself photographic suffering. Let the Selfie Games Begin And then one day in grad school, I was really stressed out… Continue reading Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

Uncategorized, Whimsical Watercolors

Embracing Our Age: A Whimsical Watercolor and Peaceful Thought

If you have been following my blog lately, you probably know that I have been letting my hair go silver. I am really excited about it, but I would be less than honest if I didn't said that sometimes the changes that aging brings make me anxious and sometime scare me a little bit, too.… Continue reading Embracing Our Age: A Whimsical Watercolor and Peaceful Thought

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)

I beg pardon of my readers who live in other countries or folks who tire of political posts. Don't worry. I shall return to some other subjects in my next posts. I just had a few issues to get off my chest first, especially because of some of the political brouhaha going on in the… Continue reading Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)

Whimsical Watercolors

An Earth Day Post, One Day Late: Whimsical Watercolors

The older I get, the more I fall in love with the Earth and with how amazing she is. I don't do as good a job of caring for her as she does for me, and doing better in this area is one of my consistent goals. I do try consistently to appreciate all the… Continue reading An Earth Day Post, One Day Late: Whimsical Watercolors

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Are Quarantine Restrictions an Abuse of Government Power? (How to Know if Government Restrictions are Unreasonable)

Living during a pandemic like the Coronavirus is a strange, unprecedented, and frightening experience. Our activities and movement are being restricted by the government in ways that most of us have never experienced. This can feel threatening. While these government restrictions are, ostensibly, for the sake of protecting public health during the pandemic, some people… Continue reading Are Quarantine Restrictions an Abuse of Government Power? (How to Know if Government Restrictions are Unreasonable)

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Whimsical Watercolors: A Little Levity for Your Saturday–A Kangaroo in a Sports Bra (Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming)

The other day on Amazon, I saw a category of clothing titled "sports bras for women". And it made me laugh because I started imagining other categories of sports bras... Like maybe sports bras for giraffes. Or fish. Or kangaroo. And then this happened.  Happy Saturday: ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing… Continue reading Whimsical Watercolors: A Little Levity for Your Saturday–A Kangaroo in a Sports Bra (Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming)

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Is It Possible to Act Unethically While Protesting Abortion? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

I wish to be very clear up front about what I am not doing in this post, as well as its basic underlying assumptions. First, here is what I am not doing: In this post, I am not going to tell you that you should be for or against abortion. This is an important ethical… Continue reading Is It Possible to Act Unethically While Protesting Abortion? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Are Christians Who are Quarantined for Attending Easter Services Being Persecuted? (How to Do the Right Thing in a Pandemic.)

Since the Coronavirus pandemic became a national emergency, many leaders in various states have taken increasingly strong measures to combat the virus, including closing non-essential business and discouraging or forbidding people to meet for church services, including for Easter. As a result of this, some people (especially some Christians) have claimed that this is an… Continue reading Are Christians Who are Quarantined for Attending Easter Services Being Persecuted? (How to Do the Right Thing in a Pandemic.)