Yes, that’s right! Even though the site I’m highlighting in this post is for young women under 54 who had breast cancer and are concerned about body image, please note those of us over 54 are also concerned about Body Image. No Surprise here! Read More
What does it mean to“come to yourself.” Or to be“woke”?
Airing Dirty Laundry
For Aunt Vi, in OWN’s Queen Sugar, when she asked her niece – Nola to “Come to herself” she meant in the simplest terms Don’t display your [family‘s] dirty laundry. In fact she implied, there was something wrong with telling what happened within their family, even if it meant helping others struggling with the same issue.
I’ve always admired people who were artists. I really wanted to draw (more than stick people) or paint or sculpt. You know, be creative! How does that happen? Read More
Being able to stand up and sit down without using my hands is challenging for me. I used to be able to do that. Yeah, this is one task I’m trying to master, again. I mean, when did my ability to do this disappear and what am I doing about it? Read More
So today’s blog is about commitment and failure. So, how did I not stick to what I said I’d do? Usually, I do fairly well with my Lenten commitment. I still give up something for Lent. I know it is old fashioned in this age of doing and having everything we want instantly.
One of my friends was recently told two pieces of advice which could be true for some people, but not true for others. One of the things she was told to do was to buy a wig before starting chemotherapy treatments, although her hair may not fall out until around day 21. Read More
Remember the phrase “Beauty for Ashes”? You know, it’s when you trade in your ashes or bad thing for something beautiful. It can be a redeemed soul or an upgrade. The exchange is simply having something you thought was bad turn into something sublime.
I like fashion magazines, but many model sizes are in the lower single digits. This season, Project Runway models gave me a glimpse into what is possible for everyone. Read More
We go through many things as women – we tend and befriend, often instead of fight or flight. We endure pain and suffering when we experience losses of almost any type. And I’m sure you could name more. However, this is about us rising from those hurts intended or not. This is about being joyous despite the bumps and bruises. Read More
This one is a tougher one to write. It’s about the loss of intimacy and relationships. Two sayings come to mind:
1. “You don’t miss your water til your well runs dry.” and