Objectification: no longer gender specific

It seems I hit a nerve last Friday with my discussion of the objectification of women. We all know it happens....more

Body Talk: Too Much and What's the Point?

Recently, I was asked to take part in a survey on weight loss.  I was turned off by the topic because it’s one that has become so trite.  Uncertain about how to give an insightful response on such a mundane topic, I skimmed through a few responses from other community members.  I was happy to see that I was not the only one who was perturbed by the subject.  Funny, but one of my favorite responders, Heidi, felt the same way.  According to Heidi, magazine editors seem to think that women are obsessed with the latest diet crazes and that all we do is sit around and ta...more

All Over the Web Today!

I'm so happy and honored to be blogging in two places today. I hope you'll go check me out, but more importantly, that you'll get to know both of these amazing blogs and add them to your reading list. First, I'm a guest poster at Curvy Yoga. Come read my article about how yoga helps me to help Ruby build a strong self-image....more

Big Announcement: When dreams come true

About a month ago I got a crazy idea. Fortunately I have an amazing husband who was on board right away. But before anything could happen we had to clean out the chicken coop. Yes, we have a chicken coop. We have lived here for nearly 18 months. We have carefully avoided the chicken coop during the entire year and a half. It wasn't hard to avoid, this place was (is?) a fixer upper from the start. We have had to haul of truck load after truck load of junk. Since the coop was enclosed the mess within was easy to ignore....more

There is a dead cactus on my kitchen counter.

There is a dead cactus on my kitchen counter.  Limp and hanging over a sparkley gold planter basket it was actually quite pretty, for a cactus, when it was given to me.  Apparently this cactus is supposed to bloom with pink flowers in the Spring....more

What a great post. I totally needed to hear this today.more

What a Dying Patient Taught Me about Living

While working a very busy job as the speech pathologist between several hospitals, the therapist who normally handled home-health patients took a vacation. Why? At the time I concluded principally to inconvenience me. She may in fact have had other motivations. So, of course, on a particularly busy day, I got a call that a home health patient had been referred. To make matters even better, the patient was nearly an hour away. I complained. A lot. ...more

so so very kind and generous with your words, dear lady.

You make me feel ...more

We are not objects of lust

With all the work my hubby and I have been doing lately we haven't had much time for a date night. So, last night we finally went out. We went to the Jazz basketball game. We had a marvelous time....more

Beauty -Redefined from the Saddle.

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate and wine in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!”...more

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

I am one of those people that feels weird talking about this- I have been losing weight. Slowly, but gradually. I guess that is the way you are supposed to lose it, but since I don't like to do anything at all slowly, especially losing weight, I am trying to be patient. I usually give up at the point and admit defeat, but I have stayed the course through the rough patches (gaining one of the weeks was tough, but I kept at it)....more

If You Are, Then What Am I?

Has this ever happened to you? Someone says something like, "I'm too fat to wear khaki pants" or "I can't let my arms show." And the someone is significantly smaller than you? And you're wearing khaki pants and what a few minutes before you  thought was a cute little cap-sleeve t-shirt? ...more

I love this, resonates so much with me. I used to do this to my roommate. She was heavier than ...more