Who was St. Patrick? I have to confess I didn't know. For many years I celebrated St. Patrick's Day much like everyone else by wearing green and/or lifting a drink with friends. It wasn't until today that I came to know the man after reading the translated version ofTHE CONFESSION OF ST. PATRICK...more
As humans, we seek beauty, don't we? The beautiful sunset, a beautiful flower, elegant beauty in movement and composition, words strung together in beautiful ways, beauty in people -- I think it's normal. I think it's ok to want to seek beauty and feel beautiful....more
I proposed a challenge to my Facebook friends a while back to go raw for a day. The challenged proposed a single day in the public, without makeup, no filter and a selfie post. I did not address the weaves, wigs, extensions and hair piece because we never know what that will uncover. I did not go as far as asking people to post a fully body image of themselves without any clothes on or anything like that. However, I went the extra step with my own post still, to go raw without my wigs; that I often refer to as: My hat selection....more
It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women.
Susan Sarandon posted her original headshot this week on her Facebook page and my breath caught in my throat when I saw it. Today, we are going to talk about strange beauty and how by simply being a human, we are beautiful. Let me tell you, first, about my strange beauty; about what I was tormented for as a child but now prize as an adult. ...more
Last week, I read an article online about a new “realistic” fashion doll called Lammily that would rival Barbie’s unattainable and quite frankly, ridiculous proportions. Here she is:Get em, gurrrrl....more
Empowerment."To give power to". Empowering yourself is to be who you are in your heart, mind, body and soul. In essence, you are allowing yourself to be the best person you can be. You are allowing and giving the gift of love to yourself....more
I know I said a couple weeks ago that I would be posting about cartoons on Mondays during November, but my heart’s not there today. Sorry, everyone who was looking forward to hearing me talk about the Bubble Guppies. Please accept this GIF of Wednesday Addams dancing as a token of my contrition....more