I’m NOT a Bad B* - I’m a Queen. Being Jaded and Mean Is NOT Cool.

Despite my affinity for that A$AP Rocky song, my penchant for watching Basketball Wives and my more than occasional use of the B-word {I’m working on that, folks.}, I have a problem with this whole “Bad B****” obsession....more

3 Affirmations That Quiet the Jerk in My Head

When I start to drift down, I tend to forget.I forget being happy. I forget that people love me. I forget that every down day doesn't mean I'm entering a depression....more
becksta1971 That's a great one. Nothing but good can come of this. I'll have to remember that.more

Gypsy Heart (POEM)

Gypsy Heart within my breast beats too loud makes me deaf "Forget the daily obligations, responsibilities of the now!" Wanderlust cries out to me "Explore the world! Seek new life!" experiences lost in earlier days grow more distance as the years roll on will I ever be free to just be me not a hat wearer or tear crier just a woman seeking finding being===============================================...more

Dear Diary: I Am Still Living in Fear

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Hard Lessons About Compassion

I consider myself to be a pretty compassionate person. I try hard to not react too strongly to anything without giving myself time to let intense emotions pass, and I work hard to put myself in the shoes of other people.  If I hear myself making some judgment about another human being, I can often stop myself in my tracks and try to identify what it is that I'm feeling, what might be driving that need to distance myself or put someone in a box. ...more

Beauty Diary: 10 Self-Love Quotes

Sometimes you have to take a step back and say “I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM ENOUGH!” Being your own SELF CHEERLEADER is a must. Here are 10 Self-Love quotes that I pulled from my Beauty Diary to share with you. These quotes have and still continue to encourage me, to remind me, to put me in check when I feel a little out of it. To LOVE ME!...more

You Are Worth It

I sometimes feel as if you’ve spent most of your life surrounded by people who told you over and over that you weren’t good enough, or smart enough, or trying hard enough. These people seem to flock to you, maybe because they know that, head bowed and ashamed, you’ll listen to what they say. Some of them might be kind-hearted, trying to push you or fix you with tough love, while others just want someone to hurt and humiliate....more

The Crimson Chronicles 6A: Touch 250413

     Touch. It is one of the most basic forms of human connection. Yet it is a constant surprise to hear young women express revulsion at the very thought of touching themselves, of touching others, of post-coital touching and cuddling.  The surprise comes from the fact that these are women growing up in one of the most permissive eras of human sexuality, where sex is available to both men and women, where the Internet offers a cornucopia of various sexual outlets twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Why then this adverse aversion to touch?...more

The Crimson Chronicles 6: Self-love is often the best love Episode 230413

     One lesson learned along the highways and by-ways of life: keep a vibrator close to hand.     Part of being a woman, of being an independent being known as an adult, is the ability to control one's own body and one's own sexuality. Part of controlling one's sexuality lies in the knowledge of what constitutes one's own sexuality, what limits and boundaries, what kinks and secret desires are harboured deep inside.     Thus, the vibrator is the essential tool of the modern woman....more

Loving Myself Through Running

 Step, step, breathe. Step, step, breathe. If you had told me 8 years ago that I wouldn't be able to go more than a week without getting in a good run, I would've laughed in your face. Running was reserved for organized sports, or for frantically trying to catch the train and failing during rush hour. If I didn't have to get from point A to point B, then why bother? Nike running app voice: you...have...run...two...point...five...miles....more
@Karen Ballum thats the only downside to long solo runs - there's no one there to celebrate with ...more