Body Image Solution: Elastic Pants

My thirties hit me a couple of years ago, and my metabolism went down the sh*tter. I miss the days when I could work out a reasonable, non-obsessive amount, eat moderately, go out drinking 'til 2 in the morning then have a greasy pizza, and still wake up thin everyday. Now, if I eat one potato chip, what I wake up like in the morning is a crap shoot. I don't get it; I really don't. I'm practically a different size everyday, fluctuating up and down, never knowing when or why I'll wake up bloated. I used to be able to predict bloat days, but sadly, this seems to be no longer the case....more

The Little White Dress

fearˈfir/noun unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat."drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder"...more

Does Life Ever Feel Like Role Play?

Sometimes I wonder if we’re all just actors on some level. I know for years there were parts of me I never revealed to others. I wanted to, but I felt it would not be well received. In my earlier years I cared as little as possible, but as I got older I became more concerned that I should have outgrown those parts of me....more

Were You Born With It?

 The age-old question -- Are you born with a natural ability to sell?  Or is it learned?  Even though I have been in sales as long as I can remember, I can't answer that. ...more

Is My Butt As Sexy As Kim's?

Is My Butt As Sexy As Kim's?...more

The Recipe for Confidence


Be Still My Voice

Today’s writing prompt asks if have I found my voice. I’d like to think I have by now. It’s definitely been a process, a journey.I was a shy kid who didn’t say much. I’m not as shy now, but I still don’t say much in social settings. I’ve kind of always been one who doesn’t speak unless I feel I have something worthwhile to say; I will never be one who talks because I like to hear the sound of my own voice (I don’t)....more

Writing into the void

I've been 'gunna' start a blog for ages... not quite as long as I've been gunna start a diet, but definitely longer than I've been keeping a list of thing I might write about. Absolute ages. What stopped me wasn't an inability to express myself in words, nor a dearth of ideas; it was the lack of an audience.  ...more
Edwina's Episodes Thanks, Edwina. That's exactly right. Deep breathing and lots of faith that ...more

Tall Girls Rock

It's becoming more and more apparent to me that I have some pretty tall kids. My son is an inch or two shy of 4ft. He'll be 5 in November. My daughter had her 2 year old check up recently and we found out that she is 3ft even. Both of them are almost off the charts in height. Of course their doctor looks at me with a laugh and says, "I wonder where they get their height from?" I have read that you can double whatever height your kids are at 2 years old and that's how tall they will be. Their doctor says it's not exact but could be pretty close....more