Flexitarian Cooking... or What the Heck is Dietary Fundamentalism, Anyway?

Dietary Fundamentalism? What's that?I'm glad you asked!In the not so distant past, dietary lifestyles were pretty strictly delineated: You were either an omnivore, and thus consumed other animals as well as plant foods, or you were vegetarian, and you didn't eat anything that had a face. Various subgroups surfaced, of course... they always do. The pescatarians ate fish, and were generally understood by the other groups to have commitment issues. We were nice to them though. Veggies are nothing, if not tolerant and kind....more

I'm a long-time Vegan Freegan Flexitarian.

Freegan trumps all. :)

Christine ... more

Houston Area BlogHer Pre-Conference Meet Up!

Things that are (at least rumoured to be) improved upon by the act of breaking:•    Bread•    Legs•    Bad•    Dawn•    Tameshiwari•    News•    Benjamins•    Vowels•    Electric Boogaloos*•    The Ice ...more

Well, I'm officially out, because there is now a meet-up in Austin. Sorry, Houston. ... more

Houston Area BlogHer Pre-Conference Meet Up!

Things that are (at least rumoured to be) improved upon by the act of breaking:•    Bread•    Legs•    Bad•    Dawn•    Tameshiwari•    News•    Benjamins•    Vowels•    Electric Boogaloos*•    The Ice ...more

I'm wondering if I might possibly, perhaps, maybe, might be able to pull this off.

Heck, if ... more

The $100 Question: What Do You Love About Yourself? Tell Christine from Welcome To My Brain.

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

"A friend said I could find something good to say about the devil"

That's just ... more

The $100 Question: What Do You Love About Yourself? Tell Christine from Welcome To My Brain.

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

I always refer to that mindset as "the bra is half full." LOL

Christine ... more

BlogHer '10 Ticket Swap

Do you have a BlogHer '10 ticket that you can't use? Find someone to buy it from you here. Or if you need a ticket, say so - maybe someone can sell you one!

The $100 Question: Jeffrey from Penny Experiment Asks If Money Or Passion Is More Important For Making A Difference?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Jeffrey of Penny Experiment ...more

Passion. Passion. Passion. Passion. Passion. Passion. Passion. Passion.
Passion. ... more

Parenting Traumatized Children: Sometimes We Can Make It Worse

First and foremost, let me get something out of the way - PARENTING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS ANY HUMAN CAN BE REQUIRED TO DO - EVER. It is hard. It is hard. It is hard, and every single day you will discover that it is quite HARD!...more

It's just not possible to practice how you'll FEEL, and you could never put it into words and ... more

Little Fish in a Big Pond: Understanding, accepting, and loving your small blog

Track:  personal-identity Make your blog work for you, no matter how big or small your audience or reach. Size doesn't have to matter as long as you are getting what you want and need from your blog (which will be different for everyone). We'll also touch on how to grow, sanely, if in fact that's important to you. For new bloggers, and for veteran bloggers who fear they've reached a plateau....more

The small blog IS BlogHer.  It's the meat .... the backbone.

LOVE ... more

Should We Adopt From Haiti? Should We Not? Yes.

In the weeks since the January 12th earthquake that rocked the island of Haiti, there has been a tremendous increase in adoption inquiries.  As the rest of the world watches, we cannot help but hurt and hope and desperately seek ways to help.  Pictures of orphans and news stories of destruction cause us all to want to grab a passport and come home with as many children possible.It is normal.Yet, it is not practical.  At this point in time, it is also not best.  ...more

There is one very interesting aspect of post-earthquake Haiti.  Some families may ... more