So, You Say You Like Us Mormons, Eh, Salon?

Hi, my name is Natalie, and I am a unicorn. Oh, excuse me! What I meant to say is, Hi! My name is Natalie, and I am a Mormon. Goodness! But I can certainly understand your confusion. ...more

I don't think you can ever put people who belong to a certain group in a box - that's too ... more

Respecting Myself

Through this I've achieved a lot of things... but do I really respect myself? I think this is a question I've been battling for many months... or rather years... now. One that started well before losing weight began, but now that I've achieved this -- and am trying to still figure out and take this journey to find who I really am and what my purpose here is on the earth -- I wonder if that's the key to finding the key to the whole "what is this life all about" question. ...more

Hopefully, it will all come together! Relaxing and doing nothing is really sometimes the best ... more

"You're Pretty Old"

The boy cleared his throat. “You’re pretty old.” I put my hand on my chest and coughed. The mom sagged. I'm pretty sure I heard her moan. “I’m so sorry,” she mouthed. I winced as he pulled out the chair next to mine. He sat. Took his gloves off and rubbed his hands on his jeaned thighs. “That didn’t come out right, did it?” ...more

This was fantastic. You're such a wonderful writer. more