2.5 minute readAfter having experienced both abuse and bullying in my life, I realized that abuse felt a lot like being bullied and being bullied felt a lot like being abused. So, I began to wonder if it is fair to say that bullying is a form of abuse?...more
For all intents and purposes, I consider myself a freelance writer. Since I don’t work for any specific company or under any type of boss – it’s me, myself and I hoping to succeed and present my words to the universe. Just me against the world....more
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is near enough to hear it, does it make a sound?If a gift falls into the hands of someone who immediately forgets she's received it, does it make an impact?I have to admit I have to remind myself that there is joy in giving, that it's better to give than to receive, that I should give wholeheartedly expecting nothing in return. And, yet, I struggle in giving my mother gifts, even the gifts of a phone call or visit. It takes so much out of me, gives her nothing but confusion and, perhaps, a moment of joy. Or so it seems....more
Let’s sit down for a second to talk turkey wine. I've got my “wine glasses” or "rosé glasses" to set the mood. As happy as I look in my new shades, you might doubt my depth of knowledge on the subject. I do know enough to be dangerous. ...more
Every food blog post doesn't have to cover serious issues. But somewhere, amidst all the beautiful food photos against weathered wood backdrops and carefully written instructions guiding readers through a recipe, there needs to be room for and awareness of food politics when blogging about food.
Anyone who has read my blog regularly (thank you) knows that I am not exactly the most disciplined girl on the blogger block. But after years – seven, in fact – of doing things the hard way, I have finally given in and am using a blog planner.
This has made such a huge difference that I've become quite obsessed with this whole planning concept. I've been reformed and all that jazz.