Beauty Everywhere

A raging feminist has been lurking dormant in my system, it seems, and lately I find myself enraged at the objectification of women, lies we’re told about our bodies, lessons we learn by osmosis– how to talk about ourselves as never meeting the Photoshopped standard, too big here, not enough there, flaw after flaw after … More Beauty Everywhere

Confidence vs. Arrogance

Any time I write about self-image, weight lifting, exercising, our diets, publications, and anything at all happy, the following thoughts ricochet about in my brain after hitting “publish” on my blog: People are going to think I’m arrogant and self-centered with all this, “Look how joyful and healthy I am” stuff. Am I arrogant and self-centered? I … More Confidence vs. Arrogance

Why Do We Need Men?

So there’s news flitting about that women are increasingly the leading or sole breadwinners in the American family.  In most cases, this means more and more families are being raised by a single mom with an absent father, or the reason mom is the breadwinner is because dad can’t find work.  It isn’t because a couple sat … More Why Do We Need Men?

Flavor Enhancement

One of the benefits of cutting down or eliminating added sweeteners to food and eating mostly natural ingredients is that everything tastes better.  It isn’t necessarily that the food itself changed, but the palate that is receiving the food is cleansed and ready to taste fully whatever it is that it is about to consume.  It isn’t … More Flavor Enhancement

Picture Book

I don’t like my title. Oh well. Picture BookHis gentle dumb expression turnd at lengthThe Eye of Eve to mark his play; he gladOf her attention gaind, with Serpent TongueOrganic, or impulse of vocal Air,His fraudulent temptation thus began.– Book 9, lines 527-531, Paradise Lost by John Milton My children identify animals,name and order according … More Picture Book