Does this article make my butt look big? And other ridiculous things I’ve wondered

“We teach little boys to view their bodies as tools to master their environment, we teach girls to treat their bodies as projects to constantly be improved.” (see the link at the bottom for the video with Caroline Heldman) Body image and the ways it can be distorted is something about which I’m passionate. I … More Does this article make my butt look big? And other ridiculous things I’ve wondered

How to sit still. And other things my mother tried to teach me.

The past year has been full of a considerable amount of changes. And inherent in change is loss- the loss of the old to make way for the new. It was a lot all at once. As a response, in August of 2013, I took an amazing solo trip to California. It was centering, peaceful; … More How to sit still. And other things my mother tried to teach me.

Life is here. It wants to know if you want to come out and play

A sampling of questions I get quite often in my job: “How do I feel better?” “How do I stop being so anxious/depressed?” “How do I get over him/her?” “How do I figure out what I want?” My clients look to me, the trained professional, for help. They need answers. They’re in despair, wanting to … More Life is here. It wants to know if you want to come out and play

And or but?

English lesson- Identify the problems with the following sentences: “I’ve lost five pounds but still have fifty to go.” “My partner is really funny but he’s not the best dresser.” If you’re like me, you’ll pour over the sentences and try to identity where I used improper grammar (and seriously, if I did anywhere, please … More And or but?

Last night, there was breakdown on Crestview. Water from the toilet, sink, and shower started gurgling up and spitting out a mix of sludge and what I can only imagine was food that went down the garbage disposal. Immediately, the landlord was contacted and the iPad was pulled out to do research. What could possibly … More