I hesitated before posting this. Me in a bathing is not something I've ever found particularly comfortable. I've never let it stop me from going swimming, but I've certainly never wanted photographic evidence of it. But, as I was going through old pictures on my laptop I came across this photo that I had forgotten … Continue reading Finding My Way Back
Last night my car indicator alerted me that my tire pressure was low. I pulled into a gas station and went to fill the air in my tire. As I walked over to the pump to ask the attendant for change for the air machine, the car that was parked to get gas started to … Continue reading Are you missing moments because of your body image?
September has always been a hard month for me. Since I was a kid, the transition from summer to fall, going back to school, along with some other difficult things that had happened around that time of year combined with my birthday, usually sent me into a depression. This year, both of my daughters moved … Continue reading What happens when you give yourself acceptance and compassion?
I grew up without much of a relationship with my father. I haven’t seen him since I was 12. A few days ago, my sister Arial called to tell me her husband had called her and said there was a letter from our father in the mail. As she drove home, we talked and then … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Father
I was looking through old pictures the other night and found this one. I'm five years old in this picture, it's one of my favorites. I remember that I got the poster behind me in school for knowing how many noses people have. It was the only contest I ever won. In my left hand … Continue reading I am not defined by my body, and neither are you!
From an early age I thought I wasn't really good at anything. I was ok at a few things but didn't excel at anything in particular. I wasn't very athletic and I hated gym class. Those days in school when we were forced to play team sports were terrifying. I remember the boys getting annoyed … Continue reading Are You Good Enough?
I was a child of the 70s. I had a mom who worked three jobs, grew up learning about women's lib and thought my family was like the show One Day at a Time. (If you're too young to remember it was about a single mom and her two daughters) Things weren't easy and maybe … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Wonder Woman