Welcome back United States of America! Wow! As a Canadian, who has been glued to the television and watched so much of the election coverage and Obama election victory and now Obama’s Inauguration, I just have to say, Congratulations U.S.A!
The focus on weight loss promoted by a bloated and dysfunctional diet industry causes many New Year’s resolution ideas and media-based stories to focus on people of size in ways that promote fat phobia. Size acceptance would be a much more productive New Year’s resolution on the part of everyone.
It is once again Mother’s Day. A day that for many is one for celebration and for others a day of grief. There is such a duality to Mother’s Day for many. It is a day of love and companionship for many mothers and their children and/or adult-children. It is a day mixed with both [...]
There is, as most of us well know, this predominant and predictable culturally-sanctioned prejudice against those of us who are fat. Please do not be offended if you are, like I am, fat, by my use of the word fat. I just have a problem with being referred to as overweight because no one can [...]
Today, I have reached the age of 50. I am still awaiting the trumpet blast to herald this major life milestone. Well, not really. But, nonetheless, it is not a milestone in my life that has escaped reflection. I found myself, really in the last few months, but even more so in the last couple [...]
Today marks the one year anniversary of my dog Mandy’s death. It has been a long year of very profound grief for me. It has not been an easy time at all. And yet, ironically, as I come to meet this day, as I had feared to some degree, the meeting and experiencing of this [...]
Futility is and can be described as many things. I’ll even grant that it is often in the eye of the beholder of it – or shall I say the one noticing it. Today, I sit in my office, in my apartment, waiting for the landscaping company to finish all the mowing of grass and [...]
Freedom like a stone gives way to the power of one when you know who you are. I revel in what many would define as freedom like a stone. I revel in the alone time, the solitude, and the untethered reality of much of my life. Is there a weight to freedom? Yes, when measured against the mindset of the masses, yes absolutely. The weight is not so heavy in my acceptance of self, however. Do you accept yourself? Are you okay with you? Being okay with who each one of us authentically is and being connected to God or whatever universal force you believe in is the surrender necessary to know balanced emotional freedom.
In checking back at amazon.com today for other reasons I noticed that the information has been up-dated for the book, "if I DID IT". It is now listed without O.J. Simpson’s name anywhere in the title or credits. It is now (not sure if it was before or not) advertised this way at amazon.com: If [...]