Some people live a very scripted life. They go to school like you're "supposed" to, K-12, followed by four more years in college, work, get married, and so on. The script is written by various factors in society - you do this, you don't do that, and you get this reward and avoid that scary … Continue reading life as improv
For years, I've lived my life out loud, online and very publicly. I felt safe doing so, and if I'm honest, I felt like it was my birthright as an American woman to do so. I haven't been feeling that safety since the infamous Trump tape broke. In fact, the days after that story went … Continue reading living life out loud
My normal mode during winter holiday things at work is to find a reason I can't go, and this year is no exception! Right now I am enjoying blessed silence in my office because everyone else is gone doing the festive thing. Same thing every year, everyone looks at me sadly because they're convinced I'm … Continue reading Blessed silence
When you get in bed with social conservatives in this country, you better be comfortable with the fact that your rewards are commensurate with being part of the "right" group... and that the "right" group is not guaranteed to be YOUR group. In other words, if you are Pagan and support the Tea Party or … Continue reading Seriously?!
I have a belief, maybe a superstition, particularly if you define superstition in the learning psych way - a behavior that's hard to change because it is randomly awarded. When I tell someone I want to do something, and they wind up to pitch all the reasons why it's too hard, that they couldn't do … Continue reading Leave the Outcome to the Gods
Watching The Biggest Loser finale (no worries, no spoilers here), I definitely saw post-show changes not just in people's bodies, but in their attitudes and demeanor. I know from my own experience, as well as from talking to friends who've gone through significant weight loss, that more changes than a person's body and health. There … Continue reading What Comes After