The Nope Files–Don’t Be

Here’s another one for the Nope Files, found on Pinterest: Sounds good, doesn’t it? Sounds reasonable, right? Sounds inspirational, no? It’s not. It’s pressure to change into someone else. It’s a subtle way of telling you to be someone other than This Girl. Don’t be you; be That Girl. The language is important here, because…

Inquisition Disquisition

I am finished with my anti-Mother’s Day posts for the week. I might be finished for the year; we’ll see. It could come up again. There are no doubt some lingering blog posts out there that I haven’t yet read which hold within their magic the ability to trigger the things I’ve left unsaid this year….

Wellness Today–Emotional Wellness

I got into a discussion earlier today regarding the helpfulness of bloggers who write publicly about their own struggles. It could be a struggle with anything. The relevant aspect was writing about it for the benefit of helping others who share the same problems. There was some disagreement over whether or not this is truly helpful for…

The Wrong Kind of Feminist

It happened again. I didn’t keep my mouth shut. I have been kicked out of one of my previous girl clubs for suggesting that high heels are a form of social slavery. I also suggested that women should stop submitting to this slavery. I assumed the fresh application of ire circling the globe over the “dress…

Closer Still

If weight loss is the aspect of wellness that is most socially popular (with fitness being a close second), the most socially unpopular aspect has got to be emotional wellness. This is the crap no one wants to talk about despite the fact that it is the crap we all have in common. Emotional wellness…