Social Pervert

Wow. I kicked a hornet’s next yesterday when I dared to suggest going vegan made me more open-minded about food. Someone called bullshit. Or rather, someone screamed bullshit. When I explained the comment I was confronted with explosive rage. It’s been almost two years and this is the first time anyone has lost their shit…

The Gender Most Free

When I first began to understand gender fluidity and gender neutrality I worried more than I learned. I worried about how to adjust my speech and assumptions. I wanted to get it right, or at least not get it wrong. I wanted to be respectful and inclusive but not make a big deal. I worried…

When No Amount of Lipstick Is Enough

Yesterday I stood in the lobby of a building chatting with another woman. A man walks by. He is well acquainted with both of us. He holds up a hand in greeting as he strides toward the door and says, “Bye, girls.” Then he pauses, turns to me, thrusts his upraised hand toward me and…

Sexy Toothbrushes (Not A Thing)(Yet)

I don’t have a category for Environmental Wellness because I lump these efforts into the Social Wellness category. I guess this is because I want Environmental Wellness to be a group effort. Maximum impact and all. Everybody on board for intervention, conservation, preservation. Green hearts unite and romance our planet. Rah rah, sis-boom-blah, you get…

Yoga Sins

Just hanging out, appropriating some culture. Mostly because my culture can’t come up with anything better than yoga. So far we’ve got binge-ing, perpetual upgrading, arguing about Love, arguing about God, deifying beauty, and competitive breeding. As a cultural icon once said, when you know better you do better. Yoga is better. All my culture…

The Yep Files

Blessed trolls. Imagine the Internet without them. Over the weekend I was trolled for The Nope Files. Said troll wants to know why there are no Yep Files. Or am I just here to make myself sound better than people who are brave enough to put themselves out there? The first part is a fair…

The Nope Files–Weekend Edition

All curated from Pinterest. All pretty and well-meaning but all bullshit time-and-life wasters. *** Nope. Strength grows during rest. When you keep going anyway you build endurance. ***   Nope on all counts. Great is completely dependent upon comparison. If you want to be greater, stop the comparison. Notice how great, greater, greatest becomes irrelevant…

Show Me The Alternative

Is anyone else rethinking the language used in the wellness world lately? All the stuff we say to each other and ourselves to reinforce our failure(s)? Specifically, the challenge to define how we show up in the world? I’m hearing this everywhere. I had the misfortune of receiving it as a journal prompt over the…

The Nope Files–We’re Going To Need A Bigger Cabinet Soon

What value does Pinterest hold for normal people? Inspiration? Education? Validation? All it does for me is generate more material for the Nope Files. I used to have a troll who followed my blog and criticized me for how much time she surmised I spent online based upon how many items I curated from the…

Nope Files Are The Nopiest

Here’s another Pinterest find which went straight to the Nope Files: I think I lurched forward to scream NO at this so vehemently my ass may have caught some air off my office chair. This is another one of those darling little internet cupcakes that seems well-intentioned but simply isn’t true or healthy. You heard…

The Nanette Phenomenon

Okay, we need to talk about Nanette. No, maybe we don’t. Maybe I just need to talk about it. A little. I’ve watched it twice. The first time I was stunned silent. Awestruck, really. I watched it Saturday; took all of Sunday to process it, including lost sleep time Sunday night. Then on Monday morning…

Gay Church; An Ecumenical Review

So I’m still doing this photo mash-up thing. I don’t really have an explanation for it. I’ve been trying all week to write about gay church. I finally made it last Sunday. You may remember my first attempt was a fail; got lost with a dead phone. This time I caught a carpool. Arrived intact…