Eating My Words

I’m sorry, dear, but don’t be surprised
if your Tuesday title doesn’t taste quite right


Forget Flattering this Summer

I’m lovin’ summer this year. Now that I’m out of the desert, summer time is a welcome change. Hello sunshine, blue skies, a reduced work load (I’m a teacher), and adventures! O the glories of summer. But there is one little facet of summer that I’ve never enjoyed… As the temperatures rise, it gets less… Continue reading Forget Flattering this Summer

Fighting a Losing Battle

Scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, I stumbled across Gina Kolata’s  article in the New York Times about a breakthrough new study, “After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight.” The shocking results? Significant weight loss has permanent effects on the metabolism. Years after losing large amounts of weight, former contestants were left with… Continue reading Fighting a Losing Battle

A Letter to My Mother

Dear Mom, We went out last night, the six of us, to celebrate Mother’s Day early. You, your three daughters, and two of your grand-daughters. Three generations of beautiful, powerful, strong and glorious women. There you were surrounded by women who had learned from you to smile at the world, to love fiercely, to forgive… Continue reading A Letter to My Mother

Talking Back

Ladies, we need to learn to talk back. No, not to our bosses, friends, or families. We need to learn to talk back to the mirror. I came to this realization about 2 years ago. I was gazing at my reflection- again. I was in a state of semi-undress, pre-shower, and, as usual, glaring at… Continue reading Talking Back