Politics and Love, Uncategorized

About the Candace Owens Video Going Around. And Also Some Thoughts about Systemic Racism

If you have been watching the news and following the discourse on the recent protests, you may have run across a recent video made by a woman named Candace Owens. Candace Owens is a conservative black woman who has recently gained press and social media coverage for her support of President Trump, her criticism of… Continue reading About the Candace Owens Video Going Around. And Also Some Thoughts about Systemic Racism

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Chapter Three: Pedagogy of the Oppressed: A Study Guide

I am writing a series of posts to guide people through reading Paulo Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a book which has been extremely influential in my life and which can help readers become more aware of the way in which oppression occurs in society. It can also help us recognize our own oppression… Continue reading Chapter Three: Pedagogy of the Oppressed: A Study Guide

Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized, Wonder and Whimsy

How to Use Your Imagination Like a Boss to Change Your Life and the World

Have You Ever…. Have you ever freaked yourself out in a dark room by imagining all of the scary monster, zombies, and bad guys reaching out to grab you? Have you ever driven yourself almost to panic swimming in a swimming pool because you imagined Jaws swimming up to get you? (And I am sorry… Continue reading How to Use Your Imagination Like a Boss to Change Your Life and the World

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Chapter Two: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a Study Guide

This week on my blog, I am sharing some reading and study guides for Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a book that has helped me better understand oppression and racism. It has also helped me to better understand how I can co-labor with the oppressed to end oppression and racism and to create a… Continue reading Chapter Two: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a Study Guide

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

Basic Body Confidence: What It is and Four Mindsets and Practices that Develop It

I am on a mission to help people Live from the Inside Out. When we Live from the Inside Out, we live from a strong sense of our own worthiness and purpose, as well as a sense of other people’ worthiness and purpose. This allows us to connect constructively and build a more resilient world… Continue reading Basic Body Confidence: What It is and Four Mindsets and Practices that Develop It

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

In my last post, I promised you a follow up to my discussion of Basic Body Confidence, and I for sure am going to post that follow up. But first, I want to tell you about jump roping and how it is giving me life right now. And it turns out that this has a… Continue reading The Joy of Jump Roping: How Jump Roping Surprised Me

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I still kind of like that title, but perhaps it is a little misleading. Because in this post, I’m not going to try to convince you to gain weight (or… Continue reading How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

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Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

I used to not like selfies at all. I thought they were pretty ego-centric. Also, I usually hated the way I looked in pictures in general. Selfies seemed like just one more way to cause myself photographic suffering. Let the Selfie Games Begin And then one day in grad school, I was really stressed out… Continue reading Good Selfies, Bad Selfies, and Becoming Friends with Our Self: Selfies as Photo Journals

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Uncategorized, Whimsical Watercolors

Embracing Our Age: A Whimsical Watercolor and Peaceful Thought

If you have been following my blog lately, you probably know that I have been letting my hair go silver. I am really excited about it, but I would be less than honest if I didn't said that sometimes the changes that aging brings make me anxious and sometime scare me a little bit, too.… Continue reading Embracing Our Age: A Whimsical Watercolor and Peaceful Thought

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)

I beg pardon of my readers who live in other countries or folks who tire of political posts. Don't worry. I shall return to some other subjects in my next posts. I just had a few issues to get off my chest first, especially because of some of the political brouhaha going on in the… Continue reading Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)