Next Month, You’ll Eat Everything but the TV ;)

Face it. Dieting almost ALWAYS leads to losing – then gaining back – all the weight you’ve lost – plus MORE. A meta-analysis from UCLA showed that almost 100% of dieters end up gaining weight over the long-haul. (Scientific American, April 5, 2007) So yes, you’ll be eating everything not nailed down within a month, right?…

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Originally posted on Shawn L. Bird:
Star speckled sky, orbs orbiting, motes in the sun beams, circles circling, dots on the shoes. The most beautiful things in the world are round, so I will celebrate my celestial shape.

Swimming in the Sea of What-Ifs

You swim against the current, grasping for air as you turn your head to scan the horizon. Dizzy and out of breath, you feel the ebb and flow of the water spraying against your limbs. You’ve summersaulted your way into oblivion many times before, spiraling against the current, knowing not when the tides of life…

How I Hokey Pokey

In my other life, I swam competitively or ran 6 miles most days. Then, due to lupus and ankylosing spondylitis, I couldn’t breathe or walk for periods of time. Dressing myself seemed like running a marathon. So did using the restroom. I told God, at age 28, “Please take me if this is a preview…

The Fashion Police Chronicles – Oscars Style

“We’re more than just our dresses,” said Reese Witherspoon. Preach it, Reese! Every year, after the Academy awards, the fashion police nitpick the female participants to pieces. A total meat market – fashionista style. I love fashion and design. For me, fashion invites be to express myself in art. If I had to choose a…

Legless in Seattle

I have nothing against legs. Really, I don’t. In fact I have a pair myself. But here’s the deal. Imagine a culture in which women wear dresses everywhere. So 1950’s. Right? Except on most TV news stations. Just about all of them. The photography angles emphasize the legs. Yet we like to call ourselves a…