For the Magic Heart
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph is not wrong. You’ve gotta be a friend to get friends. I want to take it a step further and say you’ve gotta be a good friend to get good friends.
It Stops Now
How Our Mothers’ Body Issues Became Ours
As a little girl, I always thought my mother was beautiful. I remember sitting on the edge of the bathtub watching her put her makeup on. She’d fuss with blush and curling irons and tweezers and mascara… and a spritz of perfume to finish it all off. She would dance out the door in her pumps, skirt swinging, teeth white against her bright lipstick... and I was always mesmerized.
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I have this pet peeve. Actually, sometimes it goes beyond pet peeve right to infuriating. It is when “they” (media, society, advertisers, corporations, other people) try to make you believe that your body isn’t normal. Through both direct and subliminal messaging, you are made to feel that your personal size, shape, color, and landscape all need to be altered or fixed. Honey, it ain’t true. Let’s dig in.
Maybe You’re Not Lost
Ever been baffled? Like, all of a sudden, you’re not exactly sure where you’re going, where you came from, or which way is up? If so, you have encountered the wilderness.