Celebrating Optimism in a Corona World

March is Optimism Month! The great news is, that if you are reading this, you are ALIVE.  Congratulations. I feel like “cautious optimism” needs a big comeback moment.  Can we be cautious and optimistic at the same time?  I hope so. Today, keeping “safe at home”, I made some simple clay from flour, water, saltContinue reading “Celebrating Optimism in a Corona World”

Managing Your Anxiety During Corona Virus

I’ve been making light about the panic around toilet paper and other supplies on my other social channels, but I must  admit, as a person who’s anxious, it was hard to keep things in perspective when out getting groceries today. I am not a health professional, so please check all the tips I am aboutContinue reading “Managing Your Anxiety During Corona Virus”

Too Much…Too This…Too That

Too sensitive Too bossy Too loud Too emotional… If you’ve ever had the word “too” weaponized against you, you know how baffling and painful it is.  So many women have felt the pain of this three-letter word. I have and I am not allowing it to hurt me anymore.  Not now, not today, not everContinue reading “Too Much…Too This…Too That”

Born Naked, Annihilated by Fashion…til now

Note:  These Botero-inspired, body positive fashion images are NSFW. They are also not safe for preserving outmoded paradigms of what a woman’s body should be. We are born naked and when we die, our bodies are stripped, examined and prepared for burial. Between birth and death, we are contextualized and classified by fashion. It isContinue reading “Born Naked, Annihilated by Fashion…til now”

Giving Myself Time

It seems like there’s never enough time.  We pack our schedules full, keep busy, keep moving and still, there’s an emptiness.  Time just flies, and we have so little time for ourselves. This past week, I resolved to give myself some time back.  I resolved not to just wake up and do, do, do.  IContinue reading “Giving Myself Time”

Stick With It!

I helped cut a trailer for a documentary film for the first time yesterday and I didn’t flinch once! In all seriousness, though, I didn’t appreciate the growth process of the past two years of my life until I sat down and watched that trailer.  I’ve branched out into a whole other skill set, somethingContinue reading “Stick With It!”

In Body, Embody

We have to embody the world we want to see.  If we want less hate, less judgment and more compassion, then we have to hug more.  We have to smile more.  We have to shake hands more. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to be “in” our bodies.  Our society privileges the mental and we become mental. Continue reading “In Body, Embody”

Oddly Satisfying

This month, I have been delving into what I find “oddly satisfying”.  It’s been an interesting journey.  My journey started with an invitation from TikTok to make short videos. Here they are. I had to choose a focus for these, so I focused on what I found visually satisfying, but this exploration was definitely aContinue reading “Oddly Satisfying”

Silence Is Not Always Golden

I’ve been talking more lately, and not because I’ve been feeling chatty.   I’ve realized how much I’ve kept under wraps and repressed to keep the peace and to just get along.  Frankly, it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever done to myself.  Silencing myself has been a huge burden.  I’ve been grieving.  I’ve beenContinue reading “Silence Is Not Always Golden”