Category Archives: Life Perspective

Miley takes using your sexuality to a whole new level at VMAs

I felt incredibly embarrassed for Miley Cyrus’ at last nights MTV VMAs. So much so that I don’t even want to go back and look at it again. Her foam fingered antics are forever slapped all over the web, never … Continue reading

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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

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Harper’s Bazaar spoke to me.

I nabbed the Fall Fashion Issue of Harpers Bazaar from the gym this morning. This mag spoke to me. I haven’t had a fashion magazine speak to me in like 20 years — so I gotta say it was a … Continue reading

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Am I pretty? I sure as hell don’t know but don’t ask YouTubers!!

Every morning my family crunches in our bed and wakes up to the Today show. When its not about murder and mayhem, its generally some disturbing story about teens bullying the crap out of each other,  boys jumping on the eating disorder … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus the latest victim of Fat Ass Attack

Hannah Montana has grown up to be a wonderful young woman, with beautiful curves and a flowing mane — but what do we see? FAT Yep, just another fat ass, just like Demi Lovato who ended up getting (successful) treatment … Continue reading

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My New Rules

I got home from a business trip at 1am, and went in to snuggle up with my 8 year old son before heading to bed. As I left the room, I noticed he had tacked these “RULES” on his door, … Continue reading

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I’ve got a “mood” problem.

Crap, I’ve had a hellava couple months so hope you are in the mood for a rant. Diagnosed with mono (again). I mean, come on — I am 42 years old (total grandma to most of you I know, plus … Continue reading

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I am way too pretty to do homework, how about you?

“I’m to pretty to do homework, so my brother does it for me.” This is the tagline sprawled on a “back to school” t-shirt for girls sold at JCPenney. No, I’m serious, this is a real shirt sold in the United … Continue reading

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Self Esteem: Where does it come from?

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There is more to be than eye candy.

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Amy Winehouse: Add bulimia to her long, sad list of vices.

Its late. But I couldn’t go to bed without writing about Amy Winehouse. I always found her to be so interesting to watch, she just had that kind of face. Her features so bold, eyes exaggerated with jet black liner, pale skin … Continue reading

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Control, it’s time to let you go.

A dear friend of mine sent me this song that you need to hear. This singer has struggled our struggles and she no doubt expresses it in this tune “Control.” If only we could let it go, you know? It’s … Continue reading

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Sarah’s list

Found this list on Facebook written by Sarah and wanted to share. This just struck me as a really cool idea…add thoughts as they come about and read through them to reinforce positive reality. See list in process here -Move … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: A social disease?

Not all — but a large population of today’s eating disorders stem from our societies focus on body image and weight. Let’s face it — our society is nuts. We accept the fact that “Plus-Sized” models are now size 8-16. … Continue reading

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How to fly

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The world mocks a man in the depths of mental illness.

I am failing at my attempt to steer clear of the Charlie Sheen saga, but it’s too sad, scary, and odd to look away. I followed, then un-followed him on Twitter, only to find myself waking up each day to … Continue reading

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Man, I love P!nk, new vid F**kin’ Perfect

The first I heard of P!nk’s new video was from some parenting group freaking out about it (god forbid we should show reality to the children!!!!) Ok, so here is what they have their undies in a bundle about; the … Continue reading

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I am not a label. Are you?

Thanks to Amanda and Elizabeth for this thought provoking image from their FB page. If you were to build a collage such as this for yourself, what would you put in it? As I looked at this, I noticed the … Continue reading

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Katy Perry, Firework: What does this vid do for you?

I caught this video on whim, and loved it! Katy Perry has been iffy to me in terms of appropriateness (cupcakes as boobs…..really?) But the theme for Firework is so inspiring; 4 young adults with different issues/insecurities that are holding … Continue reading

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Do you pray?

I think this is the very first post I have ever written about religion. I am not sure why I have avoided the topic, but if I had to guess I would say the topic tends to be off-putting to … Continue reading

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