The Fat Tax

August 30, 2010
I linked it yesterday, but I felt that this topic deserved a little bit more discusion - did you all read MoPie's post Nail Salon Charges $5 Fat Tax on Big Fat Deal You should probably start there, but the distilled version is this: Michele Fontville was charged an additional $5 for her manicure at Natural Nails Salon in DeKalb County, GA, because of the alleged extra damage that a fat person inflicts upon the manicure chairs She questioned ... keep reading

Ending Negative Self Talk

August 28, 2010
Now This is a bit of a healthy living blogger hot topic BUT one that I have never addresed directly, though presumably one could infer by the content of my writing that I am firmly and staunchly against negative self talk There are two major reasons for engaging in this type of behavior Both are insidious and demand our complete and utter attention 1 Lack of self esteem When you feel badly about yourself, and are frequently stewing deep in ... keep reading

What to Do When You’re Lonely

August 26, 2010
I used to do my best not to spend too much time alone I know what you're thinking - it's healthy to be alone sometimes It's good to settle into yourself without the distractions of everyday life There are so many truths hiding in the absence of noise, whether it be the crackle of the radio, or the constant television, or the marzipan-tried-and-true audiobook on iphone method of distraction Intellectually I know that there is value in being ... keep reading

What IF: I Put One Foot In Front Of The Other?

August 25, 2010
Today, I am moving to Boston I will tell you - I am  scared So today, instead of allowing myself to stew in my fears, I'm going to participate in a little project wherein I just lay all of my fears out there, thereby getting them out of my head and my heart so that I can move forward I remember a year ago - I was just starting to look at grad schools and start the long application proces I remember feeling inadequate and unworthy, and that I ... keep reading

Revisiting the Issue of Packing Your Own Lunch

August 21, 2010
Now, I have often used the concept of packing your own lunch as a metaphor for the myriad of ways that you can take care of your body by feeding it properly I love packing my lunch, because it not only allows me to avoid the middle-of-the-day-food-scramble but also because there is something comforting about knowing that you are taking care of your needs, that you are prepared in advance for whatever you might require I pack my lunch because the ... keep reading