On tap today is a little rant... probably along the lines of conventional wisdom gone awry, but maybe not. I'm overweight. No secret there. How overweight? Significantly. I got down to where a 1x or 2x size in most stores fit me just fine in 2014, but after my stint with anxiety and depression that … Continue reading It doesn’t fit?
No, I'm not referring to our U.S. elections (though I could be). It's me. I SHOULD be working. I SHOULD be keeping up with the dishes. I SHOULD be visiting my mother. I SHOULD be taking a walk. I SHOULD be meal planning. I SHOULD be crafting for upcoming holidays. I SHOULD... What I should … Continue reading Stupidity personified.
A name can evoke a lot of feelings for people. They can bring about the energy of a loved one passed; discomfort of painful relationships; they can evoke places, times, love, hate... names are strong. This morning, a name gave me sweet relief. Partner asked me what I thought of a particular combination of names and … Continue reading What’s in a name?
It's not conventional wisdom, but it is a common phrase to hear after an endeavor that had a price tag has happened- especially when things have gone our way, or an outcome is positive: "It was worth every penny." But what about when we don't have enough pennies to buy our happiness? Or, when we … Continue reading “…worth every penny.”
"Pick me! Pick me!" We've all heard that refrain in our youth. Usually, it was heard standing in a line, watching the cool kids (or who became the cool kids) stand across from us, measure up their peers to the task and preparing to name their team. Youthful exuberance, innocence, and excitement caused us to … Continue reading Pick me! Pick me!
It's conventional wisdom and socially accepted hysteria on my mind this morning. There isn't really one common phrase for this, but several ideas permeate our thinking that all add up to the idea that unprotected sex WILL lead you to get pregnant. Especially when you're young and stupid. When we're young (and stupid), putting the fear … Continue reading “I got pregnant the first time!”
I bet this idea, nature versus nurture, falls into the category of conventional wisdom as much as it does scientific observation. It's a real thing, a huge consideration in the course of everyday life. How much of what makes us is genetic, how much is taught to us by the environment we live in? The … Continue reading Nature versus nurture.