Do NOT Test This ‘Fat’ Girl

“People who are overweight don’t want unsolicited advice. Guess what. We know we’re fat. We live in homes with mirrors.” ~ Al Roker

Had not seen a girlfriend for a while. We hugged, greeted each other warmly and began to move on to our separate destinations. As I walk away I hear the smug comment: “Yuh like yuh put on some weight tho …”

I paused mid-stride. Of course she said it in a nice way. Of course she meant well. And what a wonderful confidence booster for someone who insists on resisting the fact that no matter how much she exercises or God forbid tries to starve herself (on those desperate occasions when wardrobe malfunctions appear inevitable), her aging menopause ravaged body will never comply or go back to the fit and trim look she was so proud of a few short years ago. I wanted to take back my hug. Continue reading Do NOT Test This ‘Fat’ Girl

Are you irritated?

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“Everything that irritates us about others can lend us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung, Psychiatrist

 

This is a very interesting quote which I recently tried to apply to my own life. Everything it seemed irritated me: traffic, being late for work, having to go to meetings where attendees are unprepared, people not respecting my time …. the list was endless but the real questions I had to ask myself are shown below. Introspection is good and although I haven’t completely come up with all the answers as yet, I invite you to take a moment to think about these questions as well, especially if you find yourself irritated about certain things in your life from time to time.

  • Have you been irritated lately?
  • Who or what contributed to your irritation?
  • What did this situation teach you about yourself?
  • How do you plan to handle such irritations differently?
  • Is there someone you can mentor based on your experience?

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Photo by Gale E

Beautiful or Flawed?

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

In some instances this is a fact: slim or fit (physically) on the outside does not make you beautiful or caring (emotionally) on the inside. As a woman under attack (hot flashes physically and lack of motivation mentally) I join others like myself who kill ourselves trying to lose weight so we can look at least half as beautiful as the models strutting the catwalks. Continue reading Beautiful or Flawed?