[This post has a somewhat violin-like tone and is a bit woebegone in content, but sometimes you have to get the woe out in order to move forward.] I recently received a text message out of nowhere, from a childhood “friend,” and without getting into the nature of the text, which was seemingly harmless, but … Continue reading BULLYING


Over the years, whenever I hear the F-A-T word uttered in any context, even if it’s coming across as playfully self-deprecating, it sounds harsher to my ears than the even more well-known offensive four-letter-F-word. For many of us, the wounds from this word were inflicted sometime between the ages of birth and 18. And if … Continue reading ELIMINATE “FAT” FROM YOUR VOCABULARY