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It’s cookie time! All I want to do today is show a virtual middle finger to the cultural ideal of beauty, forget all the people who called me fat/weird/dark/short/[insert unsavory comment], (no matter how much niceness it was coated in) and enjoy a big pack of chocolate chip cookies. Everyone may have an ideal in mind. I can only be kind and love what I’ve got. If I really want to make comparisons, I’d rather be like a lioness or an eagle :royal, fierce, high-flying, staying high above the unwanted  stuff, observant, loud and clear, opinionated, sharp, protective of her people and territory and deeply loving at the same time. Tears sometimes hide boiling rage. If a woman loves and respects her anger, I believe the world will become a much better place.

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This isn’t a personal attack on anyone. Whoever said this stuff is battling their own demons. This is a result of hundreds of tiny comments that have built up over the years. Continue reading

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Of cruelty and doofuses

Have you ever been with a good leader? They might not be a typical ‘leader’ by profession but a parent, sibling, BF/GF, friend or manager. You might have seen both sides of them. The persuasive side , when they relentlessly inspire, push, prod and tell you to try a certain path of action. Annoying though it may seem, you realize that it leaves you better off than you were once you get through it. Then there is the patient side. They give you the means and the support. They are there as you struggle as you grow into new strengths and you can always fall back on them when you need advice or that occasional kick in the rear .( I call it the Growth Boost Butt-on). These people are far from perfect. They may be full of annoying quirks and idiosyncrasies that makes them human. Like it or not, they might tell it on your face when you are going wrong. Ouchie.You’ll thank them for it later. (Oh, and if you have such people in your life whom you haven’t thanked yet, please do it today. You wont regret it.)

You knew that there would be a talk the opposite kind of people in this blog. So here goes. Continue reading

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