The Easiest Way to Lose Weight without a Diet

Many of Us Struggle to Lose Weight With fast food dining and delivery being the cheapest and easiest way to get something to eat, it is hard to focus on a more home cooked meal when everything is on the go. Some people have trouble with self-control, others may be on the right track but…

Gray Beauty

It’s easy to feel inspired by color, it’s easy to feel some sense of emotion brought on by vibrancy. Most of the time in life, we tend to see things as one way or the other: black and white, good and bad, law and order. We learn early that there aren’t really shades to living….

It’s Time to Put an End to Body Shaming

We see it happen all the time. You can be scrolling through your phone and come across a picture of someone you don’t even know. You think to yourself, “This person looks so great and confident.” But the comments are a whole other story. Just the first few you see are enough for you to…

Shut up, God!

When we say Shut up, God! We are like a dog returning to its vomit. Going back to our sinful lifestyles

The Social Dilemma, or How to Lose at Life

The 2020 Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, directed by Jeff Orlowski, peels back the shiny surface of social media to reveal the gurgling pits of despair it stashes away behind our unsuspecting eyes. Much like Black Mirror (2011), the horror of the reality it presents is just that – the actual, believable reality. By focusing…

Defeat vs. Plateau

How can we tell the difference between one or the other? Is there a difference? Stating the obvious here but, 2020 has been nothing but ridiculous ups and downs all year. This one year has somehow mentally and emotionally seemed like five have passed. And yet, there are so many people out there, myself included,…

“Apocalyptic” Acceptance

Here’s the thing about most apocalypse movies, they’re all a metaphor for the most extreme unknowns in life. Zombie movies, there’s death sprinkled with reminders that maybe it’s not truly an end for us, albeit a traumatic way to remind us with flesh and brain eating undead. End of days movies, like “I Am Legend”,…

Expecting World War III

With the depredation of World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) haunting people’s collective memory, relying on fear has led to many imaginative theories about the onset of a much-feared World War III. That subliminal anxiety has bled into our fear of both past and invented enemies, as well as the great unknown….

Stephen King’s Idea of Childhood

In a 1989 interview on the Public Radio Book Show, Stephen King, the renowned author of horror and supernatural fiction, opened up about his fascination with the one thing we must all give up eventually – our childhood. His interpretation of it ranged from a secret world ruled by its own culture, to a dream state…

The Male Body, as seen by Jim Morrison

In a 1969 interview with Howard Smith, The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison worded an interesting thought, baffling the interviewer himself. Casually and without much resonance, the singer stated that “fat is beautiful”. Or, more accurately, he asked why it was “so onerous to be fat”. Why indeed? Men’s Desired Bodies Through Time In the Neolithic Era (12,000-8,000 BC), the…

Why You Should Care About the Lori Loughlin Cheating Scandal

“We learn from our failures. We learn resilience. We learn ways to do things differently. Failure eventually teaches us how to succeed. We do our children a great disservice by not allowing them to fall on their faces once in a while.”

Swipe Your Way Through The Rest Of 2020

Do not judge me, or judge, whatever, but I have been a bit… bored… in quarantine… I have done what I swore I would never do and that is to sign up for dating apps. Yes, I know, I’m lame. I just wanted to talk to an adult human. Being home alone with my 4…

Left-Handed Girl In A Right-Handed World

In case you didn’t know, and if you are in the 90% who are not, you wouldn’t, but August 13th was the unofficial holiday to celebrate the 10% of us who are beautifully left-handed. That was a mouthful.  Oh, to be left-handed in a right-handed world. So, only 10% of us. And we get one…

Undiscovered Country’s Protector

Undiscovered Country and Protector are two comic books that are showing the world a set of possible futures that is both frightening and disheartening to consider. Comics have the power to lift hopes through the inspiring actions of iconic heroes. But they can also show readers the horrors that exist when the actions of a…

Living With ADHD: Explained through Memes

I was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago and it was a huge relief. Whenever I was asked if I had experienced certain problems, it was like being seen for the first time. I was once asked if, when I was in school, I frequently forgot my backpack. Not only did I forget my…

What Is The Secret to Eating Clean?

You’ve heard every influencer, company, magazine or ad use the word “clean” to describe a diet or product.  The word clean refers to a food that only contains whole or real ingredients that one can identify. In theory, clean means better because the ingredients in your food are wholesome without preservatives or chemicals. People tend…

And Now We Wait Some More

Here we are again folks. This will be a super short freak out. So my state just announced that we will continue to be in this limbo, weird, floating 4.5 stage of opening for at least two more weeks. At least two more weeks. School starts back up in less than that. What the what….

That Retail Life

I worked in retail. There. I said it. I worked in retail for about twenty years. In those years I learned quite a lot about the human race. Not great stuff. So when people are wondering why we can’t all wear a mask when we leave the house, for just a few weeks, to get…