At first, I was surprised by the attention this alien story received, but now that I’ve connected with so many people had many new discussions on the “alien topic,” I’m not surprised at all. This is something everyone has an opinion on. What’s yours?
I wrote about my brother’s murder for a few reasons. Firstly, to share his story hoping that one day someone might read it and help us find his killer. Also, to speak the truth to a pain that many know but cannot express. Also, if I’m honest, to unburden myself and give away a bit of…
Happy International Woman’s Month (IMO). Let’s celebrate together with these stories I found recently that made me proud of my fellow ladies.
When I was a girl, I thought everything worthwhile had already been done and lamented why I couldn’t have been born into a more interesting time. Well, look at us now. History is made every day in our world. As a woman, this was a proud moment.
The Chicago Tribune wrote, “Kamala Harris may be the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States, but her inauguration last week also marked the first time an…
Or did you know that when it comes to medical marijuana your pets are next in line on the marketing list for these products? They are.
The world of medicinal marijuana extracts is growing, and, in the post-pandemic era, as so many are seeking relief from stress, anxiety, and “COVID-somnia,” it’s becoming more sought after than ever, even by Fido.
Today, when people are looking for relief and cannot find it in many other places, we see the market for these products set to explode. …
I’ve been trying meditation for 500 days. Before this, aside from the moment of rest at the end of yoga class, I never meditated at all. Who has the time? So, I was surprised to learn, instead of taking, it gives me time.
Honestly, I always thought it was just way too much nonsense to be real or helpful or that meditating was for eastern religious people or those who’ve gone off the rails. (Maybe I have finally gone off the rails?)
It was during those moments, though, in that restful Shavasana corpse pose at the end of yoga class…
You make me better
take away a little illness
Take it in you
Slow me down, fill me up
Open sealed eyes
Unlock this caged heart
You are a part of me,
Fragments of you cling in me
Intertwine with my insides
Spiders web of complications
Sticking there, inside me
Carry you with me
I carry everything
See myself in you
Broken, wretched, bleeding
Beated heart; pulp laid bare
I see myself reflected
Take my breath away
Paralyze my guts, oh how!
Tie me up in knots; unleash me, set me free
Here’s What Happened After 25 Minutes Inside One
I grew up in a Detroit suburb near the Morton Salt company. It was a primitive sort of salt cave before the trend of the salt cabin, lamp and other salt-related treatments. Had we known, the tours into those salt mines might have been popular with more than just elementary school kids.
Morton Salt hosted the salt mine field trips for elementary school kids. Sadly, my class never took one. However, once, a boy admirer gave me a chicken nugget sized rock of salt from his trip to the mines.
The 40s are a weird space of transition for women where you’re no longer considered young, but not really old. There isn’t any set “thing” to be doing since we all started jobs and families and lives at different stages.
And, despite what the internet thinks, we actually don’t disappear.
But do you know how hard it is to find inspiring stories about women age 40–60 on the internet that aren’t related to business or politics?
Go ahead, do a few searches; I’ll wait.
Here are what you found: a few stories about high-achieving athletes, academics, and businesswomen primarily in…
It was a perfect summer afternoon when I joined a whitewater rafters group in Stanley, Idaho. They were heading out to the class III whitewater on the Salmon River, and I was tagging along, the only lone participant, with a kayak.
About 20 of us piled into an old school bus towing our boats in a trailer behind. The other adventurists were mostly families: Mom, dad, and 2.5 kids. They’d be riding the rapids together in large shared rafts with guides. I’d be braving them as a woman alone in an inflatable kayak.
On the bus, we blasted Aerosmith on…
I read 75 books last year, and I’m highlighting the best or most prolific from each month with a lesson I took away that you can apply to your life too.
The books range from self-improvement, professional development, educational tomes, and a good dose of grocery store romance and pure fluff, so there’s plenty to learn.
Most of my book choices come from the same instinct: the desire to improve personally and professionally, to learn more about others and the world around me, and to have a fair dose of good-spirited fun just for the sake of bringing something light…