Do you remember that phrase? People in the U.S. probably do. But just in case your history is foggy, it was a phrase used in a debate on October 16, 2012 by Mitt Romney when responding to a question on how he sought to create a gender-balanced cabinet. It was not so much about whether … Continue reading Binders full of women
It is Day of the Dead in Mexican tradition, and Samhain in the Celtic transition. How fascinating that separate cultures and traditions celebrate similar human experiences. It's also a bit amusing (or perhaps disturbing depending on your perspective) that religions tried to either co-opt or quash the celebrations. The Catholic Church tried to get people … Continue reading Dropping the illusion
I heard a news program today describe the two presidential candidates in 2016 as "deeply flawed." They were commenting on the fact that a lot of millennial-aged people who voted in 2012 did not vote in 2016. I get it. I do. I was a big fan of Hillary, and I knew she was a … Continue reading Deeply flawed
I write this reflection with a feeling of edginess in my body, and unresolved tension in my throat and my heart related to recent political events. The confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh feels like yet another assault on women. I realize that the circumstances surrounding the testimony of Professor Ford had some unconfirmed facts. But it haunts … Continue reading Edginess
I was not proud of my angry response to an inflammatory post from someone in my WordPress feed over the weekend. I was temporarily unable to step away and I got side-tracked from the intention I had for that morning. It made me want to fight, defend and debate. In reflecting on this phenomenon later, … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What do you do when triggered?
Hello Readers, This week's Saturday share is on hold because I feel there's bit an excess of "input" in my channels lately so I found myself with a bit of decision fatigue this morning about who to promote. Also, I engaged in a very unproductive and annoying debate online with someone who was trying to … Continue reading Saturday share on pause – debating the crazies