http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei6JvK0W60I We're told beauty is a certain look. Would we tell our own children they had to look this way? Would we tell our best friends, they weren't acceptable unless they were pretty enough, skinny enough, tanned enough? Why do we tell ourselves?
How many times do you sit amongst a group of people- a classroom, a boardroom, the family dinner table, a prayer group and not speak up? Do you think to yourself "they don't need to hear what I think", "people have heard it all before", "it would just be better if I wasn't here"? It's … Continue reading The Freedom Series Part 3: Use Your Voice
I went to the zoo just recently. My friend and I were attracted to a particular cage where several other people were gathered. This young dad was there with his two little girls and he was persuading them to put their face against the glass. Just as he managed to convince them, this huge fierce … Continue reading The Freedom Series: Part 2: Caged
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not change their situation because they were conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. … Continue reading The Freedom Series: Part 1
So many of us struggle with feeling lonely. We can be in a room full of people, and feel completely alone. We can be amongst friends, and feel like they don't want us there... that they'd have more fun if we weren't there. People can be socialising and having a good time, and that's how … Continue reading Loneliness
Listen while you read... I've been wondering, what it is people need to feel fulfilled and happy and ... alive. I just get this sense that a lot of people right now are feeling "meh". Whether you're dissatisfied with jobs that you do mainly for the money, while your talents go unused. Or if your … Continue reading What to Do When You’re Feeling Meh.
Here's an article I just read from latinafatale.com: "I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look … Continue reading Talking to Little Girls