Author: Jenny

Yoga…ya gotta start somewhere

Gallery

I’ve been puttering around with yoga for years, but just recently started with a somewhat consistent practice, so I thought it might be a good idea to get some “before” photos.  I’m not overly flexible, and these aren’t particularly flattering to put out there for the whole world to see, but for any journey in life, ya gotta start somewhere! Big thanks to Alex at Mindful Human for taking these for me…but much more importantly, […]

Yet Another Life-ism

Nuggets

Here’s one universal, immutable,  absolute truth regarding awakening: through the process waking up in life, we are gifted the ability to look around and easily see who’s still asleep – what they still have hidden in their shadows – but under no circumstances can we tell that person what those things are. By definition, that very unawareness ensures any attempt to shine a flashlight on that shit will be met with defensiveness or hostility. Cruel […]

Journalistic Envy

Writing

I thoroughly enjoyed this article by Conor Friedersdorf featured in The Atlantic: Should Mom-and-Pops That Forgo Gay Weddings Be Destroyed? The attack on Memories Pizza and its implications. I found it well formulated, balanced and intelligent. 

Healing at the Omnimax

Nuggets / Stories

My youngest son is not even 11 and has already had a rough life.  I was divorced with 2 young children when I met his dad – let’s call him Sven – who had de facto custody of his young daughter.  Looking back, I think he moved me in quickly to have someone to take care of his daughter, and I was attracted to him because he seemed like such a grown up – he […]

One More Life-ism

Nuggets

I think a lot of people assume trauma isn’t relevant to them.  But trauma is kind of like Buddhism…you know how in Buddhism, everyone is a Buddha whether they realize it or not?  Similarly, no one gets through life without some physical or interpersonal injury that is so painful or overwhelming, it exceeds our ability to effectively cope with it. It’s not a “bad thing” that needs to be avoided or denied…it just is.  It’s […]

More DSM Outrage

Rants

I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this post.  I was torn between, “I Hate the APA”, “The DSM Sucks”, and “Why Won’t These Experts Pull Their Heads Out of Their Asses and Actually Help People?”

Liebster Award: 21 Questions About ME!

Blogging 101

Proud to have been nominated twice for a Liebster Award – thank you nerdywordybirdy and kritsayvonne!  I’ve never been much of a rule breaker, but I’m going to have to bend them for this.  I enjoyed spending the time answering the questions, but I’m not even going to be able to even attempt the second half and nominate 20 other blogs.  Let’s just say I’m a woman who is well aware of the restrictions on her time […]