Poisonous People

Everyone has them in their lives: the people who just create drama, anxiety, hurt, mild or extreme irritation, and so on in your existence. Many people, myself included, seem to have a doormat written on our foreheads that say ‘welcome;’ we’ve invited that mess in. One of those messages that I wrote on paper and…

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Another New Year’s Resolution

I’ve been thinking a lot about new year’s resolutions, most especially that trite resolution that the masses of women (and men) make every year: lose weight. For whatever reason, every year I make some variation of that resolution (get fit, get toned, learn how to do a pull up, etc.) and start out with good…

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Words…

Something is wrong when one is more used to (and better equipped to handle) hearing  ‘bitch’, ‘crazy bitch’, ‘cold bitch’ or some other variant and the words ‘you’re beautiful’, ‘i think you’re special’, and ‘i’m lucky to have found you.’ are foreign to your ears He’s being genuine, and his compliments unsettle me. Degrading statements…

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Words

They have power—to hurt, to heal, to humiliate, to praise, to love, to thank, to forgive, and it goes on. Today I was going through my college e-mail deleting things and deciding which ones I wanted to save and forward on to my gmail account. There are a lot of words in these e-mails that…

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