Category Archives: Mental Health

The First Share

I brought my first victim, er friend to Bikram today. I have to admit I was a bit nervous; I tend to get rather intense about things I like (I also tend to be intensely enthused for something for about … Continue reading

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Life as an Articulated Straw

I spent many years of my life avoiding Yoga. I didn’t have a ‘groove’ for it like I did for T’ai Chi.  Anytime I tried it – I would inevitably crunch my lower back; cursing Cobra for my injury.  I’m … Continue reading

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Within my Own Body

This post is dedicated to Greg – a most amazing Bikram instructor and all around delightful person. Thank you ~  I love moving my body around – I know it sounds weird. But I like when I’m hyper aware of … Continue reading

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I put my hands into the roaring flames

  I’ve been listening to New Model Army a lot these days.  I’m particularly fond of the song “Fate” – give it a listen – you might like it.  Here are some lyrics: I put my hands into the roaring … Continue reading

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Out of Sync (or A Post of Self Doubt)

Yes, that’s me… I feel like I’m totally out of sync – and as with most things, there is a song that sums it up – this one by DEVO.   And I love DEVO – I just saw them … Continue reading

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Collusion

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose (Yes, this is a repost from October, but the subject matter has come up in recent conversations and it made me want…

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Collusion

Collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose (Yes, this is a repost from October, but the subject matter has come up in recent conversations and it made me want to post this again because it … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised.  Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired…

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Am I the ONLY One?

Hmmm….seems everywhere I look these days, people are all overjoyed about Spring.  Well, maybe not the people that are waking up to a blanket of white fluffiness – but all the other people out there. Am I the only one that dreads … Continue reading

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End it Now ~

What the hell is wrong with our society? We have 7 year old CHILDREN going on self-imposed DIETS – I didn’t even KNOW what a diet was until I was at least 12. There are reports of anorexic KINDERGARTNERS for F’s sake.  How … Continue reading

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