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how to be inclusive of body types and abilities

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  My friend is becoming a certified fitness instructor.  They asked me how to be inclusive of body types and abilities. Yes, fitness can push me out.  I do Ample Movement yoga these days, which is respectful and healing.  And I’ve had other good yoga experiences over the past 30… Read More »

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shame

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I’ve been thinking about shame.  What is shame, and why do we feel it?  Is it ever helpful? I see people feeling shame who don’t need it.  The shame drains their energy like a hole in a bucket.  Then the people who do great wrongs are not feeling shame.  Hmm–why… Read More »

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diet

Hello–how are you doing?  Do you have a reaction to the word diet?  For me, it’s a bad word.  It hurts.  This anarchist bunny doesn’t like it either.  Riots not diets! Even through the denotation is neutral, the connotation of “diet” is painfully negative.  That has to do with how I’ve been treated in culture… Read More »

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what I struggle with

My good friend up in Canada told me she enjoys witnessing how I love myself unconditionally.  She likes how I accept myself where I’m at, in so many ways.  “I’m sure there must be some things you struggle with.  But I love how you accept yourself,” she said.  The topic of what I struggle with felt… Read More »

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derailed

I got derailed by stress, reading a hurtful comment on a vulnerable facebook post I made, the other day.  I responded a few times, which is against my “don’t feed the trolls” policy.  Oops. Later, lying in bed at night hoping to sleep, I realized I should have just said, “This is a mansplaining-free zone. … Read More »