(Don’t go that far back…for your own sake just go to 2014)
I’m trying to read more
I’m convinced social media is going to crash like a bad marriage…
One day we will try to log in and it will just be a blank sign in screen for some business app.
Everything will be gone and the world will cry together.
In other news
I’m still trying to stay healthy
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This is not my greatest work. However. If you have ever read any post about my work-when it comes to food-it’s pretty much Picasso.
I used to burn water.
I remember one time throwing a pizza off the front porch (because fire)
Oatmeal was a mistake.
Unless your plan was to feed the entire cast of Lord Of The Rings.
I pretty much lived on yogurt and ramen and would drink vodka and then stay up late writing and say things like …
And then I started really trying to cook again… When I started seeing L. And then we started doing Blue Apron. Which is pretty fantastic.
And super fun.
You just get your meals delivered to you. And you cook them yourself.
Hence,you learn to cook.
And boy am I learning.
Pretty much all the ways you can cook salmon and lamb burger. And make a salad out of things a southerner would never look at and say “I bet I could make a salad out of that.” But -great day -is it good.
I mean good.
So this is salmon burger.
Which even if I had burned it and dropped it down the stairs …you’d have to admit…still beats burned water.
““How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.
If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
“You look so healthy!” is a great one.
Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”
“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”
Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.
Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.
Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.
Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.
Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.
Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.
Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.
Teach your daughter how to cook kale.
Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.
Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.
Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.
Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.”
…and the same goes for your son.
In one month That puts me at
been at this for three months
It feels like
This working out thing
Isn’t working out
But I feel great
So that’s something
And I’m hungry
All the tiiiime
But I will tell you this
Everyone tells you
‘eat what you want You’re young’
This is a lie
You are what you eat
I almost died
because of what I was eating
The American diet
Will kill you
I had no energy
I was depressed
And no appetite
But I am finally enjoying
I feel great
If I could tell you one thing
It would be
With people who believe in you
We need human contact
Isolation will not help you
“These are the days that must happen to you” -Whitman
Use them to make memories
Live your life
You only get one
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What is freedom ?
Is it the ability to pursue what your heart is longing for?
To have a shot
Not a fair chance
But a shot at creating the life you long for
What is religion ?
Is it not a guiding conscious
An assurance when we are beyond ourselves ?
A peace when we are,at best ,
What are we doing ….
People will let you down
You will be hurt
You will be judged
It’s just the way it is
We have expectations
that hold us back
We’re constantly shaken
By what we don’t know
because it doesn’t look
Like we expected it to
I’ve served on three boards
I’ve seen grown men
I’ve seen men act like children
insecurity expose itself
And real power sit quietly
I think we are afraid of change
But change is the only constant
The only reality
We are in a constant state of change
We begin dying the second we start to live …change is very real .
It scares us because it makes time
Be felt .
And time is always beyond us
We worry about our place in it
What story will it tell about us
After we’re gone ?
Take the earth in your hands
And feel history move between your fingers like chapters …
And know this is what you’re made of
Pieces of the universe
When you worry about what to do
Go with your gut
It’s in your blood
Your very bones
Centuries have gone before you
And it’s moving through you
Take a shot
Never underestimate yourself
Anything is possible
This is our lives
And it’s ok not to have it figured out
I’d rather open my hand
Enjoy visiting my friends around the world and learn something about me
And more about them
Than sit surrounded by like minded people and never grow .
I don’t care what you believe or what you think
Just so long as you’re thinking for yourself
So this is our lives
We will be depressed and we will know joy
Some nights we will not sleep
Because of both of these things
Some days you may only feel
A crippling sadness
But it gets better
And I hope you know few of these days
And I hope you live
A life that is beyond anything you dream . One that gives you laugh lines
I hope you are happy .
I hope you grow
I hope we all do .
“So, kid, you’ve got to live, and not just that stoic existence you’ve been stomping trough all this time. You’ve got to be kind, you’ve got to fall in love, fall out of love, no matter how much it hurts because my god, it’s worth it. Don’t let the world turn you to stone; you’ve got to feel. And sometimes, your heart will threaten to march right out of your chest because you’re so fucking full of it all- of the people, the places, the endless days, the eternal nights- and kid, that’s fine.
Be brave. Courage isn’t measured by the number of people you’ve turned away or by the counts of the nights you’ve spent alone because you refuse to give someone the chance to love you. Being alone is not poetic; you’ve got to let them in. Let them peel back your skin and waltz into your bloodstream and love them, love them, love them.
And finally, kid, your life has already begun. Stop waiting. Chaos is already underway.”
– Emily Palermo, from “A Lesson in Entropy”