Getty ImagesWe’re already seeing the global effects of Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union—British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, the pound has dropped to staggering lows, and the ugly, nativist politics that shepherded the Leave campaign to victory has been handed a powerful victory. But as economist Justin Wolfers points out,… via … Continue reading Should you take advantage of Brexit, and go on a cheap vacation to the UK? — Fusion
For this week's theme of perfectionism, today I offer you these wise words from Marc Hack - place them in your heart. I was inspired this week by the book Real Love, by Greg Baer. Show yourself to others, warts and all. Only then will you recognize and receive real love. Mo
Instagram / @slimstergraphy @khickmanphotography @theshelahmarieProspect Park turned into the land of curls, afros, locks, and braids on Sunday for the third annual Curl Fest, where black women (and some men) all over New York City meet-up to celebrate natural hair. Host Curly Girl Collective was created in 2014 by Charisse Higgins, Melody Henderson, Tracey Coleman,… via … Continue reading Here are some glorious natural hair photos from Brooklyn’s annual Curlfest — Fusion
On my theme of perfectionism this week, here are some mind-blowing, horrible lyrics about negative messages doled out from parents to children. I hope you were not one of the children who endured this. If you were, God bless you; you still made it this far. Chin up! You are GOOD ENOUGH. **** "Sometimes … Continue reading Perfect?
This week's theme is Perfectionism! Letting Go of Old Beliefs Try harder. Do better. Be perfect. These messages are tricks that people have played on us. No matter how hard we try, we think we have to do better. Perfection always eludes us and keeps us unhappy with the good we've done. Messages of perfectionism … Continue reading Perfectionism is my enemy!
Thank you stacilys for these healing words! Mo It seems that November is a festive month for many. For Americans there’s Thanksgiving, but there also so many people that are born during this time. It must have something to do with Valentine’s Day being in February. November is always a festive time for me. I … Continue reading It’s a happy day — A God Colored Girl in a Grey World
Kudos to WonderOak on this timely writing. Lately I have engaged in my own body-shaming, much to my own daughter's dismay. It's time to STOP! Mo A couple days ago, my precious one looked deep into my eyes, placed her chubby little hand on my cheek and said, “Mom, you don’t have a young face, … Continue reading Loving My Body (This one’s for my girls) — WONDEROAK
Beautiful tribute to a beautiful writer- thanks to Bellejar! Check it out!
Today is Sylvia Plath’s birthday. She would have been 83 years old today. Maybe in an alternate reality she’s living in a cottage somewhere at the edge of the cold, grey Atlantic where she paints and writes and keeps a hive or two full of bees. Or maybe that’s what the afterlife looks like for her, not that she believed in an afterlife. Is it wrong to wish something on someone if they don’t believe in it? Probably.
You don’t have to be much of a detective to figure out that I love Sylvia Plath. My blog is named after her only novel. I have an embroidered portrait of her on my dining room wall. I even have a necklace with a tiny gold inscription of that old brag of her heart: I am. I am. I am. I’m obviously a pretty big fan.
But I’m a fan for different reasons than you…
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Remember, remember this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to be acutely aware of all I've taken for granted." -- Sylvia Plath