A Shower is Not Self-Care, But These 5 Things Are

My friend recently posted Martha Ethington’s article “Women Tending to Their Basic Needs Is Not Self-Care” to her feed to remind us that a few stolen moments alone, such as a trip to the grocery store or a moment to pee should not be considered “self-care”. Being able to shower, refresh your household supply of …

Woman’s Search for Meaning

As we grow up, we each have a responsibility to make the most of our growing freedom. In the West, we champion financial and career achievement as a symbol of our success and progress toward the “American Dream.” But on the pathway towards that golden dream, if you are privileged enough to walk on that …

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Queen of Sheba, Seeker of Knowledge

The Queen of Sheba has been mentioned in many accounts, including the Bible and the Quran. According to both an ancient Abyssinian account of the Ethiopian royal lineage and the Bible, Queen Makeda of Sheba (Ethiopia) went to visit King Solomon, although different accounts give different reasons for her visit. Legend says she traveled on …

Release your anger in the kitchen

I like to gaze blankly out the kitchen window at the yard as I prepare meals.  Today’s prep involved vigorously massaging my kale. Massage is a not really the right word so much as scrunched, smashed and death-gripped. Thank you kale, for your hideous yet nutritious contribution to tonight’s meal (kale salad soooo spicy with …

Remote Work Tips from an Expert pt. 2

Since the quarantine started, even I have learned a few things about how to improve the working-from-home experience. 1) Teach Outlook to stop asking you to enter a location for every single meeting, which are now virtual. We don’t need yet another reminder from the robots about how lonely we are. 2) Use Snap Camera …

Week 1, Corona-tine

Learning to first drift, then hustle, then inhabit the house feeling cooped up but still making chirps and sometimes squawks, when tickled wandering the neighborhood we learned someone owns a kit of pigeons, trained for racing but in this case simply circling the roof over and over I inhabit the house and listen to the …