AAUW Never Fails to Impress

Ann and I went to France in November to celebrate her 75th birthday. Ann and I went to France in November to celebrate her 75th birthday.

I have a good family friend, she’s more of an Aunt, who always invites me to attend the programs her branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) put on.  The food is always great thanks to the Norwich Inn and Spa. They accommodate my gluten-free needs.  And the presenter, lecturer or performer they have at these gatherings is always superb.

The event is always outstanding.  So it’s odd that last week, I presumed the program was going to be lame.  I don’t know why, because it was a one woman musical theater performance about female historical figures.  I love theater. I was a history major.  This should have been right up my alley, but I went to this one for the sole purpose of spending time with my Grandma and my Aunt Ann.  I just thought the performance sounded like it was for kids.

I shouldn’t have questioned it because I’m in part raising honey bees because of a Connecticut based author and beekeeper they […]

AAUW Never Fails to Impress 2017-10-25T14:30:13+00:00

Kate Winslet on Liking Your Body

I may not be able to say it better than Kate Winslet, but her comment is so true. And I get it. It’s not a guilt trip to my mom because she didn’t tell me how comfortable she was with her body. When I was a kid, every adult woman I knew was always trying to lose weight, usually for an event, almost never for their health. And most of them were miserable with the fact that they had to exercise or eat better. Getting skinny seemed like a wretched undertaking every woman strived for.

At no point in my life have I felt completely comfortable with my own body. I work with a lot of women and most of them have parts (or, sadly, wholes) of themselves they really don’t like, even if you and I would think they look fantastic. We often miss the fantastic in ourselves. And women don’t fish for compliments about their body. What would be the point? Most of use wouldn’t believe it anyway.

I think part of the problem is the barrage of pictures we see […]

Kate Winslet on Liking Your Body 2017-09-12T19:34:23+00:00