The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat


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Ethnicity and Beauty Choices

There’s something that has been on my mind for a while. I would like input from anyone regarding the matter.

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I’m Sorry, Did You Say Something?

igˈnôr/  verb

  •     refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
       “he ignored her outraged question”
  •     synonyms:    disregard, take no notice of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to; More
  •     turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, tune out
      “he ignored the customers”
  •     snub, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look right through, pass over, look past;
  •     informal: give someone the brush-off, give someone the cold shoulder
    “he was ignored by the journalists”
  •     set aside, pay no attention to, take no account of;
  •     break, contravene, fail to comply with, fail to observe, disregard, disobey, breach, defy, flout;

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Giving Up Booze: Wine

I miss wine. So far, this is whole thing has been easier than I thought it was going to be. I’m one-third of the way through the month without feeling too much temptation.

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What’s Good for the Goose, Isn’t Always Good for the Gander

Today, there are so many cases of the public being too sensitive and overreacting to a statement made by celebrities. One example being the huge uproar (complete with #CancelColbert internet campaign) over the Colbert Report’s poor re-delivery via Twitter of a joke made on air. At the time, Colbert had pointed out the mind-boggling logic behind Dan Snyder creating a charity for Native Americans to make up for the fact that he owns a team called the Red Skins.

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Six Minutes to Live

There is this great journal that encourages it’s author to become braver over the course of a year by recording an act of bravery each day. I highly recommend this collection conceived and compiled by Dian G. Smith and Robie Rogge.

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Calming the Mind

In yoga, your mind is encouraged to remain calm and in the moment.

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Heavy Pens and Bike Chains

Literature, performing arts, and visual arts are fascinating to me. Born a writer and reader, I try to continue to live my life that way. But, to take a human emotion, thought, or experience and to be able to translate that into a medium for the viewing and criticism of another human is an incredibly brave thing to do, not to mention difficult. After my Forgiveness post, a lot of people expressed that it had made them think about forgiveness in a new way. I feel, for the first time, that I have somehow made it to the point where I can write my experience to reach an audience outside of my own skin.

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When it comes to actual effort to get into shape, I’ve done it all: Zumba, Insanity, Kettlebell Kickboxing, running, free weights, and so on and so forth. However, since sophomore year of college, I have failed to even attempt yoga. I decided to revisit.

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