Befriending the Body 1: Our Beauty Sick Culture

Befriending the Body 1: Our Beauty Sick Culture

I’m beginning an exploration into how I – how we – can increase our compassion for our bodies. The dominant culture doesn’t help. In her book, Beauty Sick, researcher Renée Engeln gives us the sad demographics: 34% of five-year-old girls engage in deliberate dietary...
My hand on the mouse

My hand on the mouse

right now in my life in this moment watch the cursor blink hear the plumbing hear the dog snore hear hear here here my hand on the mouse fingers – at this moment – being able to curve around it for how much longer? Stretch wide. Make room for the fear. Make room for...
Crafting Well-Being

Crafting Well-Being

As I get ready for hosting a table at the Rosemount Writers Festival, I am conscious that I am – in some ways – packaging myself. Who am I as a writer, artist, and person with chronic illness and disability? These days, people talk about branding. I fear that is a...