My cat “Cookie,” (that joke writes itself) is cleaning herself as I sit here after having a blow of inspiration right to my soul.
I watched the video below and the tears just fell. Heck they are still falling. BlogXilla of GlobalGrind, The No Judgement Zone, and where it all started BlogXilla.com tells his story in fifteen minutes of how he quit his job, was homeless with a child in tow, while sleeping on whoever would let him floor to push the dream that was in his heart to make his blog famous. From MySpace writing poetry and feeling that he couldn’t string sentences together to working as a Senior Entertainment Editor for Russell Simmons, Lamar Valentine better known as BlogXilla is every essence of truth.
This past weekend I enjoyed a night out by myself at a lovely restaurant. While there, I watched as a mom sat at an adjacent table and never took a bite of her meal. She instead fed or tried to feed her two-year old, while what looked to be her five or six year old and husband enjoyed their meals. My food had come and gone while mom sat with a plate of food growing increasingly cold and pushed toward the middle of the table. Dad and the older child were finished and watched as mom wrestled to get some semblance of nutrition into the stubborn toddler.
Guest post by: Jai Turner
So you got an idea, you’re super pumped. You’ve talked to close friends, did a little quick research, asked some acquaintances about this new cool idea and now you’re ready to run. A month has gone by and – wait; did you forget your idea? Did you literally drop the ball and abandon that dream?
Social media has become a place where internet gangsters can post up and insult people at whim. How anyone can think that humiliation is helpful to another baffles me. You can call it “tough love,” but fat shaming is mean and a bullying tactic. It only sets people up for the possibilities of developing unhealthy habits as well as mental health issues such as depression and eating disorders. Yes, I know the statistics on obesity in America and yes I know that to some “bullying” is an overused word, but if you think that embarrassing a person will result in sending them to the gym, think again.
Up until today I hadn’t bought one Christmas present. I hadn’t put up my Christmas tree, nor strung one piece of tinsel. I just wasn’t feeling it.