I’ve been blogging for over 3 years on Medium. My only other experience is my lifetime of journal writings, which you can find on my publication Up Close and Personal.
I’m the owner of The Virago, a women’s publication I started in June, 2020 with a group of fantastic women writers with different perspectives. This pub is growing weekly with over 2K follower (as of this writing) and over 100 writers. I write a weekly newsletter for The Virago and if you’re interested in following, take a look here.
You know those ads that flash by when you’re on social media, and you think to yourself, “That looks like a great product! I may try it out.”
Yeah, me neither.
However, my husband, Mike, loves to buy things from online ads. He never tells me he bought something until a package arrives at our doorstep. Sometimes the item is okay. Sometimes, it’s ridiculous.
I never know what urges come over him to spend his money on these gadgets. Maybe it’s a sort of adventure for him.
Building a better mousetrap
We have backyard chickens, and their food attracts other…
My mother had a modus operandi of placing me in unsafe circumstances, leaving me to fend for myself. I developed a strong sense of self-preservation yet got comfortable in dangerous situations. If I defied my mother because of fear of what would happen to me, she’d get mad and punish me. As a little girl, I’d have to decide which I could handle better, the dangerous situation or the punishment from my mother. Either way, I felt abandoned and afraid for my life.
As I got older, I didn’t feel like my life was worth a damn because nobody cared…
I have to rave a bit about my daughter.
I know she isn’t my daughter by blood. I didn’t even know her when she was a little girl. But, she is still my daughter, even if it’s by marriage.
My daughter, Kelsey. I love her.
When I first met her, I was so nervous. She was living in Santa Cruz at the time, and her dad and I flew down to see her.
Mike was very casual about it, but that’s how he is with most everything.
Me? I wanted to make a good impression because I liked, nay loved…
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I ran across another Medium article. This time it was about suicide.
The title spoke about death, which piqued my interest. The photo was a picture of Instagram influencer Lee MacMillian, smiling sweetly at the camera, with a cute black hat on, her straight blonde hair hanging to her shoulders.
The title itself mentions her death and how social media needs to stop. The subtitle says she took her own life.
I got it. A cute, sweet-looking young woman who was a social media influencer and known by millions committed suicide.
Hello, Virago Community, and…
The Virago Publication officially became a women’s publication in June 2020. In the past year, The Virago has grown past what I’d dreamed it could be. As of today, we have 3.3K+ followers! The women writers here share different perspectives, which gives this publication its unique voice.
Our modern world doesn’t hold community as we have in previous times and cultures. Then, women used to get together to craft, cook, tell stories, and celebrate family. We had wise women who led ceremony. We were the healers of our tribes. …
Empaths have a bad rap in society. Not only are we seen as weird, codependent, too sensitive, and broken, we also take these beliefs to heart because that’s what we do; absorb feelings, opinions, and negative energy.
However, we also absorb positive energy and are more likely to create good in the world over causing harm. We are the driving force of compassion, nurturing, and comfort. We are the people others come to for solace when they are emotionally wrecked. And we are naturals at creating healing for all living things.
Hello Virago Community,
I’ve been reading this week’s articles, and I am so impressed with what we have in store for you. The articles listed below discuss emotional hardship from relationships, parenting, gender discrimination, and how we or others look at our bodies. We’ve had many, many different challenges in our lives as women, and still, we endure. We have no other choice but to do so. However, we can write about it. When we write and share with other women, we know we are not alone.
We all have unhealthy relationship patterns that we need to break. For some of us, it can be one big red glaring flag that takes us to craziness. Sometimes, it’s small indignations that chip away at our self-respect and eventually break down our relationships.
As we walk down the road towards healing ourselves and breaking our unhealthy behaviors, it’s also important to pinpoint which negative patterns we continue choosing our past partners. We need to become aware of our bottom lines and act on them, so we don’t continue to make the same mistakes over and over.
How do we…
I wrote this about three years ago, and as I’m cleaning out my draft box, I’m putting up here because I don’t want to delete it. Enjoy.
Have you ever seen the man who’s a go-getter? He pursues his dreams and fights for what he believes in? He is opposite of a coward and he has his morals in check. He is The Warrior.
The Warrior goes after what he wants. He’s aggressive and fights for what he believes and if you’re dating a Warrior, you’ll experience adventure, purpose and excitement with this man.
If you’ve dated weaker men in…
Advocate for Women / Owner of The Virago