Yo! Start Telling Your Stories … Like Right Now

I’m not saying everyone needs to be blogging …. not necessarily. Not exactly.  But! What I know for sure— after being on this love journey of mine for the last eight months, after ninety-nine published blog posts here at OBM, after getting to know myself more deeply— is, everyone has stories to tell. And whether…

Body Image, Blogging, Content, & Other Updates

Body Image There was once a time in my life when I believed all the thoughts which popped up in my head were entirely mine. Why wouldn’t I? My ideas to cultivate, my mind rambles to utter, my intelligence to expand, my foolishness for folly, my self-flagellations to abuse, and my creeds to live by. …

My Heart Wants What It Wants

I come here today with watery eyes and an achy heart. And I hate it. I hate feeling like this. But I’m pushing through regardless because an important lesson I’ve learned in the last two years is that life gets messy. There really is no such thing as smooth. Sometimes we walk on dry paths…

My Judgy Armor Is Coming Off

I have worn the judgy coat of armor, pronouncing what I thought of this person or that person, this group or that group, assigning wrongness while absolving myself. I know what it’s like to hide beneath the judginess, pointing my finger. I am not proud about that. I understand that as a human being, I…