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. …

New Podcast Episode – 032 Rough Around the Edges

The cool thing about this creative journey is I get to have regularly scheduled reviews on what I am learning about mySelf. For most of my adult life I had grown accustomed to living out my days in compartmentalized Selves. From Monday to Wednesday I usually showed up to work as Monday-Morning Maria, who was…

Let’s Throw a Narcissism Party Dammit!

After blogging for almost ten years— blogging about politics, cultural trends, alcoholism, television shows, recipes, etc. — I finally found the courage to create a blog about my more private thoughts and experiences. I didn’t know it would become My Blog as in, my website, as in, the place on the internet where one might…

Shameless Selfies

Who taught us to hate the self-portraits? Nowadays they’re called selfies. You may have noticed I put a lot of them up on my blog. There’s a reason for that. A few years ago, when I was still on Instagram, I posted all kinds of pictures, landscapes, scenery, artsy looking objects and sometimes pictures I…