Category Archives: Women are complicated

The cost of approval


I read a rather sad article today about a woman who died after attempting self surgery.  She injected Vaseline into her breasts to enlarge them.  As women we are under enormous pressure to look ‘right’.  Pressure is loaded onto us every day from magazines and TV ads that portray these so-called perfect women.  I read …

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Toxic Friendships


Below is a transcript of my imagined conversation with a toxic friend whom I have recently taken the most difficult decision to remove from my friends : Her: Hey, I just noticed that I am not on your friends list anymore.  Why is that? Me: You’ve just noticed?  Really?  It’s only been a couple of …

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Can a Leopard really change its spots?


Now I know this topic can relate to a number of things from the dubious convict who sees the light and vows never to do it (whatever it may be) again to the philanderer who is caught and promises to change his ways. My focus is on love and how love or the idea of …

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Shake that booty


Remember that generalised new years resolution list that I made in January?  No?  I’m not surprised.  I have just about forgotten it myself.  Anyway, I have finally decided to start doing something about that list.  Okay, I have been doing a fair amount of writing and cooking and baking but not much else.  Not that …

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Real Housewives…really?


I have become involved in watching a US show here on TV called The Real Housewives of New York City. I was never interested in the show before, in fact I don’t enjoy reality shows generally because they are more put-on than the fake ones 🙂  Then someone put me on to this show to …

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What Lies Underneath


Look at her With her designer sunglasses Covering half her face   Look at her With her two hundred pound A piece Hair extensions   Look at her With her muddied skin Darkened from layer upon layer Of self-tan and make-up   Look at her In her Versace Armani Coco Chanel   Look at her …

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A walk in the woods


It was not long ago that I walked that well-worn path in my favourite neck of the woods When I came across a place I had ne’er seen before A tinkling of water sounded through the dense leaves of the dark and gloomy place   I followed that sound ’till I came upon a clearing …

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The Road to Happiness – part one


Have you ever actually thought about the things that make you happy?  Yes, we all have our happy days and sad days but when we’re happy, what is it that makes us happy?  And is there really a ‘road to happiness’? Well I have heard of a road to enlightenment, and here I am not …

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Simple pleasures


This is my challenge:  List 31 simple pleasures and write about one every day.  We all have those little things we enjoy, indulge in, sometimes are so used to that we hardly notice them giving us pleasure, we expect it from them.  So what are my 31 pleasures?   Figuring this out is harder than I …

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Where to from here?


You may have asked yourself that question a hundred times before for a variety of reasons.  It could relate to something mundane, an everyday task.  For example, you are lost and are wondering where to go.  Or, if you are anything like me, you have a tendency to forget what you were doing before you …

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