Why I’m Against The Body Positivity Movement



beth tremaglio

Someone had asked me, “why do you insist on taking the hard road?”

I replied, “why do you assume I see two roads?”

-choose the road of resistance. Resistance will bring you beyond yourself.

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Be a Light in a Dark World


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You may have noticed I’m not quick to react to all the crazy, sad, violent and horrific things going on in the world.  When I do post about current events it is only after much thought and prayer.  But after recent terrorist attacks and the web going crazy over red coffee cups I feel the need to address the much broader issues here.
We create our own reality with our thoughts.  This truth I know for sure.  If we believe the world is an evil place, everyone who does not agree with us is against us and we are being persecuted, that is exactly what we will experience.  If we believe in a vengeful, angry God who hates everyone else, that is what we will take out into the world.  However, if we walk daily in the presence of God, spreading His light, love and goodness to all we meet our…

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When I Had It All

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Another year to be grateful. I do not ask for anything in the new year.

Wise travelling souls have taught me that I have it all.

For, I have the freedom to dream – and – I have the opportunities to achieve.

Now, my only wish, is for all others –

That they too can have it all.

My words from 2014, relevant still. 

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Sometimes it Hurts

Journeys in Spirit

the-butterfly-song_reference Image: Queen Enigma – Coming out of the Cocoon

The thing about spiritual awakening is that sometimes it hurts.

We talk a lot about the way that everything gets a little brighter and how the world transforms before your eyes.  We relish describing how there’s this bottomless well of love hidden right inside your own chest and the way that your relationships – with yourself, with others, with the earth, with god – suddenly and drastically change for the better once you learn how to tap into it.  We take joy in sharing the beauty of the journey; but what we often fail to mention is all of the pain that must be endured along the way.

We neglect to talk about how much your feet start to grow tired and eventually bleed as you learn how to walk through rather than around the thorns and barbs in your path. …

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“Faith”…The People are Sheep~ “Both The Bible and The Governments Say So!”

I Killed Myself


Hello You. I’d like to share one of my secrets with you:

A few days ago… I killed myself. 

No, I am not writing to you as a ghost from the other side (that would’ve made this blog very interesting). Scrolling through social media during one of the last few days of 2015 I found a quote that inspired me to do something a little crazy.

If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop living.

I happen to love quotes and I am starting to love my new self.

Life is too crazy to put into words but I like to try and capture some moments and feelings in the form of fancy wordplay. Or sometimes not so fancy wordplay. Some of the things I write…

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New Year Resolutions as Told by an Anxious Individual

The Persistent Platypus

January 1st inevitably brings discussions about how we can better ourselves for the upcoming year. Loose weight. Quit smoking. Stop eating sweets. Go to the gym more. These are all great goals, but I want to make sure that we do not forget that change comes from the inside out. 

This year, instead of focusing on ways we can improve our outside, we need to focus on strengthening our inside. My life long struggle with anxiety has taught me that if my mind is focused on negativity and fear, my outer-self will reflect those thoughts.

I have wasted MANY years praying for God to take away my anxiety. I desperately wanted to be “normal,” and not struggle with fear of everyday activities others seemed to have no issue with completing. I  longed to be able to wake up in the morning without my chest tightening at the thought of getting out…

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