Category Archives: Thoughts

Cultural perceptions of beauty

As I mentioned here cultural norms vary greatly and what is an ideal body changes accordingly. I wanted to share this recent article which discusses the same issue…In the end (no pun intended) women need to find peace with their … Continue reading

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Only a dog wants a bone….

    What constitutes a nice butt? I’m so serious. For that matter, what constitutes a nice body? Attractiveness is subjective and firmly rooted in cultural norms. What is ideal in one cultural worldview (i.e. Cameron Diaz) is skinny and … Continue reading

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Day 1 back in the Fitness saddle

Yes I look a hot mess, but I wrote on my To-Do list I would get something up today and I did. I’ll post again tomorrow talking my about how I’m feeling and what this journey is about for me. … Continue reading

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10 Most Fascinating People of 2010

Viewers tune in every year to see who Barbara Walters has named “most fascinating”.  To the best of my recollection, I’ve never known any of the people she has selected personally and generally don’t find them particularly fascinating.  For me, fascination also … Continue reading

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New Year House Cleaning and Blessing

There are all kinds of cultural/ethnic rituals and traditions surrounding New Year’s Eve with the goal of ensuring good things in the coming year.  Some people refuse to have dirty clothes in the house. I knew someone who put her … Continue reading

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