Sticks and Stones

I watched the documentary Bully last night. The film follows a few children and families who have been faced with bullying, including two families whose children committed suicide because of bullying. An overarching theme of the film was that school administrators are no help. This is highly disturbing. Yes, it’s true that “kids will be […]

Cosmetics That Kill

  Well, maybe that’s melodramatic of me to say. But cosmetics might be killing us softly, on top of pesticides, toxic cleaning products, hormones in our meat, etc., etc. Environmental Working Group has some handy guides to help us avoid the most toxic sh*t out there. When I checked the cosmetics database, I found that […]

Resilience

  I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t know anyone affected by the 9/11 tragedy. It’s hard to believe that it was 12 years ago. I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t know anyone affected by the Marathon bombings. It’s hard to believe that it was almost five months ago. People whose lives […]

I’m Walking Because I’m Pissed

  I’ve done a few walks before. A few years ago, I participated in a walk on World Water Day, to raise awareness about the fact that hundreds of millions of people don’t have access to clean water. And for the past few years, I’ve participated in a walk for animals, raising funds for the […]

Olive: Spring 2013 Study

  Having just spent months at home lying in bed with a headache, I shared a bit of quality time with Olive. She really does sleep 80 percent of the time. About 50 percent of the time, she’s curled up in a ball on my bed. About 30 percent of the time, she is sleeping […]