Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Many of us have something about ourselves that we don’t like i.e. nose, legs, behind, etc. While some accept their “faults” and live happy lives, some go the surgical route. I am an advocate for happiness so whatever makes someone happy within reason, I support it.

What’s troubling is America’s infatuation and obsession with huge breast, duck lips and gigantic derriere.  The price for vanity can sometimes be fatal and our media is playing a major role in publicizing such unhealthy fixations.   There is no way to inflate one’s behind safely – somewhere down the line there will be problems.  My message to women everywhere: be your own original not someone else’s copy, especially, not of a celebrity.  Is the quest for the biggest behind a result of BDD or attention?

 

 

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Maya Angelou

R.I.P. Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman.  Your words have lifted me up on many occasions.  You will be greatly missed.

 

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Parents Should Be Their Children’s Most Important Role Models

I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again – parents should be their children’s role models.  Yes, there are exceptions like Bill Gates, Martin Luther King, Jr. Hellen, Keller, etc. but iconic figures as such are rare and though it’s wonderful to use their legacies as benchmarks, parents are their children’s first role models and the ones that make a permanent impact.  This is not a job that should be left to athletes or entertainers.

Education quoteLiving in a world where sex is a glorified way to riches, it’s more important now than ever to instill in our children that dignity, education, respect and self-esteem trump everything else.  I hope Michelle Obama pick her daughters’ role models more carefully because given Beyoncé’s scandalous performance at the Grammy, I am certain if she could, she would take back her words.  No celebrity or entertainer including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian or the likes that glorify sex to make their living should be role models to any child.  What’s more disgusting is that these figures are mothers and if they can’t be role models to their daughters, they certainly can’t be role models to yours.  No one that wears saggy pants should be role models to your sons, period.  Anyone that disrespects women and refer to them as bitches or hos; anyone who glorifies material things, guns and drugs… you can fill in the names.

So to all the parents, it’s your duty and responsibility to set the best example for your children.  To instill in them the core values to succeed in life despite what the media bombard us with on a daily basis.  Giving a child a solid core is the best gift you can give your child.  Too many children want to be athletes, models, entertainers, etc. because that’s what the media glorifies.  It’s time to let our children know that fulfilling careers exist in being doctors, researchers, teachers, etc.

Mayor Bloomberg Famous Quotes

Once a likable politician, Mayor Bloomberg showed his true personality as the end of his term approaces – his notable battles include but are not limited to: soda size, marijuana, stop and frisk policy, NYPD excessive force and brutality, etc.  Stop and frisk could have been a good policy if it was used fairly…

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1. The Bathroom Is Where Your Career Goes To Die: “Don’t ever take a lunch break or go to the bathroom, you keep working. You don’t ever know when that opportunity is going to come along.”

2. Bloomberg On His Penchant For A Woman In Heels: “I like women and I think that they look stunning in high heels — not that they look bad without high heels. I wouldn’t criticize anybody. But, if I were a woman, I think I would wear high heels.”

3. Homeless Shelters Are The City’s Latest Hotspots: “We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it, or, fortunately, depending on what your objective is, it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before.”

4. City Hall > White House: “I have my own army.”

5. Medical Marijuana Is A Half-Baked Lie: “Medical, my foot. There is no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time. The bottom line is, I’m told marijuana is much stronger today than it was 20, 30 years ago. That’s one problem. No 2, drug dealers have families to feed. If they can’t sell marijuana, they’ll sell something else. And the something else will be something worse. The push to legalize this is wrongheaded.”

6. Racial Profiling Is Also A Lie; Police Aren’t Stopping And Frisking Enough Minorities: “The racial profiling bill is just so unworkable. Nobody racially profiles.” Also: “There is this business, there’s one newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, ‘Oh it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group. That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder. In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”

7. Why Not Show Appreciation For A Woman’s Derriere: “Look at the ass on her.”

8. Stop And Frisk Works As Long As It Does Not Affect Me Personally: “If I had a son who was stopped, I might feel differently about it.” (Mayor Bloomberg has two daughters)

9. Drones Are Scary But They’re Here To Stay: “It’s scary, but what’s the difference whether the drone is up in the air or on the building. I mean intellectually I’d have trouble making a distinction. You can’t keep the tides from coming in. We’re gonna have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that.”

10. Homeless People Don’t Sleep On The Street: “Nobody’s sleeping on the streets.” (Maybe not the street he lives on)

via Huffington Post

The Duggar’s Are Trying For Their 20th Child

Michelle and Jim Duggar story and life have captivated America.  However, I don’t believe that children should be responsible for raising their siblings which is the case with this family.  There is no way Michelle and Jim are able to raise 19 children without the assistance of the older children. That being said, I also don’t believe that they should continue to have more children now that they are grandparents.  It’s disturbing to be older than your aunt or uncle.  My two cents – do you believe that the Duggar’s should have more children?

Via US Weekly

After suffering a devastating miscarriage in December 2011, Michelle Duggar is trying to get pregnant again with her 20th child. The 19 Kids and Counting reality TV mom says she and husband Jim Bob Duggar are hoping to be “blessed” with another pregnancy.

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“I would hope, but we are not expecting right now,” Michelle, 47, shares in a new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We’re trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility. If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!”

Michelle and Jim Bob, 48, are already parents to 19 children with names all starting with “J,” and have three grandchildren: Their oldest son Josh, 25, is a father of three with wife Anna: Mackynzie, 4, Michael, 2, and Marcus, 4 months.

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