Self Improvement

What Do You Do When 300 Lbs is Knocking On Your Door? (Stuck: Part 1)

Image Source-Adobe Stock Whose Fat Body is this anyway? I have hit a diet plateau. My friends are mad at me for not succeeding. Five years ago, I lost one hundred and eight pounds (108 lbs). I was thirty pounds away from my goal when I stopped and went into maintenance. I had enough of …

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Don’t Take No for an Answer, Bend The Rules As Needed to Lock in Your Success

Image Source-Adobe Stock Make the rules work for you. My long-term life plan required: >> I graduate college to be all I could be >> to graduate in the Spring, I needed to pass all of my required my classes >> to pass one of my required courses, I needed to code a disk dump …

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Should You Fire A Man with Nine Children?

Image Source-Pixabay Allowing employees to recover from mistakes is not an easy task if the mistakes involve a challenge to your authority. I was a new Director, working for a Vice President who worked for the President. Their prior Director was killed in a car accident. The position was open for a year before I …

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Reporting Mom To The Police Was A Bad Idea

Image Source-Pixabay My brother must have gone insane. My mom was not to be played with. Our mother was old school. She had six mischievous children who required direction. When television commentators discussed how parents couldn’t whip their children, one of my brothers lost his mind. He told my mom that if she whipped him …

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Stop Your Writing From Being Unloved, Unseen and Unread

Image source: Pixabay Self-published writers must have a marketing plan. Self-published writers must develop and execute a marketing plan for their writing. This is no easy task. Traditionally published writing has a publishing team to handle the majority of the marketing. The self-published writer has only themselves. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, radio, broadcast …

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I Ran Away with a Pimp When I Was 17

Image Source-Pixabay The simplest fact of life is that every person in the world makes mistakes. No mistake needs to be unrecoverable. No person deserves to have their life pushed off track forever by one poor decision, their entire life affected by one cruel moment. The Backstory At seventeen, I ran away with the love …

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Medium Writers Can Help

Articles published by Medium contributors illustrate every facet of “The Human Condition.” Their experiences help others with the daily struggles of life in its unending variations. The articles are lighting in a bottle. A number of my family and friends experienced difficulties where I was able to help them using Medium. Each time our relationship …

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There are Rumors That Attractive People Have an Easier Life. They Are All True.

https://pixabay.com/photos/girl-beauty-charm-emotion-people-2363819/ There are a lot of stories about how people believe that attractive people have an easier life. As a “pretty girl,” I can tell you that is not true. There are advantages and disadvantages. An Attractive Family In my family, the women are attractive. We are born that way. We have lovely skin, beautiful …

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The First Rule of Fat Club: Don’t Talk About Fat Club

https://pixabay.com/en/box-sport-men-training-male-1514845/ Most people are uncomfortable talking to a heavy person about fitness. I was a proud member of “Fat Club.” My doctor insisted that I lose weight. I agreed because I wanted to live for the longest time possible. Overweight Discussions After I started losing weight, I discovered an unwritten rule about being overweight. We …

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