Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bring a Book to Bed Day! Celebrate with Us on Saturday!

It's that time of the year again! It's time to curl up with a good book. I've picked my top ten reasons why you should come celebrate with us.

10. It's grey, it's raining (snowing, yucky, fill in the blank) AND it's cold.

9. You've already stocked up for Snowmageddon Part 17.

8. Pajamas are much more comfortable than regular clothes.

7. You retain more info when you are lying down (yeah, I made that up just now.)

6. That book, Kindle, reading device is full of interesting stories and life is all about stories.

5. The kids have something quiet to do.

4. You've always wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey Twilight War and Peace.

3. Because you can! (You're a grown up and this is what being a grown up is all about.)

2. Everything is better when you do it in bed.

1. You don't have to read alone.

Consider yourself invited to Bring a Book to Bed Day! on Saturday, February 28th. You can join us for the event here on Facebook.

Don't forget to sign up for our Bring a Book to Bed Day! Facebook group as well. This is where we chat about books and other fun, book-related things all year long.

If you want to share your love of reading, please consider funding a book project, if you feel so moved at It's one of my favorite organizations and helps students across America have access to needed books and other school supplies.

Last but not least, don't forget to tell us what you'll be reading in bed this year!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Honor Thy Body

I saw again what I had been taught to ignore, the power in the body. The cultural power of the body is its beauty, but power in the body is rare, for most have chased it away with their torture of or embarrassment by the flesh.

It is in this light that the wildish woman can inquire into the numinosity of her own body and understand it not as a dumbbell that we are sentenced to carry for life, not as a beast of burden, pampered or otherwise, who carries us around for life, but a series of doors

and dreams
and poems
through which we can learn and know all manner of things. In the wild psyche, the body is understood as a being in its own right, one who loves us, depends on us, one to whom we are sometimes mother, and who sometimes is mother to us. -

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

I've been so busy with to do's and projects and writing and work that my body has been aching for attention. What better day than a day celebrating love? Honor thy body by loving it. Honor thy body by using it. Honor thy body by being grateful for being you. I'd gotten a bit lost - today I saw the way. Honor thy body.