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Being Bullied By Life….

Hi, I’m Alayna, and I’m a victim of bullying. No, I’m not a teenager. I’m an independent, vivacious woman who realises high school was literally half a lifetime ago, and should have more important things to worry about than who says what and why. Also, the perpetrator of these disruptive acts isn’t a person, place, […]

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“Positive Thinking Is For Suckers!”

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” —George Eliot NOTE: You can either read my snarky rant about positive thinking, or you can just read this awesome article that inspired it. Or you can read both, but depending on how positive you are, you may […]

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On “Being Yourself”, Extraordinarily…

“I had internalized messages during my youth—messages of being too big, too loud, too passionate.I had been told by my experiences that people stayed around longer if you made your needs as brief and palatable as possible, and then went about your day becoming exactly who they need you to be. I remember the exact […]

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Are You Even Listening?

Despite the fact that I’m hardly a dating authority, it amuses me that I get questions from both real life friends and readers of this blog whom I’ve never met, regarding the big questions pertaining to dating and relationships. I do hate to disappoint, but I don’t actually have the answers. I just have some […]

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The Law Of Un-Attraction…

Although I’m happily in a relationship, I do have to admit that I rather miss the days when emotions such as disinterest and indifference were not the standard reactions my presence evoked from other people, particularly the male members of my social circle. Perhaps I’ve lost a bit of my charm and youth and vitality […]

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The Changing Face Of Beauty….

Today, I came across another interesting article about diet, culture, and the rapidly-changing face of the modeling industry…and of women in general. (Please note, this article I’ve linked to may be NSFW because of semi-nudity and suggestive posing.) These articles always interest me, as someone who spent a great deal of her life working in […]

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On Not Being Socially Fearless…

“There once was a woman who had one hundred faces. She showed one face to each person, and so it took one hundred men to write her biography”. —Anais Nin I must say, people end up on my page looking for some bizarre, dark, and morbid things. My analytics program has told me that recently, […]

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A Life Less Ordinary: Day #6

One of my long-time favourite bloggers, the charming Gala Darling, has started a frank and open dialogue on her blog this week about body image issues, and how the media affects how we perceive ourselves and others, and how the blogosphere is as much of a culprit in the war against self-acceptance as any other […]

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