How to Deal with Cruelty

I’ve been encountering a lot of cruel people lately. Not physically cruel, that’s a whole other conversation with a whole other set of rules, but emotionally cruel people, out to hurt for hurtings sake. And my impulse is to retaliate. To protect myself and my family and my community from this cruel behavior. And it’s my right to do so, …

Letters to Celebrities I've Never Sent- Amy Poehler

Dear Amy, I’m writing to you even though every inch of me is screaming noooooooooo. I’m so deeply ashamed that I’ve even started this letter…and as I continue this sentence the loathing grows. Everything I type is vile, clever garbage and I want to shoot myself (oh God more garbage) to stop my brain from continuing… But. I’m going to do …

Letters to Celebrities I’ve Never Sent- Amy Poehler

Dear Amy, I’m writing to you even though every inch of me is screaming noooooooooo. I’m so deeply ashamed that I’ve even started this letter…and as I continue this sentence the loathing grows. Everything I type is vile, clever garbage and I want to shoot myself (oh God more garbage) to stop my brain from continuing… But. I’m going to do …

The Hypocrisy of the Light Leaders.

I’m a hypocrite. Let’s start with that. I’m imperfect. I’m fucked up. I have righteous intentions about how one should behave to be a “good” person and then I go have a smoke. And I have beliefs that are important to me like ‘becoming vegan’ and then I eat pizza with cheese on it cause the kids are having it …

Shonky online business owners are like drug addicts (a guest post)

Hi, Emelia here. In my 7 years of posting weekly at TTBG not once have I invited a special guest post. Until now. I read this online and was so impressed with her compassion towards addiction and creative slamming of ‘Spiritual Capitalism’ I needed to get her message out further. I’m also really into women bigging each other up right now …

My job is not to talk about the light.

I woke up this morning and I did the first thing I do every morning…I reached for my phone. And I saw in my inbox that there was another post about light. I contemplated not reading it, but like chips or pot, I find it really hard to say no if it’s in front of me so I read the …

Radical Inconvenience.

Remember when Oprah coined the term “Radical Self-Care” in the early ‘90’s? She never explained what “Radical Self Care” actually really meant though, in action. A bubble bath. A holiday? A mani/pedi? Telling yourself you are getting 1 massage a month Telling yourself you are getting 1 massage a month no. matter. what.  And yoga 3 x, no 2x a …

Big Wins, Face Lifts and Freedom

I won! (and I didn’t even cheat) Best Radio Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy Best Social Media Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy @ tryingtobegood.com Thank you to all my loves for voting. I’m sending you all this cool shit because Trying to be Good is going through a big revamp. I’m not willing to be silenced for being a loud woman anymore. I will …

How to be rich when you feel poor.

1.When you wake up, after you do your “have to’s “kids to school, face washed, peed etc) before email, putting on pants or one quick facebook browse, get on the floor and move your body for 20 minutes. Set a timer. Yoga, stretching, rolling around, masturbate for all I care, just move your damn body before you do anything else …