Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, I'm sharing a poem that I wrote about my mom's hands.
Rough and chaffed from working so hard,
Washing the dishes, raking the yard,
Washing the clothes, scrubbing the floors,
Canning the food, doing all their chores,
I remember my mother's hands.
Soft and gentle, so smooth to the touch,
Soothing my pain, something to clutch,
Holding my own when danger was near,
Stroking me gently, or wiping a tear,
I remember my mother's hands.
Capable and strong, whatever the needs,
Whether mending the clothes, or planting the seeds,
Gentle and kind, full of comfort and care,
Whatever the reason, they were always there,
I loved my mother's hands.
A Word From Pat
from Pearlsong Press:
Eric and Katie's
Ultimate Wedding Dance
Reader Review of the
Pat Ballard's book is
short, sweet and to the point: 10 wonderful, easy steps that help remind
you to accept, love, and cherish your body today, as it is. Filled with
inspiring quotes and Pat's own writing, this is the perfect book to keep
on your desk, by your nightstand, or in your purse. Open it to any page
whenever you need a positive reminder of your unique beauty and worth.
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
Read an interview with Pat at The F-word (Food. Fat. Feminism.) blog.
Communicate with Pat
via her "Amazon Connect" blog on Amazon.com!
Pat's romantic suspense novel Abigail's Revenge is featured on the Beautiful
An article on Pat has been
Calendar of Events
New from Pearlsong Press—Pat's latest (and first nonfiction) book, 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are).
See http://www.pearlsong.com/10steps.htm to order. All copies purchased directly from the Pearlsong Press website will be autographed by the author.
Hear Pat on the air at Radio Free Nashville! Listen to or download the mp3 recording of Pat's June 23, 2008 guest appearance on the Health At Every Size show with Dr. Peggy Elam on WRFN Radio Free Nashville by going to http://www.healthateverysize.info/2008/06/june-23-2008-he.html.
Pat regularly guests on Radio Free Nashville's Health At Every Size show, which airs every Monday morning. She's usually in the studio on the fourth Monday of the month. The show is streamed live over the Internet 10-11 a.m. CST Mondays. You can also now subscribe to the podcast of the show (automatically receive the mp3 recordings of the weekly shows on your computer, iPod or mp3 player) via iTunes. Click on the "subscribe in a reader" button/link in the upper lefthand column, and select "Add to iTunes" or the podcatcher of your choice.
Listen to the live
broadcasts over the Internet at
http://www.radiofreenashville.org/. You can also listen to
the live broadcasts through your telephone via UPSNAP.COM. See the
Health At Every Size show website or the
Radio Free Nashville website
for details. Davidson County, Tennessee residents can also hear the show
live through the Secondary Audio Programming of Comcast cable's Channel
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