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I exercised for about 4.5 hours today, between the treadmill and Airdyne. Next time someone asks how I have such a thin waist at 44 - that's how. Lots of hard work and constant diet. Not genes. And it ain't just vanity. I plan to live forever or die trying. 😊 A healthy, strong body is less susceptible to illness and will age more gracefully. It costs so much time to stay fit, trim and healthy, but being fit, trim and healthy is priceless. But don't take my word for it. See for yourself. ❤️
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Thanks, Doug. Glad you enjoyed. 😊
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Just watched #DoctorWho #LastChristmas. Loved it! ❤️

Cross my heart, laying in bed, with a dream crab on my head!

Got a little choked up, too. 😊
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My mother and I were recognized for our volunteer efforts and I wrote about it on my site. So grateful for the recognition and more so for the amazing people I get to meet, work with, share, learn from and all the new friends I make along the way. ❤️
The December/January issue of The Empty Closet is honoring a mother and her transgender daughter for their volunteer work with the Gay Alliance and efforts to
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Just a quick vlog update: I went tabling for the GAGV yesterday (LGBTQ presence), met and talked with cool people, have a an educational speaking event at SUNY Oswego coming up next week (for future school administrators) and went grocery shopping. Strange, but I actually enjoy grocery shopping when I'm in my true form!
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I published a new "crossdressing in public" article on my website.  My wife and I attended a drag show together.   I share my experience of being the only part time tgirl (non-drag queen) out to dinner and a drag show and people's reaction to seeing someone like me out in the wild.  Which bathroom did I use?  How did I deal with an unexpected wardrobe malfunction?  Click and find out. :)
Where can one find a safe, inviting environment to crossdress in public, enjoy a good dinner and be treated to some top notch entertainment all in one? At a
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I've been experimenting with #Microsoft's #OneNote lately on my #iOS devices and #Mac. I do a LOT of quick note taking and have been using the Notes app on my iOS devices and Mac with fairly good results until the last year or so. #iCloud just won't sync my notes across all devices properly and sometimes not at all. Apps like #iAwriter have done a really amazing job, but now that's broken for me on my Mac because I made the mistake of "upgrading" to iCloud Drive when I "upgraded" to Yosemite, which I can't do on my iPad 2 because I won't install iOS 8 on it (because it's too slow and laggy on older iOS devices and I don't want to kill what's left of my iPad 2's still very usable and mostly good experience).

So Yosemite is the worst OS I've had on my Mac, ever, and I wish I had stayed with #Mavericks, which was running smooth as silk for me. Oh well.

Anyway, I still prefer my Apple devices and spend most of my time working with my #iPhone6Plus and #iPad2. My #iPhone is more like a laptop for me, the way I do pretty much everything on it, from online shopping, communications, entertainment, work, lots of writing, reports, and sometimes as a phone, too, every once in a while. :)

In my search for a better note taking app that actually syncs properly across all my devices, I started experimenting with OneNote and really like it a lot! It syncs perfectly across all my iOS devices and Mac. The major down side for me is that there's no (feasible) way to export notes as plain text files. That's kind of a deal breaker for much of what I need it for, but for what it does offer, I've been able to make good use of it for some of my writing/notes purposes and really like it.

Then I started playing more with Word on my iPhone, iPad and even in a web browser, with amazing results. I've been living in Apple's #Pages for all my word processing needs for the past few years, but that also broke on my Mac when I upgrades to #Yosemite and made the mistake of choosing iCloud Drive (or the syncing broke, anyway, Pages itself works just fine).

Love my Apple devices but I need more than just two years out of some of them, and Apple is notorious for making older iOS devices a painful experience (over two years old) if you upgrade iOS on them (same for Mac OS updates of more than two years). I can't afford to just keep buying new Apple everything and there's nothing wrong with what I have right now, so long as I discontinue OS upgrades after two years.

I'm really impressed with what Microsoft is offering with their Office apps. Can't believe I'm actually impressed and even excited about what Microsoft is offering these days! They're actually innovating and making useful tools that don't suck! Between my Apple hardware and Microsoft's software, I might just be able to squeeze a few more years out of some of my older devices!

I'm just using the free version of the MS Office apps for now, but really close to just subscribing to #Office365 and going all in. Maybe one of these days Apple will actually get iCloud to do what it's supposed to do, and even show a little compassion to those of us who can't afford to upgrade everything every two years by offering better optimized iOS updates (that doesn't slow things down to an unusable pace for my needs). In the meantime, I'm pretty happy with the marriage of my Apple devices with Microsoft software... something I wouldn't have expected myself to say not too long ago.
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We had our extended family #Christmas gathering yesterday. Mom gve me a rather cool and #nerdy "Fridge Rover". #NASA sends rovers to #Mars. I sent a #rover to the fridge! 😄
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Merry Christmas to everyone with love from me! 😊❤️❤️
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Sometimes trans people are treated poorly by others, just for being different. That used to be the case for me, too. I explore my very positive recent Christmas shopping experience and some reasons I believe things go so well these days.

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me. 😊 Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and/or holiday(s) you celebrate. Be happy. Be safe. Above all, always BE YOURSELF! ❤️
Almost daily, I hear accounts of transgender people having a difficult time in public, often being disparaged, laughed at, or otherwise treated poorly/different
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Thant's fantastic! Thanks for sharing that, Duncan. 😊 By fantastic, I mean I'm so happy you were able to just enjoy the moment, regardless of a few eyes upon you. When you can live freely without fear or worry about how others judge you, then you truly can live FREE and own your life and choices rather than limit what you do, where you go and how you live, based on fear of what others think. When you don't care what anyone thinks, no one can get their hooks into you or bring you down. ❤️
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What an excellent presentation, short and to the point, shedding light on some of the many hurdles we face, just trying to live our lives as ourselves in a society that attempts to limit our lives or decide for us our paths, based solely on what's between our legs.

I speak publicly about trans realities, sharing my personal struggles, triumphs, and challenges, in an effort to enlighten and allow people the opportunity to see and know me as a human being. I'm honored to make new friends each time I do so. :)

I think this video is an excellent resource. I'm considering showing it during my public talks to lay the groundwork for some of the many problems that need to be resolved.
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Just a short update video I recorded yesterday after taking part in a transgender panel, educating pharmacists-in-trining about trans realities at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College.  They were a smart bunch and give me a lot of hope about the future. :)
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I Am Love
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Updated: 2014-12-29

I'm a trans woman in transition.

I speak publicly about trans realities in an educational capacity as a proud member of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV) Speaker's Bureau.  Sharing my life and talking trans realities is very important work and it's my honor and privilege to do so.  My real passion is promoting "leadership of self", helping others feel empowered, and lighting people up with love and truth (which are one in the same).

Through love all things are possible.  That's the truth.  Love opens doors.  Fear closes them.  It's so simple, it almost sounds too easy.  The trick is to get out of the mental trappings of that dreaded "voice in the head" (self-narrative thought process), let go, and live in the moment.  It's like a trip back to childhood when everything seemed so magical.  The magic never went away - it's just that as we grow, many of us (myself included) get clogged up with emotional baggage and self-imposed mental barriers.  The mental barriers are generally the result of believing in the lies of society, including many well-intentioned teachers, friends and family members.  The barriers are as real the "monster in the closet" as a child.  They *only* exist in the mind...  So yeah, I really enjoy helping other "debug" the system (their mind).  There's nothing more beautiful and more powerful than freeing people from these mental trappings and watching them light up with creative energies, full of life and love! :)

In time *this* will be my day job - working with people, sharing, educating, learning, empowering, enlightening, and encouraging others to pass on what they have learned, as I will continue to do myself.  When this time comes, so too shall my transition be on the *right* side of full-time ME!

Namaste <3
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I Am increasing the vibrational frequency of the world around me... and LOVING every moment of it! <3
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working for the man by day, transgender advocate and media artist by night