Profile

Cover photo
Renée Roehl
Works at Being kinder & kinder
Attended Eastern Washington University
Lives in Spokane WA
11,063 views
AboutPostsVideos

Stream

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
smiling

All around the planet, females have to fend off catcalling from when we’re toddlers, topsy-turvy teenagers, ‘hot moms,’ middle aged, finally slowing at matron until we’re almost invisible at ‘peri-crone.’ If we’re smirked at, whistled to, insulted, kissed…
All around the planet, females have to fend off catcalling from when we're toddlers, topsy-turvy teenagers, 'hot moms,' middle aged, finally slowing at matron until we're almost invisible at 'peri-...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
Originally posted on Rant-ology!:Little Luca Lucas came to Nonna’s house for his first Easter hunt of naturally colored-eggs from my “girls,” plastic eggs bestowed with foiled chocolates, pecans and kumquats and a red collection basket. It took a bit for…
2
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
kidzania mania

I’ve noticed that many parents unconsciously think that raising kids is about the them: what they have to do, tolerate, manage, feed, shuttle, kiss. Sadly, that cramped view has created much of the pathetic society we live in. Having a child is a crucial…
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Authentic living resides in the middle, not the extremes, cliché or not. Excessive change creates chaos; trivial challenge equals boredom. You don't have to "spice up" your sex life, swap cities, eschew favorite foods or jilt your beloved to find inspiration."

The cultural zeitgeist (particularly the USA) is now commonly about leaving. You enjoy something, love someone, are comfortable where you live, have a satisfying job, then it’s about time to abandon it and pioneer! Should you decide to remain in that…
The cultural zeitgeist (particularly the USA) is now commonly about leaving. You enjoy something, love someone, are comfortable where you live, have a satisfying job, then it's about time to abando...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
how to say you're sorry--no really say you're sorry

Most of what I do as a counselor, besides deep listening, is to help hold pain. Injuries linger long after the horror of events/words have slithered across my clients’ fragile hearts. Age matters not a bit; traumas big or small, remain. One reason I’m…
Most of what I do as a counselor, besides deep listening, is to help hold pain. Injuries linger long after the horror of events/words have slithered across my clients' fragile hearts. Age matters n...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
You who regularly read this blog know that the Rant-ress is a longtime, happy-to-be-one feminist which is often mistaken for a person who hates men—mostly by men—instead of someone who yearns for justice & parity. Yet—somehow, amazingly—she manages to…
You who regularly read this blog know that the Rant-ress is a longtime, happy-to-be-one feminist which is often mistaken for a person who hates men---mostly by men---instead of someone who yearns f...
2
1
Sherry Jones's profile photo
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
The marketing department of planet earth spends outrageous amounts of time and exorbitant monies directing our desires in hopes that we’ll buy or do whatever they’re selling, earning further money only to shell it out again to persuade us to get something…
The marketing department of planet earth spends outrageous amounts of time and exorbitant monies directing our desires in hopes that we'll buy or do whatever they're selling, earning further money ...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
science is not god, sorry (part 1)

…but science now appears to be the new religion in some secular communities, complete with self-righteous fanatics who’ve decided that what they’ve chosen to believe science is, is thereby the TRUTH. No one has the lock on truth—not even the Rant-ress.…
...but science now appears to be the new religion in some secular communities, complete with self-righteous fanatics who've decided that what they've chosen to believe science is, is thereby the TR...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
posted this last year around this time--the time of lists. I believe this list is more realistic than most (even though I wrote it). Ha!
Make a priority list with End-dates for each thing; write them down. Yes, each thing. Don't be delusional. We all think we'll do our taxes early, find an ending for that piece we're writing, update...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
gratitude

Gratitude is the new Happy in terms of writing trends and with Thanksgiving a few days away there’s plenty of syrupy pieces being written. We all know how much the rant-ress loves those. [see: chin-up my ass or pollyanna is passive aggressive] Recently, a…
Gratitude is the new Happy in terms of writing trends and with Thanksgiving a few days away there's plenty of syrupy pieces being written. We all know how much the rant-ress loves those. [see: chin...
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
http://wp.me/p1tgm3-1kI

So, I’m having a conversation about tailgaters with a friend and the quasi-spouse. Close-call stories are being related that illustrate the hazards of tailgating but what I mainly construe is how slow the person in front of the “close call” was going. The…
1
Add a comment...

Renée Roehl

Shared publicly  - 
 
American culture is obsessed with “power.” In politics, business dealings, weight lifting, visualizations, sacred circles, sex, pickup trucks, vitamins, parenting, love, torque, tools, speed boats, chain saws, intention, foods, drugs. Everything.…
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
she moves from the inside out and not the other way round
Introduction
Poetry, fiction & creative non, guitar, art, feminism, children’s rights, all animals especially cats & birds & honeybees, music, kindness, philosophy, psychology, deep thinking, reading, yoga, the universe, trees, food, wine, cooking, gardening, my kids, my grandkids.
Bragging rights
Decomposition: An Anthology of Fungi-Inspired Poems--- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7940529-decomposition
Education
  • Eastern Washington University
    MFA Creative Writing
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Renée Berry (step-father's name)
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • WordPress
Work
Occupation
Counselor, Writer-in-residence
Skills
Being a human
Employment
  • Being kinder & kinder
    present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Spokane WA
Previously
Denver CO - San Francisco CA - Venice, CA - Montgomery AL - Boulder CO - Estes Park, CO
Links
Other profiles