Pure Joy in Your Chaos

 Do you ever receive news so good that you want to wobble a little bit and pinch yourself to see if it's real?I feel that way today....more

Austin is Awesome...It's a Fellini Kind of Town - Aroma Cucina

Austin is Awesome...It's a Fellini Kind of Town - Aroma Cucina http://bit.ly/jarup5 Culinary star power and community power all rolled into one.  The IACP convention was a hit! Next year in NYC!...more

Join BlogHer's NaBloPoMo to Polish Your Blogging Skills

If there's one thing creative people agree on it's that the more you do something, the better you get at it. If you want to be a better writer, you have to write; if you want to be a better blogger, you have to post. And one way to break down the barriers between thinking about writing and actually doing it is by posting every day for a month. ...more
The sign-up list for November will be going up this week. Look for the post on the front page ...more

Daily doodle: The original JUST DO IT!

Now is a good time to be your own Yoda according to Elizabeth P...more

BlogHer Book Club

Ladies and Gents, Finally! I present to you, the BlogHer Book Club! If you are a lover of all things printed word, join up. I'll be writing pre-publication reviews for them periodically. The list of titles we've covered so far, or will very shortly in the near future, are: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Read my review here.) Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (I will review.) ...more

In which you don't care

ot that you care, but every morning (well, Monday through Friday) I get up, take out the dog, make the coffee, drink my CHOCOLATE protein shake and quickly glance at the paper to see how stupid the world is and realize that once again, nobody has asked for my input. ...more

What inspires you to blog in the first place?

I can't remember a time when I wasn't documenting.There was a journal in elementary school. Scrapbooks in high school.Even when I went through basic military training for the Air Force, I carried with me a tiny reporter's notebook and a ballpoint pen in one of my cargo pockets, scribbling down the things our training instructors yelled at us and my fitness scores....more

Julie!!!! I created an account just to say I'm really excited to read your advice. I'm different ...more

Lisa Stone, CEO BlogHer, Practice Makes Perfect Raising Venture

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How BlogHer and USA TODAY Are Changing the Conversation About Beauty

When we first conceived Own Your Beauty here at BlogHer, we debated for a long time what that statement meant. Feeling perfect and gorgeous every minute is not the goal. Owning the beauty that each of us has inside and outside -- sincerely, whether or not we love our thighs -- is the goal. You can not love your thighs and still own your beauty. Above those thighs are hips, and they might rock. Above those hips are organs -- those that give life, those that pump blood. A mind, a soul. ...more

Abigail Posner, more