I Think I'm Pretty

You know that Dove Campaign that everyone loved for a hot second before everyone hated it?This one, where the artist sketches a portrait of a woman based on her own description of herself, and then sketches another portrait based on how someone else describes her? And the self-portraits are inevitably harsher than the others? The point being that, hey! You're more beautiful than you think! ...more

I Dare You! Show Us Your Closet!

Monica: " Huah?!!!.....How did you get in there?!" Chandler: (intense giggles) "You're messy!"Monica: "No you weren't suppose to see this!"...more

And Then I Look in the Mirror

(originally posted at: My Really Real Reality) I keep saying I still feel 26 years old.  In fact, I often say I am now (and always will be) 26 years old....more

Write Your Own Bill of Rights

Before we can expect to GET WHAT WE WANT we first have to RECOGNIZE WHAT WE WANT. How about writing your own Bill of Rights?Women tend to be far more in tune with the needs of others than their own needs. They can identify what their friends and family value, help them to cultivate their interests and establish quite quickly how to get them what they want. But when it comes to recognizing and communicating their own wants and needs things can get a little muddled. ...more

Cracking the shell on 2013

I (gasp) made some resolutions this year. And you know, for the first year (ever) they’re not things like lose weight or write a novel.Nope. I’ve decided I’m ok with the extra girth I’ve apparently taken to raise. I’m not unhealthy. I’m cutting my losses.As for writing, I do want to do more. But I’m not creating it as a goal to guilt myself with. It happens when it happens.My resolutions are more…me. More in line with what will really make me happy and not with what I feel is expected of me....more

Self Esteem for Girls

I received an email from an organization I volunteer for that supports victims of trafficking and what I saw was not just words on a page but instead the greatest gift I could have received all year. The program coordinator shared with me a portion of a beautifully personal speech that had been made to students by a young woman in her twenties that I had been assisting. I will not reprint the email but this brave woman talked about what she had learned and how she could finally see her skills....more

Girls Can't Be What They Can't See (Will you help?)

Girls can't be what they can't see...Will you help?...more

My Best Advice: Go Ask Your Mother! Yalanda Lattimore, DryerBuzz

Clipped from Hair She Goes! Women Spend Millions To Learn Who They Woulda Coulda Shoulda Been — Go Ask Your Mother!...more

Your Self-Esteem is Tearing You Down

Turns out, self-esteem isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I recently read about a very interesting study, which compared self-esteem to self-compassion. Now, before you roll your eyes and call me a hippie, read the findings:...more