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

Cookies and Communication

This morning, my girls were discussing the cookie-making we're going to do this afternoon. Dulce wants to make chocolate chip cookies. Natalina wants to make sprinkled cookies. We're making peanut butter cookies...because I'm the mom and I don't care what you want, particularly when you want different things, and you are looking forward to yelling about that. During the course of their lengthy discussion on the merits and faults of all kinds of cookies that we are not making, Dulce had a wonderful idea. ...more

Just Keep Swimming

I passed the GRE yesterday. I studied for two days over the weekend. I can't believe I passed.But I did.So now I get to go to grad school.Wait, wait. There's a moral to this story.So many times, as parents, we feel our entire selves being sucked away by life, adulthood, our responsibilities, the cleaning...dare I say it, the children.Who are we? What do we stand for? Where do we want to be? We only have so much time on this planet. What are we going to do with it?...more

It makes good scents

I start my day with a brief, silent meditation. Not a crazy, over-the-top meditation where I have to think too much about whether I am doing it right or not. I simply light my candle called Spa Therapy “Calming” and I try to think positive and grateful thoughts. Before I do anything else. Before I eat breakfast. Before I see my family. Before I even think about what I will wear for the day and put on my makeup. Because what I am learning is that working from the inside – out and tending to my inner voice affects everything else that happens to me during the day....more

"I am comfortable with my height"

My lovely friend Tina is 6 feet tall and wears clothes beautifully....more

I Bought A Dress

Today I feel vulnerable.  In fact, I feel a lot like drawing the curtains, hiding under a duvet and not speaking to anyone....more

Define your beauty

The Victoria’s Secret bag lay unopened on my bed....more

Never Good Enough

Divorce is brutal on the ego and self esteem.  Being told you're unworthy of love, affection, and attention basically rips you to shreds.  Isn't that what a divorce truly is?Being told that nothing you do is good enough.Knowing that no matter how hard you try, it's never enough.Realizing that someone who once was proud to be seen with you now doesn't deem you worthy of public recognition....more
 @Kraken Thanks, honey!!  I'm getting there...slowly but surely!!more

Cross Post: I'm Cute and I Know It - Body Perfection

Over the past 9 months, I have worked really hard to lose weight and have lost about 20 pounds. This was my personal goal. I began taking better physical care of myself after receiving some disturbing, not life threatening news about my health. Ironically, the news I received had nothing to do with my weight, but I took the news as a wake up call to start taking better care of my physical-self....more
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