Last week I posted a comment on Facebook about the importance of laughter in our lives. Evidently research shows that there are lots of health benefits to such glee. Stress relief, increase blood flow to your heart, and body relaxation are just a few in the plethora of literature. Also, laughter can reduce conflict, bring back balance while keeping you alert and focused. I thought this was pretty neat considering laughing is a fun, enjoyable activity to partake in, and with added health rewards, seems like something I’d like to focus more on....more

Will Handbags Unite Women on the Left and the Right?

Over the past few months, I've had a number of conversations with women on the left about how right and left-wing women can work together....more

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Five things Italian Women can do to Demand Dignity

The movement of women at the If not now, then When? rallies by tens of thousands was quite a sight to see.  So, in an effort to contribute my 2cents' worth, I'd like to provide a quick reference guide to demanding dignity (or, guerrilla handbook) for those who don't know what the next steps should be:...more

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Wrestling With Gender Roles

How gender roles play into a relationship is interesting to observe—either directly or indirectly. Traditionally, we’ve had fairly defined gender roles placed on us by society and culture. The man is rough and rugged and provides for the household monetarily. The woman is soft and emotional and meets the domestic needs of the family. Although there were some obvious issues with that setup, it was very clear who did what in the household. Each person knew what their role was and how they contributed to the family’s needs....more
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I Can Wait, But I Really Don't Want To

Love is patient. Love waits while he tries to find the find the right career path. Love waits while he tries to find the right basketball shoes. Love is patient, but it is also very impatient. When it comes to the one you love, love waits and is understanding; but when it comes to the two of you being together or living happily ever after, love wants the future to be now. ...more

Warning: Television Is About To Get Worse

It is actually possible for television to fall further into it's dark abyss. I had to share this interesting post I found on Los Angeles' about "Mom's Club", a great new show about 'Amazing Moms' currently in production. **********************************  "Mom's Club" casting posted on Craigslist 1-3-11....more


Thanks for offering to look at the bright side ;) But I can't see it.

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Love is more than a Valentine’s chocolate

I’m sorry but talking about love today, Feb 14, Valentine’s Day, it’s too easy. It’s like say how much we care about others on Christmas, be scared on Halloween night or  talking about how  “acting green” is important to us on Earth Day. (read more)From

Putting the "V" in Valentine's Day

www.TheFeministBride.comWhen it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, we seek to spend it with those we love and shower them with all the accoutrements a Hallmark Valentine’s can bestow.  What about spending Valentine’s Day in a non-commercial way? What if you could honor the women in your life by participating in something that seeks to support and empower them? What if you spent this Valentine’s Day learning how to appreciate yourself?’s world presentation of Eve Ensler’s, The Vagina Monologues, offers that type of selfless holiday....more

Somewhere in the Middle?

Should I have expectations or keep hold of hope? Expectations are bound to disappoint while hope can strengthen a weary heart. But then as Proverbs points out, “hope deferred makes the heart sick”. Shall I continue to seek out safe places in this world or should I seek to be one?...more