BlogHer Network Member News, March 29: Karen Walrond Speaking at Towson University on March 30th

Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks will be speaking at Towson University on Wednesday, March 30th. The event starts at 6 p.m., and will be held in the Chesapeake Rooms in the University Union on campus....more

I'm reading this Thursday morning. Sorry I missed it!

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BlogHer Network Member News, Feb 4: Bloggie Nominations Edition

Eleven bloggers from the Publishing Network have been nominated for a 2011 Bloggie Congratulations to ......more

Talking Spirituality with Karolyn Veselka

"You know, Karen," she said, "all we have are our bodies and our breath. It's essential for our spirits that we take care of both." ...more
I really enjoyed this and resonate with it whole-heartedly!  Lengthening the breath literally ...more

BlogHer Network Member News, Jan 21st: Karen Walrond in Seattle + More

Happy Friday, everyone! Today in BlogHer Network Member News: Updates from Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks, Florinda Pendley Vasquez of The 3 R's Blog, Erica of My Colombian Recipes, Esther Feng from for such a time as this, and Heather of It's Twinsanity!...more

Discussing Adventure With Natalie Cash

I think so often we get so caught up in the accomplishing, we forget what great merit and joy there is in just the trying. There's something to be said in claiming for yourself, "I'm the kind of person who would try eating a strange food/learning a new skill/experiencing a new thing." And if, in the process we actually succeed, well, honey, that's just gravy. ...more

A Primer on Journaling

Originally, I assumed journaling was about writing very lofty thoughts in beautifully bound journals every single day, for the purposes of baring one's darkest and most emotionally-wrenching secrets from the depths of one's soul for all posterity. You know, like Anne Frank, except more profound. ...more
I'm so happy to have stumbled onto your article - as journaling has been a huge part of my life ...more

On Creativity with Ali Edwards

When I was enrolled in engineering school, my father gave me all my old report cards. One from first grade was particularly telling: Karen is doing very well in reading and shows a talent for arithmetic, it read, but she shows no aptitude for art. ...more
Great statement "Creativity is problem solving." I am a painter, and everything on the canvas is ...more

The Blogosphere on Authenticity

Choosing to live a more authentic life two years ago has required me to be very conscious of how I spend my days and how I live. It's not always easy, but it's very much like the thoughts Beth shared with us in response to the video on her blog: "I have reached the conclusion that regardless of whether other people are being authentic, I don't want to be held hostage by my fears of what people will think or say. I want to be me. ...more

Your story really touched me. People just can't seem to grasp the fact that as long as you're ...more

Add Your Name to BlogHer's Own Your Beauty Statement of Belief

Own Your Beauty. Change The Conversation. We are the beautiful people. All women. Every one of us. And that's amazing. Let’s own it. Let's collaborate on a definition of beauty that celebrates what makes each of us unique, inside and out. Instead of measuring ourselves against some airbrushed, Photoshopped ideal, let’s tailor the standard of beauty to suit ourselves. ...more

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Own Your Beauty is a groundbreaking, year-long movement bringing women together to change the conversation about what beauty means. Our mission: to encourage and remind grown women that it is never too late to learn to love one's self and influence the lives of those around us - our mothers, friends, children, neighbors. We can shift our minds and hearts and change the path we follow in the pursuit of authentic beauty. October: Authenticity ...more