F**k Society’s Idea Of Beauty

What is your idea of beauty? Can beauty be defined by age, skin color or body shape? Confucius once said “Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it”. Who gets to decide? We all have said beauty is in the eye of the beholder, comes from within and so forth. But beauty is more than just a visual experience; it is a characteristic that provides a perceptual experience to the eye, the intellect and the ear. It is some kind of satisfaction to our senses. Why do the majority of women from all over the world struggle with feeling beautiful, confident and happy with themselves?...more

Iris Apfel: Lessons in Confidence

The documentary Iris - the last by the late and great Albert Maysles, who made my other favorite documentary of all time, Grey Gardens - was released in April.  I only finally - finally! - saw it. Thank you, On Demand. I knew before seeing it that what makes Iris so special is the unique way she sees the world. How fitting that she be called Iris, as her eyes view things so differently. I also knew she'd have to have an enormous amount of confidence. The glasses, the jewelry, the clothes, the self-designation as a "geriatric starlet."...more

Get Confidence Fast With These Simple Tricks

Your self-esteem can take a beating during divorce. You feel depressed and disappointed. You find fault with everything about yourself....more

The Prettiest Girl in the Universe

Lorelei is all about making videos lately.  She has her own YouTube channel, with a weekly posting schedule, and she has custody of my iPhone more than I do.  Today she was telling me that she no longer enjoys watching the videos made by one of her subscribers, because they all involve makeup, whether she is putting it on her American Girl dolls or herself."You know what I really don't like, Mommy?" Lorelei asked me. "Before she puts on her makeup, she says 'Ugly!'  And she isn't ugly."...more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
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Making the Most of my "Fuck You Fifties"

Amen, sistah! I'm right there with you!more

Can Girls Do That?

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Easiest way to start a conversation for the shy or shameless

I’ve been asked many times, “Mary, you are so good at networking. What do you do to make it look so easy?”What I share often surprises – and relieves – them.I share the easiest way to start a conversation for the shy or shameless in my last Gotta Quick Question video. Take a quick look:...more