The Perfect Beauty Guide

Beauty is a matter of perspective. What can dictate the terms of beauty? Who decides what is beautiful? The answer lies in the complex dictates of the environment we grow up in. Cultures and traditions have a profound effect on what is eventually perceived as beautiful by individuals. This is quite logical indeed. We find those things to be beautiful that we grow up with. Some people find beauty in great arches others in simple serviceable structures. At the end of the day there is no single criterion to define beauty....more

Does Your Personality Need A Little Nip Tuck?

Cosmetic surgery is overrated. While smaller noses and bigger boobs have their place in society, neither contribute directly to the mission of creating a harmonious, cooperative world. A co-worker with calf implants won’t make the work day easier, but you know what will? A co-worker with common sense implants. Enter: Character Surgery.Imagine the possibilities.A little nip here for tempering those passive-aggressive tendencies; a little tuck there for improving a woeful sense of humor....more

MY "TOM BOY DAUGHTER"

My daughter is 17, a self proclaimed "individual", likes her basketball shorts, baggy t-shirts, and high top basketball shoes (usually lime green). The only thing she does for a beauty regiment is letting me blow dry her hair, no make-up, no curls nothing. Lime green is her favorite color from her glasses, to her clothes, to her shoes. She made the school annual just because of her daily clothes ensemble. So she decided to partake in the Distinguished Young Women Competition. The competition consisted of, self expression, interview, fitness, talent....more

The World's Most Beautiful Woman and the Sexiest Man - um, no

"Sometimes people are beautiful.Not in looks.Not in what they say.Just in what they are.” – Markus Zusak...more

A Springtime Wish

As the snow begins to melt and the sun begins to shine several thoughts run across my mind. One is the inevitable ten pounds from winter hibernation and begin to focus on all of the things I hate about me. I am guilty about making jokes about my muffin-tops, dingle dangles, and wobbly bites all of the things I wish I could airbrush away. ...more
 @yankee rancher It's very good! We have to laugh it keeps us sane :)more

Resolve to take better care of yourself in 2012! Here's how!

I write about ways to help yourself look and feel better all year and I truly believe that self care for every mother is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and for your family. I find when I am consistently exercising and meditating for just a few minutes each day, eating well, getting enough rest and keeping myself looking good , I feel better! As a result I am more patient and feel I am a better mother. I resolve to do a little more for myself this year!...more

Lessons from a cheesecake

My turkey had to go back into the oven three times before it was finally done. Thank God for my ...more

Modern Enhancement: 5 Ways to Beautify the Inner You

Hello Lovelies!Yesterday was my half birthday, I realized. I am officially half way to becoming the big 3-0! Whoa! You see, my girlfriends and I have a lot of conversations about growing older and the subsequent fears that it ensues. Standard stuff...biological clocks tick-tocking, crows feet coming a knocking, etc....more

A Little Daily Food For the Soul

I've begun reading the Tao Te Ching (Barnes & Noble Classics edition) which houses the central tenets of Taoism.  Legend has it, when Lao Tzu (meaning "Old Master") decided to leave his native territory (on a water buffalo no less), he was stopped by the gate guard and asked to write down his teachings.  The result was the Tao Te Ching.  There is so much legend swirling around the legendary Tao master, including a story that his mother carried him in her womb until he was 72; he came out an old man, replete with white hair.  Taoism, as I've learned from my limited re...more
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