La Dolce Vita!

It hit me today when I was taking my walk, that I am REALLY happy to be alive!...more

Body Image: Looking in the Mirror

I am the daughter of a woman who was on a diet my entire childhood. She was fat. Well; in truth I don't remember her ever actually being fat, but she was convinced she was fat, and didn't hesitate to say so. She also never hesitated to point out how skinny I was, and how lucky I was to be naturally thin. I didn't think much of it, as it required no special action on my part. It just was. And worrying about it---as my mother did---seemed somehow vain and frivolous, to me. ...more

Pretty much from the part where you described the excitement your daughter expressed about ...more

Trashed Post - Opened Mind

For the first time in my blog history I have just got up and out of my bed to remove my own last post. I was very upset by the CTV's  (one of our local television stations) decision to air something on this celebratory Olympic day.  Like many people who saw it,  I was terribly hurt. It took me some time after writing to realize why.....I don't like the dark....more

I'm so glad to hear that you share my thoughts. It can be hard to balance this need to speak ...more

Darkest Before the Dawn

I feel an ‘Aha Moment’ coming soon… but I’m not quite there yet… oh, and did I hear recently that Oprah is trying to trademark ‘aha moment’?? Maybe I owe her some money? Cuz I use that phrase all the time.. and have been for quite awhile now…. ...more

A Star is Born!

  Today marks the 15th birthday of my baby girl… who’s been a pretty special, (if not challenging at times) daughter so far. One of the things that amazes me about her is she popped out knowing exactly who she was, what she liked and didn’t like, and she didn’t hesitate to tell you about it!...more

Products You Just Can’t Live Without!

Today, more than ever, body image is a huge self-esteem issue for women and girls. We are constantly bombarded with messages about how to be perfect — Get Thin Fast; I Hate My Hair; Surgery-Free Boob Jobs; LongerLegs, Leaner Lines, Sexier Silhouette. Speaking in a recent issue of People magazine, the 23-year-old reality television celebrity and sage adviser Heidi Montag, who underwent 10 plastic surgeries in one day, admitted that she plans to “keep using surgery to make me as perfect as I can be.” And as Heidi knows all too well, beauty isn’t cheap. But even if you don’t have $30K to overhaul yourself in the New Year, AAUW resolves to make you the ideal woman from head to toe in 2010 with a few beauty products you would be loathe to do without....more

365 Days to a Brand New Me! DAY 1

365 Days to a Brand New Me!...more

Gratitude for "What Is"

 Tis the season. The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is a time when we all examine our lives, celebrating some parts and lamenting others. We engage in some endeavor to make action plans to change things in the new year. Sometimes, we want to change things, but can’t figure out exactly what steps to take to be successful....more

I've been exposed!

Do one thing everyday that scares you....more