Do You Listen to Your Mother?

From the very first pages of You Have No Idea, you will learn that had Vanessa Williams listened to her mother, Helen, a lot of things might have been easier. Those photos would have never existed. She might not have dated or married the men that she did. Things might have been easier. Well ... maybe. We all know that life isn't as simple as all that. ...more
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Who Are Your Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts?

They keep us company in hotel rooms during business trips.  They keep us sane and laughing during a long election year.  They keep a million DVR boxes working overtime.  I'm talking about our nation's TV talk show hosts.  From the early days when Johnny Carson ruled the airwaves to current favorites and relative newcomers like Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, they are among the funniest and most thoughtful television celebrities. Best of all, they get OTHER famous folks to say wonderfully tweetable things....more
Go Ellen! Winning by a landslide. And really? Jay Leno has that many votes? Lies. more

Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash Leaves My Skin Feeling Great

Whenever I'm asked to review a body wash, my reason for saying yes is purely based on the fact that I am most probably out of or almost out of my current body wash and, being in the middle of finishing writing my book, I'm not leaving the house much these days...most specifically, my home office. In fact, I have to include "shower" on my to-do list as of late or it just may go un-done. No, I'm not proud. But what enticed me most about this product, given my very limited free "me time," was that it claims to have "Over a jar of Olay Moisturizers" in every bottle....more
Oil of Olay is truly the BEST body wash out there. I've tried them all. It keeps me smelling ... more

From Wounds Come Wisdom

 While I’m certainly feeling “funny” these days, it’s not the kind of “funny” that helps when you’re trying to maintain a humor blog. In any case, I’ll keep posting in hopes that you’ll forgive my inability to deliver the laughs for a while. I’m going through some stuff right now. It’s all part of something that I am certain will make me stronger, healthier, and happier when I’m able to leave it behind. But with any stage that forces you to grow, there come growing pains. Well, I’m feeling them. ...more

Could You Go a Year Without New Clothes or Cosmetics?

[How many of you made resolutions to spend less or consume less in 2014? Morra's done it twice -- read on for her plan for how to go without new clothes and cosmetics and check out the link to BlogHer News Section Editor Grace Hwang Lynch's own similar experiment. - Rita] ...more
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. This piece is fantastic, but who knew a ... more

Looking For New Blogs To Read

One of my New Year's resolutions this year is the same one I make every year: To read more. More books, more news, more interesting blogs. ...more
Of course as soon as I posted my blog, I switched over the a new domain. Oh, Life. The new ... more

Looking For New Blogs To Read

One of my New Year's resolutions this year is the same one I make every year: To read more. More books, more news, more interesting blogs. ...more
Of course as soon as I posted my blog, I switched over the a new domain. Oh, Life. The new ... more

More Than Just Paper - A Gift Guide for Scrapbookers

All scrappers are not alike. First of all, are you buying a gift for a paper or digital scrapper? What is their style? What kinds of tools do they already have in their scrapbooking arsenal? Don't worry if you don't know the answers to any of these questions.  Luckily, there are a few universal gifts for scrappers of all types....more
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The Simple Track to Your 5K

Welcome to the Road to 5K, part of BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness program! Hi, I'm Ashley and I blog at healthyashley.com where I chronicle my life as a vegan runner, yogi, CrossFitter and triathlete. Fitness excites me and reminds me I’m alive. I became a certified personal trainer to inspire others with their fitness goals and am looking forward to earning my CrossFit Endurance certification next month!...more
@Jennifer Perkins Looking forward to tryin the 5K101 podcasts you mentioned. I used Couch to 5K ... more

The Simple Track to Your 5K

Welcome to the Road to 5K, part of BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness program! Hi, I'm Ashley and I blog at healthyashley.com where I chronicle my life as a vegan runner, yogi, CrossFitter and triathlete. Fitness excites me and reminds me I’m alive. I became a certified personal trainer to inspire others with their fitness goals and am looking forward to earning my CrossFit Endurance certification next month!...more
Thanks Ashley! I also use mapmyrun.com to track my workouts, and the Couch to 5K podcasts. more