What Will Hillary Clinton Do Next?

[Editor's note: Hillary Clinton is leaving. After her extraordinary turn as secretary of state, Clinton announced last week that she’s tired. She won't be coming back. After everything she’s been through the past 20 years--the law career, the First Lady episode, the Bill scandal, the triumphant Senate stint, the agonizing presidential bid, the Cabinet comeback--who wouldn’t be? I, for one, can’t wait to see what she does next. Whether you like Hillary or not, there’s no question that her influence on women and politics has been profound. Sady Doyle at In These Times takes a look back. ...more
I have been around Hillary Clinton off and on for years; since Bill was a Governor. I first met ... more

"Forever" Dies Hard

I didn't want to sell my engagement ring -- more out of obstinate pride than any sentimental reason. When my husband and I got a divorce, I did the tasteful thing and offered to return the ring to him. He told me to keep it. Leaving a cushy executive job made sense if one was going to be a wife. But surely I didn't think this silly notion of supporting myself as a writer was going to work out? "Keep it," he said. "You'll probably need to pawn it before the year's out." ...more
This article is indeed formative for people who think twice about where their diamonds come ... more

Hit a Plateau? Challenge Your Body!

This post is the sixth in BlogHer’s Inspiration to Fitness series.  To start from week one, click here....more
Great tips! Good Health is so important more

Women's Issues/Abuse

This is the true story of a woman who has navigated her way through hell. She felt that the story was too shameful to tell any one. Ever! She didn’t tell her family, she didn’t tell her best friend of thirty-five years, no one. And yet she has spent her entire life helping and defending young girls and grown women from abusive men and that’s just the beginning. The best place to start is at the age of eighteen. That was back when 18 meant you were legal for everything. You could drink, smoke, vote, join the military, get married, and get a loan....more
This is a difficult story to tell. I hope that it helps someone else along the way, more to come more