Let's End the FAT Talk

My issues concerning my body size and all its various flaws? They have haunted me for years and have been the cause of sooooo much wasted energy. I look back on the photos of me in my mid-twenties when I thought then that I was “fat” (a size 4-6). What was I thinking? Why-o-why did I spend a single second torturing myself with those thoughts. And torture I did....more

Wow - great video - thanks for sharing.

Just last night, I attended a reading by author ... more

Are You Beautiful?

Do you ever wonder if any women are happy with the way they look? Is it even possible? The cosmetics industry and traditional fashion media would have us think that the answer is no; after all, they make their money playing on our fears about our appearance -- and offering us salvation in the form of eye cream and skinny jeans....more

One of the most important statements in this blog is the ideas that people ... more

Why Women Should Run for Office

Last night, I spoke to the Women’s Bar Association about why women should run for office.  It reminded me that most women need to hear this.  So, I wanted to bring my message to the BlogHer community. To the women reading this post, you should run for office.  Despite the increased number of women in Congress over the last few years, we need more.  Of course, women face challenges when we run for office – and still face challenges just doing our jobs in the “boys club.” ...more

so inspiring...it's disheartening to watch the health care debate and see how, in the 21st ... more

This rich old white guy Senator is more interested in basketball than unemployed Americans

to shedding light on this.  So many people are just "too busy" to pay attention to what ... more

Are Women Really Crabs in a Bucket?

Have you seen stories such as April Ryan's petty questions suggesting White House Social Secretary Desiree Roger seeks to upstage Michelle Obama? How about the persistent gossip rag rumors that the First Lady and Oprah are feuding? Do you remember the campaign commentary that blamed women's distrust of women for why Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin couldn't win? ...more

is more valuable than anything - and I do mean anything.

For twenty ... more

Curious what it's like to be dyslexic? Try this exercise

 This was in my LearningRx newsletter this morning (http://www.LearningRx.com)...more

Fascinating!  Thanks for the lesson - it reminded me of the last time I tried to read ... more

Young (White & Thin) Hollywood

I feel like I should first begin with telling you all that I love Vanity Fair, and I love Annie Leibovitz's photos, in general. I find the articles interesting and pictures beautiful. Alright, that's enough of a disclaimer. I'm pretty unhappy with Vanity Fair, and the "choice" of ladies they've put on their cover this month. I'm sure the moment you see it, you'll see what's irking me. ...more

...you don't expect the rampantly caucasian editors of Vanity Fair to ... more

Young (White & Thin) Hollywood

I feel like I should first begin with telling you all that I love Vanity Fair, and I love Annie Leibovitz's photos, in general. I find the articles interesting and pictures beautiful. Alright, that's enough of a disclaimer. I'm pretty unhappy with Vanity Fair, and the "choice" of ladies they've put on their cover this month. I'm sure the moment you see it, you'll see what's irking me. ...more