Pro-Choice: A Current Necessity

I know abortion is a hot political topic, and usually I avoid commenting on big issues like this because I see elements of truth and necessity from most arguments. Therefore, it rarely feels appropriate for me to cling to a specific 'side'....more

THE PERFECT ART AND JOY OF JOURNALING

Do you ladies listen to Craig Armstrong' music ?? I recently watched the movie "Love Actually" and I just loved the movies soundtrack . I checked on Youtube looking for the composer , and that is how I found about Craig Armstrong . He just makes perfect music , doesn't he ?? Right now I'm listening to one of his stupendous pieces , " Gentle Piece ." I'm definitely feeling so darn heavenly . ...more

Arianna Huffington on Burnout and How to 'Thrive'

BlogHer '14 keynote speaker Arianna Huffington knows first-hand what burnout is like—and how important it is to take care of yourself to avoid getting to that place. Watch as she talks about the point in her life that made her slow down and take better care of herself: ...more
Such an inspiring woman . Thanks for sharing this wonderful insight :)more

WWYD? Have Four Letters Have Made the Oversharing OK?

"Oh my gosh!!!!!  My [boyfriend/friend/husband/parent/child/I] just did this [insert gruesome incident here] WWYD?"Well obviously the first thing I would do is post it on Facebook... In all seriousness, have we reached a point at which 'What Would You Do' has become a way to legitimately overshare... I mean, if someone is asking for advice then surely its OK?????...more
Well said, I could not agree more!more

RIP Yahoo Contributor Network Site.

August 1stFor many years of my life, the first day of August has been a day tinged with a feeling of melancholy.  When I was a child growing up in Canada (where school was in session from September to the end of June), it was the day I would realize my summer holiday was half-over.  Later, being educated as an American, I would mourn the passing of two-thirds of my summer vacation....more

Does President Obama Have "Daddy Issues?"

On her July 27, 2014 show, Melissa Harris Perry shared with her Nerdland audience that her parents were unmarried and that her father was not in the home.  This made me reflect on my piece from 2013 in which I responded to her claim that President Obama has "Daddy Issues." Here is that piece:...more

What I'm Hoping to Get Out of BlogHer '14

 I'll be attending BlogHer '14 tomorrow and the day after. It will be my first blogging conference....more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

What's In A Name?: The Recompense of #IAmJada

The fact that Jada chose to reclaim her name after such public disrespect and degradation is extraordinary. The 16-year-old girl from Texas woke up after attending a party and found pictures of herself  unconscious and naked online, believes she was raped, after being given a spiked drink. If all this wasn't bad enough the pictures of her body were being ridiculed under the hashtag #Jadapose....more
Great! I'll check it out!!:)more

Harper Lee: You Don’t Know Me

More than 50 years ago Nelle Harper Lee wrote a book called “To Kill a Mockingbird”.   It was her one and only book and it is a masterpiece, but the story behind it has always been a tantalizing enigma. ...more