15 Lessons I Learned from Oprah

I haven’t missed an episode of the Oprah Show in 8 years, but it’s probably closer to 10.  I feel as though I am one of the few people that actually watched Oprah After the Show on the Oxygen channel several years ago.  I loved it! Thanks to my Mom and Oprah I have kept a journal throughout the years.  I don’t journal daily, but when I feel the need I grab my little black book. So, from my notes, here are a few of the things I have jotted down throughout the years. Everyone acts at the level they know. When people show you wh...more

Today's NY-26 Vote: Women Are the Candidates and Issues (Not Image) Rule

In a special election to replace former member of Congress Chris Lee (who sent half-naked photos of himself over his cellphone), Western New York's 26th Congressional District is is voting on the issues today, thanks to two veteran woman candidates: New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R) and Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul (D)....more

And I'd add that the tea party presence - compared to how it was in several elections in 2010 ...more

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Women, Be Ambitious!

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg put women on notice in her recent Barnard commencement address. Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women 2.0, Angie Chang, drove home Sandberg's points in her recent post. ...more

Molly Ringwald: On Growing Up, Growing Older, and Growing Confident

 Every once in a while, you get lucky in life. Like, you know, despite billboards proclaiming the opposite, the world doesn't end. Or, even better, BlogHer makes it possible for you to meet, interview and photograph Molly Ringwald....more

Molly is so classy and so beautiful. This article is perfect. Thank you!

Abby ...more

28 Weeks Post Chemo....Phytophanere & SkinnyGirl Fit or Bit Challenge

I finally broke down and purchased hair growth enhancement pills.  The woman who styled my wig two weekends ago for the Jeans and Jewels fashion show recommended them.  And speaking of Jeans and Jewels….photos haven’t been posted to the site yet, but as soon as they do I’ll post one.  I did take a picture of my hair…because it still looked exactly the same a week later (one benefit of a weave)…before I finally washed the curls out.  And yes, that is yarn in my hair. ...more

4 Love Lessons

Good am! I don't write too much about relationships on this blog but every once in a while I'm moved to share what I've learned in the hopes it helps myself and someone else. So, read on if you want to hear a few thoughts I'm putting together this morning about finding LOVE. I am a single, white, Jewish but non observant, never married, childless, soon to be 34 (in 4 days) year old woman living and working in Manhattan....more

Sister Friends No More

Imogene put the phone down.  Her worried face on.  Her husband was out of town on business, she’d have to take the kids.  She scooped up her 3 surprised children and drove to Sarah’s home.  Sarah and Peter were rushing out of the door.  They had Max in tow.  He was screaming, blood streaks down his face and neck, a towel wrapped around his head.  No words were spoken.  They passed each other in the driveway.  Imogene found Madison...more

Getting Engaged <3

And here is the latest installment on my weekly blog for TheNextFamily.com...it's from last week (we were in Florida for a week, so that's why my posting of the links is so behind).  It is titled "Our First Date," although that isn't what it is about.  It is about when we proposed to each other and got engaged.  Check it out and enjoy, and leave some love!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/05/two-moms-and-their-first-date/Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

I Chose Her

Wow!  Looks like I've missed some postings!  Well, to catch you up, my weekly installment on TheNextFamily.com from a couple of weeks ago is up, and all about the aftermath of our first weekend together....check it out and leave some love!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/05/erikkas-husband-disappeared/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more