BlogHer Voice of the Week: Dyke in the Heart of Texas

Ahhhh, road trips, family style. What is it about Americans and our love of the automobile, wide-open spaces, and junk food that defines so many family road trips? Dyke in the Heart of Texas has an answer: High-fructose corn syrup and a certain Southern tradition. ...more

Thank you, Lisa (and BlogHer Voiceof the Week nominator) for drawing this post to our ...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Miss Banshee of Inverse Candlelight

The real work of recovery is not only saying goodbye to what was destroying your life, but accepting what you may have detroyed that once helped you live. It's this bittersweet realization, shared by our BlogHer Voice of the Week, Miss Banshee, that brought us and her readers to attention. ...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Seeking Elevation

Last year I went to Africa for vacation, in the Zulu region of South Africa. When I returned I didn't really have much to say. I feared any word I uttered would sound patronizing or privileged or pandering, so words failed me. I published 300 pictures online and left it pretty much at that....more

And bless you for acknowleding her work Elisa yes there are other worlds outside the ...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Hugo Schwyzer

In a post that pairs the First Amendment with fashion statement, blogger Hugo Schwyzer examines France's proposed burqa ban and argues against robbing women of their liberty to dress as they choose -- in a burqa or a bikini. In "Of burqas, mini-skirts, and whopping presumption," Schwyzer writes:...more

Sappho Speaks: Thanks To My Readers, We’re Almost Home!!

What Would Sappho Say?Lectori Salutem! or L.S. (Greetings to the Reader!)...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Tea of Tea & Cookies

I wish I had read Tea of Tea and Cookies on those lonely Valentine's Days as an unattached single, when the only way to survive this reputed holiday was to ignore it and insist that even if I had had a paramour that it wouldn't have made a difference--it was just another day in February. I would have seen that I had been missing the point. If, as Tea suggests, Valentine's Day is really about celebrating love in its most universal sense, then I was never really excluded from it....more

Again and again I am impressed with the writing in her blog entries.  Great choice to ...more

The Tulips / 3 Simple Steps to Survive a Break-Up

Last Spring, I bought a pot of tulips for this small courtyard at my house. They were picture perfect and I thought they'd add color and life to the area. Well.. if you know me , you'll know that I eventually... killed them. Yes. Dead. Done. There, I said it! So I relegated the pot to the side of the house and it's been sitting there - pot and all - since last year. The other day, I was putting away stuff on the side when I noticed the pot again - it had EIGHT tufts of green somethings poking out from the soil! I was stunned. How did this happen? I stopped everything and just kneeled down, stared at it, and marveled. How did this plant spring back when it was clearly half past dead? Then it hit me. I had the same story....more

I definitely will.


BlogHer of the Week is now BlogHer Voice of the Week

After a year of recognizing terrific blogging with BlogHer of the Week, we've decided to continue the program...with a slight tweak. Introducing: BlogHer Voice of the Week. Um, you may wonder, why the name change? ...more

I love the celebration of women's writing and the idea that all of us can have that one ...more

Clarifying Your Values

First step is to effectively time manage what is most worthwhile/desirable to you. Examples: family, friends, home, health, balance/peace, finance, education, spirituality, etc. Once you clarify your list it can then give you direction in your life. Where do you need to put focus on? Which values do you need to put time and energy into? It's important to rank your values from most to the least important for you. Concentrating on those values you've listed to have balance. ...more

Reorganize Your Time

There has been problems associated with ineffective time management that includes constant rushing, frequent lateness, motivation, energy and low productivity. We all do have 24 hours a day, some feel like we have no time at all, some do manage to get their work done as well as to have time enough time left over to simply enjoy themselves. Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist had created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. The 20 ...more