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Fighting To Be Heard, Afraid To Be Seen

There were so many times while I was writing my book the Year of YES! that I had to fight myself to recognize my own worth and value. I knew that my book was important. I knew that I had to write it and publish it, but there were times that…
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Giving Yourself Permission to Say YES!

So, so many of us have spent so many years telling ourselves “no.” We grow up with our families telling us “no.” Our teachers tell us “no”. Our friends tell us “no.” Our significant others even tell us “no.” “No, you…
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In the Face of Newton, CT Tragedy: Turn Towards the Light

I wish I had something poignant and comforting to say about today's tragedy. I don't. There is no explanation, so I won't search for one. I will turn away from the dark, not indulging in the media frenzy or the useless hypothesizing about…
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"Real" Human Barbie

The Internet is awash with controversy over whether a Ukrainian woman is a "natural" Barbie look-a-like. Did she have plastic surgery or didn't she? Uh, who cares? The more interesting question is why she wants to emulate an inanimate…
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If This is Progress Where the Hell Are We Going?

The blogosphere is confusing the hell out of me. Specifically the supposed advocacy blogosphere, which says it's watching out for body image and female progress. In previous years these advocates would argue that certain toy companies excluded…
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Soul Path: Transformation of The Girl Revolution

I'm going through a massive transformation — it's spiritual, it's emotional, it's physical, it's psychic, it's creative, it's an upheaval of my soul and it's awesome! Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies/Women's Wisdom, says…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Very Frugal Santa

Somewhere out there I know there's a mother or father who is feeling guilty this Christmas season. There are lots of reasons for feeling guilty around the holidays. "I can't afford to buy my kids exactly what they want," and "I bought my kids…
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The Internet is inundated with criticism about media's responsibility for girls and women's body image these days. With the proposed Self Esteem Act, which demands responsibility of both government and media, and well-meaning, do-gooding,…