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The Greatest Gift: To Be YOU-tiful

The Greatest Gift: To Be YOU-tiful

My mind has been stewing over what kind of gift to get Chicklet for her first birthday. “It’s got to be special,” I think to myself. It’s a unique mental dilemma for someone who’s jaded by our consumer-driven society, but simultaneously wants to give her kid the world. That saying is rather grandiose, no? “Give … Continue reading

3 Ways to Feel Empowered to Just Say No

3 Ways to Feel Empowered to Just Say No

As children we’re taught to “Just Say No” to things that are bad for us, like drugs and alcohol. The message is reinforced as a means of helping us individualize ourselves in a way that’s positive for our own growth. “Just say no.” What a powerful idea. But as I sat among 5,500 women this … Continue reading

27 Pay-it-Forward Pearls of Wisdom

27 Pay-it-Forward Pearls of Wisdom

Happy Birthday, to me! Today I’m 27. I thought recently about how l don’t share any personal writing. I’m always writing for a specific outlet, with particular parameters. But hey, this is my show! So, from the depths of my sarcastic soul, I present to you — in no particular order — some nuggets of … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Eminem Is a Master of Earned Media

3 Reasons Why Eminem Is a Master of Earned Media

Eminem released the music video for his song “Headlights” yesterday. While Sunday is not traditionally a day for releasing anything (that is, except your inner faith, if you’re into that), this particular project launch was special. He may have historically been cast as a miscreant rapper, but Marshall Mathers is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes … Continue reading