women

In My Own Skin: Women, Bodies and Beauty

Blogger Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian crashed in the Utah desert in a small aircraft in 2008. Both were badly burned, Stephanie sustained injuries to 80% of her body and to date has endured innumberable surgeries in her healing journey. She and fellow bloggers held a panel discussion on Saturday at BlogHer, a gathering […]

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When You Wake Up A Mother…

You Wake Up the World Last week ten bloggers traveled with Bono’s ONE.org to Kenya, to experience for themselves the reality of mothering in Africa. How much reality can you experience when you are a middle class, educated, American? When Heather Armstrong of Dooce.com went to Bangladesh last month with Christy Turlington’s “Every Mother Counts” […]

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Because Every Mother Counts, Every Day

It’s Not Enough Cards, flowers, the ubiquitous breakfast in bed… coming to a household near you this Sunday morning! It is a beautiful and important thing to celebrate mothers. But you know what’s coming next. It is not enough. It’s not enough to give mothers a Hallmark day once a year and denigrate, discriminate and […]

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International Women’s Day: Talking Cancer and How to Kick It’s Butt Globally

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Over at www.themotherhood.com I am joining a conversation with the American Cancer Society’s global team to talk about the impact of cancer on our lives and on the lives of women worldwide. From www.themotherhood.com, “We know cancer touches all of us. We’ll share our stories about cancer and our […]

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How To Be The Mother Your Children Need And The Woman You’re Meant to Be

Simply be who you are and claim the extraordinary nature of what it is you do every day. There are days when I am the most fabulous mother who ever drew breath (OK, maybe hours… Uh, would you believe minutes?). And then there are the moments when I cannot possibly imagine getting through the next […]

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What Does an Integrated Life Mean, Anyway?

Our souls desire to behave in ways that line up with what we believe and value.  That is called living an integrated life.  When behavior matches values, we are whole.  We live without apology, heads held high.  Not in arrogance, but in quiet authority that we are on the right path. Join me for She […]

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Alright 2011. Bring it.

January is a funny month.  Like the world is in a giant post party fog, slowly waking up. In Australia and all parts southern, it probably means you’re under water (hopefully at the beach and not in the floods). In the northern hemisphere it’s more likely you’re under piles of slush and snow. Either way […]

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Cooking Up A Storm?

Gearing up for Christmas?  Or a big farewell to 2010?  It usually involves food.  Your most special recipes, your best efforts.  By the end your kitchen is a wreck, strewn with the paraphernalia of a fine feast in the making to be shared with those we love.  In the season of peace, joy and goodwill, […]

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I Am Mad As Hell

Have you counted how many google results come up when you search “leadership men vs women”? 37,700,000 at time of writing.  The fact that the default search variable that pops up includes “vs” gets us immediately to the nub of the issue.  If you change the “vs” to “and” it leaps to 49,000,000 results.  But […]

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Supermodels and the Politics of Birth

Women need to be heard.  To be heard requires understanding and knowledge.  In this, women in America are very much like their sisters in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Guatemala. All over the world, women are still dying in childbirth.  A woman dies every single minute.  In the majority of countries it is usually due to the […]

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