I was fine with the divorce but upset by what felt like a scolding from a judge. I've asked myself several times if perhaps she was simply acting like any other judge would in this situation. I don't know what the answer is.
What if I told you that, in two years' time, you would graduate with a master's degree, something you've wanted for nearly 15 years? Or that, in three years' time, you'd be standing at the front of a classroom at a prestigious university, talking about good writing and the power of literature?
While it's unrealistic to simply grow a thicker skin overnight, there could be some benefit to accepting criticism instead of internalizing it (and obsessing over it, and, let's be honest, who hasn't done that?).
Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.
Man flu is simply men doing what they know their bodies need them to do. REST! Yet for some reason women have it in their heads that men need to be chastised because they take the time to allow their bodies to heal.
You can hate the song and you can demean it for its lyrics, but at least stop being lazy! The song is ridiculous in a lot of ways.
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!
Dear Abby, Yesterday a woman wrote to you asking advice about wearing a bikini. She was a plus-sized woman (about 60 or 70 pounds overweight), who wore a one piece bathing suit in public and a bikini top/shorts at home. You responded, and you did something that bothered me.
With friends who live very far away, online friendship is still real friendship. I wish this kind of friendship were not stigmatized by people who don't understand it or simply don't need it. But here's to the friends I've met online and come to love...
Here are four reasons why putting up emotional walls is my worst trait and one that I'm openly, willingly and continually working on.
If one of the fastest growing sports in America can apply the concept of equal pay for equal effort, we should be able to do the same in the world of work.
Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to "mother" a child. Aunthood is as close as it gets.
The media makes it out to be a myth. A goal for every summer. No one truly has the bikini body that fitness/health publications talk about because it is not real. It is fictional. Yet, they give you just a few easy steps to get the body "they" want... not the one you want.
"Dear Mom, Hi. How are you and Dad? Does Patsy [my dog] miss me? Oh, and can you send me a trainer bra? Everyone in my tent wears bras and everyone is making fun of my undershirts. I also think a bra will make it easier for me in sports."
I realized that I have been judged my whole life, and what I did was wrong. She had nothing to do with people calling me fat, stupid and lazy. I did by not standing up for myself.