When I'm shopping and I see something she might like, I think about how much she loved chocolate and the color turquoise. And how strange it is to know that I won't be buying her anything anymore.
Although society seems to be shifting to accommodate the professional woman who also has a family, we still have a ways to go in engendering workplace cultures that value work-life balance.
We all have the ability to be judgmental, but our ability to drop that judgement as soon as it appears is where our compassion lives. Whoever we are, we are on the same journey. We thrive, we fall down, we hurt, we try, we make big mistakes and we dream.
It's that time of year again, and all around the U.S., Americans are roasting the turkeys, decking the halls, and shouting the age-old cry: "Mom and Dad are on the way -- hide the booze!"
Eliminate violence against women. In fact, eliminate gender based violence all together and teach tolerance to a new generation that is tasked with solving some of humanity's thorniest issues.
The fact that this conversation about rape can happen so openly on campuses and in the press is a testament to the tremendous successes of the radical feminist anti-rape movement of the early 1970s.
For salaried workers and for most two-income households, working on Thanksgiving or Christmas is the exception, not the rule. However, for minimum wage workers and those without job security, staying home is simply not an option.
To the police, Belynda wasn't a victim. She wasn't a stunned and grieving widow with three children. She was a suspect. No, she was worse. In their eyes, she was the perpetrator.
Dreams remind us we're on a journey. Awake. Alive. Always being held.
Afghanistan has changed significantly since the fall of the Taliban, and the ways in which Afghans view themselves and their country continue to evolve.
As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals.
My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.
These women do not need charity -- they need an innovative approach to banking.
Part of the problem in detecting abusers is that we fail to recognize that charm and horrifically abusive behavior can co-exist in one person.