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RuPaul And 'Drag Race' Crew Celebrate The Overturn Of DOMA

RuPaul And 'Drag Race' Crew Celebrate The Overturn Of DOMA

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 14:02:05 in Gay Voices

“Gotta love RuPaul. Exquisitely aligned with her guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style.”
Mark Ruffalo's Brother's Murder Affects Him Every Day: 'You Never Get Over It'

Mark Ruffalo's Brother's Murder Affects Him Every Day: 'You Never Get Over It'

Commented May 11, 2013 at 12:13:06 in Celebrity

“Mark Ruffalo's perspective on this horrific event is an exquisite and humble example of how its not about what happens - its how we react & the meanings we attach to what happens that shapes our experience and our future.”

yougogirl1948 on May 11, 2013 at 20:18:39

“F & F Good and insightful comment.”
David Letterman Digs Into Lindsay Lohan About Rehab, Addiction And The Mistakes She's Made (VIDEO)

David Letterman Digs Into Lindsay Lohan About Rehab, Addiction And The Mistakes She's Made (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 13:29:57 in Celebrity

“Kudos for Letterman for quickly realizing there's more value to acknowledging the humanity & resilience within a person than exploiting her personal struggles for his own benefit. The more we lift others, the more we are uplifted.”
Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 16:05:22 in Celebrity

“I guess I view the art of performance, storytelling and moviemaking as more than merely the business of selling an image. Humans have been storytellers since the dawn of mankind. At their core, they are the same as you and me - human beings with a human condition. They have their own hopes, desires, fears an challenges - the kind of stuff for which money and fame can't buy solutions. Rather than violence I see it as a rude act that triggered a rude response. I respect and agree with you, there is a choice in how to handle situations. Have you ever made a wrong behavioral choice? At least when you and I make less than ideal choices we don't have the media and people like you and me yapping about it. We have a choice, too, in how we respond to the Daniel Craig event. I choose to reach for a perspective that makes room for compassion and understanding rather than judgment and criticism. To add a little more tenderness in the world isn't a bad use of energy and time.”
Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 13:07:57 in Celebrity

“Wow. Sounds like a lot of animosity towards those who achieve fame and fortune in their chosen profession. Since when is working hard and long as an actor playing a role prostituting your image and body? If you achieved the same would you want people constantly snapping your photo or interrupting your dinner at a restaurant? I'm not talking about when you're on the red carpet or a public event. How about when your with your family? There are ways to get the "look who I saw shopping" photo without being rude and intrusive. (Generates a rude and intrusive response) How about, "Excuse me, I'm very excited to see you. Would you mind if I took a picture?" At the very least that question deserves a pleasant and respectful response.”

notamused1001 on Mar 15, 2013 at 15:38:41

“There's no animosity.  However, in this given profession, these people are selling an image, and really nothing more.  If they don't want to sell an image, there are other ways to make art which does not elicit the desire to capture them on camera.  The only reason they have a profession is because people want to view them.  Without this, they are the same as you and me.  We perpetuate the celebrity that keeps them employed. 

And yet, you're making excuses for their childish behavior.  This surprises me.  This would be like a teacher smacking a student, who approaches them in public to ask them a question about homework, just because it is the teacher's private time.  A violent response due to someone not respecting a personal boundary.  No, I don't understand your position, and I can't respect it either.  There is a choice in handling these situations, and he made the wrong one.”
Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Daniel Craig Snatched Phone From Fan Who Tried To Snap Impromptu Shot Of Him And Rachel Weisz (REPORT)

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 12:29:48 in Celebrity

“Imagine living your life in the proverbial goldfish bowl where your every move is witnessed, recorded and often presented out of context. The stress may make you a little snippy at times. Many celebs appreciate their fans AND desire moments of anonymity and privacy as a human being. Treat celebs with the respect and humanity you'd like if you were in their position. At the very least, ask permission before snapping away. You might find a more willing subject. #WealthyWiseLife - Paradox of Fame and Fortune”

notamused1001 on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:40:24

“Imagine living your life craving attention, doing movies and begging people to see them so you can command ever increasing paychecks. Then, when people say "hey there's Daniel Craig!" you get snippy, or almost violent, because you want privacy. Really? It's ok to prostitute your image and your body in films (yes, gratuitous scenes in Bond films are there for a reason), but you don't want people to be excited to see you in public and snap a pic to share with friends.

It's a double standard, at the very least. One day, when his body is sagging, he'll be wishing for people to snap pictures to say "look who I saw shopping." And, hopefully, no one will.”

Flower411 on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:38:11

“Imagine getting paid millions of dollars for your face. Plus modelling contracts (even Brad Pitt is doing those weird Chanel #5 ads, like he needs the money? Why?) It's part of the deal. If actors don't like it, they can get a different job.”
Lindsay Lohan's Bizarre Appearance At 'Organice Your Life' Holiday Party (PHOTO)

Lindsay Lohan's Bizarre Appearance At 'Organice Your Life' Holiday Party (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 12:19:02 in Celebrity

“Some people spiral or are 'lost' for decades. Sometimes it takes a long time - especially if are enabled by others - to get sick and tired of being sick and tired. There is always a fresh supply of new beteries available whenever someone is ready and willing to awaken.”
Lindsay Lohan's Bizarre Appearance At 'Organice Your Life' Holiday Party (PHOTO)

Lindsay Lohan's Bizarre Appearance At 'Organice Your Life' Holiday Party (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 16:46:59 in Celebrity

“Its heartbreaking to bear witness to the ever spiraling downward circumstance that Lohan creates for herself. Yet I do believe no one wakes up in the morning asking "How do I screw up my life today?" and then consciously goes about doing just that. We all do the best we can with the light we have to see. It would appear Lohan is currently wandering around in the dark bumping into walls as she looks for her flashlight. To some extent most of us have 'been there, done that' in our lives. So while actions may not be condoned there is plenty of room for compassion for the person, for Lohan. The day Lohan recognizes (with clarity and awareness vs. self-judgement and ridicule) that she - and she alone - is the common denominator of all that is not working in her life is the day Lohan will find her flashlight. It will take some work to add batteries and shine it brightly. She has it within her to do just that. I hope to be celebrating that event sooner rather than later.”

maybesomeday on Dec 16, 2012 at 05:25:18

“Her downward spiral started in 2007 how many more years do you think she has left before she finds those batteries? Batteries have shelf lives too!”

rrrich7 on Dec 15, 2012 at 19:57:50

“Good for you. Very nicely put.”

oral surgeon on Dec 15, 2012 at 17:59:47

“you have to be friend of Bill W..I am now a fan of yours...well said”

gerald bostock on Dec 15, 2012 at 17:20:45

“Yours was a pretty powerful comment - I hope it's not too late for her, although I fear otherwise.

Deep poignancy in your words - quite beautiful, actually.

Peace”
Shoshanna On 'Girls,' Zosia Mamet, On Nightmare Auditions And Famous Parents

Shoshanna On 'Girls,' Zosia Mamet, On Nightmare Auditions And Famous Parents

Commented May 7, 2012 at 19:22:32 in TV

“This is one of the very real paradoxes of privilege and being a member of what many refer to as the 'lucky sperm club'. he pressure to live up to the unrealistic expectations that you are somehow the clone of one parent or another becomes a stressful burden to bear. While famous and influential parents can open some doors, authenticity and autonomy is often the ultimate price paid. It is a basic human need to be seen, heard and understood for who he or she really is instead of some shape-shifted version of whom they are expected to be. Valery Satterwhite, Inner Wealth Consultant, Author of "Money Moxie: How to Transcend the Price of Privilege and Liberate Your True Worth".”
Brandy Reveals She Had An Eating Disorder As A Teen (VIDEO)

Brandy Reveals She Had An Eating Disorder As A Teen (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 13:17:42 in Celebrity

“Money and fame can be leveraged meaningfully. It can also provide profound lessons to learn and grow. I appreciate Brandy's willingness to share and express her vulnerabilities.The issues that trigger Eating disorders aren't about food or even being thin - although that's what it may seem like at the time. Its what turning away from nourishment/food and being thin means to the person who suffers with this challenge. Was the regulation of food intake the only thing she felt she could control at the time? Does food equal love that is felt to be undeserved? Brandy must have a strong inner sense of survival and resilience. Eating disorders are not easy to overcome. Perhaps the experience gave her the strength and conviction to make the most of her life no matter what anyone else has to say about it.”
Camille Grammer Explains Why She Quit 'Real Housewives' (VIDEO)

Camille Grammer Explains Why She Quit 'Real Housewives' (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 23, 2012 at 12:29:33 in TV

“At last! A 'housewife' reality show where a woman shows a healthy sense of self-esteem and can positively honor her personal boundaries. Sad that there's no place for such a presence on these types of shows. As a professional woman and a housewife living in Los Angeles I'm more interested in seeing shows that showcase the many women who live a rich delicious life while serving the greater good of all.”
Why Demi Moore Was Hospitalized

Why Demi Moore Was Hospitalized

Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 11:55:18 in Celebrity

“My heart goes out to Demi. Unfortunately eating disorders are not uncommon. I know from teenage experience the emotional pain that comes with not feeling worthy enough for life's nourishment. When personal value is defined by what you have - youth, beauty, hot mate, more money, fame, etc. - as time goes by you will never be worthy enough. You will become a victim of your circumstance as you misguidedly find a coping solution - under eating, over eating, excessive shopping, excessive cosmetic surgery, whining/complaining/bitching. None of which will make you feel good for more than a nano-second. Self-worth is an inside job. Demi is brave and smart to take full responsibility for her life moving forward. She's on a mission to health and wealth from the inside out. With compassion I cheer her success.”
Did Whoopi Goldberg Fart On 'The View' During Claire Danes Interview? (VIDEO)

Did Whoopi Goldberg Fart On 'The View' During Claire Danes Interview? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 20:52:09 in TV

“In her book and in life, Whoopi owns up to and shares the giggles about her rather frequent and unexpected farts. Hellloooooo - she named herself Whoopi in honor of her special gift. Gotta love someone who loves all parts of herself - that's Moxie!”
huffingtonpost entry

Arianna Huffington Interviews Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 11:57:33 in Style

“Our greatness is in our ability, fortitude and conviction (moxie) to trust, honor and act upon what our heart knows to be true. Its the key to freedom and a life lived with meaningful fulfillment.”
I, Rielle Hunter, Apologize

I, Rielle Hunter, Apologize

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 20:26:05 in Politics

“There is meaning and purpose in every experience - perhaps more so in our most painful ones. Our job is to figure out what that purpose is....the lesson(s) we were supposed to learn. When we learn and apply the lessons we evolve and go on to do better things in the world. If we don't learn the lesson it repeats again and again until we do.

It takes courage to own our mistakes - especially in a very public forum. I appreciate the gift Rielle gives us in her example of how she faced the adversity of her choices and in the new choices she will make as a result. Hopefully her truth inspires many more to follow her journey of reflection and change.”
huffingtonpost entry

5,178 Gigs: Living With Fame and Living Without It

Commented May 25, 2013 at 13:01:37 in Entertainment

“This is a great article! I look forward to more. It sheds light upon the paradox of fame. A fundamental human need is a sense of love, belonging and connection. As we get older, a sense of significance (making a difference) adds itself to the list of primary needs. Those with Fame/celebrity often feel isolated, disconnect from others and their authenticity and overwhelmed by the demands and pressures that comes with a life lived in the spotlight. It takes a strong awareness and healthy sense of self along with a committed conviction to stay grounded, connected and meaningfully significant as a celebrity. FameMentor.com”

hp blogger Glenn Paul Manion on May 28, 2013 at 13:37:39

“You speak the truth. The sense of love, belonging and connection properly comes from those who "knew you when" and will know you later, too! Fame is a fair-weather friend, indeed. "Nobody Loves You When You/re Down and Out."”
WATCH: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

WATCH: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Commented May 11, 2013 at 12:26:49 in TED Weekends

“Real profound beauty is always revealed in a person's raw naked truth and vulnerability expressed fully from the inside out.”
'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Camille's Claws Come Out

'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Camille's Claws Come Out

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 14:14:18 in TV

“Sad commentary that a show about the many Beverly Hills affluent housewives who live lavishly while making a meaningful difference WITHOUT DRAMA won't attract much of an audience. Yes, Yolanda, why go anywhere to listen to a bunch of women scream and hurt each other? #wealthywiselife”
A Visit To The Holy Springs Of Tirta Empul

A Visit To The Holy Springs Of Tirta Empul

Commented Aug 22, 2012 at 17:36:35 in Travel

“Feeling truly alive is the greatest uplift of spirit there is. Thank you for offering this glimpse into your transformative experience. Thank you for bringing that experience to those who have gifted their soul with a Spirit Quest tour with you as its divine cruise director. #philanthropy”
When Adult Trophy Children Divorce, Parents Are Along For The Ride

When Adult Trophy Children Divorce, Parents Are Along For The Ride

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 18:39:22 in Divorce

“Trophy kids and helicopter parents exhibit a limited emotional intelligence. The more parents develop and pass on the attributes of a healthy emotional intelligence the more their children will marry suitable partners in the first place or be able to navigate marital issues in a positive way, never going down the pathway to divorce. Most importantly, they will continue to pass on the legacy of healthy emotional intelligence onto their children.”
Eva Rausing Dead: U.K. Billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing Investigated In Wife's Death

Eva Rausing Dead: U.K. Billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing Investigated In Wife's Death

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 15:38:51 in World

“Money alone cannot prevent or cure drug addiction. I don't know the Rausing's so I cannot comment specifically on what drove them to abuse drugs. Generally inheritors have a difficult relationship with their wealth. Often they harbor low self-esteem because they feel that if they didn't have money they wouldn't be worth much of anything as a human being. Since some of them have never been held accountable for their actions they believe they are incapable of accountability or responsibility. Self-destruction is the unhealthy ego proving its point, creating evidence of what it knows to be 'true'.”
Are Vulnerability and Authenticity the New Cool?

Are Vulnerability and Authenticity the New Cool?

Commented May 21, 2012 at 19:25:35 in Home

“Your strength and beauty is in your vulnerability. Step into it. Its who you're here to express. There's a reason why words, acts and contributions that come from the heart, touch the heart.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Balanced Life

Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 15:20:27 in Healthy Living

“That's an interesting 'chicken and egg' discussion. My belief is that there is a defining moment that motivates change. Something happens - in my case it was a move. I looked at my crammed closet and saw it was full of clothes that I didn't even wear. I got the epiphany that I was trying to buy something that obviously couldn't be bought because I kept trying to buy it without success. That started me on a long and life-reaffirming journey within that led to changes in how I felt about myself, my relationship with money and how I showed up in life. So, for me, it was the epiphany that motivated the changed behavior. Now as I took that journey and started to change my behavior more 'epiphanies' came to me as I experienced the results of the changed behavior - so it works both ways.”

hp blogger Paul Spector, M.D. on Apr 29, 2012 at 18:51:49

“Interesting. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Balanced Life

Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 19:51:49 in Healthy Living

“As a recovered shopaholic I've learned that nothing outside of me can give me what I want and need the most. There isn't a Prada bag in the world that comes packaged with self-esteem. There's nothing wrong with having or buying nice things that you can afford. Its the energy around the purchase that can turn the behavior into an unhealthy addiction. If we think the purchase, the food, the sex, the whining/bitching/complaining can make us a better person somehow then we're in for a lot of suffering. In my work with clients who sometimes default to unhealthy addictive behavior as a coping mechanism to rise above the emotional paradox of privilege I use the term 'harmony' instead of balance. Life isn't evenly balanced and to try to strive for balance is a recipe for failure. A rich delicious life lived from the inside out is a harmonies ebb and flow of what feeds the soul instead of the wanting ego.”

hp blogger Paul Spector, M.D. on Apr 27, 2012 at 14:01:42

“Beautifully put. Could you share how you managed to change? There is debate about whether behavior can change before there is some epiphany or whether behavior must first change in order to have the epiphany. What are your views?”
It's A Shame About Michael Fassbender

It's A Shame About Michael Fassbender

Commented Apr 17, 2012 at 19:21:54 in Women

“Coping behaviors/addictions are often used to numb the emotional pain of disconnection from one's true self, values and passions. The problem is we can't selectively numb emotion. When pain is suppressed in an attempt to feel nothing, so is joy. No joy = pain and the cycle continues. Socially accepted 'escape' addictions include procrastination, gaming, whining, bitching, complaining and excessive shopping/collecting. The thing is, nothing outside of ourselves can provide a sustaining 'fix'. And as Albert Einstein said "Trying to solve problems using the same thinking that created them is insane."”
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