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Being Judged

The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

An Bourmanne | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Living their dream and abandoning yours is exhausting, unfulfilling and such a pity. You are so much more than you give yourself credit for. There's no need to hide what makes you YOU. We need your one-of-a-kind brilliance.

The Year of the Woman and the Hefty Burden of Making Choices

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The behavior of a woman who appears on the public stage can be counted on to provoke a contentious referendum on the state of women in general. Is this good for women?

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

What's Really Holding Women Back

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Somewhere along the timeline of women's liberation, the message that we can have it all morphed into an oppressive belief that we should be able to do it all.

Reuniting With Your Inner Geek

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Often, the mythical mean girls we feared in grade school -- and those we fear now -- may exist only in our own heads. And when it comes to all this leftover adolescent angst, women seem to have much thinner skins than men.

Aren't We Greater Than the Sums of Our Parts?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What if the inventories we take of our lives are false, misleading? What if our value as a person has nothing to do with a score on a checklist?

Declaring a Ceasefire against Our Sisters

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The moments when we feel like we need to make the case that that other road is wrong are probably the moments when we need to look at ourselves.

Why My Friends' Fear Of Aging Bothers Me So Much

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Is buying Spanx buying into an oppressive ideal? Does dabbling in fillers make one a tool of the patriarchy?

The Top 5 Reasons Women Doubt Themselves -- And Shouldn't

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We're convinced mediocre isn't going to cut it and face the pervasive belief that today's women can and should have it all: great career, hot sex, well-behaved children and granite counters.

You Are Your Brand?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

If we let go of the need to fit ourselves into the brand, the image, the iconic self, maybe we'd have an easier time figuring out who we really are.

So, What Do You Do?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

For a woman, a job isn't just a job. It's a comment on who she is.

Self, How Did I Get Here?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With each choice we make, our life picks up a little bit of steam, until, sometimes, before we know it, we find the life we're living is one that's being driven by inertia, heading off in some direction we never planned.