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Victoria Oldridge is an entrepreneur, writer, journalist and founder of MoxTree.com, a platform that brings moms together based on common interests. She enjoys all things tech, and with ten years of high-level business development experience, enjoys advising innovative startups. Victoria's entrepreneurial spirit and penchant for forming authentic connections fuels her other love: storytelling and writing. Her work, also found on MariaShriver, Yahoo and VictoriaOldridge, traverses high-profile interviews as well as opinion and lifestyle.

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Michael Bennett: A Candid View of Life On and Off the Field

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:34 PM

When I arrive at his house, Michael Bennett stands statuesque in his kitchen stirring a bowl of grits while holding his youngest of three daughters as she looks on, studying her dad. The Seahawks defensive end and founder of The Bennett Foundation -- an organization that combats childhood obesity through...

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A Woman's Global Mission to Change the Definition of Beauty

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 1:16 PM

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Each day millions of women wonder what it would feel like to look at their reflection in the mirror and fully embrace and love the skin they're in. To turn a stretch mark into a story of triumph, marvel at the legs they've...

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Steve Zakuani: From Broken to Whole

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 4:00 PM

"My life was saved between sixteen and eighteen," freshly retired Seattle Sounders player, Steve Zakuani recently told me at a park bench during an interview at the city's South Lake Union area. "Without the support of mentors during those two years, I wouldn't be here today."

The mentors Steve refers...

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From Lipstick to a Movement

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 4:52 PM

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A couple of years ago, then three years of age, my son evaluated me while I was in the midst of my morning routine and what followed was a question that surprisingly felt like a loaded one: "Mom, why are you putting on makeup?"

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Diving Wonders of the World

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 10:14 AM

On October 16, I commenced a journey from Seattle to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Two flights and 12 hours later, I eagerly arrived, impatiently waded through customs, made a few second pit stop for a required fever screening (due to the Ebola outbreak) and was greeted by a spirited young man...

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What If You Were Brittany Maynard?

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Last month millions of people from around the world were instantly beamed into the rapidly changing world of a young, vivacious and soul-baring woman who would soon decide that November 1, 2014, would be the day she would likely ingest a lethal pill that would end her life as she...

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The Dynamic Flag

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:25 PM

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Image source: NBC Universal, 'The Meredith Vieira Show.'

Last week a friend messaged me, 'You're the woman that proves you can have it all and do it all.' And therein lies one of the most controversial notions of my generation of women...

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A Timeless Gift

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 9:28 AM

A few days ago while flying to Los Angeles, in general conversation with the passenger sitting to my right, I mentioned that I was on my way to LA for three hours and then flying straight home again. He quickly suggested that my fast turn around must have indicated that...

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The Right Side of Donna Brazile

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 4:14 PM

I nervously paced the lobby of a downtown Washington D.C. high rise, anticipating a meeting that was five months in the making. My hands tingled as I felt the adrenaline coarse through me, and while yesterday's dilemma hinged on questions I would ask my interviewee, today they became superficial --...

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Beyond the Plate

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:08 PM

A few months ago I sat opposite my friend in an aesthetically warm and cozy San Francisco restaurant. Being a 'foodie' and sommelier, she led the way in orchestrating the dinner, from recommending food and wine pairings, to the order in which we would taste each component on the table....

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Extreme Women

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 4:26 PM

When we think about extreme sports, the first images that come to mind are those of testosterone-fueled adolescent and early 20-something aged men. Whether they're displaying their dare-devil skills through free climbing, motocross, or on the ski slopes, it's not atypical for endorsements, sponsors and filmmakers to gravitate toward the...

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Gabrielle Bernstein: A Dose of Wisdom, Tips, And Spirituality

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:14 AM

If you find yourself oscillating between life's Yin and Yang, ebb and flow, or what today's thought leader and Oprah Super Soul Sunday guest, Gabrielle Bernstein refers to as 'ego and your authentic self,' you're not alone. In a world where we are fortunate to have instantaneous information access at...

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Limitless at Any Age

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that." And at that moment, the goal will slowly deflate,...

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My Friend's 'Living Wake'

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:35 PM

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There's a common thread that I hear among people regardless of their age or stage of life: "I don't want to leave this life with regret, or without having been able to tell important people in my life what they mean to...

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The Struggle Inside Moms

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 11:05 AM

There's a virus infecting moms everywhere. From the moment a woman hears the words "you're going to be a mom," the symptoms begin to surface. They initially emerge as feelings of second-guessing seemingly benign things: Should I have eaten that? Should I participate in that activity? Am I reading enough...

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