It's been a challenging few years for reproductive rights advocates, and yet, this community has demonstrated its resilience and commitment to protecting women's rights.
Purpose + Profit,
The shift in the way an increasing number of businesses see their role in the world has been one of the most exciting, promising and desperately needed developments of the past few years. That's why today I'm delighted to announce What's Working: Purpose + Profit, a new platform, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, that's putting a spotlight on the ways businesses are working toward solutions, widening the lens of their concern and moving beyond the obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term gain toward a very different vision. Purpose + Profit will feature stories, insights and tips from leaders in the world of business and thinkers who are driving change, with an emphasis on what's working in entrepreneurship, B-corporations and impact investing.
Who would have thought that a single mother of three who once lived in the projects in Southeast Texas would one day live the life of her dreams in a far away land? It is her faith and great determination that leads to endless possibilities.
Female Role Models,
For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.
Love & Sex,
Health And Wellness,
Aside from the obvious upsides of masturbation that we know and love, here are some of my favorite positive side effects of a routine, healthy dose of self-love.
Let's change the rules just a little bit, putting our hearts right in the center. When we live from our hearts, from our intuition and our sense of how to best do it, that's when we excel.
Love & Sex,
Married With Children,
Love And Relationships,
With time, I've learned that real love is made of the everyday stuff that cements a relationship over the years, the experiences that build a family, and the security and stability that make a home.
Journaling is an excellent habit to incorporate into daily life, and vacation gives you ample time to dive deep into your thoughts and emotions, unfiltered and without daily obligations tugging at your sleeve.
I have wondered, from time to time -- OK, day to day -- if this quest for success is some kind of frivolity, some kind of navel-gazing exercise that I only engage in because I'm a privileged person, not scrounging around for my very subsistence.
Having been faced with such a decision and circumstance has inevitably changed me to the core and continues to do so to this day. I don't think I will ever stop growing and learning from it. I have "aha moments" all the time. I still try to understand why this happened to me and from the questions I ask myself I get answers... new ones, different ones, hard ones and great ones.
Poor parents aren't bad parents, and we aren't always miserable either. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I want to remain poor for the rest of my life. Like the vast majority of people, I want the best life for my children. But I'm a little tired of seeing only the bad side of being poor.
Seven days shy of this milestone, my heart still feels the same excitement for life and all its possibilities as it did at 14. And my mind is filled with the wisdom of 40 years of life lessons.
I'm titillated that my underwear of choice is now deemed hip. It just affirms the fact that I make solid undergarment choices, which obviously translates into my supreme wisdom over all other topics.
Atena Farghadani, a 29-year-old Iranian painter and women's rights activist, is on trial in Tehran, Iran. She is charged with spreading propaganda against the ruling establishment, but she is considered by Amnesty International to be a prisoner of conscience.
While the term "impact investing" has come to mean positive social and environmental impact, in truth all investments have an impact. Are your current investments having the impact you want? What do you want your impact to be? What issues are most important to you?
Although she was to become one of world's most alluring sex symbols, Marilyn Monroe's start in life was very, very far from glamorous. Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson spent most of her childhood in and out of foster homes and orphanages.
Pope Francis Women,
Roman Catholic Church,
ROME -- When Pope Francis travels to Paraguay in July, it is most possible he will recall the way women took charge of this country's future in 1870 after the war. He has mentioned this historical moment before to point out the great risks women are ready to take. Whether he will risk going any further remains to be seen.
Free Range Kids,
Moments Not Milestones,
This summer, I am going to notice my children as they notice the world in the timeframe of summer -- when the days are long and the schedule is gone.
I'm not talking about one night stands and I'm not talking about a major porn-style session. I'm talking about the feeling of acceptance. From one person to another. Sex is something that brings two people together in a way like no other. And to have sex after surgery for a stoma is a big thing both mentally and emotionally.
The Inner Life,
Changing Your Life,
Moments Not Milestones,
Year Of Yes,
What the Year of Yes really entails is giving ourselves permission to understand ourselves and our desires.