The Third Metric,
Advice For Women,
Grown Woman's Oath,
The old paradigm of "there's only room for one" continues to be broken down. We still have a way to go, but it is up to us to create room for the next woman -- not elbow her out of the way.
When I was in high school, my dear friend Emily would address me by saying, "Hey, beautiful!" It always unnerved me back then, though I would never have been able to articulate why.
I'm often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I've typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation. But, before getting to that, there is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available.
The light floods the room as she flips on the switch. Here, these lights are my friends, though in other areas -- dressing rooms in particular -- their harshness can tell as many blunt lies as I do if you bend me in a house at a carnival.
I am obsessed with shopping bags, and I am not alone. I know of women across the country that seek out good shopping bags as I do, and they hoard them too. If you don't believe me, take a peek in the backs of their closets. You'll find collections that resemble mine.
Listen to your heart when it's beating too hard at the gym or when your indigestion makes it clear to hold off on the Indian food for a while. But please don't listen to it when making important decisions unless your brain has spoken its piece, as well.
In honor of my dad, Robert Michelson, one of the most incredible men who ever spent a little time on this planet -- and in honor of the pain and grief and wonder conjured by death -- I am sharing five things that I learned while helping him die.
Women And Body Image,
When someone takes my photo and I ask them to contort in all sorts of uncomfortable positions to get the right shot, or when I'm raising my arm several feet above my head to get a selfie that makes me look thinner, what am I telling myself? What am I telling my daughters?
Death &Amp; Dying,
Everywhere I looked was her face. Every one of her friends who messaged me was another picture of her that I had to look at over and over again.
I know there are countless women out there who have gone through postpartum depression or who will go through it. I hope they speak up about how important mental health coverage is.
My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.
Saying Kaddish showed me that I can assert my voice in religious spaces, something that I had never tried to do before. It showed my community that I am a full member, despite being a girl, dedicated to Judaism and its dictates.
Family Planning Associates Medical Group,
Harry S. Jonas,
Naral Pro-Choice America,
Willie J Parker,
National Day Of Appreciation For Abortion Providers,
Almost any one of today's providers could make more money, and have a far easier life, in another job. Instead, they choose to do what they do, so women can choose to control their bodies and their lives. That's worth celebrating.
For 20 years she directed the brand and took risks that others would have thought crazy. Still married to her sweetheart of 38 years, and living between NYC and France, she has created her ideal life -- after much hard work and prioritizing. So, how did she do it, and as women, how can we succeed like her?
International Women's Day,
Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.
I would never undermine the significance of a day that honors my own gender -- plus any day that makes me feel more empowered is a major winner in my book. But I couldn't help but think how sad it is that we have to have a day like this at all.
Tamara Cedre's work is raw, honest and unflinching. There is no missing the struggle for wholeness in these women she is photographing. One feels inescapably caught up in the moments of the life of her subjects, and, even walking away, there is the sense that something of who these women are walks off alongside you.
Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?
It causes me actual, real pain when I run into young people afraid of risks -- afraid to strike out on their own because it "might not work out." Might not work out? Of course it won't "work out" at first. That's part of the fun. OK, maybe not fun, per se. But it's part of the adventure.
Money Saving Tips,
Paying Off Debt,
Creating a Budget,
How To Budget,
How To Pay Off Debt,
How To Pay Off Your Credit Card,
How To Save Money,
Being student-loan-free means I'm old. As in, I should have my life figured out by now. I should be married (which I'm not), have kids (which I don't) and know what I want to do career-wise (again, I don't). I'm almost 29 and don't know what the rest of my life will look like.