Each ambitious woman discovers her own ugly truth: along the path to success, you’ve gotta watch out for the false doors, the smoke and mirrors, the landmines disguised as bouquets of roses. Expect them when you least expect them. Sheryl Sandburg’s famous Lean In philosophy didn’t quite capture this part. Yes, lean in. Work hard. Work smart. But … [Read more...] about Sexism, New York Times Style
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Considering that it was Halloween last week, you can just imagine how many people - friends, family members, clients, and colleagues alike - asked me: “Just what are you going to do with all the candy your kids collect?” One of my new mom friends decided to “trade” her kids the mainstream candy filled with red dye and other ingredients surely not grown on a farm for real pure … [Read more...] about What Kind of Candy Mom Are You?
When I was growing up in the 1970s and '80s, sexism came in the guise of construction workers who whistled at me when I walked by on a summer afternoon. It was boyfriends who issued instructions about when I should wear a bikini and how much I should weigh. Sexism was my older aunt who asked, “What was she wearing?” when a college friend was raped in an alley after a concert … [Read more...] about The New Teen Porn Culture
Does letting your daughter wear a bikini increase her risk of becoming anorexic or bulimic? If your daughter wears high heels, does that means she’s on the path to sluttiness? As a mother of two daughters, and a former girl myself, I think these questions about apparel are absurd. Issues facing girls today about sexuality and body image are far more complex than how … [Read more...] about The Bikinis Aren’t The Real Problem
Welcome, friends! I am so pleased to share with you today an interview with Alisa Vitti, a holistic health counselor and functional nutritionist. The first time I was inspired by Alisa’s message was on the Dr. Oz show. She has also been featured on CBS, Fox News, HuffPost Live, Life & Style, Natural Health, and FertilityAuthority.com. The knowledge that Alisa shares has … [Read more...] about Interview with Women’s Health Expert Alisa Vitti