Oh, my dear, do not go our into that burning July sun without me. I am here to protect you – and to make you look stunning. Everybody needs a hat that looks good and protects them. Those laugh lines near your eyes – I must say you wear them well. They make you look [...]
My first job was at Ecolodge San Luis and Biological Station in the valley of Monteverde, Costa Rica. As a naturalist, I first studied the flora and fauna of the rainforest by walking in the rainforest every day. I learned to see trees as individuals and recognize birds by their calls.
I remember the day that I spit on the American Dream, wrapped it up in a few squares of two-ply toilet paper, and sent it swirling down the toilet to the land of crappy inhibitions. I was six. It was summer and my Grandma, hardcore but extremely caring, was doing the dishes. Other girls in [...]
Summers are marked by scorching heat and sweat, which inspire folks to wear shorts, mini skirts and bathing suits. People who are obese or overweight are often hesitant to wear such summer clothes because of of their weight. Te simple solution is this: shed those extra pounds! Luckily, there are several easy ways to lose [...]
Yes, my dear, I know you are busy, but everyone who is interesting is. While your garden is blooming, take some time to wander with a camera, write down the names of plants that are doing well, note great plant combinations, record the first blooms on your vitex, sketch a quick plan of what is [...]
“No one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he or she is not the same person.” Heraclitus In this present moment, I am living in the glow of witnessing the universal launch of my first book. It is both exhilarating and terrifying—not unlike sending your first child [...]
December isn’t just a month full of cozy family holidays. It’s also a time when singles often feel even more alone. Online dating is a great idea, but before you cuddle up to that computer to find the perfect holiday honey, read these tips from Guest Blogger Erica St. Claire. After experiencing numerous online dating [...]
This young adult novel is about growing up, friendship, love, adventure, love of nature, discovering one’s potential and much more. Sarah is feeling unhappy and lonely on her school trip to the Everglades because her classmates at her new school refuse to accept her. Fed up with their unfriendly attitude, she accepts a boy’s invitation [...]
What do you see when you look in your mirror? The teacher in me wants to say, “Your reflection” and dive into a lesson on the science of reflection. But the woman in me says, “Take a look at your reflection and let’s talk about that woman in there.” Let’s look at the surface first: [...]
I have taken a leap of faith – in myself and my abilities as an artist. This leap has caused many people closes to me to gasp out loud, but for me it’s a beautiful fall! I guess I have always been an artist and have just decided finally to do that full time! If [...]
Love never dies. In fact, love is truly the only thing that we can take with us when we die, and then beyond into our next life. But how does love “survive” death? Do we really have soul mates that we have loved and lost over the course of many lifetimes? How will we recognize [...]
For four years, I lived as an introvert in an extrovert’s body, believing the lie that I had suddenly lost any ability to connect with people on a deeper level. The experience brought on a depression unlike any I had ever known. I unloaded my exasperation and despair so heavily on my friends and family back home that even they didn’t want to talk anymore.
Hi All Things Girl Readers! I’m your friendly neighborhood Marketing Director here to talk to you about Mulholland Books, a new imprint here at Little, Brown and Company in New York. If you’re wondering who I am, my background is in online marketing with a true passion for books. I was an English major in [...]
My life in public schools as a student, teacher, parent, and consultant has lead me into a love affair with teachers. I adore them all; the ones who are excellent, the ones who want to be excellent, the brand-new ones, the burned out ones…. From this love affair with teachers, my life’s mission has been [...]
“Don’t disturb the exotic bird!” ~Jerry Seinfeld, on how to talk to your wife on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm Have you ever wondered about what goes on in the minds of men when it comes to relationships? Do you wish that you could quickly move past the dating games guys play and finally get to [...]
What is a Soul Mate? A soul mate is someone who comes into your life for a period of time to help your growth and vice versa, to challenge you in some aspects, to help you learn some lessons that your soul has wanted to learn as well as experience some of what you wanted [...]
In less than a week I will be returning to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to teach 1st grade at an international school. Ulaanbaatar is 6100 miles from my home in Southern California and just as far culturally. A land-locked third world/developing country situated between Russia and China. It is, however, a country that is changing. This will [...]
A guest post by Wendy Reichental I don’t like the word “middle-aged” perhaps because it makes me think of the word “medieval” or the “middle-ages” a time riddled with violence, hysteria and ignorance. So I’m trying to switch my mindset and think of the term “middle-aged” as a time of changes or in my case [...]
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- My Plan to Thrive while I Deal with Grief this Holiday Season 29. Nov, 2011
- Life, Love and Lesson Plans by Wynn Godbold 15. Feb, 2011
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- The Mighty Kymm’s Deep Cuts: Before Midnight 23. May, 2013
- Happier & Healthier Living: Sandwich Generation 19. May, 2013
- The Gypsy Girl’s Guide to Atlanta, GA 17. May, 2013
- Habitation: Ditching Drama as a Lifestyle 15. May, 2013
- Man on Monday: Brian Plautz of Chroma 13. May, 2013
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