TV Preview: The Small Screen Offers Big Roles for Women
By Alexandra MacAaron
A quick look at the TV shows premiering this fall is so encouraging. On the small screen, the broadcast networks have stepped up with several new titles that center around a female protagonist.
When Women Invest In Films About Women (In the News)
With the film ‘Equity’ receiving wonderful reviews before its nationwide release on September 2, it is of note that the major investors in the film are also women.
Maintaining Good Posture Promotes Better Health and Improves Confidence
By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Maintenance of good posture promotes better health and fitness and can improve self-confidence.
Blueprint for Happiness: The Photography of Joana Cardozo
By Suzanne Russell
Photographing the streets of New York and its strange array of characters, Joana Cardozo fell in love with both New York City and photography. When it was time to go back to her law practice in Brazil, she decided instead to apply to a one-year intensive photography course at ICP. She told herself that if she were accepted, she would spend another year in New York. Joana was 36 years old at the time.
Poetry Sunday: ‘Ghazanelle,’ by Moira Egan
I very much admire this poem for its inventiveness and elegance of execution. Besides its intricate and seemingly effortless fusion of a ghazal, a villanelle, and a sonnet, the form so perfectly fulfills its subject as to not feel in any way contrived or imposed, that is, does not creak, stall out, surprise, or otherwise inform us of its presence.
Molly Fisk: Chairs
The 19th century British architect and textile designer William Morris famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I love this quote, but I think he might have added that no one needs more than one of each of these things
Fitness Saturday: Measure the Moment — It’s All Good!
Life is full of wonderful opportunities to move and be active. Let’s look at some common activities that can easily be turned into exercise, and you don’t need to be wearing your gym clothes to do them, although do wear your workout sneakers if you can.
Marion Fasel: Fashion and Reinvention in the Jewelry World
Reinvention has been about changing mediums from writing books and working for print magazines to being a publisher of my own website TheAdventurine.com. The essence of what I do now is the same, write about jewelry, but being in charge of the publication in the digital space is the reinvention.
Letters to My Younger Self: ‘Entering Susan in College’ — Love, Mom, 1972
To my surprise, her papers contained carbon copies of letters that she often wrote. What an amazing gift for me to find. I discovered one particular letter she wrote after delivering me to my college campus in 1972. At the time, my mother was 42 and I was the oldest of her three children, her first she saw off to college. The letter is typewritten on onion skin paper and dotted with white out. She never mailed it.
The 4 Pillars of Emotional Intelligence and Why They Matter
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Emotional intelligence is a new and somewhat slippery concept. It helps to break it down into four main categories: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
All Hands Volunteers Pull Together With Ecuadorean Communities
By Alice Pettway
When my partner and I heard about the devastating earthquake in Ecuador last spring, we knew we wanted to help. But we were also wary of throwing in with an organization that might do more harm than good. The earthquake damage was more apparent with each mile that passed—cracks in the road, rubble, half-houses spilling reminders of normal life. It was obvious how much help was needed, and we hoped that All Hands Volunteers Ecuador Earthquake Response was doing a good job. They were—and they are.
The Wednesday Five: The Body Positive Issue
In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women who are leading global movements towards embracing positive body images of themselves and their community of women. We’ve just spent the last two weeks glued to the Olympic Games in Rio, riveted at how extraordinary the human body is. And still, we are in a time where we’re inundated with photoshopped ideals of what beauty should look like and what size, shape, and color it should come in. That’s why we find these women refreshing and groundbreaking — they are creating their own definitions of what is beautiful.
Movie Review: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ — Meryl Streep at Her Most Delicious (and Discordant)
By Alexandra MacAaron
“People may say I ‘can‘t’ sing,” Florence Foster Jenkins once said, “But no one can ever say I ‘didn’t’ sing.”
The Trunk in the Attic of Rio de Janeiro
By Ro Howe
This year’s Rio Olympics has unlocked that old trunk in the attic. And while rummaging around the skimming of tattooed-mind moments and tattered remains of memory embers, I stopped to smile at my first discovery of Brazilian food.
Ask Dr. Pat: Help! My Ob-Gyn’s Treatment Isn’t Helping My Menopause Symptoms
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
The patient-doctor relationship is part of the healing process. This relationship requires both a “a good fit” and takes time to develop. Doctors need to listen to the patient’s story and understand that not all gynecological problems are diagnosed by ordering tests or doing procedures.