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What Is Privilege?

I know I am on a blogging break, but I came across this today and very much wanted to share it with you. An extremely powerful visualization of privilege. This video courtesy of Buzzfeed, illustrates the concept of privilege. I would love you take on this,

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And on the 198th Day of the Year, She Rested

Girls, I am taking my annual July blogging break, only this year, it's only going to be the last two weeks of July. I do this every year for my mental wellbeing, and for the quality of this blog. It is my gift to myself. It is not easy to continuously…

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Use Your Words Wisely

By Guest Blogger Victoria De La O I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love words. As a kid, I consumed books by the dozens, and wrote spiral notebooks-full of my poems and thoughts. What I didn’t understand then was the power of those words, to both elevate and…

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Summer Vacation Travel Tips With Kids

Traveling during peak summer times can be frustrating:  the lines are long, the planes are crowded, and it all can make for an uneasy travel experience. As a mom of two boys, aged 11 and 8, I can appreciate how traveling with young children can feel overwhelming. My boys have surprisingly…

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Bonjour, Paris!

Hello ladies! Long time no see! I am just back from Paris, where I had the most magical week. If you recall, I shared this with you last month, It is with tremendous pride and excitement that I can finally share how honored I am to join the company of empowered and inspired women as an…

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I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the…

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My SHERO: Misty Copeland

In keeping with the spirit of Wordless Wednesday, I will keep it short, and Wordlessly. When I read the headline yesterday, "Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theater," I swear to G-d, I teared up. After 14 years as a soloist with the ballet company, Misty can…

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does…

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Off The Fence and Onto The Sea

By Guest Blogger Bethany Rosselit I know all about sitting on the fence. I didn't just sit there for 10 years.  I bought a house there. I was settled down with my family of three, living in a 4-bedroom house in the woods.  I had worked in the same job for…

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10 Tips To Stay Healthy and Happy This Summer

It's just about that time - the evenings are longer, school's out, and I am reminded that I need to pull out my white skinnies more often. It's for this reason that I decided LAST summer, that throughout the summer months, I will come from a place of YES instead of my frequent place of NO.…

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