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PTSD: I Will NEVER Remember

By Melinda Cochrane It was after a late term miscarriage that I began to feel a fear that I could not explain or justify. I was afraid. I didn’t feel safe and I began to distance myself from everyone. I went to a doctor to ask what was wrong. She could not exam me without me being absolutely terrified. It…

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Toxic Friends: 6 Different Types and What To Do

There are tall ships There are small ships But the best ships Are friendships... Unless of course, they're not. Yes, this post is about the dark side of friendship, a Global TV segment I did while on my blogging break end of July. To be honest, I have not had too many toxic friendships over the years. I was never…

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Scheduling “Date Nights”

When Jacqueline Elman pitched me on this topic, I honestly wasn't sure if if you ladies would go for it. But then, I thought "Hey, let's bring the cat outta the bag and (in the words of Linda Richman), talk amongst ourselves." Still in my Mike Myers, Linda Richman New York accent,  "I'll give you a topic. Would you pencil-in and "schedule"…

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SHE IS SOMEONE

"After the conviction of Stanford rapistalready been shortened to only four months) and the haunting letter his victim read to him in court, the social media sphere has been rife with conversations about how sexual assault is handled terribly in the U.S. This is exactly why the cast of “Girls,” (Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, and Jemima Kirke) are…

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The Sum of our Parts

By Jill Rosenthal Unless you’ve been very, very lucky, chances are your life has been affected by some tragic event. A childhood friend of mine lost her mom at 13 and the emotional seismic waves of a loss so profound can still be felt, even now, 30ish years later. Another friend who has been very close since we were tweens…

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Brother’s Day

Brother’s Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished.  Happy International Brother's Day! When I gave birth to my older son, almost 13 years ago this September, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of. When I was pregnant…

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Wisdom Wednesday: 26 Minutes Plus 4

Sheryl Sandberg recently gave the commencement address to Berkeley’s graduates. It's no secret that I am Sheryl Sandberg fan. I have written about Leaning In (and yes, Leaning Out too). Sheryl gave me permission to share one of her most heartfelt posts to date on losing her husband. It was breathtaking, and you should read it. So, third time will be a charm around here…

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12 Secrets To Success in Life and Womanhood

In case you're a new reader, I am a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach. I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years.  I have studied success for thousands of hours, and have spoken on the topic many times. Based on my research, and based upon my own personal experience as…

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Why We Love Bad Boys

By Kadi Hunt As I was driving home this afternoon, I spotted a dog running frantically through my neighborhood. I stopped the car and spent fifteen minutes trying to lure this creature, who couldn’t decide if he’d rather play with me or bite me, into the backseat. After several minutes of painful squatting and embarrassing baby talk, he finally ran…

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How To Deal With Difficult In-Laws

Happy Wednesday, ladies! I started Hump Day off with my weekly parenting segment on Global TV. Today we chatted Monster Mother In-Laws. If you are currently dealing with Jane Fonda as your Monster-In-Law, I shared some tips and strategies. All jokes aside, if you struggle with difficult in laws, please tune into today's segment for tips on how to establish peace in the home. Direct link…

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