I have always been envious of women who had boudoir photos taken. Not just because they had the courage to do it, but because it shows they were comfortable with themselves, something I never was. And I never thought I would be, even after transitioning.
I don't like pictures of myself, and I did a lot of self-reflection about that during the selfie project. The rules for the Selfie Project were simple: post at least five selfies on Facebook over the course of a week and talk to me about the experience afterwards. I don't consider myself "attractive" in any way the idea is bounced around: cute, pretty, beautiful, sexy. I am not alone.
If, as Jerry Seinfeld so eloquently put it, you'd rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy, you're in very numerous company, but your audience could care less.
True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.
It's your people who make the product, who help reach out to clients, who create excitement in the marketplace, and who keep the office running smoothly. Nothing is possible in business without the people who work in the business.
This amazing woman, who gave me life, shared her secret for being one of the happiest and most beautiful women in the world; absolute self-confidence derived from being madly in love with you!
I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.
I welcome efforts to tackle difficult and complex issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and online addictions and to help kids and their parents find existing resources and where to get help.
There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.
For me, once I admitted that I really like sugar, and that eating it makes me happy, my cravings died down. I stopped wanting it because I knew I could eat it if I wanted it. I replaced my years of resistance and pushing away the foods I loved with a more compassionate approach.
When Little Bean asked me, "Mama, what are all those lines across your face?" I didn't have to think of an answer. My response came easily, a tale simply waiting to be told. "These lines? These are my storylines..."
What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?
I am a firm believer that as you climb the corporate ladder it's incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. When I discovered G(irls)20, I knew this was an organization I could get behind both professionally and personally.
Whether you identify as the founder of a startup, an entrepreneur, solopreneur or salesperson -- we all require a common trait for success, which is confidence.
I want to be healthy, hilarious and comfortable enough in my skin to help my girls be healthy, hilarious and comfortable in theirs. I don't want to have such a tight grip on the beauty torch that representatives of the next generation have to pry it from my desperate, arthritic knuckles.
I've been doing a lot of shopping lately (this could be a manic shopping spree, although the mania is starting to come down). With my 23-pound weight ...