#ReadMyLips

Mogul invited its members to write letters to the president about women’s issues they wanted to see addressed in the #ReadMyLips campaign.  Not all of these are policy-wonk fodder.  Some are beautiful poems, some  outcries against long-standing injustices.  What unites all of them is women are voicing their concerns in one unified act and it’s getting attention from many esteemed press outlets such as Allure, The Huffington Post and Glamour.

I contributed to this because I feel strongly that we need to better appreciate women in in our society as whole, past, present and future.

Here’s my contribution on Mogul.

Transforming Our Pain Into Action

This week’s What Women Want Talk Radio with Judy Goss had one stand-out theme to me:   transforming our pain into action.

We all deal with pain–emotional, physical.  People often put pain on a spectrum, at least in clinical environment.  I see pain as sort of a canvas of colors and shades personally.  What’s important is not the existence of pain.  Pain is a great equalizer and common denominator.  It’s what we do with our pain that’s important, which is why I was so illuminated by our guest this week, Lisa Jacobson of The Daily Migraine, who had suffered through 9,000 migraines and Samantha Elandary, who took her childhood issues with speech and language and founded The Parkinson’s Voice Project.

Learn more on Mogul.

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Love is a Verb

Love is a verb.  Just as much as love is a feeling, love is what we do and don’t do for ourselves and others.

Love is:

Standing up for yourself and others.

Doing the thankless things that have to be done, whether anyone sees them, appreciates them or not.

Sharing.

Paying attention.

Comforting the hurting.

Saying thank you for no apparent reason.

 

Love is not:

money

gifts

fame

sex

Love is powerful, when you know what it is.

Love is liberating, when you know what it is not.

On the Air & On Cloud 9 !

The New Year has brought new opportunities for me. I am so excited to share my first foray into co-hosting talk radio! I will be a regular on What Women Want Talk Radio LIVE with Judy Goss on Wednesdays at 6 PM PST.

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Judy is a spectacular host, famed journalist and lifestyle expert who really cares about creating substantial dialogues about the issues women care about. It’s an honor to be on her show.  This past Wednesday, we had a fun conversation with two awesome ladies, Patty Sharkey, founder of National Big Wig Day and JoAnn Thomas, honoree of this year’s Big Wig Award. These two game-changing ladies are raising funds for the American Cancer Society in a fun and frolicking way. Learn more by listening to the show!

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