I turned 60 today and there are some things I wish I could have told my 50-year-old self. She was so worried. So here goes.
As a thinking women, I was appalled by his (alleged---because he is denying it---) assumption that Megyn was "bleeding out of her eyes and her whatever," but then I saw it as a golden opportunity to change the modicum of respect that a woman receives while on her period.
2. Doing everything you can to make sure your swimsuit is securely tied at all times. 4. Constant reminders of the made
The collective consciousness of the participants and speakers at this inspiring conference was that, ultimately we are all connected and everything is possible if we come together and assume our birthright as leaders and choose to make a difference for the greater good of all.
There is an important lesson to be learned from the election results last night: Women, moms, and their families will continue to advocate for these issues until every worker is guaranteed paid sick days, affordable childcare, and are paid a fair, livable wage.
Being a working mother is possible. It is even good. Yes, there is a lot more that our nation and companies can do to support working mothers (equal pay, childcare and flexibility), but do you think that progress will happen without working mothers actually working? It won't.
As long as women are the ones having the babies and are more likely to be the ones managing the household as well, they will be the ones dealing with the balancing act between career ambitions and family needs/obligations.
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.
Gender bias against women is a well studied, and by now, well established fact of life. The higher levels of anxiety and depression for women resulting from those biases is a theme that continues to play out in therapy sessions across the nation.