How Yoga Helped Me Accept That I’ll Never Have My Pre-Baby Body Back.

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Don’t ever Google “post-baby body” and expect to find something uplifting. Also, I shouldn’t have Googled my weight and height, what’s “normal” weight-loss post-baby or anything else along these lines, like I did. The reason is simple: I’ll never have my pre-baby body back—thank God. Right now, I’m 11 weeks postpartum and my linea nigra […]

If You Watch One Thing In Memoriam of Maya Angelou, Watch This. {Video}

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In 1993, when Maya Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, she became the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961. This was a pivotal moment in Angelou’s career. (The poem even received a Grammy.) Her previous works, including her first of seven […]

8 Tips: How to be an Aggressive B*tch That People Actually Like.

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There’s a falsehood that repeatedly circulates and that fallacy is that people (be it man or woman) don’t like aggressive women—and I wholeheartedly disagree. And it’s not about being a tactful bitch or even a pretty, smiley one—no, it’s more direct than that. Here, without mincing words, is how to be a strong, independent, go-getting woman that others will […]

50 Things Moms Need to Do for Themselves. ~ Kate Bartolotta & Jennifer White

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This collaboration with my dear friend, soul sister and frequent writing partner Kate Bartolotta was first published by elephant journal. When Jennifer and I first started to become friends, our plans to chat were often pushed off by the busyness that all of us deal with—especially moms. It’s something I think we often do as women: […]

8 Tips How to Love a Woman, From A Woman.

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I hope this isn’t a disappointment, but this particular article is about one of the most sacred relationships that’s ever existed: the friendship between women. From Ruth and Naomi to the Ya-Yas, some of the best stories ever written have been about the power and depth of the connection between female friends, and for a valid reason—women who […]

15 Songs: Music to Hold a Tired Heart. {Videos}

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My shoulders ache. My neck is tight. They’re sore from holding up my tired and aching heart. The world isn’t always an easy place to inhabit. It can rub a sensitive soul the wrong way, causing abrasions that don’t easily heal and scars that eventually roughen up—toughen up—but it makes my spirit ultimately more vulnerable—more […]