Tag Archives: beauty

“You Can’t Eat Beauty.”

27 Mar
© Carbon-Fibre Media, Flickr Creative Commons

© Carbon-Fibre Media, Flickr Creative Commons

This is Lupita Nyong’o.

You may know her as the Oscar winner from 12 Years a Slave.

But it was her speech on beauty that many of us found more Oscar-worthy—especially us moms already battling the pretty princess phenomenon with our little girls.

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The Goldfinch

24 Feb
“Goldfinch” © Chickens in the Trees, Flickr Creative Commons

“Goldfinch” © Chickens in the Trees, Flickr Creative Commons

It’s not often that I recommend a book so unilaterally. Frankly, I don’t recommend most books I enjoy because they’re usually too far in the realm of classic on the one end or fantasy on the other.

Not true with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Whether you’re man or woman, adventure lover or philosopher, page skimmer or word obsessor, it’s well worth your time.

In truth, what kept me reading was the mystery of the story. But what made it unforgettable? What so compelled me to share it? Continue reading

What’s a Tubkaak?

4 Apr

What’s a Tubkaak?

a. a rare bird
b. a naughty word
c. an eco-friendly resort
d. a Taiwanese game

….

Have your guess? Well, here’s your answer:

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Inspiring Minds: Jamie Lee Curtis

14 Nov
Jamie Lee Curtis

My favorite holiday movie. Recognize it?

Sue had a thing for Jamie Lee Curtis. She respected her, related to her. And the more I learn about Jamie (and myself), I do, too.

It started with this, a magazine spread where Jamie insisted on two pictures: one glammed up and airbrushed, one stripped down and real. It was Jamie’s idea, not her publicist’s or the magazine’s. Sue saved it and made sure to show it to every women in her life. She never missed an opportunity to remind us of the unique beauty we each possess, both in the pretty moments and the gritty, real ones.

Jamie Lee Curtis True Thighs More Magazine

Jamie Lee Curtis in MORE’s September 2002 issue.
Photo by Andrew Eccles

Sue reveled in her age and individualism. That’s not to say she didn’t have her vanity, but her vanity was about projecting the full beauty of Sue, mind and attitude included, all of which was no one’s ideal but her own. And when you have that kind of confidence, people see even your flaws as part of your beauty. I always marveled about that in Sue. Even at her sickest, I never once heard her ask someone not to take her picture or claim that she looked awful. As a woman, trust me, that’s a feat.

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Riddle Me This

18 May
Photo courtesy of Scott McLeod, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo courtesy of Scott McLeod, Flickr Creative Commons

It isn’t a plant or an animal.

It outnumber plants 6 to 1.

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