Month: April 2012

When Mothers Rule the World

This week, during a radio interview, the host read an exerpt from my book “Girls on Track.”  I listened as he read it and was moved.  The book hit bookstores about this time of year “way back” in 2004.  I picked it up to read, once again,…

The Naked Face Project: My Last Post, April 21, 2012

Well…as some of you have noted, I’ve not mentioned the Naked Face Project lately.   I think I’m basically just done with it.  As a matter of fact I have felt a kind of “pushing away” of it and am ready now to continue (and…

Language and the Big Pink Bow

Alright…so go with me on this. When we are just little babies, we obviously don’t know words.  So…our parents escort us into the world of words by pointing at a variety of objects and naming them for us. “Look at this Molly.  This is a…

Becca’s Pain, Becca’s Joy…the World Turns.

I really wanted to sleep in this morning.  I didn’t set my alarm, putzed around until midnight and then fell into a much needed sleep with the expectation of allowing only the rising sun to awaken me. But I couldn’t sleep. For the past…

The Playground: The Naked Face Project

I just came across an article posted by Ashley Judd in response to the media frenzy surrounding the news of her “puffy face.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/09/ashley-judd-slaps-media-in-the-face-for-speculation-over-her-puffy-appearance.html I simply can’t imagine what the world must be like for women in such highly visible positions…whether it’s the entertainment industry,…

I Could Sure Use YOUR Input!

I’m working on an upcoming TEDx talk and could sure use your input.  To get you thinking…let me start here…in 1996 I started Girls on the Run International. Here’s the original “blurb” I used back then to help folks understand what the program was…

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Alright…so I’ve been at this for sixteen years…and I’ve heard a lot.  A whole lot from kids.  Kids say whatever they want.  Of course, while this practice could lead to difficulties later in life, when you are a kid, pretty much anything you say…