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It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human
It doesn't interest me if the story you're telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life from God's presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the moon, "YES"!
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
What Cancer Cannot Do
My wise friend, Dr. Anthony Ahmed, once told me, "Dissertations are never completed, they are abandoned." I defended mine this month, but I learned so much more from my study than how to scientifically contribute to academia. I studied male caregivers of women with breast cancer.
This project is dedicated to the women warriors who fight breast cancer and to their brave men who have given everything to care for them.
Strong Men Behind Strong Women
From Fab Fit Fun:
Forget huge diamonds that cost as much as a modest size Malibu mansion, or classic Louboutins with oh-so-perfect heels. (OK, maybe we'd still hold onto the latter.) This season's hottest red carpet accessory isn't a bag or earrings, but nails. Sure, you're only one YouTube tutorial away from bringingGangnam Style to the tips of your fingers, but here's how to be mani-cam ready with a healthy diet for healthy nails.
Get Your Protein On
Nails are made up of keratin, which is a protein, and a lack of protein in your diet could lead to soft and brittle nails. Incorporate a minimum of 60g of protein into your diet every day. The best sources of protein are lean meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, legumes, tofu, and nuts.
Don’t forget biotin: According to Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food author and celebrity nutritionist/chef Christine Avanti, a study found that 2.5mg of biotin per day was enough to significantly increase the firmness and hardness of nails, so make sure you include enough biotin in your daily eats with foods such as milk, salmon, and whole grains.
Take your vitamins: According to registered dietitian, nutritionist, and health coach Sarah Mirkin, “Vitamin C helps with iron absorption and works with vitamin E to boost and strengthen nails by promoting healthy blood circulation to deliver oxygen to the nail beds.” Great sources of vitamin C include strawberries, oranges, kiwis, cantaloupe, yams, tomatoes, and peppers. For vitamin E, eat nuts, eggs, avocado, asparagus, and sweet potatoes.
Iron It Out
An iron deficiency in your diet can also lead to weak nails. Sarah said great sources of iron include oysters, salmon, turkey, beef, tuna, and chicken.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Watch your waist line this holiday season! Don't drink your calories!
Courtesy of FabFitFun.com here is a nifty chart to help you!
Spreading the Holiday Cheer!
Who is Michi and where did she come from?
Toronto. 2012. The yoga class was split down the center, so each half faced each other. I stood in mountain pose gaping at the woman across from me wearing the hottest yoga pants I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot of sexy/scary pieces of "clothing" during yoga class...). The leggings were knock-your-socks off impressive in person- mesh, paneled, black, and purposefully designed.
As soon as the shavasana ended, I popped up off my mat to ask the girl where she snagged those bad-ass yoga pants.
Michelle Watson. Parsons trained, Canadian born, Canadian based- internationally, genius.
As I continued to explore the hot-girl workout world of Toronto, I quickly realized that Michi is the only thing a decent-looking gal should be wearing while she sweats.
Get it. Love it. Work it.
Can you feel the chill in your bones? In the coldest, darkest of times, perhaps that’s when we enjoy warmth the most.
I teach yoga. During the Savasana (relaxation time at the end) I try to incorporate an applicable meditation. The seasons (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring) can teach us a lot. Here's what I found about winter:
From Autumn’s gentle cool, we turn to the extreme of Winter. Winter sorts out those things which are strong enough to survive the harsh cruel times, to sow their seeds again in Spring. Winter brings a cold dark sleep to the busy Earth. Likewise, our own lives “chill out” a bit during Winter, as we put away our Summer toys. We turn inward; we renew our love affair with hearth and home.
In Winter, we need to make our own warmth and light, rather than merely find it in the Summer sun. We proactively create warmth in our home. Blankets and boots, sweaters and scarves, heaters and hot cocoa – these are the magical tools of Winter, with which we evoke the warmth that we crave. Whether you use a wood-burning fire place, or modern-day furnace, you invite the powers of fire to enter your home. In Winter, we create the “fires” we need to survive, warmth that otherwise would not be there. Creating something is one of the most magical events we ever do. How do you create fire and warmth? How do you relate to the warmth-making tools you use, year over year? Celebrate the people, places and things which keep you warm when you need it most. See them as a magical part of your life, and honor them for the gifts that they give. Say a few special words each time you light your flame, set your thermostat, or prepare your warm wooly clothes.
Since moving to the east coast, there are some things I realized I do NOT have, that are neccessities.
1. Heavy Coat for the Winter
2. Umbrella for Summer Thunderstorms!
It has been pouring every day for at least an hour and I have ruined several decent blow-outs, let alone 2 pairs of suede flats... gone. My loving grandfather lent me his, but hunting scene doesn't really go with most of my outfits. What does? Plastic Umbrella as seen on Gossip Girl. If you're lucky enough to afford a designer one, even better. Since I lose so many of these, or they get stolen or broken, I prefer the affordable, trendy plastic safety :)
Originally from B-More herself, Sarah moved back home after living in Philadelphia, Greece, San Diego, and New Jersey for 9+ years. Upon her return, she found that Charm City had changed and undergone many impressive makeovers. Old stores were gone, and new ones had sprung up!
Thus, the challenge that any savvy woman moving to a new city existed. She faced having to create a new network completely from scratch. Sarah asked everyone she met, "Do you know a good hair dresser? Where can I get my nails and toes done under $35? What gym has the best classes? Where can I buy veggies and tofu for one person? What's the best delivery for salad? Which happy hour has the cutest guys? Where can I buy a dress without having to go to Towson Town Center?"
After all of her hard work, many woman ask her her advice and tap into her network of information. Now, for the first time this site has been created for all Savvy, Sexy, Insightful, Resourceful women, like yourself, to share their info and benefit from each other :)