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How Old Are You When You Wake Up?

August 26, 2010

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“I have a problem about being nearly sixty. I keep waking up in the morning and thinking I’m thirty-one.” —Elizabeth Janeway Well, that is kind of funny, because I keep waking up and thinking I’m still 25. Hey, whatever works for you to help you stay young! Elizabeth led a full life until her death more...

Turn On Your Happy Magnet

August 24, 2010

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“I kind of have a happy magnet. I can’t stand being depressed, so I work my ass off to get out of it as soon as possible.” —Sarah McLachlan Woman Who Rocks: Sarah McLachlan Occupation: Singer, songwriter, and musician Why She Rocks: Well, obviously because she is an amazing singer and songwriter. But more important more...

What Would Civilization Be Without…? (You Fill in the Blank)

August 23, 2010

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“It’s hard to imagine a civilization without onions.” —Julia Child Julia, I am with you on that one! Thanks for summing up civilization for us with the most versatile member of the root vegetable family. There’s nothing like a good onion to spice up a dish or a salad. Onions, you either love them or more...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

August 20, 2010

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“If one is going to change things, one has to make a fuss and catch the eye of the world.” —Elizabeth Janeway Elizabeth Janeway was a successful American author and critic who lived to be 91 years young. She was an amazing woman, and we’re going to hear more from her with a complete Women more...

The Next Time You Have to Walk the Red Carpet…

August 18, 2010

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“There is only one proper way to wear a beautiful dress: to forget you are wearing it.” —Delphine de Girardin I thought this advice would be helpful for all of you who have to get gussied up for a big event. When you put on that party dress, accessorize it with a little attitude, and more...

Are You A Player?

August 17, 2010

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“I never practice; I always play.” —Wanda Landowska Way to go, Wanda; nice ’tude! If you don’t know Wanda Landowska, she was the happening harpsichordist of her day and is a big reason why the harpsichord became so popular in the early 20th century. Wanda was born in Poland in 1879 and very early on more...

Parker, Welcome to the Pop A Party Night Club!

August 16, 2010

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“For any normal woman in normal circumstances there is bound to be a special excitement and joy and gratitude to God when she holds her first baby in her arms.” —Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy My family has a new son—Parker James, born August 15, 2010, at 6:41 a.m. and weighing in at an 7 pounds and more...

Celebrity Yoga

August 13, 2010

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I recently posted some blogs that included funny quotes about yoga from celebrities. Here’s one that got a lot of hits from Chris Rock: “Why do people do yoga? To clear their minds? I embrace the clutter in my head.” —Chris Rock And Ellen DeGeneres provided us with some insight on her yoga practice: “I more...

Eat, Work, Yoga

August 12, 2010

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“[My guru] says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and more...

Gilda Radner on Love and Creativity

August 11, 2010

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“I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.” —Gilda Radner Woman Who Rocks: Gilda Radner (this is her second appearance on Women Who Rock, the first was on April 20) Occupation: Comedienne, actress Why She Rocks: Gilda made us laugh! She is best known for her five years more...