Tag: New York Times

What do you do to center yourself?

Maybe “centering yourself” is a little too new-agey for what I’m talking about, but I think its crucial to have some calming practices to turn to when life gets stressful.  I wish I could say that I’m someone who goes for a run (I can’t make it down the block) or does yoga (I hate to sweat) or even meditates (my attention span seems to shorten every year), but I’m not.  I’m more likely to vent to a friend or flip on a tear-jerker when I need an emotional release.  I’d apologize for sounding like a walking (or crying) stereotype, but I’m being honest, and I’m willing to bet that a lot of my readers can relate.  I’m of the opinion that nothing good comes of stifling one’s emotions, which can make living with me a bit overwhelming at times.

So, I’m happy to share with my roommates, my family, my friends, my readers, and the internet at large, a wonderful suggestion from (more…)

Chelsea Handler Handles Sexism

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To appreciate Chelsea Handler, you have to have what some might call an “inappropriate” sense of humor.  Thankfully, I do.  As the only woman on television right now with her own late night show (Chelsea Lately, on E!), Chelsea is someone I look up to professionally (although we have different opinions on what a reasonable serving of vodka is).  So, I’m proud to hear of her sticking up for herself as a woman in a male-dominated field. (more…)