Category Archives: Inner Diva

Pop Culture Counterpoint

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  In the case of two recent upheavals in the zeitgeist, I’d say that’s an understatement. I’m speaking about the uproar caused when Derek Jeter’s super model girlfriend, model Hannah Davis posed suggestively – I’d say pornographically – on the cover of Sports Illustrated newest swimsuit edition. …

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Bruce! My Valentine’s She-ro!

“… Considering the violence and discrimination that transgender people endure, no one would go through this except for the most profound of motivations: to be authentic to one’s inner self.” (Nicholas Kristof, NY Times) Authenticity to one’s inner self? It’s not just a powerful ideal, it’s the embodiment of SELF-LOVE and the perfect topic to…

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Where I Need to Be

Three times a year we ask ourselves this highly charged question and wait, expectantly, for a resounding response from the Universe. New Years, birthdays and tax season. . . and the last two take place in the same spring month of April for me. Even if you don’t have an Aries birthday, you may agree,…

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Diva Mama returns

I am so happy to be back! In between launching my aromatherapy line and guided meditation series I needed to take some time off to regroup. There have been lots of changes lately in both my personal and professional lives and through them all, I found myself searching for meaningful answers to a question that…

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Things that go bump in the night. . .

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875), Mother Protecting Her Child, c 1855-1858, French. Oil on canvas. 37.9 x 46.2 cm. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum Art

We all have things that we are afraid of when we’re young. Some of our fears disappear as we grow older, when we analyze with a more mature and rational mind, that in fact the size of our monsters could not realistically fit under our beds or hide in our closets. Some monsters, however, are…

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Abbey Addicted

You know you are in trouble when you’ve become so addicted to a television series that the mere thought of missing the first three episodes of season 2 prompts your honey to run and buy a blu-ray disc player with streaming video just so you can get Amazon’s truly revolutionary HD video service to the…

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Stars, Moon(ies) & Mamas

Whether discussing astrology or aspirin, celestial bodies or our slightly overweight ones, women can connect over anything and at this weekend’s New Life Expo in NYC, there was plenty for me and my favorite spiritual females to gab about. As a new vendor, I was clearly deserving my “new lifer” label.  Caught in a swirling…

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Girls Night In

Heaven, Shangri-La, Nirvana. The kids have been at sleep away camp for six days, four hours & thirteen minutes – but who’s counting? Whatever name we put to our own personal Utopia, I can tell you simply mine looks like a place where I am well rested, eating calorie-free chocolate surrounded by smiling angels, sipping…

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Who Loves Camp?!

After several hours of using multi-color sharpies to hand label 28 pair of socks, 20 pair of shorts, 24 shirts, 8 bathing suits, sunglasses and sweatshirts plus a slew of travel size toothpaste, toothbrushes and toys, it’s no wonder I’m sitting here, bleary eyed at almost 1am.  But now that the oversized duffles are packed,…

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The Sweetness Factor

Looking for something inspirational to write about, my honey encouraged me to check out Neil Gaiman’s outstanding and massively popular blog.  I wish I hadn’t.  I’m still pretty raw dealing with my daughter’s devastating emotional upheaval; no she hasn’t just gotten back from Afghanistan, but in her way and for all of us, her own…

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