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Beauty Sickness-Renee Engeln at TEDxUConn 2013

This amazing Ted Talk, given by Renee Engeln, explores the idea of beauty sickness and how it is an epidemic rapidly spreading throughout our youth. Renee makes a great analogy that just as we cannot be fully engaged in a class or discussion when we are texting, we cannot be fully engaged in life as a whole when we are constantly obsessing over our image. There is a mirror between us and the real world and it is extremely damaging.

“Pushing Boundaries” by Jillian Clare

“Pushing Boundaries” by Jillian Clare

HNS Guest blogger, Jillian Clare, gives us an endearing insight into the Hollywood world as a young actress. Jillian has a Fashion blog, Teenage Wonderland , and has been acting for fifteen of her twenty-two years.  With all this experience in the industry, we are captivated by her words as she brings an understanding to people on the outside looking in, that societal standards that seem to be set by Hollywood, are deeply affecting generations raised and created in Hollywood as well.  It is a topic that needs to be discussed, and we are grateful to Jillian for sharing her story with us!  Continue Reading

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Facebook  COO, Sheryl Sandberg, delivers an informing and powerful TED Talk on why women aren’t rising to the highest positions in the workforce along side men.

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A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism’

A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism’

Quirky blogger of I Wanted Wings, whose name is unknown, wrote the perfect response to a viral picture of a young woman holding a sign with the bold words “I Don’t Need Feminism”.  In a world where inequality is still raging and the word “feminist” automatically evokes feelings of contempt and disapproval, this article A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism’, makes anyone from any background think a little deeper about the world we live.

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Challenging Old Programming

This is brilliant, bold, and thought provoking. This amazing woman has written such a brilliant piece of spoken word poetry addressing the subliminal programming we all face by being submerged in a culture where sex sells, and women are the objects to be desired. I have continuously been angered when I hear a song with a great tune and then suddenly the words that follow are too disgusting to repeat. And these are the songs being played at school dances, being downloaded by minors, and being shared on the internet. These are the words that youth and adults repeat over and over, sing and laugh to. What happens when you hear or see something a multitude of times? You become desensitized. So now we have a scary combination. Impressionable youth, and continuous programming through lyrics of popular songs. Look around, you hear young boys using the word “bitches” to refer to their female peers and young girls barely covering their bodies and posting pictures of it to receive praise for how aesthetically pleasing they are. Wouldn’t it be beautiful to see people posting pictures of their art, their words, their sports accomplishments.. and to see young men praising those things just as much as they would an butt pic? Wouldn’t it be beautiful to hear people address people by their names? It’s all programming, and we need to challenge old thinking and replace it with new ideas.. preferably ones where respect is given freely and love is the common denominator in all interactions.

Ten Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

Ten Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

We love the husband and wife team, Marc and Angel, and their consistently positive and insightful view on pretty much everything.  They compile lists regularly on their site Marc and Angel Hack Life, and also have a great book out called, 1000+ Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.  Below, is a bit of an amazing article that gives great insights on how to avoid regret, and to ultimately live life to its fullest.

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What if Mommas Loved Themselves as Their Kids Do?

What if Mommas Loved Themselves as Their Kids Do?

This beautiful guest submission by Tana Stevens, brings up an amazing point; what if we all viewed ourselves through a lens that hasn’t been tainted by societies expectations?  Much like a child’s view of things.  Each and every one of us has a beauty that this world needs to see, but we are constantly viewing ourselves through the harsh criticisms of this world.  If we take a lesson from Tana’s beautiful little girl, and viewed ourselves how she views her mommy, the love for ourselves would be so abundant and pure.
Mother Me- By Vicky Drake

Mother Me- By Vicky Drake

HNS Guest Blogger, shares her account of being a mother with depression.  We are moved to tears when we read about how this woman uses her strength and innate feminine spirit to learn to love and value herself enough to “mother me”. Read more below about Vicky’s journey to finding peace in what she defines as learning to mother herself , so she she can be the best mother to her children!  Continue Reading

Living Without Inhibitions- By Creighton McAfee

Living Without Inhibitions- By Creighton McAfee

There is a picture of me as a little girl with wild blonde hair, tan skin, and a cute little belly sticking through a crop top turtle neck that was supposed to be worn under a dress.  However, in typical devil child fashion, I said F the dress and decided to choreograph a dance to Brittany Spears while wearing said crop top. I remember this day,thinking I looked so beautiful and I just KNEW I was a damn good dancer.  

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