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Show Yourself Some Compassion

November 22, 2010 by Giulietta Nardone

Show Yourself Some Compassion

I’d like to give you the gift of self-compassion this holiday season. Most of us are way too hard on ourselves. We self-flagellate with whips of conformity & criticism. “You MUST do all of the societal ‘its’ or you’re a complete and utter failure,” we hear someone scream at us, only to realize we are the ones screaming. (more…)

Forward Young Girls Out Of Poverty

November 16, 2010 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey Rebellious Ones,

I want to introduce you to some courageous girl rebels at Girl Effect. It’s “normal” in developing countries to marry or sell young girls by the tender age of 12, who often die during childbirth. Unfortunately, girls are often seen as a financial liability to their families. (The underlying cultural problem.) We can get all mad about it and stomp our designer shoes over here, but it would be more effective to step up on our bare tippy toes to start the wave of change here we want to see over there.  (more…)


November 4, 2010 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey wild ones,

Nothing like a provocative title to capture someone’s attention. I scribbled this title idea on a scrap of paper 4 months ago and tucked it in my idea folder. Thumbing through the folder, “Strip!” jumped into my brain’s arms and said, “take me.” Not sure where I’m going, but I’ll find out. Want to join me? (more…)