12 “NOTES TO SELF” YOU SHOULD MEMORIZE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR
As the year winds down, we tend to yearn for a very small and selective range of life experiences—the happy holidays, the relaxing times, the settings and experiences that make us feel comfortable. And yet, the full range of our reality at this time of year is often quite different. Life gives us an extensive array of experiences that evoke feelings ranging from sadness to struggle to pride to anger to love to loneliness… to happiness to excitement and more. These feelings are all part of being a living, breathing human being, regardless of the season.
So, we can revolt against the unfairness of life—the unfairness of having to deal with pain, having to cope with uncertainty, having to feel lonely and uneasy and upset. Or we can embrace every experience life gives us, including all our highs and lows—all the blissful moments and painful ones and everything in between. Life is not just happy and comfortable 24/7. It’s well-rounded, it’s full-featured, and it’s real.
Embracing the full range of life’s experiences this holiday season means embracing every moment with our full presence, being open and vulnerable to reality, being gentle with ourselves when moments are tougher than we expected, and practicing sincere gratitude no matter what happens.
19 INSPIRING MALE FEMINIST IDEAS FROM MEN AROUND THE WORLD
Rumor has it you don’t have to be a woman to support feminism. We’re looking at 19 male feminist quotes from men who choose to stand for equality.
Feminism is one of those hardball topics to write about, especially when you bring men into the mix. Those who haven’t delved into the topic of feminism probably assume that it’s all about lesbians, bra-burning, and man-hating, or that a feminist couldn’t possibly love a guy or desire to get down and dirty. Wrong! If those statements were true, it would make it especially puzzling to know male feminists do exist!
When we say male feminists, we don’t mean the oddball pushover male feminists who say it’s alright for their partner to cheat on them because a woman’s body is her own, or the ones who are just in it to be dominated.
No, we’re talking about tried-and-true male feminists who support gender equality in every sense. In celebration of these awesome guys, we’re taking a look at males in the spotlight who use their fame to spread the word about women’s rights.
THESE 32 SILLY AND SWEET QUOTES PERFECTLY SUM UP YOUR MARRIAGE
“Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.”
Marriage isn’t for the faint of heart. As any wife or husband knows, it requires a WHOLE lot of love and an unflappable sense of humor. Our favorite love quotes for married people run the gamut from heartfelt to hilarious.