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Twelve Months to a Better Woman: A Month of Self-Care

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A Month of Self-CareAs far as I know, I was the only teenage girl to ever be sent to her room to “take off some of those clothes” and “put on a little more make-up, young lady.” Unwanted attention from boys and a desire to be modest drove me to feel deeply uncomfortable with my body. I hated the way I looked and kept as much skin covered as possible all the way through high school and college.

Then, a beautiful, Italian co-worker changed my life. After I complimented her clothes for many weeks, she finally turned to me and said, “You know, you are as beautiful as I am. Your body is a gift. You should treat it that way.”

And that’s true of all of us. Our bodies are a gift that we should both take care of and present beautifully to the world. Read the rest of this entry

The Case for Long Skirts

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Maxi skirts are “hot” right now, but long skirts never really go out of style. Some women avoid them because they think long skirts look dour or old-fashioned, but there’s a lot to be said adding a few long skirts to your wardrobe:

  • Long skirts are practical. Long skirts are as versatile as blue jeans. Wear a skirt every day with a t-shirt and sandals—change the top and add a pair of heels for a more elegant look. I have a few elasticized skirts to follow me as I change size before, during, and after pregnancies.

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