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6 Things People Are Talking About Right Now

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1. “Showmances” – Michael Hall and Jennifer Carpenter (siblings on Dexter), Blake Lively & Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin (True Blood)

2. “High/Low fashion” – designers are finally realizing that people like you and I can’t afford a $400 pair of pants, so they find a way to make them cheaper and sell them at target. One particular “star” being talked about includes the First Lady, Michelle Obama. She has fantastic taste in clothes and has taught us to mix our pricey stuff with the cheap and make it look fabulous!

3. “Guys in denial” – aka forgetting to mention their girlfriends, fiancees or wives in their MySpace or Facebook profiles. That idea just grosses me out, really. Skeeves.

4. “Sexual skills: 1 in 3 men wish their partners were better in bed.” (2009 Harlequin Romance Report) And what about what women are wishing? Wonder how THOSE numbers compared!?!

5. “Psychic readings” – Cosmo is saying that this is directly related to the economy. I am saying this is directly related to people feeling a need to waste their money. NO ONE KNOWS THE FUTURE. /rant

6. “Sequined Minidresses” – great, sequins are back. Woo. /sarcasm Apparently paring a sequined minidress with a “blazer and ballet flats” is the way to go. The mental image I’m getting of this outfit makes me glad that I’m a jeans & T-shirt girl!

This post was totally inspired by Cosmopolitan magazine. I love that magazine. I wonder if I get a subscription to it if I can write it off as a business expense? LOL

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International Women’s Day

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March 8th marks International Women’s Day, so I’d like to wish all of my female readers a happy Women’s Day!

As much as the cramps hurt, the breasts bounce and I detest the widest part of my body (oh hips you are the bane of my existence!), I love being a woman.

I love that I can cry and no one thinks I’m a wuss because of it.
I love that I could grow another human being inside of myself.
I love that I can rock out to Celine Dion and Metallica and tobyMac and no one thinks I’m weird.
I love that I can choose to embrace my femininity.

Today, on International Women’s Day, I encourage you to check out some of my favorite women health bloggers:
Angelique of Breaking the Mirror
Liz of Healthbolt
Peggy of Lively Women
Gayla of Mental Health Notes

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Women’s History Month

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Check out Feministing for a national calender of Women’s History events!

Join other women celebrating our femininity at events like the New York commemoration of the 1969 Abortion Speakout; the College Park, Maryland “How are women affected by the war on drugs?” lecture or the Kirksville, Missouri Pap Art exhibition!

See what’s going on in or near your city!

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November Theme

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November brings a themed month to Women’s Health. What theme would you like to see me write about? ( polls) 

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Things I’ve learned

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$ signI mentioned in a previous entry that I was working at paying off credit card debt; and I got a very happy surprise in the mail on Friday night. Credit card #2 will be paid off with a $16 payment in September. The debt on this card was (from what I can remember) the highest of the four I’m paying off, and seeing that it only has $16 left to pay on it, I am so encouraged. That piece of mail got me thinking about the things I’ve learned from being financially responsible, and the overall theme has been you don’t have to have it all.

1. You can live without cable. There are at least a half-dozen sites on the internet where you can watch television (this does mean, though, that you have to have high-speed internet).

2. You can live without haircuts every six weeks. I haven’t had my hair cut since February. It doesn’t look as great as it could, but that’s okay. I’ve gotten used to having to work to make it look fantastic, but I have saved so much money by just letting it grow out. I could be trimming it myself, but I don’t trust me and scissors on my own hair, so I’ll just wait.

3. You can live without brand new (or brand name) clothes. I have learned the joy of shopping at Goodwill and the excitement of finding two new pair of Gap pants for less than $20.You can find some really good deals if you’re willing to work a bit for them.

4. You can live without so much of a social life. I work 40 hours a week at the bank and then 12 hours a week on other jobs as well as writing this blog and my personal blog, too. I don’t always have time to spend with my friends, and while they get frustrated with that sometimes, they know why I’m doing it. (Church has been my social life, and that works a-okay for me!) My friends have also been amazing in understanding that I can go out to dinner with them if they help me out, and they’re fantastic about that.

5. You can live without what you want and just get by on what you need. Right now, there is a huge list of “want” in my life, and a very short list of “need” and I’m still surviving. My bills are being paid and I’m a happy woman. Think about this a bit … do you really *need* that next purchase or is it on the want list?

6. You can live without being absolutely independent. You can ask for help. I’ve asked my friends, I’ve asked my family, I’ve even reached out to pastors at church and asked for help. Asking for help doesn’t make you weak, it makes you strong. You know you can’t handle something on your own and so you turn to someone else.

What can you live without?

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