Naturally Perfect Dolls

While eating dinner tonight, my husband and I were watching Shark Tank. Every single time we try to choose something to watch and there’s a new Shark Tank episode, it is the show I least want to watch. I don’t know why I never have the urge to watch it, but once I do, I’m…

Role Models for My Daughter: Lupita Nyong’o

“You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.” For the latest post in this series, I would like to feature¬†actress Lupita Nyong’o. She is of Kenyan decent, but her Mexican name is a product of her birth in Mexico (Lupita is a shorter version of Guadalupe). She was raised in Kenya and studied in the…

Art and Therapy In Unexpected Places

Tonight I draw your hair, A hair of simplicity, With a mysterious beauty, That no one can ever resist, A hair that blooms with the sun, That always shines every sunrise, And turns into deep black at sunset, A hair of smooth silk, That touches my face like a baby, And comforts my soul into…

Beauty and the Marketing Beast: Why I Can’t Love Dove

Many of us have seen Dove’s latest ad campaign as it makes its way around social media sites. Upon initial viewing, my first reaction was, “Wow!” They make a great point about how women view themselves, downplay themselves, and perhaps even emotionally handicap themselves when it comes to their physical appearance. I saw the reactions…