Crystals grow from molten rock and are formed over millions of years as the magma cools and solidifies. Different chemical compounds in the magma are what create different types of crystals. What makes them so special is that unlike other rocks, the atomic particles in crystals form intricate and perfectly symmetrical shapes that do not … Continue reading “Why Every Woman Should Know and Have Her Birthstone”

One is not born buddhist, one becomes a buddhist. And how do they become it? They practice, they learn, they teach, they believe. Pema Chödrön, referred to as a “bodhisattva warrior,” is one of the most famous and revered Buddhist teachers of our generation. Her writing, which explores Buddhist concepts and offers paths to conquering … Continue reading “Embracing Struggle: Pema Chödrön’s Advice To Leading A Stronger Life”

“In 1930, Davis moved to Hollywood to screen test for Universal Studios. Davis and her mother traveled by train to Hollywood and arrived on December 13, 1930. She would later recount her surprise that nobody from the studio was there to meet her at the train. In fact, a studio employee had waited for her, … Continue reading “How Bette Davis Turned Criticism and Doubt Into Success”

Humans evolve with their surroundings. Whether you realize it or not, you’re not just a product of your environment, but an imitation of it. When it’s cold and dark you become more secluded and drawn in. When it’s warm and breezy, you become hopeful and light. You see possibilities again, feel the winds of change … Continue reading “Renewal and Intention: Bring In The Spring Equinox The Right Way”

“These women did not complain about the problems, their circumstances, the issues. We know what was going on in that era. They didn’t complain. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space.” The Oscars last night were unusually emotional. While they’re always full of beautiful moments and tearful speeches, there … Continue reading “The Story Of Katherine Johnson And Her Standing Ovation”

Melanie “Mel” Robbins is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, life coach, author, motivational speaker, contributing editor for Success (magazine). Robbins is best known for her coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and host of A&E’s Monster In-Laws. Prior to joining CNN, Robbins worked as a criminal defense attorney, launched and sold a retail … Continue reading “The One Word That’s Keeping You From Your Dream Life”

There’s no denying that our twenties are a magical age. They’re the age of contradiction and inconsequence. You’re an adult but not yet responsible. You’re living on your own but still relying on your parents. You’re buying china and furniture but still blacking out and breaking things. They’re the “best years of your life” because … Continue reading “3 Things Every 20 Something Woman Deserves To Hear”

I’ve always been a fan of the ballet. I remember reading a New Yorker piece about Misty Copeland three years ago which explored her past, her present and her indisputable mark on the ballet industry. Considered a prodigy, Copeland did not discover dance until she was 13. This is about 10 years too late, a … Continue reading “Misty Copeland: How One Woman Changed Ballet”

There’s a certain stigma to women of the 1900’s. We assume them to be reserved, polite and above all, anonymous. As we’ve learned from George Elliot, Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Bronte, while they may have published under fake names, they were anything but reserved. We don’t know as many famous women from the 1900s as … Continue reading “Yearbook Quotes from Women in 1911 Are Life Goals”

I believe, you see, in the dream…. There’s a lot to say about Diana Vreeland. As the former editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1963 until 1971, founder of the Met Costume Ball and style icon, she changed the idea of not just fashion, but individuality. With nothing but a dream, she rose to prominence without formal education … Continue reading “The Greatest Business Advice From Diana Vreeland”