A Message From The Creator

“There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.” 

Deepak Chopra

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Emma Thompson

Emine Saner

The Guardian March 7, 2011

Article History

Emma Thompson

Oscar-winning actor and human rights campaigner, recently working to raise awareness of sex trafficking

An activist since the beginning of her career, Emma Thompson, 51, is a longstanding supporter of the anti-poverty agency ActionAid, chair of the human rights organisation The Helen Bamber Foundation, and has been raising awareness of sex trafficking.

Refusing to be grand, she has rejected cosmetic surgery and talked about her IVF and post-natal depression – and is the first person to win an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.

Inspiration Of Motherhood

Tornado Mom At Home: Healing, Humbled And Hopeful

Stephanie Decker, the mom who lost her legs saving her children from a deadly tornado, is adjusting to her new life at home. A 175-mph tornado ripped through Kentucky and Indiana on March 2, killing 36 people. Taking shelter in the basement of her Marysville, Ind., home, Stephanie threw a blanket over her two children and shielded them from flying debris with her body. They made it through without a scratch, but Stephanie lost both her legs — one below her knee and the other just above — and she nearly bled to death. She is blogging for TODAY Moms about her journey; here she writes about her first week back with her family in their new home.

By Stephanie Decker
Moving into the house has been a whirlwind. It has been absolutely amazing the work that this community has done for us and our family.  I am sad that I can’t go upstairs to see all of my children’s furniture and new clothes; however, my son Dominic has gone up with my phone to video the upstairs for me. As he’s 8, his interest as a videographer lies mainly in the toys that are in his room and not anything else. I have been debating doing a butt crawl up the stairs. Maybe I can mention this to my physical therapist and that can be my “cardio” workout for today? Hard part would be going up, easy/fun part would be sliding down! Oh yeah, I think this may be fun!
 
Speaking of physical therapy, it is going fantastic. Obviously I did not do much when I was in a hospital for three and a half weeks. And let me just say, as an active mom, that is just horrendous! I am sure the staff was ready to get rid of me as well. I kept pulling out the wires from all of my movement, but it was terribly frustrating for me to be stuck in a bed for so long. The good news is, now that I am home, I have nothing but time to work out! I am constantly on the move and it feels wonderful. My workouts consist of a manual wheelchair 15-20 minutes a day for cardio, then I do seated push-ups for my upper body strength. This is not the same as my previous workouts, however I am moving forward and in the right direction, and that is all I can ask for myself.

Inspiration Of Style

Spring 2012 Trend: Pink Shorts Suits

Spring 2012 Trend: Pink Shorts Suits

Sure, this trend might not have been automatically filed under “wearable,” but we give this leggy-yet-office-appropriate look major props for its versatility: Wear the blazer and shorts separately for a whole new set of cute outfits! Smart dressing, indeed.

Nanette Lepore, DKNY, Jenni Kayne, spring 2012

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