10 Life Lessons From Thelma and Louise

These life lessons from Thelma and Louise movie – staring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon – include trusting your gut and picking your battles. Thelma and Louise are strong women in history – even though they’re fictional characters – and the movie is bubbling over with ways to “See Jane Soar.” 
“My husband wasn’t sweet to me,” said Thelma to the cop as she put him into the trunk of his own police cruiser. “And look how I turned out.”
Geena Davis played Thelma and Susan Sarandon was Louise – […]

What Halloween Costumes Reveal About Personality Traits

What do Halloween costumes reveal about personality traits? If you look behind the “trick or treat” mask of these Halloween costumes for women and men, you can see right into people’s thoughts, dreams, and personality!
In fact, what your Halloween mask reveals could be more important than what it hides.
If you could dress up as anything you want for Halloween this year, what would it be? An Egyptian Queen, glamorous gangster woman, a blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe costume, or Queen […]

How to Live Your Best Life – Oprah Winfrey

“Live your best life” is Oprah Winfrey’s mantra – but what does it mean? These tips on how to live your best life aren’t directly from Oprah; they’re inspired by her words and life. She’s one of the most strong, successful, powerful women in history and we can learn so much from her — whether we watch her TV show or not!
“For every one of us who succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out,” says Oprah. ” The light doesn’t always necessarily have to be in your […]

Overcoming an Unexpected Relationship Breakup – Eleanor Roosevelt

The end of a relationship is especially difficult to overcome when you don’t know for sure why it ended! These ways to overcome an unexpected relationship breakup are based on a reader’s question on 10 Tips for Surviving a Breakup. These tips aren’t just for the end of romantic relationships – they include the end of friendships, too.
Here’s what Eleanor Roosevelt said about friendship:
“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the […]

Making Envy Work for You – Helen Gurley Brown

The life lesson: not only can you make envy work for you — it can improve your life! The successful woman: Helen Gurley Brown – a woman envied by men and women alike.
Here’s what Gurley Brown says about envy:
“Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.”
Few women are born successful, fulfilled, happy, and living the life of their dreams. To make envy work for you (instead of draining your energy and deadening your spirit), remember that the successful woman you […]

Anne Lamott – Limping After Loss

After You Lose Someone You Love, You Walk With a Limp

Anne Lamott wrote an article for O magazine, about losing someone you can’t live without. She compared it to a broken leg: you heal, but you’ll always walk with a limp.
I found this passage when researching Madonna for See Jane Soar. Here’s what Oprah said to Madonna during an interview:
“A few months back, Anne Lamott wrote a piece for my magazine about being 49. I’ll read part of it: “I have survived so much loss, as all of us have by […]

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