Girl Talk: Visiting the Bra Genie

Last Saturday I noticed a store called The Bra Genie over by Whole Foods. I was totally stoked to see it and couldn't imagine how I'd missed it all of those times I've been to Whole Foods. Turns out it just opened last week. My friend Denise texted me and told me I needed to … Continue reading Girl Talk: Visiting the Bra Genie

Beautiful or Average: Which Would You Choose?

For the past two days, my mind has been spinning. There's a lot of reasons for it, but the primary instigator is that I became interested in this whole Texas martial law scare and started reading the news. All of a sudden, I'm reading about ISIS threatening that they are already in the US, Louisiana's … Continue reading Beautiful or Average: Which Would You Choose?

The Power of Feminine Force: A Letter to My Friend

A friend of mine just found out that her breast cancer is back. It's not life-threatening at this point, but it is life-impacting. She writes long, lovely letters to me, and it's one of the things I most treasure about our friendship. She doesn't vicariously watch my life on Facebook, she interacts with me in … Continue reading The Power of Feminine Force: A Letter to My Friend

Girl Talk: The Cuticle is Critical

So, today was the big day. I've been waiting for weeks to get in for my Deva Cut. When I called Eric Kelley, Mr. Baton Rouge Deva Man, I asked if I could get an appointment on a Saturday. The first Saturday available was April 25. OMG!!! My hair was a hornet's nest. There was … Continue reading Girl Talk: The Cuticle is Critical

Girl Talk: An Unusual Kind of Sexy

This morning I had my 'now more normal than not' crying jag before I left the house for work. I told my friend Michael that I feel like Jane in Broadcast News. Every morning before she had to 'get to it' professionally, she'd sit down, look at her watch, bawl her eyes out and then … Continue reading Girl Talk: An Unusual Kind of Sexy

Girl Talk: Crossing the Line

A friend of mine sent me a link yesterday to an article about Elizabeth's Varga's journey out of alcoholism and her willingness to break her anonymity and talk about it. Those of us in recovery have a duty to protect our fellow travelers' anonymity. It is part of the responsibility that we have in recovery. … Continue reading Girl Talk: Crossing the Line

Girl Talk: Circling Up

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my birthday! I'll be 53. I went out to dinner with a bevy of old pals from high school, and we talked about being in our 50s. We thought we'd feel a lot older in our 50s... imagining ourselves wrinkled with our walkers, dried up.... you know.. life being over kind of … Continue reading Girl Talk: Circling Up

Girl Talk: Stepping Into My Power Through Story

When I first got into recovery, I winced at the first step. We admitted we were powerless... ugh ... that word powerless. I hated it, but I knew that I could not stop the addictions that I had. I listened and I accepted my powerlessness, but I always winced at that word. I found a … Continue reading Girl Talk: Stepping Into My Power Through Story

Girl Talk: What Is It About Our Hair?

I was talking with my coach Jessica tonight, and she said she was playing with her new haircut. She went from long to medium length hair. She was putting curls in it to see what it looks like. She texted me a pic, and I told her it looked really sexy! It wasn't so much … Continue reading Girl Talk: What Is It About Our Hair?

Girl Talk: Power to the She, Chip

I don't remember when I first heard about Lululemon, but I do remember I never knew how to pronounce it. It was not until a store opened in Memphis with a frenzy of female obsessiveness that I realized that it was pronounced Lu-lu-lemon. I was impressed at their marketing and how quickly my athletic friends … Continue reading Girl Talk: Power to the She, Chip