Tales of a Sixth Grade Golden Retriever

pic for Golden Retriever BlogIn my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty.  It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.

My excitement, however, was short-lived.  Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:

Sixth Grade. Continue reading

So Just What Is Beauty Anyway?

Elizabeth Chomko's headshot she uses as an actress

Elizabeth Chomko’s headshot she uses as an actress

So just what is beautiful, anyway?

Being thin / having curves / pregnancy. Blonde / brunette / redhead / salt and pepper. Youth / aging gracefully. Strength / vulnerability. Femininity / androgeny. Seventeen / thirty-seven / a baby. Being toned / being touchable. The hourglass / the thigh gap. Marilyn Monroe / The Mona Lisa / Coco Rocha / Barbie / Mother Theresa / Michelle Obama.

And / or:

Confidence. Authenticity. Intelligence. Honesty. Wit. Humor. Admitting wrong. Fearlessness, passion, growth, perfection.  Continue reading

Speaking of Beauty’s Style Profile Test

Welcome to Speaking of Beauty’s Style Profile Test. Melissa McNamara and I designed this exercise to allow you to discover the one word that best describes you. It is Continue reading

Of Beauty and Barking

 

The Supermodel

The Supermodel

Beauty is my obsession. I became aware of beauty when I was around 12. I poured over fashion magazines and looked in the mirror to see if I was as beautiful as the models. Truthfully, I wasn’t. I was thin, had braces, and had terribly bad eyesight, which led to coke bottle glasses, framed by cat-like frames. But…I perservered. I wore a little bit of makeup. I tried to be as fashion forward as one could be in Continue reading

A Treasure! The Book “See What I Can Become” by Elyssa Fernandez

A child’s imagination is a remarkable thing. There is beauty and vision to it, as well as purity.  I had the pleasure of meeting artist/author Elyssa Fernandez and her sister, Elisha Fernandez, recently at the Success Summit produced by Today’s Innovative Woman.  Elyssa had a busy kindergarden – she wrote the book,
See What I Can Become. Isn’t that amazing? I read it and here are my thoughts: Continue reading

Aging. It’s a 4 to 1 Thing

Holly Fulger, Ellen Degeneres, Ayre Gross, Maggie Wheeler

I have lied about my age most of my life. When I was little, I lied about it because I wanted to be older. That ended when I hit 21. I was modeling at the time, and I began to see that as one became an adult, being younger was better.

Once I began acting, I was full on lying. I always played younger, therefore I was younger. I honestly don’t remember my 30th birthday. I may not have even celebrated it, because I wasn’t really 30…I was 26. Continue reading