Check out my exclusive interview with “The Nanny” & “Happily Divorced” star Fran Drescher, who talks candidly about her experience with cancer, and what she’s doing to find a cure.
Summer 2012- Brain World Magazine interview with Fran Drescher
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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” -Kahlil Gibran
As a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, I spent a lot of time getting women into the right foundation for them. You see, if a woman finds a foundation she loves, she sticks with it. She comes back for more.
Celebrity makeup artist & stylist Michelle Phillips is one of the few beauty professionals that understands inner beauty isn’t just for amateurs. Michelle’s new book, The Beauty Blueprint, is a totally new type of beauty book that seeks to expand on the idea that the foundation of beauty is your mental makeup. Read more
A quote by John Ruskin is given more worth than a thousand words when brought to life with this vibrant artwork by “Queen of Arts”. Read more
These days I’m a lot less likely to call people crazy, even if they are, and that’s because I have a sense of what the word really means. Many years after Neil Diamond and Grandma Prisbrey and the mustached bagel lady, my severely depressed brain and I walked right up to the shoreline of bona fide clinical madness. I dipped a couple of toes in the water to feel it, and I thought very seriously about jumping into the cold, dark, murky, depths. That certainly would have been easier than the alternative: exerting the strenuous emotional and spiritual effort to turn my back to the water and trudge back through the thick, hot beach sand littered with the sharp, fragmented shards of my ego, my dignity, and my sense of who I was. I stood on that shoreline for many months, all the while vacillating over which direction I should turn. There were days when I wanted to take that plunge because it was easier, because it would be far less painful and take a lot less effort than walking barefoot through the sand. But each time I felt like giving in, each time I stripped myself down and prepared to dive into the abyss, I chickened out. I couldn’t do it. I had no choice but to turn around, gird myself, and go for it.
It was hard to tell whether I was walking away from the darkness or toward something beyond the beach, but no matter the impetus, trekking across the sand was more grueling and exasperating than anything I’d ever done. I wept, I fell, I bled. Turns out it takes balls to go nuts, but it takes even bigger balls to fight back.
- Danny Evans, Rage Against the Meshugenah Read more
People ask me all the time, “Why are you so happy?” When I reply with “No reason,” they assume I’m being coy, but that’s hardly it- I’m simply telling it like it is. I know how to be happy for no reason. Read more
When you know you are a just a disco party
of cells that came together for a time,
you’ll live like the blazing sphere you are,
and dance with the spheres around you.
- Tara Sophia Mohr
On October 29, 1941, Winston Churchill delivered the the shortest commencement speech on record to the boys at Harrow School. The speech was as follows:
‘Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.’
It has often been shortened to five words: “Never, never, never, give up.”
You don’t have to be a genius to think like one. Michael J. Gelb introduces the Seven Da Vincian Principles–seven essential elements of genius, named in Da Vinci’s native Italian, that any of us can develop on our own.