Mental Illness – Fighting Stigma Head On!

When I was diagnosed with depression, bipolar, and other mental conditions in my 30's (late 80's - early 90's), I felt ostracized in every part of my life. My family was clearly embarrassed. My parents and older sister only saw my diagnoses and not me. To them, we were one in the same. Maybe at …


Reblog – The Devil Wears Prada – Streep and Hathaway A Dream Team

This is one of my all time favourite movies. What’s not to love whether you are male or female!


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You might ask yourself what is a middle-aged dork like me watching a movie about the fashion industry….well there is a lot to like. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci are quite exquisite in this movie about a fictitious fashion magazine editor/publisher which is loosely based on the real-life Anna Wintour. I think the fashion industry is a thing that we see on the cover of Vogue, Cosmo and on blogs here and there. This movie puts a human face on it but also tells the story of how competitive and cut-throat it can be. I see things like clothes, shoes, makeup and other accessories from how the women in my life consume and use them to make their lives better. For many fashion is a passion and is their lives. “The Devil Wears Prada” is a great movie and its accessible to men if they want it to…

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