I almost can’t believe that Martha Stewart is 75 today on August 3rd, 2016. Where does the time go?
I probably don’t need to tell you that Martha Stewart is a creative genius and an incredibly complex woman. In her early life, she was a model, stockbroker and caterer. Then, she made her name as an author, cook, gardener, home décor expert, businesswoman, actor, makeup maven and, finally, entrepreneur!
Books teach us about who and how we are in the world. They speak to our loftiest ideals and our darkest shadows. Books reveal humanity’s path.
Ripley, the powerful character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series, has had a tough life. She has been attacked by vicious, acid-drooling aliens, trapped, killed and resurrected. She has encountered personal conflicts and fought to protect her crew. Now, there are signs that, in Alien 5 (actual title: Alien: Covenant), Ripley’s troubled story may finally be coming to an end!
Have you ever found yourself listening to a friend’s disclosure that she was sexually abused as a child? How did you handle it? What’s the best way to receive such news?
Here are some of my ideas, based on my thirty years as a trauma therapist. During that time, I helped women who had been sexually abused in childhood.
When Helen Mirren announced that she would be appearing in the upcoming film about illegal street racing, “Fast 8,” I was so excited. After all, after her amazing Top Gear performance, who wouldn’t want to see Dame Helen Mirren behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 650S or Porsche 918 Spyder?
When Richard Branson was born, on July 18, 1950, the first moon landing was almost exactly 19-years away. Fast-forward to 2016 and Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, wants to democratize space travel. Ok, at $200,000 a flight, perhaps “democratize” is too strong a term.
The last time Judi Dench played Queen Victoria, it was in Mrs. Brown, a film about Queen Victoria and her relationship with her butler, John Brown. For her performance, Dench was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Sometimes cooking for one or two seems like a real bother. Many of us have been cooking for four or more people our whole lives. So to cook for just ourselves sometimes is, well, not fun. Take heart, and I am talking literally about our hearts and bodies for that matter.