• He Named Me Malala

    #HeNamedMeMalala

     


    Malala Yousafzai has accomplished more for women’s rights in a mere decade than I could hope to contribute in 3 lifetimes. She is only human, but the depth of her humanity proves immeasurable by any metrics known to me.

    This month the inspirational documentary of how Malala Yousafzai’s homeland (the Swat Valley of Pakistan) was taken over by Taliban extremists, how her family endured under the de facto rule of terrorists, and how Malala became a beacon for female education and empowerment, is being released in select US theaters. As of now, the film will only screen during the month of October.

    The full list of theaters is here.

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  • Find Your Flow in 2015 with Mahilani Akiona

    Mahilani Akiona Guest Blog for THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY, created by Lisa Tufano

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again: I have been really lucky to meet amazingly adventurous and ambitious women. I can’t help but think that we get drawn together by magnetic boss lady forces, a force field of mutual curiosity and awe for discovering the world and taking personal risks. These women are not fearless, but they are courageous, and that’s what really matters.

    One of the most recent additions to my social circle happened just a little over a year ago in the form of Mahilani Akiona, but I will let her tell you how she came to be in Los Angeles. All I can say is that she is the embodiment of boss lady spirit, and my conversations with her actually fueled the creation of the TLABL blog in the first place.

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  • Happy New Year from TLABL & Nicole Lapin

    2014 NYE Countdown with THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY and Nicole Lapin

    The new year always marks a time of celebration and renewal. It symbolizes the end of one life chapter and the beginning of a fresh one — both occasions worthy of reflection and perhaps a champagne toast.

    As we count down the minutes to 2015, I will be raising my own glass of bubbly and sipping in fond remembrance of the last 12 months and wishing for the year ahead to bring prosperity to us all. May we each be blessed with the unique richness that we seek, be that in mind, body, spirit, family, love, or wallet. Perhaps it’s a combination of all of the above!

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  • 3 Easy Tips to Kickstart Your Gratitude

    Thanksgiving… it’s not just about pilgrims and pie, although I do happen to know a real life pilgrim who also concocts incredible baked goods, explores the world, and is gloriously experienced in the art of gratitude. And she goes by the name of Dr. Therese Mascardo.

    Dr. Therese, a modern pilgrim if you will, is a living model of grace, generosity, and gratitude. I’m not kidding, she is the kind of “nice” that is both magnetic as well as shocking. If we lived in a fairy forest, Therese would be the beloved princess for whom the wildlife big and small forget their shyness or instinctual aggression. The larks would fishtail braid her hair and the flowers would unfurl their petals in unison to bask in the warmth of her radiant soul.

    So then, who better to share a little wisdom about giving thanks than this purple-haired pilgrim that I’m so blessed to call my friend?

    Dr. Therese Mascardo

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  • We for We – A Response to #HeForShe

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  • #AskHerMore

    Did you watch the Emmys last night?

    As usual, the red carpet was full of impossibly gorgeous celebrities all spiffed up in their designer tuxedo suits and sweeping gowns. And once again the journalists spent most of the time asking actresses vapid questions about their gowns and manicures and asking actors about their actual Emmy nominations, professional thoughts, and personal opinions. The media is so focused on this superficial nonsense, in fact, that E! rolled out a “clutch cam” to accompany the “mani cam” that they debuted during the Oscars to showcase celebrity manicures. The clutch cam featured a rhinestone-bedazzled rotating platform for the actress to place her clutch as if she were peddling goods on QVC.

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