A little over a century ago, a young woman in high society coming of age was judged not only on her beauty but also on her skills. She was expected to have mastered an assortment of arts by the time she was ready for marriage, in addition to having mastered being a poised, graceful young … Continue reading Self-Improvement Series 3: Feminine Hobbies
One of the chief complaints I hear from men about women in their lives is how self-centered they can be. While over-indulgence in satisfying ones own wants and emotions and self-absorption are flaws that both men and women can have, women have more of a tendency toward solipsism than men. Solipsism, or "egoistic self-absorption," is … Continue reading Solipsism And How to Combat It
At some point I will do a post about "the wall" and how to avoid slamming into it at full speed before your time, but for now, I'll talk about a major way to improve how you look, feel, and age--being fit. In the age of body-positivity and you-go-girlism, being healthy is usually portrayed for … Continue reading Self-Improvement Series 2: Get (And Stay) Fit!
"Wherever she went she seemed to take joy and brightness with her. In the cottages of the poor her fair face shown like a sunbeam...[she] was blessed with the magic power of fascination, by which a woman can charm with a word or intoxicate with a smile. Every one loved, admired, and praised her." -M.E. … Continue reading Self Improvement Series 1: Just Be Pleasant
I've been away from this blog for quite a while, school, work, and family matters keeping me very busy. But, now that I have a bit more time on my hands, I'd like to restart it. In this day and age, the topics of beauty and femininity are more important than ever. Positive, non-toxic femininity … Continue reading Self-Improvement Series (I’m back!)