My Alternative Baby Shower – A Baby Blessingway: Baby Showers are seemingly essential these days. The phenomenon has spread from the US to the UK and all too often celebs are papped attending, and/or leaving with pink or blue balloons and voluminous goody bags. It seems to my momma-trained eye that baby showers are the new black, they are the place to be seen, they are to a child-bearing generation what Pacha is to Ibiza. Upon my recent pregnancy I toyed with the idea of a shower and even got as far as setting a date and venue. But the thing is, despite me being half American and having baby showers in my blood, I could not justify the fact that in having a shower I was essentially asking for presents. Being half British it seemed there was something a little vulgar about it. Indeed my spiritual and soulful inclinations were not content that the first event I would ever hold for my child was one so centered on rampant consumerism.
Meet The Conversation’s September Guest Editor, Katherine Schwarzenegger: Our new guest editor for September is Katherine Schwarzenegger. Read her introduction letter to find out what kind of contributions she will be making to The Conversation this month.
When a person has dignity because they are able to create their own world, you know, it just changes everything.
The Estate Sale: Learning to Live Again: She maintained a brisk and focused pace. It felt like these moments were the only time that she took a literal step out of her swirling world and immersed herself in the fresh surroundings of air and natural elements. It was equal parts going within while being present enough to enjoy the outward. She was coming upon the tail end of her daily walk.
Men We Love: Lasse Larsen- Lasse Larsen may appear to be an anomaly to many. Vegan. Model. Health advocate. Former reality star. Non-profiteer. World traveler. He has as many talents as he does aspirations to do good in the world. The more you get to know Lasse the more you realize that it’s the unique combination of his eclectic qualities and views on life that make him the man that he is today. A man we should all know and love.