Where My Grrrls At?

It’s impossible to know what Saint Valentine, the pious fellow for whom V-Day is named, would think of the pink glitter and chocolate-laden holiday we celebrate every February. Yes, Valentine’s Day is just weeks away, Grrrls!  But given that the sentimental Victorian-era festival from which the holiday derives was based on the flimsiest of premises, there’s little reason not to think of the day as an excuse to buy something sweet for yourself — every MAG knows this! If you’re not coupled up, the idea of celebrating can feel quite passé, capitalist, or heteronormative, even. But love, as a universal experience, can still (and should!) be shared among those closest to you: friends, family, chosen family—the ones who are there even when romantic partners come and go. MAG Up to MAGnificent, Leslie Knope for coming up with a sassy alternative to the traditional V-Day: Galentine’s Day. Observed on February 13th, it’s an opportunity to appreciate the women you love and admire, celebrate feminism, and support female-run labels.

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MAG@work:  The Art of the Business Dinner

As any boss lady knows, sometimes the REAL meeting is the night before or the evening after—NOT in the boardroom. Often, your best deals and greatest progress happen in a setting where everyone can feel more relaxed. MAGS, don’t let an evening of small talk and wine throw you off your game. It might be a dinner, but you need to be all about your business. Here is how to show up and stand out!
 

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New Year, New Rules

Thinking back on my New Year’s Eve festivities, I remember being with a small gathering of friends, watching the countdown expecting to be overcome with infinite joy and excitement in anticipation of a new year. There I was, holding my glass, the numbers steadily rolling backwards…10-9-8-7, waiting for that big moment, 6-5-4-3, … and then, finally 2-1… when 2019 rang in. But instead of shouting the obligatory “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” I froze cold –suffering a brief moment of paralyzing panic. Like shortness of breath, light flashing before my eyes, sweaty underboob kinda panic.

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MAGnificent Earlene Cox

Earlene Cox is the kind of woman that every GRRRL wants to have on her BFF roster. She’s kind, sassy, creative and the type of grown-ass woman that MAG salutes!  Earlene is a native of North Carolina, but has called New York her home for many decades. She’s raised her children in Westchester New York and has done all the Mom rituals that working women endure. She’s been through Nanny hell, shared her suburban limelight with an ambitious and successful husband and served as an international tax attorney for a Fortune 15 company for more years than she cares to count!  Corporate America was her home for way too long and the many countries she visited became an international blur.

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Yes, I Was Raised by a MAGman. Musings of a Daddy’s GRRRL

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens really were some of my favorite things in childhood as I was sold on the persona of fairytales and Cinderella by my daddy. He was a MAGman from the beginning and I was his little grrrl. He would sit in his chair and read me wonderful stories filled with hope and possibility… I believed every word. Little did I know how much reprograming it would cause later in life… but back then… he planted the seeds of value.

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MAGnificent – Laura Browder!

Let’s celebrate with our first 2019 MAG…Ms. Laura Browder.  We love Laura and all that she has to offer.  She’s fierce, confident, and always up for boozy brunch; she supports and champions all the MAGnificent GRRRLS that play on her volleyball teams.  Laura is a coach and mentor to many high school GRRRLs in Los Angeles, California.  Her infectious smile and ready high- five make her the type of GRRRL that we love to support.  Laura is every GRRRL, every MAG that is determined to live her truth; define her best way of living in the “now” and most importantly, open to life’s journey and the expected daily wins and daily pot holes.  Life will happen to all of us, but it’s Laura’s attitude that makes her a MAG on the move.

Laura Browder

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