“One in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.” This staggering statistic was the opening line of the Spotlight monologue in the 2013 script of The Vagina Monologues. I had the honor to perform in the show this past weekend at Wesleyan University. Many other universities and communities engaged in vagina love this past week in honor of V-Day. The V-Day movement began fifteen years … [Read more...] about V-Day: Bringing a Voice to Vaginas and an End to the Violence
Have you noticed that many women tend to lose their identity once they are in relationships? Is it possible to maintain the “me” while being part of a “we”? The short answer is yes, but there is much more to this occurrence than just simply being lost in love. Psychoanalyst Beverly Engel opines that many women are hard wired and encouraged since birth to be dependent, whereas males are given more … [Read more...] about The Importance of Personal Growth in a Relationship
Last year, instead of coming up with a New Year’s resolution, I chose a “word of the year.” My word was created, and 2011 was indeed full of new ideas and creations. When it came time to choose my word of the year for 2012, though, I felt myself longing to go deeper than “create.” I wanted a word that would serve as a touchstone, helping me during both low times and ordinary ones. I wanted this … [Read more...] about Getting Connected in the New Year
Today is my last and final blog as Lady Lennia. I have enjoyed blogging and hanging up the cover of the magazine at my workstation! I am honored to be such an inspiration to everyone and honored to be a Lady Lennia. I hope my blogs and articles will always inspire, even 50 years from now. I just wanted to recap on some key things to remember. The less stress, the better. Don’t sweat the small … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Says Good-bye!
Summer is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start getting in shape for the sunny days to come. With this in mind, here are a few eating tips for attaining and maintaining your summer beach body: Smaller Portions Try eating smaller meals throughout the day. Research has shown that eating six smaller meals as opposed to three large meals will keep your metabolism (your body's … [Read more...] about Slim Down for Summer: Your Ticket to Looking and Feeling Great
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look IMAGE IS KEY! Upon graduating, it is important to maintain a polished image regardless of the field that you are going into. I work in corporate fitness, and while that position may not seem to require as much of a polished look as, say, a news anchor, it is still important to maintain a professional and put together image. I … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look