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There is so much to be said on this subject, and speaking from experience, simply being able to hear other people's stories can have a huge impact on healing. So, yes, just the fact that women are speaking out, will in itself help other victims. So for this post, I am simply sharing my own stories. And of course the specific point of #metoo is to shed light on the magnitude of the problem. I don't know what the solution is, but I do hope that this helps in some small way, if only to help some of my readers to feel as if they're not alone, and that healing is possible.

Have you ever been sexually harassed or assaulted? Me too...

With the phrase "grab them by the pussy" reverberating since the presidential election (unfortunately) and new and disgusting details of the Weinstein scandal surfacing by the day, it is hard to keep anxieties at bay. It's difficult to watch the news or scroll through Twitter when just the words "rape" and "molest" …

The Weekend IT List


1. Finalize Your Thanksgiving Menu. If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you need to settle on the menu so you can make sure you have all your ingredients and the right amount of servings per dish. If you still need help figuring these things out, you can use this great interactive Thanksgiving menu planning tool on Epicurious.

2. Snatch up Pumpkins and Squash. Now is the perfect time to get pumpkins and decorative winter squash on sale for last-minute Thanksgiving decor and for food presentation. You can use mini pumpkins to create chic individual servings of soup or stuffing.

3. Don't Show up Empty-Handed. If you're attending Thanksgiving Dinner at someone's home, don't forget to bring a host/ hostess gift. If you find yourself picking up a hostess gift at the last minute, don't fret. A nice holiday candle from Bath & Body works or a fancy serving tray from Target will do just fine. If you're pressed for cash, you can make an easy and inexpensive DIY hostess gift ; freshly-baked treats dressed up in a beautiful holiday tin are always appreciated.

4. Get Cooking! There are several things on any Thanksgiving menu that can be made ahead of time. To ensure you don't have too much to do on Thanksgiving, and so you'll have more time to spend with friends and family, make or prep as many things as you can a day or two in advance. Some things can be made several days ahead, like the cranberry sauce.

5. Plan Your Holiday Shopping. Black Friday is not something to do at the last minute on a whim. If you're going to do it, you need to know exactly where you're going to shop and exactly which items you want to fight for. Here is a nice thorough list of the best Black Friday deals for 2013. Or just do like I do now that I'm too old and fussy for the crowds - shop Black Friday deals online!


*Image by Krisztina Williams for use in my upcoming cook book. All rights reserved.

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  1. Black Friday strikes me as cluster-insane.

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    1. I use to love shopping on black friday. I'm not quite sure what I was thinking!!

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