Posts Tagged ‘shaving mirror’

Fran Drescher’s ‘Cancer Schmancer Movement’ Welcomes the peeka-bu Mirror

May 3, 2011

“Cancer Schmancer.” We hope we can all be this non-cholant about the topic. Today sexy and serious join together to help actress Fran Drescher’s (The Nanny) in her mission to raise awareness for womens’ cancers and save lives through healthy living and prevention. I am grateful to have connected with this organization and learn about what they are doing for womens’ health. They are working on a variety of different programs to make it possible for all women to get the care they need and are giving out a bunch of useful information. Plus, they added the peeka-bu mirror to their website.

Education, Prevention, Healthy Living for Women

At first, I was hesitant to send out information on such a serious topic, yet if we look at it from a standpoint of knowledge, not fear, it is empowering. This is just what Cancer Schmancer does. It takes a rather frightening conversation and makes it accessible. For many of us, the peeka-bu mirror does the same thing. Looking at our own body is is foreign, scary and weird. And yet, a must for us who want to be self-aware and connected.

Back to ‘Schmancer.’ It’s not that we need to be scrutinizing every part of our bodies all day, but having the tools and information for healthy living is not a bad idea. My favorite part of her website is the ‘Prevention’ section under the education tab. It breaks down the ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of healthy living in a clear and simple manner. It’s no surprise that her lifestyle suggestions align with habits that feel good and treat the environment well.

To for more info on Cancer Schmancer, check out: http://www.cancerschmancer.org/

To watch the peeka-bu interview with Dr. Jennifer Lang, M.D. about self exams and womens health, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/peekabu1?feature=mhum#p/u/3/BN6e5RBcEvc

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Natural Nudity on Womens’ Day!

March 9, 2011

"The Three Graces" by Peter Paul Rubens


Celebrate Nudity

Today I write you from a beautiful retreat center on the Northern California coast, a place founded in the 60’s by experimental hippies and psychologists. It’s now one of the most revered centers for the sacred arts and a gorgeous place to be on vacation. One of the main attractions here are the sulfur hot springs, natural hot springs sitting on the edge of a breathtaking view of the pacific ocean. Although many things here have changed since the hippie days, nude bathing and beaches have not. People come here from all over the world to experience this place, many of which have had little exposure to public nudity. Last week, there was a group of CEO’s from a variety of companies, including Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and Google. I watched as many of them, who appeared overly conservative on the outside leave the bathing area with peaceful smiles. I was wondering how their experience with public nudity struck them. I asked a few women (and men too.) They all said that it was weird for a few minutes and then they loved it. They really enjoyed the freedom of not having to cover up who they really are. Beneath the big salaries and suits, they all enjoyed their humanness and didn’t feel objectified exposing their bodies.

On International Womens’ Day

I had a similar experience when I first undressed in public. I was self conscious about my body, but it slipped away within seconds. As a woman, I have an ingrained nervousness about being ‘seen,’ especially without clothes. Although, surprisingly here I don’t feel that way at all. What I find is that while being obviously nude, people are more respectful of each others’ space then while wearing clothes out in the world. Extra attention is paid to not stare and to just be. I recently read some studies about how children exposed to nudity (as confirmed in an earlier post by Dr. Jaelline Jaffe, are actually more comfortable in their bodies and have a healthier body self image than their piers. Nudity in itself is not a big deal. It’s just what we’ve made of it in this country that places so much shame and expectations on ourselves to have a ‘perfect body’ according to the modern media. It seems these expectations are exaggerated for women.

It’s quite comical when you look at it as all bodies really are different. Many years ago, a softer, more voluptuous body was ‘in style.’ Perhaps, we’ll move back to that as time goes on.

So today on International Womens’ Day, consider some things you can do to honor that body you’ve got, however it looks. If being naked for a while inspires how, how about trying it at home? Arrange a naked day for cooking, reading or working at home. Maybe set up a naked photo shoot to highlight and embrace your body. You could even spend some time in front of a mirror seeing yourself, honoring the “imperfections.” If I have learned anything from being here about naked people, it’s that there are a bajillion ways a body can look. And I’ve rarely seen anyone match a magazine or a billboard.

Hoohoos are the new “Coffee Talk” in Hollywood

October 8, 2010

Jenny McCarthy after receiving her peeka-bu mirror.


Sarah Silverman loves the hoohoo topic too.

The new “Coffee Talk” in Hollywood: Hoohoos

This week, I went to Jenny McCarthy’s book
signing because I wanted to weasel a peeka-bu mirror into her hands. I saw her earlier in the morning on Good Day LA and all she wanted to talk about was her ‘hoohoo.’ Her new book is titled “Love, Lust and Faking It” so go figure. I hadn’t read a word of her book and barely even knew who she was, but I went, got there two hours early and sat next to a bunch of star struck people who screamed every time they announced ‘Jenny’ on the loudspeaker. I decided to read a few pages to see what it was about. Besides, I had to buy the thing to get a wristband. It was actually pretty funny. She talks about her life and loves
and even has a chapter about rendezvous with Brad Pitt.

What surprises me is that so many women are hungry to talk about their hoohoos. It’s like these conversations have been suppressed for ages, kept to porn and nude movie scenes and awkward innuendoes. And now, so many stars just want to gab about their lady parts like hand bags and lipstick. Jenny stepped up to the podium, said hi and immediately went on to talk about her hoohoo. I’m not kidding. She said something to the extent of “Before I start my speech, I’m going to answer the question that is most frequently asked on tour…What’s up with my hoohoo? It looks the same as it did in ’97 in case you all are wondering. Apparently she and Chelsea Handler are BFF’s and big fans of the conversation topic. She then answered two questions and moved on to the signing. This was an excellent segway for me when it was time to meet her at the podium. After she signed my book, I told her I had a special gift for her hoohoo. She cracked up and loved it.
She told everyone, her whole posse including the body guards and
the impatient crowd.

Jenny and Sarah “discuss.”

Then, last night some friends invited me to the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy club. For $6, I got to see Sarah Silverman as the opening act. She was ‘on’ and it was hilarious. AND….she talked repeatedly about her vagina, how it smells like a peach tree and how she does NOT recommend using perfume if you smell something funny. She said, if it’s really that bad, see a Dr. Thanks Sarah for the med tip! This next joke was the kicker. She told a story of how when she was three, she would shower with her mom who sported a giant 70’s bush. She acted out the scene with her mom getting fresh shower water while Sarah had to bask in the runoff of the water that cascaded down her mother’s bush.

And there you have it, stars and their hoohoos. I am sure this could go on forever.

Have a great weekend,

Sarah

Quirky is the new Sexy

July 16, 2010


Hi everyone,
I am honored to announce that I’ll be interviewed by the fabulous Caroline Donahue’s podcast next Tuesday. Caroline Donahue, founder of Remabulous Coaching, interviews original and fabulous Business owners to talk about the Quirk Behind the Work and how they discovered success through embracing who they really are. What an awesome thing to be recognized for? I used to think that quirks were bad, negative things that would make me strange and an unaccepted. I have spent a lot of time trying to keep them quiet, especially to those I don’t know. Who would have known that one day my eccentric characteristics would get me here? Want to know any of my other quirks? I drive with one leg bent and one straight. I like dressing up my dog in ridiculous outfits just to take pictures of him, I also take pictures of my feet everywhere, I love puns, even the bad ones, and I can’t go more than two days without yoga.

Did you know that quirks are sexy?

Your quirks are what define you and make you special. Some may be good and some may be a bit strange and that is great. If we were all normal, that wouldn’t be fun. Sometimes it’s the very thing that makes us a little odd that frees us and opens doors for creativity and growth. Are there any quirky parts of you that you’ve been hiding? Have you ever wanted to say or do something because you know it will feel good and and your fear stops you? How about taking one of those out for a spin? Try ‘flaunting’ something small at first to get started. Who knows who may see you and think that it’s pretty hot. The most appealing thing we can do on this planet is be 100% ourselves. Then we have the best chance of welcoming in the right situations into our lives. What’s the worst that can happen? A little embarrassment. I can’t think of one person who hasn’t been there before.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Dr. Suess