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LizzLoves Holiday Giving December 23, 2010

One of my favorite things in the world is giving gifts. So, the holiday season is definitely my most favorite time of year. There’s something really beautiful about recognizing or honoring a special part of someone else and celebrating it through a gift. Some of the best gifts, I feel, are ones that nurture growth in someone.

In light of that, I’d like to take this post and dedicate it to several noteworthy organizations that encourage and inspire women and girls. You might want to consider them in your gift-giving this year—whether you decide to donate a few dollars, some of your time or just spread the word to your friends about the great work they do.

  • MADRE is a human rights organization that focuses on providing resources for women worldwide, including Afghanistan, Colombia and Palestine.
  • Girls Write Now pairs young women who are aspiring writers with seasoned novelists, journalists and songwriters for mentoring and workshops to help develop their writing skills.
  • FINCA uses microfinance to help women in developing countries fund their business ventures that will, in turn, improve their standard of living.

*As your gift to me, please send me other powerful organizations that you care about. Happy Holidays and thank you for reading!*


 

LizzLoves ChickRx December 7, 2010

This past week I’ve gotten a flurry of news from several friends who are suffering from one of this season’s not-so-jolly offerings: a sniffly, sore-throat cold.

 

With so many girlfriends looking for some healing advice and health tips, a site I discovered came to mind: ChickRx, a new health website that is made just for the ladies.

 

ChickRx isn’t cold, inaccessible or frightening like some health/medical websites can be. Think of it more like WebMD-meets-Sex in the City-meets-your best girlfriend with whom you can share your best body gross-out stories.

Weighing in on sex, fitness, relationships, dermatology and health, this site tells it like it is with lots of fun attitude, but still providing useful information. They’ve enlisted a team of experts who can best address a variety of health questions from their readers.

 

Here’s a quick sampling of some of their articles: