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Apr
05

Bring on the April showers! I wrote about 10 Stylish Items That’ll Keep You Dry in a Downpour for USA Today 10Best. Bet you’ll especially love the cute boots and the heart-shaped umbrella!

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the theory of everything

Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne, who was named Best Actor at the Academy Awards last night. His portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything was amazing, and you can enter to win a copy of the movie, now on DVD.

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The Theory of Everything

I loved pretty much everything about The Theory of Everything.

The movie, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, tells the amazing story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given a death sentence while pursuing his PhD in physics at Cambridge at age 21, Hawking went on to change the way we see the world — thanks not just to his brilliant mind but to his wife, Jane. [Read more…]

celebrating jane wilde during national family caregivers month

Theory of Everything wedding picture

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and I’m thrilled to partner with Midlife Boulevard to bring you this important public service information.

I recently saw The Theory of Everything, which immediately became one of my favorite movies of the year and will probably win a Best Actor Oscar for Eddie Redmayne who portrays world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

What struck me most about the film, though, is that, to me, it’s really the story of Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), who was not only Hawking’s lover, wife and the mother of his children but also his caregiver. It is unlikely he would have lived as long as he did, never mind accomplish so much and write a bestselling book that sold more than 10 million copies, without her unwavering support and sacrifice.

So, when my friends at Midlife Boulevard invited me to participate in a campaign to raise awareness for National Family Caregivers Month, I had to do it in honor of Jane. [Read more…]