Links That Light Us Up

35th Edition

Hello, Woman on Fire!

Things are heating up, spring is in the air, and we couldn’t be more excited for the weekend. But first, let’s get to these links…

Best Kick in the Pants—Sitting is definitely the new smoking. This article will get you up and out the door!

Women on Fire Inspiration via Rob Berkley Photography

Best Natural High—Tired? Try one of these three natural energy drinks to get you going again.


Best 30 Days EVER—There is nothing better than a 30-day challenge. Which one are you going to try?

30 challenges for 30 days via high existenceHigh Existence

Best Travel Checklist—Celebrate National Parks Awareness Week with this U.S. landmarks quiz. How many have you visited?

Where in the United States have you been- Adam DavisAdam Davis

 Best “You Go, Girl”—An oldie but a goodie. Inspiration found at 1:10.

Best Reason to Bake—Jenna makes these DELICIOUS cupcakes while cutting corners to save time, and we love her even more for it!

Rasberry and Cream cupcakes via Eat Live RunEat Live Run

Best Day Ever—These 10 questions x everyday = your best life!

10 questions to ask yourself every morning to be happy via lifehack.jpg

Best Derby Party DIY—We hope you have your fancy hat ready for the big day!

Kentucky Derby Party via Christine Byrne:BuzzfeedChristine Byrne

We hope these links light you up, and we look forward to seeing you here next week for more fun!


The Women on Fire team

P.S. Did you miss last week’s links that light us up?

Links That Light Us Up

11th Edition

Hello, Woman on Fire!

What a week it’s been for our Women on Fire® team. (If we haven’t told you, we work together virtually with teammates in Los Angeles, Huntsville, Alabama, Columbus, Ohio, York, Pennsylvania, Phoenix and on Martha’s Vineyard.)

While we worked away this week on some very exciting events and plans for you this fall and next year, Debbie was in Chicago on Monday hanging out with Oprah and Dr. Brene Brown!! (Yes, she was:-) …and you’ll hear all about it on Sunday in The SPARK!)

In the meantime, give yourself a quick break and check out this week’s inspiring links that we think you’re gonna love:

Best Fur Ball- Have you met Lil Bub yet? If not, we’re happy to introduce you. Not only is he the cutest cat (other than Debbie’s  Wilber, of course) but he’s raised over $60,000 for animal charities. Talk about a cat worth his Fancy Feast!

The Many Faces of Lil Bub via

Best News For Book Lovers- Calling all J.D. Salinger fans…word on the street is that two of his unpublished manuscripts are set for release in 2014. Also, this new movie might peak your interest.

The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

Best Breakfast- What’s better than coffee and pancakes for breakfast? How about coffee-flavored pancakes? Jenna from Eat Live Run whipped up these delicious beauties, and we think you might want to too! (Jenna’s book is amazing too. Check it out here.)

Coffee Pancakes from Eat Live

Best Discussion- Did you change your name when you got married? Would you change your name? Do you wish you never had changed your name? Check out this thoughtful piece in The New York Times by Pamela Paul on the topic of changing your name.

The Problem That Has Two Names by Pamela Paul- image via Jeanne DetallanteJeanne Detallante

Best Housewarming Gifts- Know somebody who has just moved in? Or are you looking for something fun for your home? Buzzfeed curated a great list of  17 creative housewarming gifts that people actually want.

Best Housewarming Gifts Via Buzzfeed- image via Taylor Crafts HandmadeTaylorCraftsEngraved

Best Look Book- In celebration of Vogue’s September issue, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour debuted in her first “voguestagram.” Also, if you haven’t watched the documentary The September Issue about what it takes to publish Vogue’s biggest issue of the year, we highly recommend. If you remember Ms. Wintour only as the subject of the book and movie The Devil Wears Prada, you’re in for a surprise!

Anna Wintour in her first Voguestagram via @voguemagazine@voguemagazine @taylorjewell

Best Documentary- We are on a total clothes kick with the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week around the corner and no one has documented fashion more powerfully than The New York Times’s 84-year-old, bicycle-riding photographer Bill Cunningham. One of the most celebrated fashion photographers in the world, his story is deeply heartfelt and highly entertaining. (Maybe he’ll photograph our very own talented fashion designer Nellie Partow, and her upcoming Fashion Week debut!)

Bill Cunningham New York

Best Interview- We are on Dr. Brené Brown overload and LOVING it!!! Hop on the train with this amazing article she’s featured in in The Huffington Post about the importance of authenticity. Read it, share it, practice it 🙂  We are doing our best to!

Brené Brown Interview via Huffington Post image via Origin MagazineOrigin Magazine


The Women on Fire Team

p.s. Did you see last week’s links?