Hands fascinate me. I can remember TV commercials when I was 40 talking about hands. About dish washing soap that kept your hands looking young, even if you were 35 or older. The concept of 35 being old astonished me. But, we're a youth society, aren't we? And, as we... Read more →


My Mom ... circa 1953? Somehow, this weekend, I was half-asleep, listening in the dark for the dog (when I hear her collar jingle I wait to see if she's coming to the bedroom door to give it a scratch, indicating she wants out), when a vivid memory hit my... Read more →


I call it the Rise of the Wayward Woman. I call it time to embrace your phenomenal self, as a woman, in the 21st century. In a keynote given at the Women in the Pet Industry Network last year, I focused on the power of women to day to rise... Read more →


The hand that rocks the cradle, so it's been told, rules the world. How true is this? Can women demand and command the kind of attention men get as a matter of fact? We can and we do. We can and we have. We can and we will. History shows... Read more →


The non-profit organization Art as Action means a LOT to me. I've been on the board for 2 years and counting. While I don't perform, my daughter and granddaughter do. They embody the concept of Artivism, which is to perform in support of community, to share something bigger than the... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita As seen on social media, Monday morning, from KDRV Newswatch 12, shared by Diana Robinson. One wonders, as a woman, how these teachers managed to get married at all. I expect they 'met' husbands at church. A good place to meet locals and get to know them,... Read more →


This post is about the value of art in our lives. The video shows conversation between a small group of people who serve on a volunteer board for Art as Action, in Boulder, CO. Art as Action exists to connect the community to real performances; real art; talented people who... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita As shared on the web via my BFF Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing: Russia's Terrifying Blogger Law Goes Into Effect Today Under the new law, signed in May, bloggers will have to register with the Russian government, allowing the government to restrict blogs it doesn’t approve of.... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Just a quick post... read in my daily note from the folks at readwrite, I just learned that LinkedIn has a follow button now. According to Owen Thomas, "A gigantic change is quietly sweeping through LinkedIn. Millions of members now have a "Follow" button, a feature that... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Seriously, National Lipstick Day? Who knew? Well, Kristin Elliott of Doodie Pack pet supplies, which I LOVE... tagged me on Facebook with this news and I'm dancing around my desk now. #NationalLipstickDay was created just for me. Well, it seems like it was created just for me.... Read more →