Month: October 2019

The Science on Aging, Longevity and Sex

The Science on Aging, Longevity and Sex

CAUTION: IF YOU’RE SQUEAMISH/PRUDE ABOUT SEX, PLEASE PASS ON THIS POST.

Yes, I’m serious. 😉

Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s discuss the research on longevity, aging and sex. Shall we?

I had the great honor and privilege of hearing Dr. Ruth Westheimer talk about sex this week in Montreal at McGill University. There’s just something about a little 91 year old woman talking about erections and orgasms in a quiet European accent that had me giggling.

Another notable highlight of the afternoon for me was Harvard Scientist Dr. David Sinclair, author of Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science Of Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To. 

Teri Hatcher: On Hatching Change, Career, Motherhood and Inspired Living

Teri Hatcher: On Hatching Change, Career, Motherhood and Inspired Living

In this episode of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Teri Hatcher and I dive into Hatching Change and her journey into living a healthy, inspired and purposeful life. A former NFL cheerleader, Teri played Lois Lane in Superman, Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives for almost a decade (my personal favorite, I have never missed an episode), is a Bond Girl, has one of the most famous Seinfeld one-liners, “They’re real and they’re spectacular,” and has won a Golden Globe and SAG Award.

Teri is a mother to a 21 year old daughter, an author, and the creator of Hatching Change, an online platform that includes the show Van Therapy and 1 for 1 (1 meal for 1 person).

Teri shares with such vulnerability, honesty, humility, and intuition, it was wonderful getting up close and personal with her.

Mandy and Rebecca of Mandy's: On Entrepreneurship, Balance and Chasing Your Dreams

Mandy and Rebecca of Mandy’s: On Entrepreneurship, Balance and Chasing Your Dreams

Season 1, Episode 7 is now live!

Today gives new meaning to the term, Salad Sisters! I’m thrilled to have Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe, co-founders of Mandy’s on the Erica Diamond Podcast today. Talk about women who truly GOT OFF THE FENCE!

If you are wondering about things like: what to do if you have an idea for a new business, how to balance career and motherhood, social media tips, and more, this episode is for you!

Happy International #DayOfTheGirl: Raising Empowered and Confident Girls

Happy International #DayOfTheGirl: Raising Empowered and Confident Girls

There’s an expression, G-d gives you what you need, not what you want.

I guess it’s true… maybe?

When I gave birth to my son, exactly 16 years ago and one month today, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of.

When I was pregnant with him, I had no idea what I was having. My husband and I didn’t want to know the sex (well really, he didn’t want to know). What I DID know, was that I was a beached whale. My father called me Orca instead of Erica. I had zits, out of control cellulite, and I barfed all nine months. In other words… all the signs of carrying a girl.

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids Tech-Free — And It Should Have Been a Red Flag

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids Tech-Free — And It Should Have Been a Red Flag

I guess we can call this one, #MediaMonday.

Happy Monday, ladies.

My girlfriend sent me this article this morning, and instead of re-writing the news in my own words, I thought Business Insider’s Allana Aktar did a fine job delivering it to us.

So, instead of writing about it myself, I opted simply to direct you to the article.

The news headline is the headline above.

It starts like this…

“Bill Gates, one of the most influential tech leaders in the world, limited how much technology his children could use at home. In 2007, Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, implemented a cap on screen time when his daughter started developing an unhealthy attachment to a video game. He also didn’t let his kids get cell phones until they turned 14.”

How to Self-Publish Your Book

How to Self-Publish Your Book

I have a question for you: What are you doing with your manuscript?

You finally finished writing your book.  Congratulations!  Possibly, you spent years writing and rewriting it.  I’m sure it represents a ton of work and an unbelievable amount of time, so you have accomplished something to really be proud of.

Now you have to address the publication issue. One possibility is self-publishing. Writing a book and publishing a book require very different skills, so you’ll have to do some internet research.  Once you start, you’ll be shocked at how much information is available on the web. What you probably won’t realize at first is that the web searches can lead to unintended problems.

There are two areas of concern here. First, some of the self-publishing information is inaccurate or flat out misleading.  Second, the web is filled with scam artists looking to prey on first-time self-publishing authors.