Sex 3.0 by JJ Roberts

LouisaBook Reviews, Society & Entertainment, What The Matriarch Sees

The goal of the book – as outlined by the author at the beginning – is to provide a new map for relationships. But no book can persuade readers through only emotionless hard analysis, psychological half truths and noticeably ‘masculine oriented’ sweeping assumptions about women and their motivations.

What’s So Great About Open Relationships Anyway?

LouisaRelationship Fluidity & Beyond

And let’s say your fundamental needs are already met by your current relationship interactions – including monogamous arrangements – then there is no need to be open in practice as long as you have been truly open in your evaluation. An open relationship means the permission to know and accept oneself …and be accepted by your partners.

the Guardian | Comment threads? They’re a fight to the death. Look, you know I’m right.

LouisaBusiness & Tech, Published Articles, What The Matriarch Sees1 Comment

In the online world, protecting your reputation and your voice is survival; so much so, that if someone has made an fool of themselves in public and been proven wrong, they will – nine times out of ten – leave the forum and choose to eradicate their presence; in other words, they commit a sort of social suicide.

Huffpo | Want a Pulitzer Prize? Death’ll Do It

LouisaPublished Articles

Fortunately for those of us who aren’t inclined to make the epic effort it requires to wade through the opening pages of Hemingway’s epic piece of literature–as boring as it is wise–you can satisfy your hankering for death and survival in almost every current Richard-and-Judy-stickered novel out there, from Harry Potter to The Lovely Bones.

Huffpo | Don’t Revisit your Childhood, on your Children

Louisa004 Stopping the Cycle, Published Articles, The Adoptee JourneyLeave a Comment

As the world evolves, so humanity remains essentially emotionally the same. One part angel, one part devil, all of us suffering from the influences of religion, society and our parents. All of it crystallized in sharp relief within the hellish prison of childhood. I always said I’d never forget…and yet now I have children, I find myself getting annoyed because … Read More

Love Yourself First

Louisa003 Rewriting the Narrative, The Adoptee Journey

There’s a rumour going round that goes something like this. You won’t truly be loved by another until you love yourself. It’s been repeated in various guises by many over the years and notably several Hollywood actresses. They seem – unsurprisingly – to be the most in need for a little self love. Love yourself first and everything else falls … Read More

How LinkedIn Stops You From Getting Jobs

LouisaBusiness & Tech, What The Matriarch Sees

As we turn our self-absorbed gaze to how best we can all be portrayed on the web from Facebook and Twitter, to Pinterest and YouTube there is one giant in the online CV world called LinkedIn. And yet LinkedIn has a startlingly, and increasingly glaring flaw. It portrays your entire work history and professional persona, relevant or not. And misses out those brilliant Amazon reviewing skills you do in your spare time which might just contribute to your next job as a Product Manager.

Sheryl Sandberg a Feminist Icon? Give me a Break.

LouisaSociety & Entertainment, What The Matriarch Sees

Personally I like to measure my success in this life by how content I am with my circumstances, how happy my children are and how much opportunity I create for me and those around me (and not only in professional terms). I am no saint, but I have realised that it is impossible for me to be happy at the expense of others. And it is impossible for me to be happy by working 12 hours a day in the corporate sphere. But I am not everyone, and cannot make that call for others (unlike Ms Sandberg who seems to speak on behalf on all women).

Technorati | What’s your Online Battle Cry…And does anyone care?

LouisaBusiness & Tech, Published Articles, What The Matriarch SeesLeave a Comment

Caucasian Woman with red hair, and war paint, in the middle of a shout. Representing women's voice online.

My cause is not children in Africa or maltreated cows, and it’s not that I don’t have compassion for them. But my battle is to repair some of the dysfunction caused by the society and environment I grew up in; sex negativity, maternal narcissism, fluid relationships… and if I am to manage even part way, then it needs to be my primary focus. At least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.