The Feminine Canvas art show and panel highlights with Jessica Cashman

On November 6th, Los Angeles’s Beacon Arts Building featured a panel of speakers debating the issues raised by its exhibit The Feminine Canvas. The exhibit, which closed on that same night, featured works by many artists that all explored the subject of gender politics and female body image. Panelists included art critic Jeanne Willette, artists Zackary Drucker, Meg Cranston and …

Fabulous outfits, new friends and new words at the Women In Business Conference in Los Angeles

For Halloween this year I dressed up as a Lady Boss and had the pleasure of speaking on a panel for the At the Helm: Women in Biz Conference in Los Angeles. The event brought together female entrepreneurs from all different aspects of business to speak to young budding entrepreneurs on management, finance, legal, and marketing. I had the pleasure to …

Psychological Effects of Infertility on Women

In this video, Center for the Psychology of Women founder Jessica Cashman talks about the psychological effects of infertility on women. Have you struggled with infertility? How did you make peace with it?

The Top 4 Bad Work Habits to Stop Now

We all know how difficult it is these days to balance work and life. Being a super-loyal and effective worker bee doesn’t have to mean never going out for lunch or taking sick days. Center founder Jessica Cashman and other experts were recently interviewed in Glamour Magazine to discuss the top 4 bad work habits to stop now before you burnout or …

Transportation and Safety For Women

In this video, Center for the Psychology of Women founder Jessica LeRoy talks about safety challenges and concerns women face when considering various modes of transportation including riding bikes, walking and taking the bus. What experiences have you had where you’ve felt unsafe using various modes of transportation? And what can be done to make it safer for women?

Cleaning and Reprioritizing this April

I have to be honest, summer is my favorite time of year. If it could be sunny and 80 degrees year round, I would be thrilled. The second best time of year is Spring (because summer is just around the corner.) There is something so hopeful, joyous, and inspiring about Spring, a prize for making it through the winter. In the …

Finding Balance this March

Yesterday I went to yoga for the first time in months. I feel good today, pleasantly sore, but that class was. not. easy. The balancing poses have always been some of my strongest, but yesterday confirmed that my yoga hiatus had taken its toll. My legs wobbled in the longer holds. I found it hard to keep my face calm …

Love is in the Air this February on CPoW

Few topics have been written on more extensively than love. Cupid’s library is surely full of Shakespeare’s plays, Greek mythology, romantic comedy scripts, poetry, songs, and self-help manuals. Add the topic of marriage into the mix and thousands more titles need to be added to Cupid’s crammed, and sagging shelves. Love is expounded upon so extensively because of its mysterious …

The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions

Staring at the cursor blinking patiently on this computer screen, it is easy to remember the power a blank page can hold. Before this document is littered with run-on sentences, errant apostrophes, and tired cliches,  it can be imagined transformed into a perfectly crafted piece of writing. It allows us to believe again, for a few fleeting moments, in perfection. …

How to Stay Stress-free Over the Holidays

Here at the Center for the Psychology of Women, we know that holidays can be a complicated time of year with some really great highs and some pretty bad lows. All the craziness that surround this season can rob us of the holiday cheer. I have a few tips on how to make the holidays exactly what you want. Visualize what …