Amy Says Good-bye

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. It was with a heavy heart that I sat down to write my  final post on StyleSubstanceSoul. And as I reflected back on the past several years, I realized that my heart was heavy because it was full. Full of so many emotions, stories and experiences. Emotion […]

25 Random Things About Amy Krause

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. Do you remember back in the early days of Facebook when people posted all kinds of lists in their “Notes” section? Our all-time favorites were the amazing “25 Random Things About Me” lists — they were so real, so personal and so fascinating that we actually based […]

My Dad, Gerry Krause by Amy

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. March 26, 2011 is the day that divides my life in two, that changed me forever. The day that started a year of firsts that my friends who also live lives divided tell me is the toughest. It started off as a pretty average day. My dad […]

Amy’s Daughters Pay Tribute to Their Dad, Paul Needelman

Sophie Needelman: This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. It is not common to hear of a father and daughter growing closer after being separated for the first year of college, yet this is the case for me and my dad. I have always known my dad to be the warm, loving, enthusiastic, supportive […]

The Truth About College — And Life by Amy

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. We recently made the drive from Solana Beach to Northern California to get our oldest daughter Sophie ready to start her second year at Berkeley. This year felt very different from last year. This year the car was full of stuff to make a starter home, a […]

Ashley Judd Makes Me Think About My Own Body Issues by Amy

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. As an aging woman with body image issues, I couldn’t resist clicking on this title when I saw it on Facebook the other day: “Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance.” I applaud Ashley for her cutting examination of the press’ objectification […]

The Colorado Shootings: Crazy Defies Logic by Amy

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. For the past five days, while traveling in Banff, I have had little connection to the “real world.” No TV news, no NPR on constantly while driving, no Facebook, no phone calls with family or friends. All of this added to a true sense of vacation that […]

The Op-Ed Project by Amy

This post originally appeared on my blog StyleSubstanceSoul.com. I don’t know Barbara Field, but I owe her a huge thank you. Barbara powered her way to one of the microphones in the audience near me at the recent Gloria Steinem event and boldly promoted The Op-Ed Project Seminar in San Diego. At first I thought, […]