This week on Jacquie Straight Up, I’m paying a special tribute to the extraordinary Joan Rivers. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that “Joan the Great” was an unstoppable force, and her sudden departure has left a rather gaping hole in an otherwise carefully managed, PR-sanitized, and decidedly inauthentic media landscape. (And no-one is going to miss her searing red carpet critiques more than me!)

Joan Rivers lived a remarkable life. She always had us talking, she demanded our attention, and as far as I could tell, she lived as authentically as she possibly could, embracing her flaws, plastic surgeries and all. My kind of woman!

Joan Rivers is an inspiration to me, and on today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share the top three cage-rattling lessons her incredible life can teach the women of today, and future generations to come.

This week on Jacquie Straight Up, I’m going to get on my broom stick and fly around a bit.

You’ll have to excuse me, but I kind of enjoy the news of Beyonce’s recent relationship troubles, and call “BS” on Elle MacPherson and Christie Brinkley’s “secrets” to anti-aging.

And then when I’m through with them, I fully admit to be pumped FULL of Botox.

But before you tune out this seemingly self-centered rant, just see it through. I’m going to make a big point you’ll probably appreciate…and it’s likely not the one you are expecting.

Beyonce’s “relationship” with Jay Z and Christie’s “agelessness” are examples of carefully cultivated images of perfection, and in my opinion, are phony, disingenuous, and misleading. And they are all indicative of a much larger issue: the detrimental portrayal of perfection in our society.

Finding “THE ONE” is a complete and utter crock of manure.

Yup…you read correctly! Society’s obsession with finding “THE ONE” person required to “complete” us has us all messed up. And on this week’s Jacquie Straight Up, I’m fired up and ready to set the record straight…

Here’s the big issue: for many of us, it’s drilled into our brains that the key to happiness lies in finding our soul mate — the “one.” We are told that then — and only then — will we be truly happy.

So, in an effort to create our “perfect life,” we (particularly woman) go on an all-out campaign to find this elusive and enchanted “one” person who will make everything “right.”

People market themselves, misrepresent themselves, and do whatever it takes to catch their “one.” And then, once they’ve nailed the one, so many people spend the rest of their lives desperately trying to hold on to him or her, so they never become what we were fully meant to be.

WORRY.

It’s real. It’s not fun. And, if you’re like me, it’s probably a reality for you, at least in some capacity.

Just recently I learned a really big lesson about the negative side effects of worrying…it’s really a gross waste of energy!

But here’s the amazing thing: through my personal challenges, I discovered — out of sheer necessity and determination — some amazing antidotes to worry…ones that I’m delighted to share with you today!

So if you, or anyone who know, struggle with worry, I know you’ll really appreciate today’s episode. Click above to watch.

I dig deep into my antidotes in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, but one of my big take-aways is this: the best way to kill worry and to serve those around you, is to focus your energy on being the best you can be.

Today on Jacquie Straight Up, we’re taking on the age-old debate: does “like” attract “like,” or do opposites attract?

This is a big issue for me, because my husband and I could not be more different.

To start with, he is 17 years younger than me, comes from totally different cultural and socioeconomic background, and our political views are completely incompatible. The list goes on and on, but you get the point.

When the shit hits the fan in our relationship, it’s very easy to say, “We made a mistake. How could this POSSIBLY work?”

Well, I was watching Jack Canfield on YouTube last week, and he was talking about the Law of Attraction — he believes that it’s misguided to think that “like” attracts “like” when it comes to relationships.