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10 Interest Sections – 60+ Columnists. ...REAL WOMEN…REAL LIFE…REAL VOICES... Women’s Voices Magazine is modern, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining. The 60+ WVM Columnists live in cities and towns all across the United States. They range from 23 to 50+, from single working class mom to seasoned executive, with columns from serious and poignant to down right hilarious and LOL funny.

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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_anne-schaeffer-enjoy.jpg]Anne Shaeffer "Annie's Nom Noms"
~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters...
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~ Everyone loves a story — and this is the place to discover them. Backstories will help nurture your soul, spirit, and intellect. We take a look at the power of...
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~ When you look good, you feel good and you do good! Too often we don’t make looking good, and feeling good about it...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_linda-strausser-soul.jpg]Linda Strausser "Life Lessons with Linda: Numerology"
~ Numerology is a relationship between numbers and the everyday life path of a person. Numerology can give you insight into current and future predictions of love,..
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_sue-rosen-soul.jpg]Sue Rosen “I Believe in Miracles. Do You?"
~ “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems...
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~ Listen to a voice who speaks not only to immigrant women but to all women about impactful issues we face in our lives as individuals and as citizens of this great nation...
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~ Career Strategist and Chief Career Happiness Officer Julie Bauke believes in you, even though you’ve likely never met. Regardless of where you are in your career...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_lynda-colter-bergh-economy.jpg]Lynda Colter-Bergh "Bottom Lines"
~ There are numerous and varied lines that run through our lives. They are patterns, truths and principals. Bottom lines are woven from facts, human consciousness, lessons...
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~ We all live in a digital (electronic-based) world now whether we love it or hate it. Living in this digital world can be wonderful and connective at times...
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~ No matter what it is you do for a living, whether you work for yourself, for someone else, or are working in the home, when you want to do things right...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_sharon-rainey-community.jpg]Sharon E. Rainey "The Ripple Effect"
~ The impact of connecting with one another can be profound. Author of Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life Sharon Rainey illustrates the numerous ways our...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_tracie-rampley-impact.jpg]Tracie Rampley "Support Community Be-Cause it Matters"
~ Whether it is about children, education, animal welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief, human rights, heath, or needed social services, community support and...
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15 Signs You are Truly in Love

15 Signs You are Truly in Love

  By Robin Anderson, February, 2017 – Since February is traditionally called the month of love, I saw a quote recently from Liam Neeson that made me think long and hard about what love really means.  You may recall Liam is an actor, and his actor wife died after a skiing accident several years ago. [Read More!…]

February, 2017 - Greetings from the Executive Editor

February, 2017 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  In February, the month of love, most people think of Valentine’s Day and the romantic side of love. I was watching the History channel’s 3 day series Sons of Liberty recently, and it made me think about the love of freedom and liberty in the American DNA. It made me appreciate the bravery of [Read More!…]

Art from Your Heart... in the Bedroom

Art from Your Heart… in the Bedroom

  February is the perfect time to incorporate new art into the bedroom.  Since most of us spend about a third of our lives in this space, shouldn’t it be beautiful and inspiring? First of all, assess what you already have in the room.  A photograph of you and your beloved is a perfect piece [Read More!…]

4 Tips for Fool-Proof Organic Homemade Whipped Cream - VIDEO RECIPE

4 Tips for Fool-Proof Organic Homemade Whipped Cream – VIDEO RECIPE

  “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence?  I think not!” – Author Unknown How often have you heard someone say, “I can’t make whipped cream,“ or “I don’t have the time to make whipped cream.  It’s easier to buy the canned spray stuff.  No one will know the difference.” Making homemade organic whipped cream is [Read More!…]

Family Talk… Top 3 Qualities for Successful Romantic Relationship?

Family Talk… Top 3 Qualities for Successful Romantic Relationship?

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Easy & Inexpensive Ideas to Make Valentine’s Day Family Time!

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  Valentine’s Day is coming in a couple of weeks, and children love to participate in this holiday all about showing those you like and love how much you appreciate them. I remember when I was a child (Goodness…a LONG time ago!), my school would allow the kids to exchange Valentine’s cards with each other [Read More!…]

Love is All about the Bling… Or is it?

Love is All about the Bling… Or is it?

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Do You Know how to Choose Gifts Those Close to You Really Want?

Do You Know how to Choose Gifts Those Close to You Really Want?

  “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change but not the essence.” – Unknown Happy Valentine’s Day.  I know we just came off the heels of Christmas shopping, so I sure do hope everyone was able to find their sweeties (hubby, wifey, and kids) a nice Valentine’s Day gift without all the hassle but [Read More!…]

Love is in the Air… Be Your Own Best Friend & Cheerleader

Love is in the Air… Be Your Own Best Friend & Cheerleader

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Love Redefined is a Beautiful Thing! – VIDEO

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Dear Janet… Should I Tell My Friend Her Boyfriend is Cheating?

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Why the World Needs More Faith Based Marriages

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A Red Rose Reflects the Classic Emotion of Love... Why?

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4 Steps to Meet Resistance with Persistence

4 Steps to Meet Resistance with Persistence

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Is There a Secret Formula to the Graceful No?

Is There a Secret Formula to the Graceful No?

  How to get more work done without really trying. Now there’s a topic I could put my bookmark in! Perusing the bookshelves at my local Barnes & Noble, I pulled out a shiny red-covered book and stared at the imprint in the yellow circle cutout. “Stop the busy work, and start the work that [Read More!…]

The Forgotten Man’s President… Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

The Forgotten Man’s President… Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

  On January 20, 2017, the world witnessed the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump.  Since March 4, 1787 when George Washington handed the presidential baton to John Adams, the world has watched as Americans peacefully and orderly welcome their new Commander-in-Chief. It has not always been easy for the two [Read More!…]

Black History is American History… One Navy Officer’s Heroes

Black History is American History… One Navy Officer’s Heroes

  February brings us Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Black History Month (BHM)!  Last year at this time, there was a big flap in Hollywood, because there were no “Black” actors or directors nominated for an academy award. Several of my favorite actors and directors spoke out about this and refused to attend the Academy [Read More!…]

The U.S. Justice System Sustained Serious Damage this Year & Here’s how We should Fix it

The U.S. Justice System Sustained Serious Damage this Year & Here’s how We should Fix it

  At a time when bipartisanship and consensus have taken an extended holiday, most Americans agree this election cycle has been unlike any in memory.  As the late Gilda Radner’s SNL character Roseannadanna would say, ‘It’s always something.’ And all those ‘somethings’ have taken a terrible toll on America’s institutions—particularly the justice system.  The vitriolic [Read More!…]

The Politics, Power & Economics in Finding Love - VIDEO

The Politics, Power & Economics in Finding Love – VIDEO

  “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”  — Helen Keller Are you one of the estimated 50% of Americans that are single?  Do you know someone that is looking for love? The Single’s Political Scene Listening to my friend’s [Read More!…]

How to Make Change Work for You & Your Customers! – PODCAST

How to Make Change Work for You & Your Customers! – PODCAST

  Business, like life, is always changing.  When your business is dealing with customers’ life changes, like moving them from one place to another whether it’s across town or across the world, you need to keep a cool head, a caring heart, and project management hands. My guest on this episode of The Business Edge [Read More!…]

Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Fail & Tips to Beat the Odds

Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Fail & Tips to Beat the Odds

  Fifty percent of American businesses fail within the first 5 years, and the failure rate goes to 66% within 10 years. What is behind the massive failure of so many so early in the game? Reason # 1: Failure to Choose a Viable Business Model Starting a business is an exciting endeavor.  It requires [Read More!…]

What Procrastinators & Overachievers have in Common

What Procrastinators & Overachievers have in Common

  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to Jonathan Manske present to a group.   I always enjoy the Cerebral Sanitation Engineer.  He helps me get the garbage out of my head.  As our group interacted, something interesting revealed itself. Procrastinators and overachievers are much more alike than not.  They just respond [Read More!…]

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life

  Having poor credit that is different from your partner can be very difficult and embarrassing. But, when both of you have a bad report and scores, it can be very stressful. Not being able to have a good credit report is hard, and it is very hard to admit  your report is stopping you [Read More!…]

10 Romantic, Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

10 Romantic, Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

  There are plenty of ways we can fall into the traps of overspending on Valentine’s Day. But you do not have to shatter your bank account or your budget to show someone you love them. Here are ten ideas of some affordable gifts or date options that won’t break your wallet’s or your mate’s [Read More!…]

Because that’s the Way We’ve Always Done it…

Because that’s the Way We’ve Always Done it…

  “It’s like deja-vu all over again.”~Yogi Berra There’s an old story about a man who is watching his wife make pot roast for dinner. As he’s watching, his wife prepares the meat and then just before she puts it into the pot for roasting, she cuts off both ends of the meat. The husband [Read More!…]

How do You Bounce Back from Adversity?

How do You Bounce Back from Adversity?

  Have you ever had times when you lost a big customer? When you had a major quality problem that caused an issue with a customer? When you lost a key employee? When your children disappointed you? We all have times in our personal or professional life when things seem to be working against us. [Read More!…]

Have You Unlocked Your Fullest Potential?

Have You Unlocked Your Fullest Potential?

  Of the 15 competencies of the emotional intelligence assessment, self-actualization is paramount to unlocking your fullest potential. Many leaders that I coach score medium to low in the category of self-improvement. Below are the most common failings that derail leaders. Resisting new ideas Lacking in interpersonal skills Do not show enthusiasm Either are lacking [Read More!…]

How to Design the Perfect Workshop in 2017

How to Design the Perfect Workshop in 2017

  Why Workshops? And How Long Should They Take? You will have seen, from the previous articles that we are great believers in workshops. So much more can be accomplished in well-designed workshops than is possible in roundtable or more conventional discussions. One Undersecretary of the Navy said that we accomplished in 45 minutes with [Read More!…]

10 Tips for Great Customer Retention

10 Tips for Great Customer Retention

  All of us have customers/clients that we value and want to keep happy, so the best way to please them it make taking care of them your first and more important priority. The following are some tips to consider implementing in order to create and maintain consistently excellent customer service. Be truly accessible. When [Read More!…]

Not Every Transaction is Meant to Make a Profit

Not Every Transaction is Meant to Make a Profit

  Sometimes, you take a loss. A monetary loss, but hopefully one that becomes an investment in future, profitable transactions. Let me explain. In a business that creates a product or service for the general consumer, you price your goods to make a reasonable profit. You put your heart and soul into that product, and [Read More!…]

Too Big to Fail?  No, Too Big to Succeed

Too Big to Fail? No, Too Big to Succeed

  Although my professional experience is in very large organizations, we now work with smaller clients. This work has helped to change my paradigm about those processes that organizations put in place to engage their workforce, and measure the progress of engagement. This revelation – that big companies try to mandate relationships between leaders and [Read More!…]

Has Winter Turned You into a Creative Hack?

Has Winter Turned You into a Creative Hack?

  If winter is making you feel stuck in a rut, perhaps you’re in need of a little creative restoration. Luckily, snow and cold seasonal weather is good for brainstorming and creative uses of time, indoors. Oftentimes, writers and artists come up with some of their best creations and ideas during cold-weather months—simply because the [Read More!…]

Text Punctuation Means More than You Think… Top 11 Meanings

Text Punctuation Means More than You Think… Top 11 Meanings

  To say we live in tumultuous times is probably putting it mildly.  Perhaps the root for much of this is the very nature of what is digital.  Therefore, I’m using my Digital Pulse column to shed a tiny bit of light on one basic digital communication: texting (or text messaging). I’ll begin with the [Read More!…]

We’ve got Your Back! Don’t Lose Your LinkedIn Tags & Notes - VIDEO

We’ve got Your Back! Don’t Lose Your LinkedIn Tags & Notes – VIDEO

  We all know how important it is to back up our computer and smart devices. You might use Mozy or Carbonite software to protect your valuable data, files, images, and more in the Cloud.  But, what about all the information you have in your LinkedIn account?  It’s not on or in YOUR systems for [Read More!…]

6 Tips on How to Make the Inc. Magazine Inc. 500 | 5000 List

6 Tips on How to Make the Inc. Magazine Inc. 500 | 5000 List

  How would you like to have your company recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies? “The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.  “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them.  No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building [Read More!…]

6 Tips to Put Power back into Your Internet Power Surfing

6 Tips to Put Power back into Your Internet Power Surfing

  No. I’m not talking about taking on 30’ waves. I’m talking about surfing (the internet) with purpose – with intention. Trust me; I’ve wasted my share of time with somewhat mindless surfing.  Haven’t we all? When you surf with intention, you not only know what to looking for – but also how to use [Read More!…]

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift to Give Yourself

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift to Give Yourself

  “Be brave enough to live life creatively, the creative place where no one else has ever been.” – Alan Alda February brings to mind hearts, flowers, and words of love.  All very nice… besides it pumps billions of dollars into the economy every year. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we also felt compelled [Read More!…]

Keep Your Sense of Humor… No Matter what Life Brings You

Keep Your Sense of Humor… No Matter what Life Brings You

  Although I’m not much of a sports fan, I can’t help notice my home team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, when they are doing well.  Will they make it to the Super Bowl?  Who knows?  (They didn’t this year, but we move on.) Why this topic?  What does this have to do with this month’s theme [Read More!…]

Have You had Any Aha Moments about Yourself Lately?- VIDEO

Have You had Any Aha Moments about Yourself Lately?- VIDEO

  Impact Thought – Take a moment and acknowledge to yourself that you are a smart and beautiful person! When I read our ‘Impact Thought’ for this month, my heart felt so warm, I smiled.  I felt a need to put my shoulders back and sit taller in my chair.  I took a deep breath and [Read More!…]

Do these 4 Things to Strengthen Your Endurance Capabilities

Do these 4 Things to Strengthen Your Endurance Capabilities

  In the summer of 1972, Hurricane Agnes came through the state of Pennsylvania. I was 17 at the time and was a volunteer fireman and state certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Fame Fire Company #2 in Lewistown. I believe it was a Sunday at about 9:00 am when the fire alarms sounded and [Read More!…]

The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)

The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)

  Of all the things I never learned in school, here’s something that should go right up at the top. That’s saying something, as it seems like there’s a million things I didn’t learn in school. It’s pointless to blame the teachers for not teaching this lesson. The nuns in elementary school were preoccupied with [Read More!…]

3 Reasons Why Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook Matters to You as a Leader

3 Reasons Why Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook Matters to You as a Leader

  Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize that some of the obstacles blocking their desired success are self-inflicted? When what stands between your employees or volunteers and potential success is a constant drumbeat of “no” or the [Read More!…]

4 Major Ways Your Perceptual Bias May be Impacting Your Leadership

4 Major Ways Your Perceptual Bias May be Impacting Your Leadership

  “My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.” — Martha Beck Martha Beck makes a great point in the above quote; this rigid thinking results in [Read More!…]

Afraid to Speak… Normal or Phobia?

Afraid to Speak… Normal or Phobia?

  Have you ever been paralyzed by fear at the thought of speaking? Or do you get a jolt of nerves before you speak? I do, but it doesn’t stop me. Though it can keep me up at night before I present. I’ve learned that we really can overcome our fears and the nerves. That’s [Read More!…]

Why the Leadership Development Industry Fails

Why the Leadership Development Industry Fails

  “I was preparing a speech in praise of the emperor in which I was to utter any number of lies to win the applause of people who knew very well that they were lies.” ––Saint Augustine in Confessions If the first duty of a leader is to define reality, that is, to tell it [Read More!…]

Get Started Now… Helpful Military Income Tax Filing Resources

Get Started Now… Helpful Military Income Tax Filing Resources

  Ahh, the changing of the seasons from winter to spring, to… filing taxes. What? Yes, from the cold winter winds and snows to spring’s flowers and blooms to the stressful tax season. For the military family, tax season can be especially difficult, for there are many factors they must take into account civilian filers [Read More!…]

5 Dating Safety Rules… Have Fun & Stay Safe

5 Dating Safety Rules… Have Fun & Stay Safe

  Safety is probably the last thing on your mind as you pick out your perfect red outfit, matching heels and jewelry. After all, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love and romance! Many may receive the perfect proposal, others will walk down the aisle, and unfortunately, some may become the victim of a [Read More!…]

Try this Fun ‘Create Your Best Year Ever’ Experiment to Start 2017!

Try this Fun ‘Create Your Best Year Ever’ Experiment to Start 2017!

  By Janet Schegel, January, 2017 – You may have heard of the many ways workshops, books, and speakers are telling you to create and manifest your dreams.  Have you ever tried it yourself? Your thoughts are creative.  Your spoken words are more powerful.  And, there is even greater power in written words.  Since your [Read More!…]

January, 2017 - Greetings from the Executive Editor

January, 2017 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw Are you grateful for what you received in life in 2016, and you wanted to expand upon these blessing in 2017?  Or, was 2016 one heck [Read More!…]