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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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~ 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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~ 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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~ “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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~ 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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Delicious Grilled Salads & Stewed Fruit are Perfect for Summer! - RECIPES

Delicious Grilled Salads & Stewed Fruit are Perfect for Summer! – RECIPES

  By Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe Kanavos, June, 2016 – Summer is the season for grilling salad with family and friends.  Warm breezes carry delicious aromas as you scamper barefoot around the yard.  Cool grass sticks to your feet as you run with sticky watermelon juice on your cheeks, its seeds in your hair, and a [Read More!…]

June, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

June, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  My dad passed quickly and unexpectedly when I was in my 20’s.  He was fairly young, and sometimes I still can’t believe he left this life so soon.  I’m sure like you, I always think of my dad on Father’s Day. I had a difficult relationship with my dad growing up, even though I [Read More!…]

How to Create ‘Artful Walls’ in Your Home

How to Create ‘Artful Walls’ in Your Home

  One of the most overlooked aspects of our homes is our walls.  We may hang things on them or occasionally paint them, but unless there is a problem, we ignore them. They are an important part of our home, however, and can really enliven your space if you consider your options. In the U.S., [Read More!…]

Summer Means More Showers… 30 Minute Tub Fix to Stop Wasting Water - VIDEO

Summer Means More Showers… 30 Minute Tub Fix to Stop Wasting Water – VIDEO

  By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro There are some tasks around the house that require very little effort for a very big reward, and believe it or not, replacing a broken bathtub shower diverter is just that!  Don’t you find it annoying when you turn on the shower and half the water comes out [Read More!…]

Are We There Yet? 10 Tips for FUN Summer Road Trips with Your Kids

Are We There Yet? 10 Tips for FUN Summer Road Trips with Your Kids

  Family vacations are always something to look forward to, but a common complaint among parents is the journey to the vacation destination can be very trying for all involved. Being cooped up in the car, sometimes in car seats for the younger ones, can be extremely frustrating for children. As a result, it becomes [Read More!…]

A Message to Fathers from a “Tell it Like it is” Grandma about Raising Your Kids

A Message to Fathers from a “Tell it Like it is” Grandma about Raising Your Kids

  June is the month we celebrate fathers, so I want to have a talk with you.  I think you need to know just how important you really are in the lives of your off-spring. When you plant the seed of life that comes into being, you have helped create a body, a mind, and [Read More!…]

Know I’m Strong, because My Daddy Told Me so!

Know I’m Strong, because My Daddy Told Me so!

  I want to send a special Father’s Day wish to my dad and my hubby! When I was growing up, around seven to eleven years of age, I was a cry baby.  My dad used to tell me if someone said “Boo!” to me I would start crying a bucket of tears.  If you [Read More!…]

Give Dad the Gift of Words this Father’s Day

Give Dad the Gift of Words this Father’s Day

  There’s no special bond like a father and child. My daughters’ view my husband as the strongest, bravest, and funniest guy they know… the same way I viewed my own father when I was their age. Our fathers truly are the heroes in our lives, and they leave us with lasting values and inspiration. [Read More!…]

Are You Ready for Kids? 5 Questions to Answer to Know for Sure

Are You Ready for Kids? 5 Questions to Answer to Know for Sure

  Becoming a mom can be one of the biggest changes a person faces in their lifetime. Raising children is a lifelong commitment filled with both blessings and challenges. Working at Avelist, a website where people go to navigate new situations, I see moms use our platform to share their experiences. I’ve noticed a lot [Read More!…]

Daddy’s Love Matters in Life

Daddy’s Love Matters in Life

  With Mother’s Day just past and Father’s Day coming up this month, I thought I would write about being a parent. What does it mean to you to have, had, or be a good parent? One might think a good parent gives everything the child wants; this is definitely true from a preschooler’s perspective. [Read More!…]

Are You a Mr. Magoo Dad?  We Love You!

Are You a Mr. Magoo Dad? We Love You!

  Mr. Magoo is alive and well and living in Pennsylvania. For those unfamiliar, Mr. Magoo was a cartoon character who bumbled his way through life in a fashion that often veered wildly between a combination of minor mix-up and major catastrophe.  Voiced by the late, great Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III for all of [Read More!…]

Camping at its Finest… 6 “Glamping” Ideas

Camping at its Finest… 6 “Glamping” Ideas

  Growing up, one of my favorite things I looked forward to each summer was our annual family camping trip. For a week or so each year, we’d load up the van with food and family and escape to our favorite beach campground where we’d swim, bike, and eat mountains of my dad’s famous french [Read More!…]

Madam Marie Curie… Mother of Modern Physics - VIDEOS

Madam Marie Curie… Mother of Modern Physics – VIDEOS

  “Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Madam Marie Curie June 25, 1903, secured a permanent place in history with the announcement of [Read More!…]

What Wave of Feminism are We On Anyway? How does that Affect Me?

What Wave of Feminism are We On Anyway? How does that Affect Me?

  I have been extremely excited (and relieved) at the response to my column, “What’s in A (Maiden) Name in Branding for a Professional?” The response proves, at least to me, that there are still so many issues brought to the forefront in the first wave of feminism that may not have been fully resolved. [Read More!…]

Dear Janet… Do Your Family Gatherings Include Heated Political Debates?

Dear Janet… Do Your Family Gatherings Include Heated Political Debates?

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Why We All should be More Concerned About Lifting Men… A Must Read

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No Matter how Grown Up, You’ll Always be ‘My Daughter’ to Your Dad

No Matter how Grown Up, You’ll Always be ‘My Daughter’ to Your Dad

  “It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own family and career, it’s only then can you measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” – Margaret Truman Dads should be treasured and honored for their contribution to our lives.  They are our strength and protector, our [Read More!…]

There’s an Exception to Every (Dating) Rule

There’s an Exception to Every (Dating) Rule

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Why You Must Let Go of the Father that Wasn’t There for You

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Make a Unique Treat for Dad - Beer Caramels

Make a Unique Treat for Dad – Beer Caramels

  Bill and I first developed our fondness for Guinness soon after our son was born in late September. At the time, I read beer was supposed to help with lactation. As a first time mom, I could use all the help I could get. Little did I know this lactation aid would turn into [Read More!…]

Enjoy a Refreshing, Summery Beer… Saison

Enjoy a Refreshing, Summery Beer… Saison

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The Father You Always Wanted or Not… in a Good Book

The Father You Always Wanted or Not… in a Good Book

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Dos & Don’ts of the Right Sunglasses for Your Facial Shape

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A Tribute to Dads – A PHOTOGRAPH FOR YOU

A Tribute to Dads – A PHOTOGRAPH FOR YOU

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Finding Your Way Back to Your Father & Home

Finding Your Way Back to Your Father & Home

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It’s Hot Outside… Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool

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Even 1 Dream Picture or Scene can be Worth Analyzing - VIDEO

Even 1 Dream Picture or Scene can be Worth Analyzing – VIDEO

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Are You Feeling Depressed After the Best Parties of the Year?

Are You Feeling Depressed After the Best Parties of the Year?

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June 2016 Astrology… Gem-in-I…  What is the Gem-in-your- i?

June 2016 Astrology… Gem-in-I… What is the Gem-in-your- i?

  What is it for which you truly strive?  Are you living in compromise?   Do you audaciously, daringly ask for what you truly want to realize? Whatever you aspire to, the Gemini in you does best when it conspires to partner with consciousness of the ‘Higher Mind kind.’ Yes, regardless of your sun sign [Read More!…]

Sometimes a Distraction Forces You to Focus on the Important Things

Sometimes a Distraction Forces You to Focus on the Important Things

  Have you ever been excited about going somewhere and a distraction came out of nowhere to keep you from getting there on time?  I mean, just at the moment you were walking out of the door, the phone rang.  The person on the other end needed your undivided attention just to share bad news. [Read More!…]

Washington Watch: See Something, Do Something

Washington Watch: See Something, Do Something

  Political candidates, analysts, and pundits decry the dysfunctional Congress.  As a result, the public’s disapproval has reached record levels. They must not be paying attention to the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, which continues to produce good work despite the rhetoric.  The latest example was May 11th when the Committee approved a [Read More!…]

Rousseff Out?  What this Mean for Brazil

Rousseff Out? What this Mean for Brazil

  On Wednesday, May 11 the Brazilian Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first female president.  The vote hurls Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, into political turmoil just months before the country is set to host the Summer Olympics. Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit [Read More!…]

Why I Voted for Bernie Sanders & My 3 Dads

Why I Voted for Bernie Sanders & My 3 Dads

  For the last 20 years, I was a registered Republican.  I believed in the party of the Lincoln, the President who “FREED the Slaves.”  However, these last few months have shown me that none of the Republican candidates for president have convinced me they are qualified to lead this country of ours. There has [Read More!…]

Tax Day is Over… What I Finally Learned from My Father

Tax Day is Over… What I Finally Learned from My Father

  “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”– Albert Einstein My father used to always say there are two things you’ll always have to do; pay taxes and die. He then would explain to me I should do everything possible to avoid paying too much in taxes, because politicians will [Read More!…]

Living on Borrowed Time… Realizing the Real National Debt - VIDEOS

Living on Borrowed Time… Realizing the Real National Debt – VIDEOS

  Once upon time when my grandpa worked in coal country for wages to support his family as many coal miners had done for years before him.  They bought from the ‘company store’ and lived in a ‘company house.’ They created debt upon debt while living on borrowed time.  He, as well as those before [Read More!…]

Father Taught Me to Appreciate People… He’s My Childhood Hero

Father Taught Me to Appreciate People… He’s My Childhood Hero

  My father was my hero growing up.  He traveled for his work repairing bowling alleys.  When I was lucky, he would take me with him.  I remember how impressed I was when he walked in an establishment.  He was treated like royalty.  Everyone was glad to see him, shook his hand vigorously, and treated [Read More!…]

New College Grad Moving Home?  Put This Note on Their Pillow Tonight!

New College Grad Moving Home? Put This Note on Their Pillow Tonight!

  Whew. The graduation celebration is behind you! You are the proud parent of a new college graduate. Congratulations to you all! He/she is ready to take on the world! He/she is smart, capable, and a great catch. He/she is unemployed. He /she wants to live in your basement with all of their stuff! What?! [Read More!…]

Are You the Happy Girl in Your Reality Show?  8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are You the Happy Girl in Your Reality Show? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

  Having experienced a lot of success and happiness in a short period of time, I learned to appreciate the moments as they unfold. The lesson is if you allow the gift of love, others will gladly show it. Essentially, when you live uncuffed, others appreciate it. One day I picked up the phone and [Read More!…]

5 Things that Make a Business Partnership Work – VIDEO

5 Things that Make a Business Partnership Work – VIDEO

  Starting a business is a lot of work, especially in the beginning.  Having a business partner helps you: Share the Financial Responsibility Be More Persistent & Less Likely to Give Up Work Harder Share the Workload Brainstorm. Solving problems is easier with a partner.  Together, we can do twice as much networking.  She and [Read More!…]

Start with Your Own Life & Become a Good Leader at Work

Start with Your Own Life & Become a Good Leader at Work

  Recently, I was asked by a student to speak to an upcoming leadership class.  The topic, ‘What does Leadership mean to you?’ When I thought about the question, I strongly felt leadership begins with your own personal life first. I have met many people who feel bad things always happen to them.  If you [Read More!…]

Are ‘Reputation Scores’ Coming in the Future from Your Online Presence?

Are ‘Reputation Scores’ Coming in the Future from Your Online Presence?

  The Internet expands and evolves constantly. Whether we like it or not, it’s not going away, and its capacity for data expands without stop. Every infinitesimal piece of data we put into the Internet finds a place to live. There are always a few basic things to keep in mind when you post a [Read More!…]

Get Google Juice with Your LinkedIn Profile - VIDEO

Get Google Juice with Your LinkedIn Profile – VIDEO

In this inaugural video for Women’s Voices Magazine, I did go into my video library to share the “Basics” of having a 100% completed LinkedIn profile. In this video, while the interface may look a bit different from your LinkedIn browser, the principles shared are the same regardless of LinkedIn’s current page format. In three [Read More!…]

It's Your Story, How Will You Tell It?

It’s Your Story, How Will You Tell It?

  Storytelling is the oldest and most basic form of entertainment, education and the cornerstone for bringing people together.  Stories serve as the lifeline for traditions that are passed through generations.  Through stories, customs have endured and distant memories are revived. I remember when I was in elementary school, one of my classmates had a [Read More!…]

21 “Press Release Worthy” Events for Your PR Strategy

21 “Press Release Worthy” Events for Your PR Strategy

  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the comment, “But, I have no news, how could I use PR?” Would you believe bees collect 66 pounds of pollen per year, per hive – that’s a lot of buzz! Solo-preneurs and small business owners are so busy running their businesses they lose sight [Read More!…]

Repaying “My Debt” to My Dad

Repaying “My Debt” to My Dad

  I had the best father. I really did, although it took me many years to realize how fortunate my sister and I were to call this incredible man “Dad.” Like many children see their parents, I thought my dad was boring, and he dressed funny. He was not “hip,” and I was sure he [Read More!…]

Raising Your Son to be a (Good) Man

Raising Your Son to be a (Good) Man

  When I was pregnant with my son I could not imagine my precious baby ever growing up.  I did not consider one day he would be a man.  Even along the years from baby to toddler to teen, I still did not acknowledge some day he would be a ‘man.’ It occurred to me [Read More!…]

Honoring the Unchosen Dad’s for Choosing to be Dad

Honoring the Unchosen Dad’s for Choosing to be Dad

  “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham I think Father’s Day is very important and often lacks the excitement and power of the celebration around Mother’s Day. I know there are many reasons why, and I, [Read More!…]

My Father’s Legacy is Teaching Me to Dream Big

My Father’s Legacy is Teaching Me to Dream Big

  “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano This month, I decided to stray from my usual format.  I won’t be featuring an extraordinary, ordinary woman.  Rather, I thought I would tell you a little about half of the team that caused [Read More!…]

What Every Mother Should Know on Father’s Day

What Every Mother Should Know on Father’s Day

  “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth Renkel Father’s Day is a time for us to reflect on the male role-model we had in our life while we were growing up. This mentor was the first male in our life – he taught us about boys and how they [Read More!…]

Fake it ‘Til You Make it?  Nope, Not on My Watch

Fake it ‘Til You Make it? Nope, Not on My Watch

  Recently, the old quote, “Fake it ‘til you make it” has been whirling around in my thoughts.  In the various networking meetings I have been attending, I am hearing it more and more. When I read books or magazines, I still come across this old saying.  And the more I hear it, the less [Read More!…]

Do You Embrace the Talents You Received from Your Dad?

Do You Embrace the Talents You Received from Your Dad?

  As I embark on Father’s Day, I reflect on what talents I received from my father.  Have you thought about this? My relationship with my father was often difficult.  Over the last 33 years since he’s passed, I’ve been able to embody his positive traits.  No matter what your relationship was or is with [Read More!…]

5 Inexpensive Ideas for having Father’s Day Fun!

5 Inexpensive Ideas for having Father’s Day Fun!

  Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their dad, and common Father’s Day gifts include sports items or clothing, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking supplies, and tools for household maintenance. In the days and [Read More!…]

Tips to De-stress this Summer’s Move for Military Families

Tips to De-stress this Summer’s Move for Military Families

  Is it June already?  Is it just me or does this year seem to be just flying by at an incredibly fast speed?  So, what’s new in the military life this summer? Well, we all know that it is PCS time again, and that means a lot of stress for our military families.  Many [Read More!…]

Planes, Trains & Automobiles… 15 Public Transportation Safety Tips

Planes, Trains & Automobiles… 15 Public Transportation Safety Tips

  Planes, trains, automobiles and buses… what do they all have in common? They are all forms of public transportation which many of us rely on to save money and get to a destination more efficiently. Whether you live in the city, suburbs or in rural America, at some time in your life you will [Read More!…]

Keep Your Kids Safe & Healthy in the Summer Heat & Sun

Keep Your Kids Safe & Healthy in the Summer Heat & Sun

  “Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James (1843 – 1916) Look at any park or beach on a beautiful summer day, and you will see the children and parents enjoying the weather. The summer brings much joy through many activities. [Read More!…]

Do You Know what ‘Living Uncuffed’ Means?  Here’s a 9 Step Plan

Do You Know what ‘Living Uncuffed’ Means? Here’s a 9 Step Plan

  By Caprice Smith, May, 2016 – Get to it!  Spring is here!  Who needs that extra cup of coffee?  Exhilaration and joy are here!  It’s in the atmosphere.  Get excited!  The struggle is a lot less about kicking that caffeine addiction and much more about staying focused on the goal of being successful. It’s [Read More!…]

May, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

May, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  April showers bring May flowers as they say.  Are you working your way out of a challenging situation or relationship and ready to begin to blossom in new directions? When I go through challenges in life I often take a moment and remind myself, “Sometimes you have to go through a storm to see [Read More!…]

How to Artfully Use Rocks in Your Home Décor

How to Artfully Use Rocks in Your Home Décor

  Since humans first lived in caves, rocks have adorned our homes. Though rock walls feel cold, they also provide substance, foundation, and a connection to our Mother Earth. I grew up in a home surrounded by rocks, both crushed gravel in low-maintenance open spaces as well as boulders in the hardscape. Rocks can improve [Read More!…]

7 Tips to Shop Your Garden Center in May

7 Tips to Shop Your Garden Center in May

  It’s May, the month when shoppers from coast to coast are packing the garden centers which have been transformed in a matter of weeks from sleepy stores to bustling businesses. The once empty shelves are stocked with flats of annual flowers, and the aisles are lined with flowering shrubs of all colors and types. [Read More!…]