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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 45+ 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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~ “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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[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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~ Living in an era of political gridlock, the average American strives to find their voice and impact. As a free-thinking nation, it is imperative we work...
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~ This column offers a change from the traditional journalistic convention of instigating blind partisan aggression and explores the new road to political...
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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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~ 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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~ 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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~ Have you ever felt like you needed a Public Relations professional in today’s competitive world? In reality, you probably do whether a professional women or not...
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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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~ We are in the second decade of the 21st century, but are women still living in an unbalanced man’s world personally and professionally? Are power...
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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 show...
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~ No matter what mountain we climb, no matter what glass ceiling we break through, until we learn to believe in self, support each other and maintain a faith in...
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~ Do you equate being assertive with being bossy or bitchy or a negative cliché of feminism? You might be surprised to know many women do, and they may be...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_reina-howard-impact.jpg]Reina Howard "An Immigrant Woman’s Voice"
~ 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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~ 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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~ 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_yoland-snipes-community.jpg]Yolanda Snipes "100 Seeds for 100 Fields"
~ We have all heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” What if your intended harvest was making a difference in 100 lives by encouraging voluntarism and setting an...
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Search Angels - New Column Coming in November!

Search Angels – New Column Coming in November!

    Priscilla Stone Sharp – Search Angels – Were you adopted as a child? Did a parent leave, and you never saw them or that side of your family again? Did you give up a child at birth? Do you have identity questions as a result of lost family ties? “Who am I? What [Read More!...]

Women’s Voices Magazine Receives New Media Institute’s “Standard of Excellence” 2014 Award

Women’s Voices Magazine Receives New Media Institute’s “Standard of Excellence” 2014 Award

  Women’s Voices Magazine was honored on August 26th with the 2014 New Media Awards “Standard of Excellence” for the Lifestyle Category from the New Media Institute headquartered in New York. The NMI Awards recognize achievement in new media communications covering four major categories and innumerable sub categories. The four categories were websites, blogs, mobile apps [Read More!...]

What’s in the Harvest in Your Life? What Seeds do You Sow?

What’s in the Harvest in Your Life? What Seeds do You Sow?

  By Shirley T. Burke, October, 2014 – “Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds, and you can either harvest flowers or weeds.” Every since I was nine years old, I have somehow known I was suppose to “do something” in my life. That doing, I felt, dealt with others. I learned [Read More!...]

October, 2014 - Greetings from the Executive Editor

October, 2014 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

The WVM theme for October, 2014 embraces these two questions, “What Seeds do You Sow,” and “What’s in the Harvest in Your Life?” I believe the seed anyone sows is not only in their actions but also in their mind. For me, anything in life really begins with the planting in my thoughts, taking root [Read More!...]

How to Leave Your Garden in the Fall

How to Leave Your Garden in the Fall

  It’s fall clean up time in the garden. What’s a gardener to do? For all gardeners, I have one simple answer. “Leave the garden in the fall as you’d like to find it in the spring.” I give fellow gardeners this piece of advice and watch as they have their own “ah ha” moment. [Read More!...]

Tips for Taking Better Photos with Your Phone

Tips for Taking Better Photos with Your Phone

  With so many people taking pictures with camera phones, the world is flooded with amateur images. Some people are naturally gifted photographers, while others have to work on their skills. Anyone can improve their images without fancy editing equipment. In fact, the best photos often need no correcting but come out great right from [Read More!...]

8 Ways to Invest Your Time around the House for Big Rewards

8 Ways to Invest Your Time around the House for Big Rewards

  “There are only two things you can do with time – spend it or invest it. If you spend it, it’s gone forever. When invested, it creates a lifetime residual.” – James Arthur Ray Just like many things in life, what we do now directly impacts our later outcomes. Spending a little time now, [Read More!...]

How to Install Baseboard & Molding Corners Perfectly - VIDEO

How to Install Baseboard & Molding Corners Perfectly – VIDEO

  By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference in a room.  Installing baseboards and crown moldings is an easy way to give a room a finished, classic look. Here we show you a simple tip on how to install baseboards so they line up perfectly in [Read More!...]

Project Makeover... The Dining Room

Project Makeover… The Dining Room

    I can not tell you how many people, once they find out I am a designer, say to me…”Oh, I bet your house  is so beautiful…”. While this is a life long goal of mine – to have a beautiful and comfortable home that speaks about who we are as family – we [Read More!...]

Family Talk... Best Music Concert Ever?

Family Talk… Best Music Concert Ever?

  What singer did you see in concert who was the best ever? ​ LINDA – Clinton, UT, Public Sector, Married, 2 Daughters & 2 Step-Sons, Middle Sister – Hands down the best concert I’ve ever been to has to be in November 1997 when The Rolling Stones—Bridges to Babylon Tour came to Tempe, Arizona [Read More!...]

Unraveling the Mysteries of Parenting During the First 18 Months

Unraveling the Mysteries of Parenting During the First 18 Months

  How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, view parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. When my son was fifteen months old, my husband and I were invited to my best friend’s wedding in Jamaica. It [Read More!...]

Why the Things that Happened Yesterday should Live in Yesterday

Why the Things that Happened Yesterday should Live in Yesterday

  Lightened up with life! That’s what I say. Laugh so hard you have to change your underwear, and love so much you feel like a hummingbird in a field of lovely flowers. Ever since the day I was born people have been running here there and yonder doing this and doing the other and [Read More!...]

5 Steps to Prepare for the Life Changes of Pregnancy & Baby

5 Steps to Prepare for the Life Changes of Pregnancy & Baby

  It’s a nine-month mental marathon and an emotional whirlwind. From beginning to end, pregnancy tests both your physical and emotional endurance. Working at Avelist, a website where people go to navigate new situations, I see many moms use our platform to share their experience with pregnancy and motherhood. I’ve noticed a lot of expecting [Read More!...]

Military Mom Shares Why Everyone Should Capture Life’s Moments

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  I can remember when I first joined the Army. It was after my sophomore year in college. I wanted to be independent and figured being “all that I could be” would help me accomplish this. When I joined the Army I originally signed up for three years. I figured two were too little, and [Read More!...]

How I Triumphed Over My Ex Not Being the Dad I Wanted Him to Be

How I Triumphed Over My Ex Not Being the Dad I Wanted Him to Be

  My ex-husband sold me a fairy tale. I never wanted kids. I never played house when I was little. I loathed babysitting in my teens, and I only did it twice. I didn’t even hold a baby until I was 22. In fact, before my ex and I got married, we decided to travel [Read More!...]

Fear of Public Speaking? Read this before Your Next Presentation

Fear of Public Speaking? Read this before Your Next Presentation

  Maryanne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” During this month of Halloween, considered by many to be the scariest of times when all of the ghost and goblins [Read More!...]

Good Advice for Every Parent when Raising Kids gets Hard

Good Advice for Every Parent when Raising Kids gets Hard

  “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians, 6:7, King James Bible.) I don’t know about the rest of you, but that Bible verse has always made me just a little nervous. ​ I try to be a good “sower,” I really do. And [Read More!...]

Ditching Your Comfort Zone for the Ultimate Travel Experience

Ditching Your Comfort Zone for the Ultimate Travel Experience

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Hedda Hopper & the Golden Age of Hollywood – VIDEOS

Hedda Hopper & the Golden Age of Hollywood – VIDEOS

  Inspired by this month’s theme, “What’s in the harvest in your life? What seeds do you sow,” Women In History presents a notable from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Hedda Hopper. Hedda gained popularity from “harvesting” information on the rich and famous in the “tinsel town” of yesteryear. She sowed the seeds of gossip [Read More!...]

Do We Know what Dis-ease is Really Made of?

Do We Know what Dis-ease is Really Made of?

  I suggest that dis-ease it is not something that just happens to you. It’s born from restriction, constriction, and small mindedness. Constriction of our life force directly effects and lowers our natural energy flow, blood circulation, and cellular functioning within the human body. It’s what happens internally, not externally. ​ In Far Eastern cultures, [Read More!...]

4 Things to Know to Bloom where You are Planted

4 Things to Know to Bloom where You are Planted

  I’ve spent most of my adult life wishing I was somewhere else doing something else. When I was single, I wanted to be married; when I was married, I wanted to be single; when I worked in one career field, I wanted to work in another; when I lived in one place, I wanted [Read More!...]

An Intro to Janet of WVM’s Dear Janet… Answering Relationship Questions

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  As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my life’s works is about helping people improve their relationships. Every problem is a problem about relationship, and sometimes the most important relationship we need to work on is the relationship we have with our self. ​ Every person wants to be happy. So many think it is [Read More!...]

Overcome Anxieties by Finding the Source of Your Fears

Overcome Anxieties by Finding the Source of Your Fears

  A sure way to overcoming your fears and anxieties is in finding the source of your fears and being able to manage it. In dealing with any kinds of fears or anxieties, try to learn what the real source of your fears and anxieties is. Knowing what is causing your anxieties can go a [Read More!...]

Make Homemade Marshmallows for Hot Chocolate Season!

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Fall is here… Enjoy Pumpkin Beer!

Fall is here… Enjoy Pumpkin Beer!

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Look for these Awesome Fall TV Programs… Unique & Intelligent

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Are You Getting Dressed Intentionally? 4 Reasons why You Should

Are You Getting Dressed Intentionally? 4 Reasons why You Should

  There’s something so refreshing about fall, the crisp air, change of weather and mindset, the list goes on and on. Something I’ve been thinking about as I’ve been working with clients to get their fall and winter wardrobes on track for the season is dressing intentionally, and the power it holds. We all want [Read More!...]

“Grandma Irma Says” Part 2 of 2… An Intimate Interview with Grandpa Norman

“Grandma Irma Says” Part 2 of 2… An Intimate Interview with Grandpa Norman

  “NAAAAWM, I need a reacha,” my mom yells across their Florida condo to my dad. Translation, “Norm, I need a reacher.” What’s a “reacher,” reacha if you are from New York, you ask? ​ A “reacha” is a person (not a thing or a tool), who retrieves food and other articles from shelves my [Read More!...]

Dr. Brantley Victory Over Ebola Virus… Faith & Science Miracle

Dr. Brantley Victory Over Ebola Virus… Faith & Science Miracle

  The hour-long NBC News special Saving Dr. Brantley: The inside Story of a Medical Miracle aired on NBC News Dateline. The report by Matt Lauer features an exclusive interview with Dr. Kent Brantley, who contracted the often-deadly Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. It’s an incredible piece of journalism that includes additional reflections [Read More!...]

The Way to Win in Times of Stress & Struggle

The Way to Win in Times of Stress & Struggle

  “Merely refusing to give up is a victory in itself.” – Joyce Meyer Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope, healing, and restoration through Christ Jesus. Joyce has a passion to help hurting people and [Read More!...]

Mary’s Mailbag… Free Roaming Neighbor Cats Driving Dogs Crazy

Mary’s Mailbag… Free Roaming Neighbor Cats Driving Dogs Crazy

  Dear Mary, I have a neighbor who owns several cats.  She allows them to roam the neighborhood freely which drives my dogs crazy.  They bark at the window and race along the fence.  Other neighbors have the same complaint.  The owner seems oblivious to the nuisance her cats create.  Any suggestions on how to [Read More!...]

October Numerology… Come from a Place of Yes

October Numerology… Come from a Place of Yes

  The month of October focuses on new beginnings that will bring clear direction to your life. This new direction or different approach will give you renewed confidence, a determination to succeed, and ultimately prosperity and happiness. The number “1” in numerology signifies individual efforts and endeavors. October is the month to take on self-improvement [Read More!...]

Share Courageous Concepts & Women Survivors Alliance with All Women

Share Courageous Concepts & Women Survivors Alliance with All Women

  “I help women to detoxify their lives through using a universal language of survival with love, understanding, and education.” – Judy Pearson Make no bones about it… I love Judy Pearson. Her fun loving sense of humor, her ability to laugh at life, and her pure courage during her experience with breast cancer is [Read More!...]

View from the Right - What’s God got to do with it?

View from the Right – What’s God got to do with it?

  Sitting at a coffee shop eight years ago, I asked my first political influence and confidant, “What does it take to be a politician?” Staring back at my bright-eyed, eager face he answered, “Know your family, know your beliefs, and most importantly, know your religion.” It’s taken me roughly seven years to get those [Read More!...]

View from the Left - What Role does Religion Play in Politics?

View from the Left – What Role does Religion Play in Politics?

  Secularism, or the separation of government and religious institutions, has been interpreted differently by each generation of Americans. Our country was founded by people who were so motivated to escape a society where the Monarch acted as both King and God, they fled Europe and risked their lives to settle in a new country, [Read More!...]

Washington Watch – The Mystery behind Lending to Women

Washington Watch – The Mystery behind Lending to Women

  In her first appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said, “There is no silver bullet when it comes to access to capital.” This comes from a woman who ran a bank and a venture capital firm. During the hearing, Congresswoman Janice Hahn cited some bleak statistics [Read More!...]

#YoungPolitics... GOP Mid-term Senate Take-Over?

#YoungPolitics… GOP Mid-term Senate Take-Over?

  As most political analysts are now predicating, do you agree the GOP will take the majority in the U.S. Senate with the November mid-term elections? ​ Paul Bremmer – Wash D.C., St. Bonaventure University 2012 Graduate, Bio  – One thing is for sure – if Republicans fail to take back the Senate this year, [Read More!...]

What Every Mom Needs to Know when a Daughter Heads off to College

What Every Mom Needs to Know when a Daughter Heads off to College

  Every year 1000’s of daughters leave home and start an educational adventure that will shape their lives in many ways.   On the other hand, college can leave a parent or parents in to be both a financial and emotional wreck. My daughter joined the big university arena this past August, and it was an [Read More!...]

Be a Part of Setting a Guinness World Record to Market Your Business

Be a Part of Setting a Guinness World Record to Market Your Business

  Have you ever thought about setting or breaking a Guinness World Record to market your company? You probably think setting a Guinness World Record involves crazy stunts by individuals and grandiose events by large companies. Micro and small businesses can get in on the fun too by simply supersizing their products and services. ​ [Read More!...]

Do You have Career MoJo? Do’s & Don’ts of Getting It

Do You have Career MoJo? Do’s & Don’ts of Getting It

  Are you motivated to succeed in your career? If not, why not? If your answer even hints at your lack of motivation being someone else’s fault, well, I think we may have found the problem. Despite the bazillion or so books written on how to motivate others, in my experience, your motivation is in [Read More!...]

Your Credit Report is Your Responsibility… What You Need to Know

Your Credit Report is Your Responsibility… What You Need to Know

  It’s Up to You It is your responsibility to have control of your financial future. This is not just for personal reasons but just as important for you professionally. You must put an importance on having a healthy credit report. You need to know what is on your report, and then you can get [Read More!...]

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Producing a Good Harvest

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Producing a Good Harvest

  Many women in business truly believe their business will be successful without any real effort. Or, they fall toward the other end of the spectrum throwing their heart and soul into their business ventures and expect success and happiness to come. There has to be a balance of your efforts and living in the [Read More!...]

The Power of Voice & Choice Explained with 5 A’s

The Power of Voice & Choice Explained with 5 A’s

  I am delighted to be part of this growing community and promise to share my authenticity in every word I put to paper in this monthly column. I am passionate about helping others discover, build, and bring their A game to be seen, be heard, and be remembered in work and life. Building your [Read More!...]

5 Easy Car Buying Tips for Women

5 Easy Car Buying Tips for Women

  Are you in the market to buy a new car? The Fall Season is the best time to shop for a car, because the New Year models come in, and dealers give great deals for older models to make room. Buying a new car can be exciting. However, the car buying process can also [Read More!...]

Starting with the Basics… Keeping Up Your Business Branding & Vision

Starting with the Basics… Keeping Up Your Business Branding & Vision

  You have a vision for your company’s growth. Is your planning strategies and company advertising for the future keeping up with that vision? To stay competitive in today’s fast-paced business world, it’s crucial to plan for your strategies and advertising to not only keep pace with, but to enhance, your business growth.” – Da’Nielle [Read More!...]

Protecting Your ID Online… What You Need to Know

Protecting Your ID Online… What You Need to Know

  You have a lot more to worry about these days now that you live in the digital age. “What’s that,” you may ask. “Well yes,” is my reply. We are now living in the first era of instant communications that are not only immediately out, but are global in nature. If that were not [Read More!...]

Design Your Destiny with an Online Store Presence

Design Your Destiny with an Online Store Presence

  Some craftsmen and artisans avoid putting forth their work, because of a fear of rejection. But, to compete in this over-crowded market, they need to let go of fear and accept rejection is a part of life. There will always be people who don’t approve of your work along with those who praise it. [Read More!...]

3 Reasons to have an Automated Stay-in-Touch System - VIDEO

3 Reasons to have an Automated Stay-in-Touch System – VIDEO

  It’s quite fitting this month’s topic “Staying in Touch with People” fits right in with the analogy of autumn’s “What’s in the Harvest of Your Life? What Seeds do You Sow?” Sales and marketing expert Chet Holmes has given us three top reasons for staying in touch or “sowing seeds” with people. ​ The [Read More!...]

10 Social Media Safety Do’s & Don’ts

10 Social Media Safety Do’s & Don’ts

    Ladies, if you have been online for any period of time, or watch Lifetime on Sunday, you know there are a lot of attacks on women stemming from social media or online security. I am here to help you, with cocktail in hand, navigate some of the more important Do’s and Don’ts to [Read More!...]

Do Authenticity and Business Go Together?

Do Authenticity and Business Go Together?

  “When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.” – Martin Buber There is a lot of talk in some circles about “authenticity.” Just like “transparency,” it seems to be a newly used word but a really important part of a changing world where everything [Read More!...]

My, What a Charmed Life “That Person” Lives, Right?

My, What a Charmed Life “That Person” Lives, Right?

  You know that person. There’s that one annoying individual who seems to have the best luck on the planet. No matter what they do, or where they go, luck simply follows them. It doesn’t seem fair sometimes. Why would one individual be blessed to be born under a lucky star and not you? It [Read More!...]

Everything Is Multiplying… Not Money, Your Weight!

Everything Is Multiplying… Not Money, Your Weight!

  I recently coached someone who shared her struggle with multiplying the good in her life. She talked about the law of attraction, shared the tips from the book The Secret, and told about her complete dismay in trying all the right ‘tricks’ to only end up feeling defeated. I asked permission to share a [Read More!...]

You Don’t Need Lots of Money to Make a Difference

You Don’t Need Lots of Money to Make a Difference

  When I think of sowing seeds in hopes of making a change, my mind goes back to childhood lessons of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. His accomplishments somehow take on epic proportions in my memory, and I imagine him side-by-side with the hero of folklore, Paul Bunyan. However, John Chapman was no [Read More!...]

You are Capable of So Much More than Even You Believe

You are Capable of So Much More than Even You Believe

  As women we all have our mountains to climb while here on this earth. Each mountain is unique to our journey, a journey created for just us with a special purpose. I am very blessed to live in the state of Montana – the home of infinite mountain ranges and a sky that never [Read More!...]

Guiding Girls to be Strong & Prepared for Life

Guiding Girls to be Strong & Prepared for Life

    The underlying theme of assertive behavior is to achieve win – win with others. A win – win is where both parties achieve enough of what they want. Just imagine if children around the age of 7 or 8 were taught this skill in school – how different the world might be?  Now [Read More!...]

The Number of America’s Homeless Children is Unreal

The Number of America’s Homeless Children is Unreal

  In today’s time, the number of homeless children in America is unreal! My heart weighs heavy at the thought of a child living in a homeless shelter while trying to function in our society and “zoo” schools. Facts about Our Homeless Children There are children who are without a home, without shelter every day [Read More!...]

Be Connected to Others & Life… One Conversation at a Time

Be Connected to Others & Life… One Conversation at a Time

  Monday Last month, I was sitting in a hospital bed while writing my column. This month, I am sitting in an airport. The hospital stay turned out to be stress related (imagine that) and a little too much potassium. For a “normal” person, too much potassium is not a big deal. For a chronically [Read More!...]

A Ton of Online Resources with Links for Military Spouse Job Hunting

A Ton of Online Resources with Links for Military Spouse Job Hunting

  October, welcome to fall! For those of us in the military, this means many of us have made another PCS moves and are getting settled into our new duty stations. For me, this move was my last military move. The next move will be our retirement move, and I can tell you I am [Read More!...]

Trick or Treat- 10 Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Adults

Trick or Treat- 10 Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Adults

  It’s not just the Trick or Treating that makes Halloween fun for me; it’s also my birthday! My husband is one of the few men that can say he’s married to a real witch, and get away with it! As a child I spent my birthdays Trick or Treating, and as an adult I [Read More!...]

#WomensWealth - New Column Coming in October!

#WomensWealth – New Column Coming in October!

  Tarra Jackson – #WomensWealth – Women are the driving force in today’s economy and the key decision makers in the home. Women make or share responsibility for a majority of the family’s financial decisions. However, many women are behind in many areas of financial planning, knowledge and confidence. Tarra Jackson, also known as Madam Money [Read More!...]