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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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[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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~ “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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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!…]

DIY Summer Fixes – Remove & Replace Patio Door Screens - VIDEO

DIY Summer Fixes – Remove & Replace Patio Door Screens – VIDEO

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Pulled Beef on Toasted Hotdog Buns?  Yes, Please! - RECIPE

Pulled Beef on Toasted Hotdog Buns? Yes, Please! – RECIPE

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Create a ‘Soulful Retreat’ Space Just for You

Create a ‘Soulful Retreat’ Space Just for You

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Have Fun Planting with Your Kids

Have Fun Planting with Your Kids

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Feeling Good is a State of Mind

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Do You ‘Think’ Before You Send an Email or Post on the Internet?

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Mother's Day... Can You Hear Me Now?

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May Numerology… Bring More Freedom & Adventure into Your Life!

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How Dreams Signal to You to Look Deeper - VIDEO

How Dreams Signal to You to Look Deeper – VIDEO

    Dreams often allow us to problem solve at a deeper level on many levels all at once.  Dreams may signal you need to bring change and more power back into your life and assist you in doing so. Leading dream interpretation expert Layne Dalfen gives us great insight into this element of dream [Read More!…]

Spread Joy to the World this Wondrous May

Spread Joy to the World this Wondrous May

  Mary Mary quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids in a row. I’m sure most everyone can recall the first line of this childhood rhyme, especially anyone with the given first name of Mary! As a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I had [Read More!…]

Do You Know the Symptoms of Post Holiday Depression & SAD?

Do You Know the Symptoms of Post Holiday Depression & SAD?

  Post-Holiday Depression: A Spiritual Message from Self? (Part 1 of 3) Finally!  The hectic holidays are over and cold weather is over, for most.  After indulging in some of the best parties of the year, why are you feeling so low and what can you do to get rid of the blues? Don’t despair.  You [Read More!…]

May 2016 Astrology… Transcendental Newness is Upon Us

May 2016 Astrology… Transcendental Newness is Upon Us

  Transcendental Newness is Upon Us due to our Great Awakener Uranus taking a 7-year walk through Aries, (2011-2018) along with two new 21st century dwarf planet discoveries Haumea in Libra and Eris in Aries planetoids found beyond the bounds of Pluto. Don’t let size and distance fool you Into thinking these two will cower [Read More!…]

Confusion over WOSB Certification: Answers to FAQs to Assist Your Business

Confusion over WOSB Certification: Answers to FAQs to Assist Your Business

  When speaking to groups of women business owners, regardless of where or when, they express confusion on the state of the certification process for the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) procurement program. Women often say that they receive conflicting information and differing opinions from SBA district offices, vendors who offer third party certification, organizations and [Read More!…]

How the Political Crisis in Brazil will Affect the 2016 Olympic Games

How the Political Crisis in Brazil will Affect the 2016 Olympic Games

  Brazil, the largest sovereign state in Latin America and the world’s seventh-largest economy, is a popular tourist destination and economic powerhouse.  With a population of 206.1 million people and a GDP of $2.346 trillion, Brazil has become an important economic and political player on the regional and international stage. With such impressive stats, it’s [Read More!…]

Have You Heard of Rocky De La Fuente… He’s Running for President

Have You Heard of Rocky De La Fuente… He’s Running for President

  Last year, I wrote an article about the large field of presidential candidates.  Most of you know by now the field has been whittled down to just five people. If Bernie Sanders had not run as a Democratic, I can assure you the field would be down to just four candidates, though I’m not [Read More!…]

13 Tips to Create “Creativity” in Your Life at Home & Work

13 Tips to Create “Creativity” in Your Life at Home & Work

  Creativity? It’s a useless time consuming process. Or is it? My typical response to the word ‘creativity,’ used to be, “There is not a creative bone in my body.” I used to think it is waste of my time. Transitioning through life I’ve learned I was wrong, and I should have just learned or [Read More!…]

Treat Your Business Like a Garden & Watch it Grow

Treat Your Business Like a Garden & Watch it Grow

  Planning for Success Building a successful business is a lot like cultivating a garden.  You have to plan what you want to grow.  I see business owners try one thing after another without ever taking the time to figure out what they want or why they want it. It would be like tossing out [Read More!…]

4 Ways to Screw Up a Job Search & What to do about it!

4 Ways to Screw Up a Job Search & What to do about it!

  Let me just say it. Being on a job search is like being on a big roller-coaster ride in hell’s worst amusement park. Am I right, or am I right? Yet, you have to get on that coaster, strap yourself in, and hope that when the ride ends you are still in possession of [Read More!…]

Do You Know how Your Credit Score is Calculated?

Do You Know how Your Credit Score is Calculated?

  A Credit Score is a three digit number, but this seemingly harmless number is strongly tied to the amount you can borrow.  It also influences the terms of borrowing.  In order to stay on top of your finances, it is crucial for an individual to thoroughly understand credit scoring in order to make well-informed [Read More!…]

Lawrence G. McDonald: Inside The Fall Of Lehman Brothers - AUDIO

Lawrence G. McDonald: Inside The Fall Of Lehman Brothers – AUDIO

  Lawrence G. McDonald is co-author of the New York Times best seller A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers. On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers financial services firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. With over $600 billion in assets, it is the largest bankruptcy filing in [Read More!…]

Sometimes You have to Take a Step Backward to Move Forward

Sometimes You have to Take a Step Backward to Move Forward

  Leaving American Express was a big change for me.  When you make a change, you always hope the next move is a good one for your career.  Sometimes, you have to be a risk taker to move up in life. When I interviewed with SunTrust Bank, the person I would work for was very [Read More!…]

10 Rules of Netiquette… The Digital Age Etiquette

10 Rules of Netiquette… The Digital Age Etiquette

  For those of us over a certain age (45+), we’ve been taught a fairly formal standard etiquette encompassing common courtesy.  For instance, you always send a thank you note after receiving a gift. That is merely one small example out of many. In reality, you are always supposed to use words like please and [Read More!…]

Using Advanced Filters to Power Up Your LinkedIn Searches – VIDEO

Using Advanced Filters to Power Up Your LinkedIn Searches – VIDEO

  What does “Go Blue!” mean to you?  If you’re alumnae of University of Michigan, aka Big Ten Wolverines, it means the world. Some universities have stronger networks than others.  Take Michigan and the Ohio State University aka Buckeyes.  If you attended either one, this video article is for you!  Finding commonalities in the people [Read More!…]

7 Ways to Bring More Creativity, Clarity & Clout to Your Content

7 Ways to Bring More Creativity, Clarity & Clout to Your Content

  When it comes to finding interesting ways to get the word out to your network about anything that has to do with your business, how willing are you to try something different? If your goal is to reach more people and capture their attention long enough to have them actually read or watch what [Read More!…]

Online Public Relations is a New Kid on the Block to Get to Know

Online Public Relations is a New Kid on the Block to Get to Know

  Change is going on in the PR industry.  Traditionalists were not ecstatic about the advent of online press releases some 10 years ago.  But now, online PR distribution is considered a marketing darling – a new communication tool. It’s no wonder there is an undercurrent of disdain for putting news and announcements together and [Read More!…]

Spring's Focus Pocus... What?

Spring’s Focus Pocus… What?

  I think most people are really ready for some spring flowers, are you?  I am, and I live in paradise in San Diego, California.  If they are not in your vicinity yet, at least you can envision them and breathe them in, because in case you haven’t noticed, most of us are busier than [Read More!…]

What to do when Everything’s Blooming but You

What to do when Everything’s Blooming but You

  “I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” – Clairssa Pinkola Estes Have you ever experienced those times in life when everyone around you seems [Read More!…]

A Mother by Any Other Name

A Mother by Any Other Name

  There was a photograph on Facebook recently of a mother cat nursing a litter of skunks.  They made an adorable family.  They also served as a reminder there are lots of ways the role of mom is filled in today’s families. In fact, millions of children in the United States are being raised by [Read More!…]

How can You Spend the Spring Blooming & Growing? Awaken Your Full Potential! - VIDEO

How can You Spend the Spring Blooming & Growing? Awaken Your Full Potential! – VIDEO

  We are the only person who can hold us back in life. As females we spend way too much time and energy comparing ourselves to the other females surrounding us. This process hinders our own growth. Our life garden can only bloom and grow if it is being watered with positive thoughts and uplifting [Read More!…]

What do You Say when You Walk in a Room?

What do You Say when You Walk in a Room?

  Today is day seven (7) of a hospital stay that normally would have been two or three days! Today is day eight of my stay. Yes, that is all I actually wrote on day seven.  Sometimes that is all your soul, mind, and body can handle. And if there is one thing I have [Read More!…]

Miracles from Heaven… A Movie Review

Miracles from Heaven… A Movie Review

  “Miracles from Heaven” is definitely the ultimate example of those Mile 17 moments in one’s life where giving up would be the best road to take.  The miracles came in amazing ways the Beam family could have never even dreamed.  Thanks to the power of God. The movie is based on a true story [Read More!…]

How to Use Your 5 Senses to Make Your Dreams Come True

How to Use Your 5 Senses to Make Your Dreams Come True

  A Nightmare Jane was terrified of speaking in front of large groups.  She wanted to be respected in her company and raise her profile. The regional conference was just the place to do it but in front of in front of 250 people?  No way!  That would be far too stressful and nerve racking. [Read More!…]

How-To & Benefits of Starting a Community Garden in Your Neighborhood

How-To & Benefits of Starting a Community Garden in Your Neighborhood

  My dear friend Amy McDaniel and I recently had the pleasure of cooking at our local community kitchen, for 50 local shut-ins. This was a first for me.  And I was surprised to learn 50 shut-ins is the tip of the iceberg in our community.  There are 300+ on the waiting list for this [Read More!…]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month… Not Caused Just by Ticks

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month… Not Caused Just by Ticks

  I’m seeing a lot of green right now.  It’s not money and it’s not envy. It’s Lyme Green. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  I never thought I would be writing magazine and blog columns, attending protest rallies, writing congressmen, coordinating awareness events, and even co-authoring a book all in the name of a [Read More!…]

May is National Military Appreciation Month… Honor, Recognize, Remember & Appreciate

May is National Military Appreciation Month… Honor, Recognize, Remember & Appreciate

  What started as a simple idea to honor the military and to share the history thereof,Congress, in 1991, designated May as National Military Appreciation Month with the mission to pay tribute to the service men and women and to show appreciation for their sacrifices both past and present. Its goal was to gather America [Read More!…]

8 Restroom Safety Tips You should Know Before You Go!

8 Restroom Safety Tips You should Know Before You Go!

  Ladies, how many public restrooms do you think you’ve visited since you were a little girl? For me, I would have to say it’s been thousands! Patiently we stand with our arms (and legs) crossed waiting for our turn and hoping when we finally get there the stall door will lock, and if we [Read More!…]

Do You have Your Own Style, or are You Copying Someone Else’s?

Do You have Your Own Style, or are You Copying Someone Else’s?

  For the Latin American Woman, it is sometimes difficult to dress suitably. We tend to criticize our anatomy, and we adjust it to the clothes we like; when in fact, our anatomy is perfect, and we just need to look for the clothes that reveal our most positive attributes. Magazine model stereotypes, Female TV [Read More!…]

¿Cómo te vistes? ¿Imitas a alguien o tienes tu propio estilo?

¿Cómo te vistes? ¿Imitas a alguien o tienes tu propio estilo?

  Para la mujer latinoamericana, vestirse adecuadamente a veces resulta difícil pues tendemos a criticar nuestra anatomía y la ajustamos a la ropa que nos gusta, cuando en realidad nuestra anatomía es perfecta y solo debemos buscar la ropa que resalte nuestros mejores atributos. Los estereotipos de las modelos de revista, conductoras de televisión o [Read More!…]

Let’s Tackle Reading Together in the United States

Let’s Tackle Reading Together in the United States

  The USA ranks #24th in literacy.  Research shows children who do not read on grade level by the time they are 9 years old are more likely to fail and even drop out of school. National reading tests show that while 66% of our 9 year olds read below grade level, 80% of 9 [Read More!…]