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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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[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_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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~ 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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~ 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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[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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~ 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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~ 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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~ 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...
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A Guide to Spring’s 4 Most Wearable Trends

A Guide to Spring’s 4 Most Wearable Trends

  By Mallory Sills – March, 2015 – Ahh, spring is in the air! Doesn’t it feel great to start thinking of warmer weather and the sun shining? By this time every year I always get anxious anticipating being able to wear the new spring trends. This year, like every season, has its fresh trends [Read More!…]

March, 2015 - Greetings from the Executive Editor

March, 2015 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  I always enjoy looking at the new trends whether they are digital ones for my work or fashion ones for my wardrobe. I find technology fascinating, so being up on these trends seems more like fun than work to me. I’m not a particularly girly girl, but I do like the creativity of fashion. [Read More!…]

Simple Home Decorating… Glass Adds Colorful Sparkle

Simple Home Decorating… Glass Adds Colorful Sparkle

  Glass is one of the most overlooked art forms, but it’s one with potential for great beauty and style. We all have ‘glasses’ in our home we drink out of every day, some made of glass, others plastic or metal. But real glass has a character all its own. Colors make it versatile, with [Read More!…]

Breakfast Frittata, the New Easy Food Trend… Use Leftovers! - VIDEO

Breakfast Frittata, the New Easy Food Trend… Use Leftovers! – VIDEO

  “There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.” – Tom Wolfe Have you ever wonder what to do with the little containers of leftover food in your refrigerator? Do you hesitate to throw out all those tiny containers [Read More!…]

Family Talk… What are Your Favorite Things about Spring?

Family Talk… What are Your Favorite Things about Spring?

  What are the things you like most about the spring season? ​ LINDA – Clinton, UT, Public Sector, Married, 2 Daughters & 2 Step-Sons, Middle Sister – RVing, RVing, RVing… did I mention RVing!  Leon and I take full advantage of our centrally located area in Salt Lake City.  We are close to many [Read More!…]

Fun Irish Recipe, Games & Movie to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Kids

Fun Irish Recipe, Games & Movie to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Kids

  Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate even if you’re not Irish. For something different this year, how about making a traditional Irish dinner with your kids, and celebrate this enjoyable holiday by having a themed dinner complete with Irish themed table decorations, games, and a movie? Kids love to be in [Read More!…]

Spring is the Season of Renewal of Life in so Many Ways

Spring is the Season of Renewal of Life in so Many Ways

  Spring, it’s like an old friend that’s been with you as long as you can remember. Even during the cold dark days of the winters of life, spring is with you. Spring returns as though it never left, and really, it never did. It’s been there all along below the surface carrying you forward [Read More!…]

Why did I Want to be an Adult?

Why did I Want to be an Adult?

  Just the other day at work, one of my students asked me, “Mrs. Somerville, why did you want to be an adult?” Every day, for the past twenty years, I have had the luxury of waking up to see myself as a full fledge honorary adult. When I was a child, there was nothing [Read More!…]

Writing Down Your Hopes for the Next 3 Months Might not be a Bad Idea!

Writing Down Your Hopes for the Next 3 Months Might not be a Bad Idea!

  As you might have noticed, my column was silent last month. Instead of the peaceful 2015 I had envisioned, so far, it’s been anything but peaceful. Within a couple of months, a friend was hospitalized for almost two months, the sister of a friend lost her life at the age of 30 to a [Read More!…]

What to do (and not do) when Faced with Family Rejection or Alienation

What to do (and not do) when Faced with Family Rejection or Alienation

  “One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.” – Author Unknown You’ve done everything right. You’ve followed the best advice you could find. You’ve been respectful, discrete, and kind. And, yet, you have been rejected. Your family member refuses to speak with you. [Read More!…]

Do You Make Most of Your Decisions in Life on Auto-Pilot?

Do You Make Most of Your Decisions in Life on Auto-Pilot?

    Women, we are so funny and interesting. We put our whole lives on hold during our child rearing years or during our career-creating time. We have this notion we are to multi-task everything, including our lives. When do we just sit down and take a breath? The world and our internal voice make [Read More!…]

Beginning Again—Goodbye Menopause!

Beginning Again—Goodbye Menopause!

  I’m almost afraid to put this in writing. It’s spring, and of course, the theme for Women’s Voices Magazine, and life in general at this time of year, is new beginnings. ​ Usually, that means the birth of things—new life outside as the world again turns green, renewed energy as those of us held [Read More!…]

6 Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Partner & 4 Tips Once You Find Them

6 Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Partner & 4 Tips Once You Find Them

  So you want to go on a big adventure? You’ve found the perfect destination, now all you need is someone to go with you! It might seem like finding someone to travel around with isn’t that big of a deal; just find someone raring to go, pack a bag, and you’re set, right? Well, [Read More!…]

Women’s History Month - An Historical Snapshot - VIDEOS

Women’s History Month – An Historical Snapshot – VIDEOS

  March is set aside as Women’s History Month. This public celebration of women’s history in this country began in 1978 as “Women’s History Week” in Sonoma County, California.   The week surrounding March 8th was selected to include International Women’s Day. In 1981, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) co-sponsored a joint [Read More!…]

Are You Ready to Spring Forward & Bloom?

Are You Ready to Spring Forward & Bloom?

  The clocks are not the only thing springing forward! March is the time we move ahead too. Ask yourself, “How would I like to move ahead for my own personal growth and renewal, so I may bloom into the best of me? So let’s do a little exercise. This entails visualizing yourself as a [Read More!…]

Take the Risk it Takes to Blossom

Take the Risk it Takes to Blossom

  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin Four years ago I completed a rigorous coach-training program with a renowned author and leader in the self- help industry. I was so excited to have finally found [Read More!…]

Dear Janet… After Baby, Father Needs Alone Time with His Wife

Dear Janet… After Baby, Father Needs Alone Time with His Wife

  Dear Janet, I have been married 5 years, and since the birth of our son 3 years ago my relationship with my wife has totally changed. She is a wonderful mother but has no time for me. We have another baby on the way, and I worry it will only get worse. After the [Read More!…]

Do You Feel You are Always Racing the Clock to get Everything Done?

Do You Feel You are Always Racing the Clock to get Everything Done?

  Someone has quipped, “Why do we call it ‘Rush Hour’ when everyone is moving so slowly?” Ironically, rush hour (and really almost all other times on the road) is filled with people in their cars in a hurry to get somewhere. People are jamming the accelerator down, darting in and out of traffic lines, [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!…]

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!…]

Break Out of Your Box… Enter a New Arena with Horses & Buffalo

Break Out of Your Box… Enter a New Arena with Horses & Buffalo

  If you really want to think outside the box, maybe it’s time you got inside the arena. A horse arena, to be exact. If you feel muddled in the head, stuck in your emotions, or unsure about the messages you’re sending in the home, on the job, or out with friends, you just might [Read More!…]

How to Make Your Own Hand-Pulled Mozzarella - Recipe

How to Make Your Own Hand-Pulled Mozzarella – Recipe

  I know people have been making mozzarella cheese for hundreds of years. The thing is though, I never really thought it was something you could make at home. I had the image in my mind of milk maids stirring for hours over hundred gallon vats of boiling milk, being hot and uncomfortable, slaving away [Read More!…]

Try Irish Red Ales Instead of Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Try Irish Red Ales Instead of Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

  When most people think of the St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish or Ireland, chances are they are picturing Guinness … Riverdance … corned beef and cabbage … shamrocks. Although these are all terrific aspects of Irish culture, there is still one very important thing missing! Irish Red Ale – one of the most over-looked [Read More!…]

Celebrate The Women of March

Celebrate The Women of March

  I live in Chicago, and March is a little too early to celebrate the coming of spring. Happily, there’s something else to celebrate. Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Here’s the backstory. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911, over one hundred years ago primarily in Europe. Its purpose was [Read More!…]

7 New Diet Tips You Need to Know… They Work!

7 New Diet Tips You Need to Know… They Work!

  NOTE: Be sure to check with your physician before taking supplements, especially if taking any medications. It’s now been a few weeks since you began your New Year’s resolution to drop those stubborn pounds. Have you achieved the weight loss results you hoped for? If you’re eating right and exercising but your scale isn’t [Read More!…]

Deborah Hightower is ‘Poised, Prepared and in HOT Pursuit’

Deborah Hightower is ‘Poised, Prepared and in HOT Pursuit’

“To have success, you can’t let failure stop you. To have great success, you can’t let success stop you.” – Robert Brault Financial, Leadership and Success Consultant Deborah Hightower represents a unique, multi-faceted combination of success. From the financial arena in corporate America to writing, speaking, and music, she believes the best components of fulfillment [Read More!…]

What is the Miracle You See?

What is the Miracle You See?

  Everybody Hurts, R.E.M. When your day is long And, the night, the night is yours alone. When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on. Don’t let yourself go ‘Cause everybody cries And, everybody hurts sometimes. Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it’s time to sing along. When your day is night [Read More!…]

Why do Animals from Different Species Become Friends?

Why do Animals from Different Species Become Friends?

  Ever watch one of those videos on Facebook or Youtube showing two animals of completely different species paling around?  We’ve all seen them and marveled at the friendships that form among what would appear to be the most unlikely of friends:  A mother tiger nursing piglets; a baby elephant playing with a dog; an [Read More!…]

March Numerology… Take the Time to Daydream this Month!

March Numerology… Take the Time to Daydream this Month!

  The month of March’s focus will be letting life flow freely in front of you and allowing your creative juices flow. Today’s imagination and daydreams are tomorrow’s possibilities and realities. Taking the time to daydream can bring forth the image of something big for you and create certain thoughts that turn into actions and [Read More!…]

Do You Know Forgiveness Equals Freedom?

Do You Know Forgiveness Equals Freedom?

  I woke up one morning wearing my favorite hello kitty cartoon pajamas with a left over milk mustache from last night’s bedtime story. I tiptoed into the kitchen before mom woke up to sneak my favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie out of the shiny red cookie jar. Just as I take the last big [Read More!…]

3 Survival Keys to Discover Your Voice & become More Intuitive - AUDIO

3 Survival Keys to Discover Your Voice & become More Intuitive – AUDIO

  “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Collette(1873-1954) Affirmation: “Loving myself heals my life.” – Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos ​ Your Outer-voice, the one used everyday with strangers and loved ones, is a reflection of your Inner-voice, aka Inner-guidance. Do you trust your Inner-voice enough to pay attention to [Read More!…]

Washington Watch – “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”

Washington Watch – “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”

  It’s a quiet fact that passing laws rarely puts them into effect. Outside Washington’s Beltway, few Americans know enacted legislation must go through another process – sometimes taking years – called the regulatory process. Early this year, I wrote an article about a big win for the women’s business community: the passage of sole [Read More!…]

Opinion – Israel is Knocking on America’s Door for Help… Will We Open or Close it?

Opinion – Israel is Knocking on America’s Door for Help… Will We Open or Close it?

  “I’ll go wherever I am invited to defend Israel against Iran.” ~ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the joint session of Congress on March 3. Anticipation and controversy surround his visit and speech on behalf of Israel. The House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, extended the invitation to [Read More!…]

#YoungPolitics…Is the $18 Trillion National Debt a Big Deal to Millennials?

#YoungPolitics…Is the $18 Trillion National Debt a Big Deal to Millennials?

  Do you believe the growing national debt, now over $18 Trillion, is a big deal for your generation?  ​ Arianna Mendez – FL, Florida International University 2014 Masters Degree, Bio – $18 trillion of national debt is a perplexing sum. For most Americans, the rising national debt is an abstract and inconceivable concept. So what is the national debt? [Read More!…]

The Liberal Scoop… Will the U.S. Supreme Court Rule in Favor of Same Sex Marriage in June?

The Liberal Scoop… Will the U.S. Supreme Court Rule in Favor of Same Sex Marriage in June?

  #TheScoop: The same nine Supreme Court judges who ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in 2013 are set to finish the job they started. On February 9th, the Supreme Court intervened in Alabama when Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a memo to state judges declaring they were not obliged to obey the federal strike-down [Read More!…]

The Conservative Scoop… Why the President’s National Prayer Breakfast Comments were so Wrong

The Conservative Scoop… Why the President’s National Prayer Breakfast Comments were so Wrong

  #TheScoop: At the February 2015 National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama created a stir with some comments he made about the history of religious violence. Hang on, what breakfast? ​ Since 1953, thousands of people have gathered each year from all over the world to DC for this event. It’s hosted by the US Congress [Read More!…]

The Number 1 Solution to Getting & Keeping a ‘Can Do Attitude’

The Number 1 Solution to Getting & Keeping a ‘Can Do Attitude’

  “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough” – Helen Keller The power we hold as individuals to create a positive attitude that creates enormous positive ripple effects in life is indescribable. To create indescribable positive change, it all comes down to; what do you want to accomplish? [Read More!…]

How to Stare Down Age Discrimination When Looking for a Job

How to Stare Down Age Discrimination When Looking for a Job

  Does age discrimination exist? Yep. Can you eliminate it? Nope. But the good news is you have some level of control, probably more than you think. Before we tackle that, let’s get it all out on the table. WHY does age discrimination exist? Like all forms of discrimination, there are some misguided assumptions or [Read More!…]

Top 3 Things to Look for when Checking Your Credit Report for Accuracy

Top 3 Things to Look for when Checking Your Credit Report for Accuracy

  You need to check your credit report to alert you to erroneous information in your report as well as to prevent identity theft. Having inaccurate reporting will have a negative impact on your score and affect your ability to obtain new credit. Incorrect information on your reports could be a clerical error, and sometimes [Read More!…]

How I Stopped being too Busy & Kicked My Addiction to it

How I Stopped being too Busy & Kicked My Addiction to it

  Americans are addicted to being busy notes award winning journalist turned author Brigid Schulte in her book Overwhelmed. Schulte’s discovered her life of juggling family and kids, punching deadlines, and a hectic work schedule nearly drove her insane. Like Schulte’s, many women feel overwhelmed and out of sync. Most people know it’s better to [Read More!…]

Don’t Ignore it… Listen to Your Still, Small Inner Voice - AUDIO

Don’t Ignore it… Listen to Your Still, Small Inner Voice – AUDIO

  Has your intuition told you to do one thing, yet you did something different, perhaps in the name of love? We all have an Inner-voice or gut instinct. Do you use your intuition in your life? Teresa Velardi saw all the signs. The signs told her not to marry the man she loved, but [Read More!…]

Sincerely Listening to Someone May be the Best Customer Service Ever

Sincerely Listening to Someone May be the Best Customer Service Ever

  I was now working for Reynolds Metals Company (which today is Alcoa) and newly engaged too! Planning a wedding and starting a new job was not easy, but it was a very happy time in my life. My new job was in the Accounts Payable Department. My specific role was matching purchase orders with [Read More!…]

History is Full of Those Who Said, “I Can Make It Happen,” & Did

History is Full of Those Who Said, “I Can Make It Happen,” & Did

  History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, “I can make it happen.” The Italian sculptor Agostino d’Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble. Unable to produce his desired masterpiece, he lamented, “I [Read More!…]

Pet Industry Staffing… A Look at Both Ends of the Leash

Pet Industry Staffing… A Look at Both Ends of the Leash

  I’ve been in the pet industry for two decades, and over the years, I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it is for pet-centric businesses to find, and keep, good employees. On the other side of the equation, it can be just as difficult for quality candidates to showcase their talents via traditional job [Read More!…]

A Must Know… Updates to Digital Tax Filings for 2015

A Must Know… Updates to Digital Tax Filings for 2015

  Well, it’s tax time once again, and it’s probably the bane of our existence just about now. Annual tax collection use to be on the Ides of March (Congress changed the filing date several decades ago), so it’s now the Ides of April (15th). However, many of us experience a primal fear of preparing [Read More!…]

How to Produce High Quality Graphics without Hiring a Pro… 3 Graphic Tools

How to Produce High Quality Graphics without Hiring a Pro… 3 Graphic Tools

  While scrolling through your Instagram and Google+ feeds, you can’t help but notice your favorite entrepreneurs and social media celebs are continually producing graphics that speak to your soul, uplift your spirits, and entice you to devour every word of the promotion for their new service, book, or tweetchat. And, before you know it, [Read More!…]

Nobody ever Said Online Selling was Going to be Easy! 4 Tips to Help

Nobody ever Said Online Selling was Going to be Easy! 4 Tips to Help

  I used to think anyone can sell online if they are a social person, but in reality, online selling is not everyone’s cup of coffee. There are a lot of hurdles, barricades, and apparently trivial but giant problems which hinder your way each time you try to propel forward in your endeavors. If we [Read More!…]

Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile… 7 Areas to Scrub Up! - VIDEO

Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile… 7 Areas to Scrub Up! – VIDEO

  It’s fitting for WVM’s spring issue to dust off or add, upload, and delete keys! Your LinkedIn profile is your personal sales page. Imagine you were reading an online ad or a newspaper today, and you saw an ad for an inflatable holiday snowman yard display? Immediately this messaging would flag the company’s lack [Read More!…]

Going from Best Business Practices to “Truly Genuine Business Practices”

Going from Best Business Practices to “Truly Genuine Business Practices”

  “If you love your company and love what you do, you will serve your customers better—period!” – Tom Peters We really are in a transition period in the business world. In my opinion, we are moving from what used to be called, and in many cases still are called, “best business practices” to truly [Read More!…]

Why You Need to Learn to Celebrate Your Greatness!

Why You Need to Learn to Celebrate Your Greatness!

  “When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Olsteen For some reason or another, we are taught early on to not feel great [Read More!…]

The Road Less Traveled… One Woman’s Roundabout to Success

The Road Less Traveled… One Woman’s Roundabout to Success

  “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”- Nikos Kazantzakis People who come up against obstacles, and set out with determination to knock them down in pursuit of their dreams, are not only inspirational, they’re fascinating. One such woman is Julie Parker. Her story is a testament to the importance of [Read More!…]

On Positive Thinking… Is Thinking Positive Enough?

On Positive Thinking… Is Thinking Positive Enough?

  How many times in your life have you heard sentiments like think positive, you need to be more positive, if you change your thoughts, you change your life and other words of wisdom related to the topic? Maybe, you have been one of those people who made these comments and really believed every word. [Read More!…]

5 Easy Steps to Redirect the Fear Inside to Positive Self-Talk that Inspires You

5 Easy Steps to Redirect the Fear Inside to Positive Self-Talk that Inspires You

  Opening my eyes in the morning is both the best and worst part of my day. The worst, because I always have some kind of dream hangover. The best, because everything is new. Each morning brings a new slant of the sun, a rested body, and shiny opportunities. ​ Do you know the most [Read More!…]

When You Hear Life Changing News, Why Not Wash Your Car?

When You Hear Life Changing News, Why Not Wash Your Car?

  One phone call can change the course of your life. I was enjoying a leisurely Saturday afternoon doing my typical chores such as cleaning the house and organizing my desk. The phone rang. My brother called from Dallas, Texas to share some concerns regarding minor health problems he had been having. “Hi Paul. What’s [Read More!…]

Here’s a Fast & Easy Exercise to Create Positive, Lasting Changes in Your Life

Here’s a Fast & Easy Exercise to Create Positive, Lasting Changes in Your Life

  Naomi is a 48 years old woman, whom has a 13-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. She came for therapy because she has been feeling ready to make some changes in her life, but she didn’t know how to go about it. When Naomi’s daughter was born, she made the decision to stay home, [Read More!…]

New Info for the Military Family… Dental Resources, Travel Club & 2016 Defense Budget

New Info for the Military Family… Dental Resources, Travel Club & 2016 Defense Budget

  This month, I am going to bring you information on some tidbits I have found over the last month. I hope you find the information useful, and if you do find it useful, please pass it along to others. First, let’s talk dental issues. Since I have PCSed this summer, I have not found [Read More!…]

8 Quick Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim at the ATM Machine

8 Quick Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim at the ATM Machine

  Need cash? Let’s face it, you can find an ATM machine almost anywhere, but unless you want to pay those crazy surcharges, most of us will head to our closest bank branch and skip being charged more to withdraw. How many of you will use the drive through, because it’s more convenient? Do you [Read More!…]

Is Insomnia Driving You Crazy? Here’s Lots of Tips to Try

Is Insomnia Driving You Crazy? Here’s Lots of Tips to Try

  Dear MiMi, What’s stopping me? A good night’s sleep! With a 1-year-old child, a relaxing lavender bath is not in my immediate future. At this point, I could top the world record for quickest shower, including hair-wash. It feels like I’ve tried everything. Something has got to work!? Yours Truly, Tell Me Something New [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!…]

WVM Welcomes New Columnist Dr. Limor Tintweiss in March!

WVM Welcomes New Columnist Dr. Limor Tintweiss in March!

  Dr. Limor Tintweiss – #SuperWoman & #WonderWoman Rolled into One – Do you feel your role as a woman is to be Super Woman, but you’d secretly rather be Wonder Woman?  “Of course,” you might say, but at what cost?  Society and most likely your upbringing has conditioned you, as a woman, to think [Read More!…]