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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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~ Ever wonder what your pet might have to say? Lots! Everything from past experiences, health issues to what he/she thinks of the new food…and...
[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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~ 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...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_angela-schaefers-impact.jpg]Angela Schaefers "Stories Matter. Yours. Mine. Theirs."
~ 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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~ 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...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_sharon-rainey-community.jpg]Sharon E. Rainey "The Ripple Effect"
~ The impact of connecting with one another can be profound. Author of Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life Sharon Rainey illustrates the numerous ways our...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_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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How to Recreate an Inspiring Life Moment for Your Living Space

How to Recreate an Inspiring Life Moment for Your Living Space

  By Monica Hagen, September, 2014 – Often when someone mentions “art” we think about paintings or sculpture or “fine art,” but the label includes much more. Art is all around us, and it makes life more pleasurable. It speaks to our creative soul. Everything you wear and put into your home is art, created [Read More!...]

SPECIAL FEATURE - Get the Texting & Driving Monkey off Your Back

SPECIAL FEATURE – Get the Texting & Driving Monkey off Your Back

    Unitasking is hard. When I try to focus on one thing at a time, it feels like I’m wasting time and I have an attention span of five minutes. If you’re like me, your inner voice is nearly impossible to drown out: “How can I possibly get all of this stuff done? If [Read More!...]

SPECIAL FEATURE - 9/11… Where were You?

SPECIAL FEATURE – 9/11… Where were You?

  The United States of America being attacked on September 11, 2001, resulting in thousands of innocent Americans dying brought heartbreaking grief to our nation. The events were stunning. The images were shocking. The day was stupefying. The reality was surreal. At the same time, the selflessness, bravery, and strength displayed by Americans, at a [Read More!...]

September, 2014 - Greetings From the Executive Editor

September, 2014 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau I love the sentiment of this quote. Do you look at the things around you… really look at them? Do you “see” from your mind’s eye? Are you inspired by what you see around you? Does the way your [Read More!...]

Tips to Make Your New Garden Look Like a Beautifully Aged One

Tips to Make Your New Garden Look Like a Beautifully Aged One

  There is beauty in old items. We love old houses, with their squeaks and quirks and evidence of years of living. We haunt antique stores, looking for “just like grandma had.” The found objects have a rich patina and surely have good stories to tell us, if they could tell stories. Old gardens are [Read More!...]

Bring Out Your Creative Side this Fall with Albums & Scrapbooks

Bring Out Your Creative Side this Fall with Albums & Scrapbooks

  It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to get the kids ready for school, and to get back into your daily routine.  As summer vacations come to an end, now is the perfect time to make sure your photos end up in scrapbooks instead of show boxes. We take photographs to remember the [Read More!...]

How to do Traditional Plastering on Wooden Lath - VIDEO

How to do Traditional Plastering on Wooden Lath – VIDEO

  By Leah Bolden and Karen DeVenaro If your home was built in the 1950′s or earlier, chances are, you have plaster walls and ceilings.  Plastering is one of the most ancient building techniques in the world, and plaster is a material that has stood the test of time. ​ In fact, the Pyramids of [Read More!...]

Ideas to Create Your Own Soulful Retreat

Ideas to Create Your Own Soulful Retreat

  “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” – Susan Taylor, Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine Before I got married, I was of course single – and as a single women living alone, I looked [Read More!...]

Family Talk… Which Books Impacted Your Life?

Family Talk… Which Books Impacted Your Life?

  Which books have you read that made a big impact in your life? ​ LEON –I think the book Jaws was the book that impacted my life the most.  I was a teenager and read the book before the movie.  I found it difficult to get in the ocean for a while after that.  [Read More!...]

My Big, Fat Greek Wedding… Kazakh Style

My Big, Fat Greek Wedding… Kazakh Style

  Who doesn’t like to talk about their children? Adoption is an emotional one too! Even after 12 years of helping over 1000 adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth families be reunited, I still am amazed at the different life situations in our searches. There are beautiful and sometimes new feelings everyone involved has before our [Read More!...]

What to do when Your Child is Jealous of Wealthier Friends

What to do when Your Child is Jealous of Wealthier Friends

  How will our parenting decisions made today affect the adults our children will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: My six-year-old came home from a playdate and complained that “so-and-so has such a big closet, why don’t I [Read More!...]

Spoon Bread... A Letter to My Granddaughter

Spoon Bread… A Letter to My Granddaughter

  Dear Clara Darling, I’m sending you a little note. You have been asking me for a lot of old family recipes lately, and I know it’s because you’ve fallen in love. Ah, love it’s such a wonderful thing, and you sure have found you a wonderful fellow. I like him very much, so I’m [Read More!...]

Pregnancy Diet? It’s a Pretty Big Deal… What You Need to Know

Pregnancy Diet? It’s a Pretty Big Deal… What You Need to Know

  Healthy living should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. This especially applies if you are an expecting mother. Working at Avelist, a place where people go to navigate new situations, I see many mothers use our platform to give and get advice about what they should and shouldn’t eat when they’re pregnant. Avelist’s [Read More!...]

Open Your Heart to the Beauty all Around You… It’s Family!

Open Your Heart to the Beauty all Around You… It’s Family!

  Beauty is defined as characteristics of a person, place, thing, or idea that provides happiness.   When I look at it from that angle, I can’t help to think that one’s desire to bring more beauty and creativity into their life is a whole lot easier than one might imagine. I grew up in the [Read More!...]

What Makes My Story so Special?  One Word… Unbelievable

What Makes My Story so Special? One Word… Unbelievable

  Have you ever told someone, “You should write a book about your life?” Well, I am that someone. My name is Megan Cyrulewski. I am 35-years-old, divorced, and a single mom to a beautiful 3-year-old girl – and I live with my parents. Let me kind of backtrack a little. I had a great [Read More!...]

Yes, I AM Creative… And so are You!

Yes, I AM Creative… And so are You!

  Over the last few weeks I have sparked up conversation surrounding this month’s topics; creativity and beauty. I’ve asked both men and women if they see themselves as creative? The answers were a resounding “no” or “not really,” especially from those not currently in what would be considered a creative field of endeavor. So [Read More!...]

How to be the Perfect Grandma

How to be the Perfect Grandma

  Well, I’m afraid the topic must be addressed. This will be my last column for Women’s Voices Magazine—as just a mother. And I’m not sure I’m ready for what’s coming next. ​ As of this writing, sometime within the next few days, I will become a GRANDMOTHER. That’s right, a grandmother. Dare I say, [Read More!...]

How to Prevent the First Date Fiasco

How to Prevent the First Date Fiasco

  Sarah couldn’t believe she never heard from Dave after their first date. “I thought we got along so well,” she told me during one of our relationship coaching sessions. “He was so sympathetic when I told him about my previous boyfriend leaving me and the struggles of being a single mom. He’d seemed like [Read More!...]

How to Get Away and Find Balance When You Need a Break

How to Get Away and Find Balance When You Need a Break

  “I really need a vacation,” ah yes, that one phrase you’ve probably muttered to yourself a thousand times on any of the many stressful days you’ve had over the years. The thing is though, you’re right; you do need a vacation, and probably a good solid dose of “you” time as well. It’s no [Read More!...]

Louise Nevelson, the "Empress of Modern Art" - VIDEO

Louise Nevelson, the “Empress of Modern Art” – VIDEO

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What is Your Healing Potential?

What is Your Healing Potential?

  Po-ten-tial (adjective) possible act as yet not actual. Expressing possibility.  (noun) capacity for development. Does everyone have the potential to heal? My answer is, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” ​ Everyone has the potential to heal as they are meant to in this lifetime. Healing might look very different from what you think, so let go [Read More!...]

4 Ways to Find a Good Mental Health Counselor

4 Ways to Find a Good Mental Health Counselor

  Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors and you have your not so great counselors. The key is to find one who will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you [Read More!...]

How to Make Perfectly Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

How to Make Perfectly Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

  Is there anything more beautiful than a perfectly fudgy brownie? It combines the best part of cake and pure chocolate together, and it forms something so craveable, I wish it was socially acceptable to have one with every meal. I mean, really, doesn’t a breakfast consisting of a big bowl of brownie pieces swimming [Read More!...]

Try a Different & Delightful Spritzy Wheat Beer

Try a Different & Delightful Spritzy Wheat Beer

  Do you ever enjoy a glass of bubbly, sparkling wine? Ever indulge in Champagne, outside of the all-too-infrequent special occasions? Now, what about beer? What if I told you that you could have the best of both worlds all rolled into one? Here is a beer style for you adventurous, open-minded souls to try—a [Read More!...]

How & Why I Became a Crime Novelist

How & Why I Became a Crime Novelist

  In the eighteen months I’ve written for Women’s Voices Magazine, I’ve alluded to my career as a crime novelist, but I haven’t delved into it. I will now. I have a new book out, and I want you to know about it. I also want to give you an inside look at how and [Read More!...]

Do You Celebrate You? 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Beauty

Do You Celebrate You? 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Beauty

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“Grandma Irma Says” Part 1 of a Special 4 Part Series… Health, Devil Dogs & Baby Aspirin

“Grandma Irma Says” Part 1 of a Special 4 Part Series… Health, Devil Dogs & Baby Aspirin

  “Grandma Irma Says” is a four part series in which I share my 81 year old mother’s quirky, funny, Jewish grandmother’s common sense wisdom. Grandma Irma is in her ninth decade but is as “hip” as her grandkids. She’s got more Facebook friends than me (far more), and her iPads is her most trusted [Read More!...]

The Miracle Called Music – VIDEO

The Miracle Called Music – VIDEO

  The Miracle ​ Every drop of rain that falls in Sahara Desert says it all, It’s a miracle, All God’s creations great and small, the Golden Gate and the Taj Mahal, That’s a miracle, Test tube babies being born, mothers, fathers dead and gone, It’s a miracle, We’re having a miracle on earth, mother [Read More!...]

Have You Sung into a Hair Brush Dreaming of Being a Singer?

Have You Sung into a Hair Brush Dreaming of Being a Singer?

  “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman This next inspiration is about a Christian recording gospel artist finding the strength and the courage to follow her dreams in spite [Read More!...]

All You Need to Know to Keep Your New Puppy Happy & Healthy

All You Need to Know to Keep Your New Puppy Happy & Healthy

  Dear Mary, We recently added a new puppy, Bella, to our home. What can we do to ensure a long, healthy life? Liz, Racine WI ​ Dear Liz, Congratulations on the new addition! Having a new puppy or kitten is a joy, except when the little rascals eat those brand new shoes or leave [Read More!...]

September Numerology… Letting Go of what Doesn’t Work

September Numerology… Letting Go of what Doesn’t Work

  The month of September’s focus is to know when to let go and be proactive about what doesn’t work for you. In order to ensure happiness in your life and to move forward in a positive way, it is important to shed negative thoughts. You can be your own worst critic, and that can [Read More!...]

Here’s how to Figure Out what Recurring Dream Images or Themes Mean

Here’s how to Figure Out what Recurring Dream Images or Themes Mean

  Do you remember rote in school? Rote is a repeat. Read it, write it, and recite it. Read it, write it, and recite it. That’s how we learn. Our dreams give us rote as well. Your subconscious wants to make sure your conscious gets it. Rote happens during the same dream, or in dreams [Read More!...]

Carol Dunlop, CPT - Determined, Strong, Undefeated

Carol Dunlop, CPT – Determined, Strong, Undefeated

  “You have to push yourself to stay motivated and to get past those bumps in the road.” – Carol Dunlop Carol Dunlop is one of the most “can-do” multi-talented women I have ever met.  Even though she has had two bouts with cancer, she has moved forward with optimism and courage.  Carol is a fitness expert, [Read More!...]

How Do You Fill a Room in the Capitol? Bring up the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

How Do You Fill a Room in the Capitol? Bring up the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

  Congressional hearings are rarely a lively, or even well attended scene. Usually it requires a celebrity or an issue of critical importance to even get on the radar of non-politicos, let alone get them in the door. Both factors, however, were on full display for the July 23rd Senate Small Business Committee hearing on [Read More!...]

#YoungPolitics… What Type of Income Tax Reform is Needed?

#YoungPolitics… What Type of Income Tax Reform is Needed?

  “Do you believe the U.S. federal income tax code needs to be reformed?  If so, what are the elements of reform you would like to see?”  ​   Paul Bremmer – Wash D.C., St. Bonaventure University 2012 Graduate, Bio I think the federal income tax code needs to do more to encourage saving and [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!...]

Attract Business Collaboration & Make More Money for Everyone!

Attract Business Collaboration & Make More Money for Everyone!

  According to a survey done by PwC, 56% of the nation’s fastest growing companies have worked collaboratively with others. Are you being flooded with requests to partner? If not, do a little image tune up to make your business a magnet to attract requests. When you are doing the typical ho hum things to [Read More!...]

Do You Know why Clients Choose You in Business?  Each Client may be Different

Do You Know why Clients Choose You in Business? Each Client may be Different

  Why do people choose to do business with you? It’s a question I ask every one of my new clients who go through my workshop “The 80/20 Rule.” I help them identify what separates them from their competition, their differentiators, and it produces many “Aha” moments for my clients. However, when asked that question [Read More!...]

What to Say (and Not Say) to Family or Friend Who has Lost a Job

What to Say (and Not Say) to Family or Friend Who has Lost a Job

  Have a loved one or a friend who has lost a job? You want to be supportive, but like many of the other tough times in life, you’re probably not sure what to say or do. Even if you have been through job loss yourself, each person’s experience is different. So while you may [Read More!...]

Embrace “Mindfulness” to Lead the Life & Career You Dream About

Embrace “Mindfulness” to Lead the Life & Career You Dream About

  The subject of beauty and creativity was recently brought to my attention when being introduced to the world of “Mindfulness.” I have always considered myself a creative person, one who took real notice of what was around me. I considered myself one who valued and absorbed the simple and beautiful things of life, such [Read More!...]

New Media Awards Exemplifies Excellence & Digital Global Outreach

New Media Awards Exemplifies Excellence & Digital Global Outreach

  The digital age has brought about explosive growth and incredible innovation in all facets of our everyday lives. When your Internet connection is down, most of your work probably comes to a screeching halt. But there is more to this cyber wonderland. New media communications (the Internet) has many of the same effects whether [Read More!...]

10 Ways to Turn Your Mess into a Beautiful Message

10 Ways to Turn Your Mess into a Beautiful Message

  “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~ Steve Furtick Truth: your world is unlike anyone else’s.  What we perceive to be something that is better than, more than, more worthy of and all of the other insane thoughts and ideals is only a [Read More!...]

4 Tips to Create Customer Value without Invading Their Privacy

4 Tips to Create Customer Value without Invading Their Privacy

  Our lives used to be private, but in today’s social-media frenzy, people will share their most intimate and precious moments with millions of listeners, hoping to have someone chime in with their likes, tweets, and comments. We are willing to share just about anything with these strangers, basically advertising our lives online, and that [Read More!...]

Networking on LinkedIn is a Contact Sport – VIDEO

Networking on LinkedIn is a Contact Sport – VIDEO

  You can say “Going Back to School” doesn’t apply to you. But the reality of this time of year is the psychological and emotional pulls we faced year after year when we returned to school in the fall, resurface in all of us. New clothes, new friends, new subjects – all of which motivated [Read More!...]

A New App Everyone Needs to Know About to Save Time & Money

A New App Everyone Needs to Know About to Save Time & Money

  Many major brands have been busy creating and publishing their own apps, and some consider it as important today as having a website since mobile has become the dominant force in marketing. But, how does a small business include mobile as part of their marketing program? ​ And perhaps the bigger question is how [Read More!...]

Here's how to Stay Grounded in Today's World

Here’s how to Stay Grounded in Today’s World

  Ah, September! September portends the end of summer, kids going back to school, football starting, and a change of feeling with the Autumn Equinox where we hit our equal day equal night time. This is also a time where business becomes more focused. Between Labor Day and the holidays a lot gets done! In [Read More!...]

What to do When You’re Not as Creative as Martha

What to do When You’re Not as Creative as Martha

  “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou I am one of those people who never felt ‘creative,’ ‘artsy,’ or ‘crafty’! It used to bother me a great deal, especially as a mom, when my kids were younger. ​ It seemed every other mom was bringing [Read More!...]

Is Your Mind & Spirit Open to Beauty?

Is Your Mind & Spirit Open to Beauty?

  “As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson                       Often those who are most idolized in our culture are the popular figures such as actors, musicians, and athletes. They are who society has deemed the ‘beautiful people.’ ​ However, there are [Read More!...]

Doubt Kills More Dreams than Failure Ever Will

Doubt Kills More Dreams than Failure Ever Will

  The longer I’m here on this earth, the more surprised I am by the number of people who allow fear and doubt to control their world. All the time, I hear, “I could never do that,” or “That just wouldn’t work for me.” We are all here to fulfill a purpose, and you are [Read More!...]

What Have You Done For “You” Lately?

What Have You Done For “You” Lately?

  Have you thought about this question recently? I’m not talking about you going shopping and buying shoes, dresses, jeans, or other material items. Nor am I talking about attending a big gala affair, dressed to the hilt! Now don’t get me wrong, these things are good in their place; however, they probably won’t make [Read More!...]

One Man’s Mission to Help Veterans Find Jobs

One Man’s Mission to Help Veterans Find Jobs

  Art Garroway is a man with a dream to help all Veterans as they return home. He would like to help unemployed veterans to find work. Art hopes to eventually find jobs for all honorably discharged U.S. Veterans! He has the desire and drive to make this happen. The following is his hope in [Read More!...]

Robin Williams Death Highlights the Need for Connecting

Robin Williams Death Highlights the Need for Connecting

  It has been almost a month now since news of Robin Williams’ suicide trended and overtook the news coverage. Every time I hear of someone’s death by suicide, I am brought back to the instant when my sister Gayle heard that her 16-year old son had shot himself. I am brought back to the [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!...]

Keeping You Safe - New Column Coming in September!

Keeping You Safe – New Column Coming in September!

  Tracy Vega – Keeping You Safe – Would you know what to do if someone were to grab you? Would you get in a car if someone held a gun to your head? Do you know what to do if you or your child is faced with a bullying or cyber-bullying situation? The personal [Read More!...]

Who Are You? - New Column Coming in September!

Who Are You? – New Column Coming in September!

  Megan Cyrulewski – Who Are You? – Have you had a period in your life when you wondered what on earth is going on in my life? Did you think, “How am I going to get through all of this? Why is this happening to me? Will I make it through to the other [Read More!...]

We are All Related - New Column Coming in September!

We are All Related – New Column Coming in September!

  Doretha Yvette Somerville – We are All Related – Have you ever had a sister, cousin, or aunt who wasn’t really related by blood, but you treated them as such?  Well, Doretha is that sister, cousin, or aunt!  Why do you ask?  Because, after you read some of her life’s’ journeys and experiences, I am sure you [Read More!...]

‘Top 10 List’ of Unique U.S. Travel Adventures for Summer’s End

‘Top 10 List’ of Unique U.S. Travel Adventures for Summer’s End

    By Celeste Giaimo, August, 2014 – Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time left for one last great adventure! But, why head to the over-crowded big cities or tourist traps? Here’s a ‘Top 10 List’ (in no particular order) of unique and interesting places and events [Read More!...]

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