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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_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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[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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~ 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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~ 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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~ 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 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...
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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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‘Futuristic’ Digital Trends So Far in 2015

‘Futuristic’ Digital Trends So Far in 2015

  By Barbara Eber-Schmid, July 2015 – In a relatively short column, it’s difficult to thoroughly cover a broad topic. In fact, you can’t. That’s why a mid-year trends piece had me in a quandary. The digital age is evolving at a whirlwind pace. Technology just doesn’t take time out, and when one small segment [Read More!…]

July, 2015 - Greetings from the Executive Editor

July, 2015 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  When I think of the 4th of July, a few things always strike me about our history. I think of the courage it took for colonists to take action and steer a path of freedom and liberty for the American destiny and cultural identity.  I am amazed by their bravery in what was a [Read More!…]

How to Create an Artful, Inexpensive & Fun Summer Garden Party

How to Create an Artful, Inexpensive & Fun Summer Garden Party

  Ahhh, July, the height of summer! It’s time to plan an artful party. And, what better space than in the garden? No matter the occasion (I just like to celebrate summer!), pick a theme. For a garden party, a great choice is nature. Use found objects, house plants, and flowers to enhance your event. [Read More!…]

Here’s Inspiration to Start Home Decorating like a Pro

Here’s Inspiration to Start Home Decorating like a Pro

    “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working” -Pablo Picasso For hundreds of years, leaders have delivered inspiring speeches, artists have inspired us with their medium and mode of expression and spaces of great architectural significance fill us with awe. It is true that inspiration is all around us, and yet when [Read More!…]

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

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

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

Sexy Oysters Rockefeller – VIDEO RECIPE

Sexy Oysters Rockefeller – VIDEO RECIPE

  “The world is your oyster.” – John Ayto Casanova, the 18th century lover who used to breakfast on 50 oysters to increase and sustain his sexual prowess, has been vindicated by a scientific study that proves oysters really are aphrodisiacs. For centuries, old wives’ tales have said eating raw mollusks, oysters in particular, would [Read More!…]

Family Talk… What Social Media & Apps do You Like?

Family Talk… What Social Media & Apps do You Like?

  What is your favorite social media, and what apps do you use the most? ​   LINDA – Clinton, UT, Public Sector, Married, 2 Daughters & 2 Step-Sons, Middle Sister –  I use Facebook only in social media. I don’t really get into Twitter or the like. I like to see what others are [Read More!…]

5 Fun Things to do for a Family 4th of July

5 Fun Things to do for a Family 4th of July

  Independence Day is just around the corner, and families across the United States will be having cook outs, attending fireworks displays, and doing other fun things to celebrate this fun holiday. There are a lot of things you can do with your family to make this a holiday to remember for your kids. My [Read More!…]

Social Media… the Truly Ugly Side Every Parent Needs to Know

Social Media… the Truly Ugly Side Every Parent Needs to Know

  Once upon a time in what seems now like the time before time, important events in our lives began with verbal and physical communication between us and all others involved. In order to succeed, folks wanted to see the faces and shake the hands of those they were dealing with. Relationships were built with [Read More!…]

Social Media, Technology & Kids… Not Necessarily a Bad Mix

Social Media, Technology & Kids… Not Necessarily a Bad Mix

  As I sit here and compare my childhood to my kids’ childhood, I cannot help but see the differences between the levels of technology. For me, when it comes to technology, my childhood consisted of video games such as Pong for Atari. For today’s generation, many of their video games consist of the not [Read More!…]

Online Dating Series - Profile Picture & Headline Advice

Online Dating Series – Profile Picture & Headline Advice

  The following are excerpts from my relationship books The Soulmate Agenda and What She Thinks and Wants. Do you currently have a profile on a dating website? Are you considering online dating?   I’ll be pulling from my books for a series of columns with online dating advice. In this day and time when everyone [Read More!…]

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Do You have Beliefs Keeping You from Being Independent & Free?

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Celebrating a New Kind of Independence Day… My Own

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Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart… Gone but Not Forgotten - VIDEO

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A Car Outside in July is Hot!  People are Not!

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How ‘Digital’ has Changed Consumer Entertainment

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How Technology can Help Your Wardrobe… Really!

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Always Remember, ‘You’re a Choice, not an Option’

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Is Your Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms or Fireworks?  Here’s Help

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July Numerology… Pay Attention to Hunches

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#YoungPolitics… Top 3 Biggest Threats to U.S. National Security?

#YoungPolitics… Top 3 Biggest Threats to U.S. National Security?

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Even if You Start Out on Government Assistance, You can become Happy & Successful

Even if You Start Out on Government Assistance, You can become Happy & Successful

  Bless us O’ Lord and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen. May God provide for the ones of the poor, and may the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen. Or, as my nephew would say, “Recipes! Amen.” This was the [Read More!…]

Why EMV ‘Smart Card Chip Technology’ isn't Enough to Keep Your Business Safe

Why EMV ‘Smart Card Chip Technology’ isn’t Enough to Keep Your Business Safe

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5 Painful Career Truths Everyone needs to Understand

5 Painful Career Truths Everyone needs to Understand

  No matter what your job or career is you undoubtedly had good days as well as ones you wish you could get a do-over on. Join the club. But, when the bad starts to outnumber the good, it may be time to mosey on down the road to your next big thing. Before you [Read More!…]

The Business of Fitness with Vickie Burke, Part 1 - AUDIO

The Business of Fitness with Vickie Burke, Part 1 – AUDIO

  Do you have a business idea you are passionate about? What drives you? Making your passion your business is a step in the right direction down the road to success. Vickie Burke describes herself as an “Exercise Addict.” ​ Vickie’s Mom suffered from obesity and its complications for most of her life. While growing [Read More!…]

Wisdom from AMEX President Ed Gilligan & ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Frank Abagnale

Wisdom from AMEX President Ed Gilligan & ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Frank Abagnale

  Now that my career is progressing into a totally different direction than what I ever thought it would, I wanted to pause for a moment and tell you about something I learned in the past few weeks. One is a recent loss in the Financial Industry with the passing of Ed Gilligan, President of [Read More!…]

Why it’s Important even the Best CEOs have Mentors

Why it’s Important even the Best CEOs have Mentors

  People in small businesses can become very isolated. You can’t just walk down the corridor and chat about your business with a colleague. Often, you can find yourself getting bogged down in the day-to-day operating details. You forget to “take the helicopter ride up” to look at your business from a distance. You may [Read More!…]

A Mix of Beauty & Business – Enter the 2016 Ms. Corporate America Pageant

A Mix of Beauty & Business – Enter the 2016 Ms. Corporate America Pageant

    Have you ever thought about entering a pageant? I know, you’re thinking, “I’m not 20 anymore,” but what if the pageant was a mix of beauty and business providing “for women to promote themselves, enhance self-confidence, strengthen leadership skills, accomplish personal and professional goals and establish friendships with other professional women” as its [Read More!…]

Cyber Security Basics: The Conventional Browsers – Security Be Damned!

Cyber Security Basics: The Conventional Browsers – Security Be Damned!

  According to recent statistics published at SitePoint, the three major browsers, Chrome (48%), Internet Explorer (20%) and Firefox (17%), account for a total of 85% of all browsers in use at the end of last year. Chances are almost everyone reading this column uses one of them for both routine business and home browsing. [Read More!…]

I went 7 Days IRL Only… Could You?

I went 7 Days IRL Only… Could You?

  The queen of social media took a sabbatical. I didn’t die. I didn’t even cry. I held my head high, I read a lot and I cleaned my entire house. I am part of a group of friends doing an experiment. This week our directive was to fast from media for seven days. It [Read More!…]

What You need to Know to Write a News Release like a Pro

What You need to Know to Write a News Release like a Pro

  Talk about a winning technology trend! With the arrival of news release services like PR Newswire, Business Wire, PRWeb, PR.com, OnlinePRNews, eReleases, and others, there is no excuse for not getting your news out to the world. With a properly crafted news release, your news will be accepted for distribution – for a fee. [Read More!…]

Stand Out by Adding Media, Videos & More to Your LinkedIn Profile - VIDEO

Stand Out by Adding Media, Videos & More to Your LinkedIn Profile – VIDEO

  When we think about how everything is going digital, can you imagine someone’s resume from 10 years ago? It might have been in a Word document, and it might have been uploaded to a job application site. What it didn’t have was the opportunity to be is a living, breathing document. Today’s LinkedIn platform [Read More!…]

8 Questions to Ponder for Living in a Digital World

8 Questions to Ponder for Living in a Digital World

  “Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz I LOVE social media! I [Read More!…]

Are the ‘3 Fs’ Preventing You from Your Dream?  7 Steps to Move Forward

Are the ‘3 Fs’ Preventing You from Your Dream? 7 Steps to Move Forward

  “Never give up on a dream worth living.” – Unknown I recently saw a post on Facebook that asked, “What 4 words of advice would you give your 17-year-old self?” The answer for me was easy, “Study writing in college!” ​ Like so many others, I didn’t follow my passion but rather pursued something [Read More!…]

Let’s Talk about the 3 Things I Know I Know

Let’s Talk about the 3 Things I Know I Know

    1 There are situations that have happened in my life that will, at times, cause my soul to continue to feel grief, guilt, and pain. 2 What other people think about me is really none of my business. 3 There have been many situations in my life I have spent so much time [Read More!…]

Don’t Accept the Crumbs… 4 Tips to Hold Out for the Cake

Don’t Accept the Crumbs… 4 Tips to Hold Out for the Cake

  Close to the goal in this marathon of life, you made it past Mile 17thand hit the 26 mile marker, with only .2 of a mile to go. What you have been waiting for arrives. Congratulations! You’ve found a new position, new love interest, or even new furniture. When I interviewed for a job [Read More!…]

How Facebook Fuels the Soul

How Facebook Fuels the Soul

  “Engage, enlighten, encourage, and especially just be yourself. Social media is a community effort; everyone is an asset.”- Susan Cooper The day I discovered my husband had incurable cancer, I threw my hands over my face. When the first opinion said it was the same cancer that had taken my father at the young [Read More!…]

Which of these 13 Pattern Types are You?  Take the ‘Pattern Aware Quiz™’

Which of these 13 Pattern Types are You? Take the ‘Pattern Aware Quiz™’

  Remember being fresh out of school and chomping at the bit to make ‘it’ happen? Were you full of ‘piss and vinegar’ looking for the perfect job or did you grab the first one that came along? And today, are you in the dream place in your career or doing what you have to [Read More!…]

Military Summer… Relocating with Pets, Online Library & Free Discount App

Military Summer… Relocating with Pets, Online Library & Free Discount App

  Ahh, July, summer has finally arrived. Many of the military installations around the world have a lot of change and moving going on. So this month I’m here to offer some helpful ideas to make your life easier this summer, and beyond. As always, a move can be stressful, no, let me rephrase that [Read More!…]

Planes, Trains & Automobiles… 15 Public Transportation Safety Tips

Planes, Trains & Automobiles… 15 Public Transportation Safety Tips

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

The Glorious Mango is a Summer Love in India - Aam Panna Recipe

The Glorious Mango is a Summer Love in India – Aam Panna Recipe

  Summer holidays for me in school began much before the announcement letter placed on the notice board. We’d climb into the school bus or be waiting for our respective parent to show up, when we would first notice the petite hawker arranging her wares. She always sat on the other side of the road; [Read More!…]