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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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~ 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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~ No matter what it is you do for a living, whether you work for yourself, for someone else, or are working in the home, when you want to do things right...
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~ We are in the second decade of the 21st century, but are women still living in an unbalanced man’s world personally and professionally? Are power...
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~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters show...
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~ No matter what mountain we climb, no matter what glass ceiling we break through, until we learn to believe in self, support each other and maintain a faith in...
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~ Do you equate being assertive with being bossy or bitchy or a negative cliché of feminism? You might be surprised to know many women do, and they may be...
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~ Listen to a voice who speaks not only to immigrant women but to all women about impactful issues we face in our lives as individuals and as citizens of this great nation...
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~ Whether it is about children, education, animal welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief, human rights, heath, or needed social services, community support and...
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~ The impact of connecting with one another can be profound. Author of Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life Sharon Rainey illustrates the numerous ways our...
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~ 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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WVM Welcomes Kathleen 'Kat' O'Keefe-Kanavos in January!

WVM Welcomes Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Keefe-Kanavos in January!

  Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kavanos – Healthy Quickie Cooking for Busy People- Do you wish you had more time to cook healthy meals? Whether you are rich and famous or just making ends meet you have to eat. When crisis management and lack of time take precedence in your life, cooking can become a laborious chore. [Read More!…]

Resources for Holiday Help or to Volunteer & Donate

Resources for Holiday Help or to Volunteer & Donate

  By Tracie Rampley, December, 2014 – With the sound of Christmas and the smell of pine looming in the air, I can’t help but wonder about those in need; do they have shelter and food, a warm coat, socks and shoes, family or friends to share time with during this special time of the [Read More!…]

December, 2014 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

December, 2014 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

    December is a month for celebration for most of us. We feel joy in our hearts with the meaning of the holidays, and we find warmth in being with family, friends, and our community. Peace on Earth is an action thought. It is in our hearts and minds this month more than ever. [Read More!…]

SPECIAL FEATURE - Perfect Holiday Gifts... Affordable & the Right Size

SPECIAL FEATURE – Perfect Holiday Gifts… Affordable & the Right Size

  Do you have people on your holiday shopping list who are the hardest to buy a gift for, because they have everything already? Do you have a hard time thinking of anything to get them and end up looking for days or weeks for something they might enjoy or need? Whether eBooks or actual [Read More!…]

Here’s to a Beautiful, Blooming Christmas

Here’s to a Beautiful, Blooming Christmas

  Twas the night before Christmas and all through house, there was evidence a gardener lived there. There were bright red poinsettias on the fireplace hearth and blooming paperwhites on the mantel. Amaryllis stood at attention on the side tables, each trumpet-like flower announcing the joyousness of the season. Christmas cactus plants adorned the dining [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!…]

Tips on “Gifting Art” for the Holidays

Tips on “Gifting Art” for the Holidays

  Art varies with taste, so gifting art can be tricky. Before you gift art, consider whether the person would really appreciate the piece or if your money would be wasted. ​ Answers to this question lie in clues from their home. Does the person have art on their walls or in their space? What [Read More!…]

A Simple Trick to Get a Cozy Fire Going in a Fireplace or Fire Pit - VIDEO

A Simple Trick to Get a Cozy Fire Going in a Fireplace or Fire Pit – VIDEO

  By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro Brrr… it’s cold outside! Everyone loves a cozy, roaring fire in their fireplace or fire pit this time of year. Here’s a simple and inexpensive trick to get a fire started easily with an item just about everyone has in their kitchen drawer. It is very effective at [Read More!…]

Family Talk… Best Thing to Happen in 2014?

Family Talk… Best Thing to Happen in 2014?

  What is the best thing that happened to you in 2014? ​ JAY – Carmel, IN, Executive, 1 Son, Brenda’s Husband – In 2014, after several years working at a company where I was underemployed, I started a new position with a great company with lots of innovation. My new position is challenging, and [Read More!…]

Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Family Members Away from Home

Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Family Members Away from Home

  The holidays are filled with family traditions that create everlasting memories and joy.  Each year, military families may face the unfortunate chance of having their husband/wife, mom/dad, son/daughter, close relative or friend be separated due to deployment or a long distance duty assignment.  Military families are commonly known for their resiliency, especially during the [Read More!…]

Let’s Maximize Kid’s Safety & Minimize the Mishaps this Holiday Season!

Let’s Maximize Kid’s Safety & Minimize the Mishaps this Holiday Season!

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Do You Evaluate Your Life on New Year’s or Your Birthday?

Do You Evaluate Your Life on New Year’s or Your Birthday?

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5 Common Pregnancy Complaints & Tips to Help

5 Common Pregnancy Complaints & Tips to Help

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What My Kids Taught Me about the True Meaning of Christmas

What My Kids Taught Me about the True Meaning of Christmas

  I am pretty sure all of us have many great memories from our childhood Christmas’, and if we thought about them, we would smile all day. My greatest Christmas memory is of my mom cooking the best dinners and desserts anyone could ever imagine. She would always let me help by shredding the coconut [Read More!…]

A “Thank You for Finding Me” was My Best Present Ever

A “Thank You for Finding Me” was My Best Present Ever

  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza – the Holiday Season – for most Americans, it’s a time of celebration, for family get-togethers, sharing love, friendship, and happy times. However, for many millions of people who have been separated by adoption (adoptees and original families – parents, grandparents and siblings), it is often a time of sadness and [Read More!…]

What You Need to Know to Start Your Family Member Search

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The Magic of Santa Claus is Real!

The Magic of Santa Claus is Real!

  I remember when I was in 5th grade watching TV with my mom, and out of the blue she said, “You know Santa isn’t real, right?”  Now mind you, this was in July, so I’m not really sure why this was on her mind, not to mention that I was ten-years-old. I had a [Read More!…]

You’ve Never Heard the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ this Way… Guaranteed!

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Let’s All Celebrate the Holidays with “Hygge”

Let’s All Celebrate the Holidays with “Hygge”

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Zora Neale Huston, Anthropologist and Novelist… A Voice of Her Age - VIDEO

Zora Neale Huston, Anthropologist and Novelist… A Voice of Her Age – VIDEO

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Joy to the World… 4 Steps to Allow an Awakening Process Within

Joy to the World… 4 Steps to Allow an Awakening Process Within

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2 Homes for the Holidays… 5 Tips to Survive the Season after Divorce

2 Homes for the Holidays… 5 Tips to Survive the Season after Divorce

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Dear Janet… How do I accept a son’s divorce and new marriage from an affair?

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Presence & Presents Sound the Same for a Reason

Presence & Presents Sound the Same for a Reason

  Yay!  I just finished putting the finishing touches on the holiday gifts for our professional contacts.  With each strand of white ribbon curled, my intention of joy and connection was present throughout the process. I thought of each individual while signing cards and envisioned the delight that recipient might feel upon opening the gift [Read More!…]

How to Make Pistachio Cherry Nougat for Christmas Gifts… Yummy!

How to Make Pistachio Cherry Nougat for Christmas Gifts… Yummy!

  I’ve been craving nougat a lot lately. I guess that’s my tummy’s way of telling me it’s time to start the Christmas festivities with some beautiful red and green candy. If you’ve never had true Parisian nougat before, then you’re in for a treat. This chewy candy is flavored with honey, pistachios and cherries [Read More!…]

Warm Up the Holidays with Winter Ales

Warm Up the Holidays with Winter Ales

    With the holiday season in full swing, it is essential we—stop and remember—that this is supposed to be fun people!  Take time out of your busy, hectic and all-consuming schedule of work, shopping, wrapping gifts, cooking, baking, kids, etc. and recall the whole point of this time of year. Play your favorite holiday [Read More!…]

6 Good Movies to Enjoy this Time of Year!

6 Good Movies to Enjoy this Time of Year!

  So the holidays are now in full swing. For some it’s your favorite time of year. For others, it’s a few weeks to be endured. Last year I created a list of Binge-Watchable shows that are deliberately NOT about the holidays. I did that for those of you who want a respite from the [Read More!…]

5 Tips for Shopping Outlet Malls

5 Tips for Shopping Outlet Malls

    I can admit that I love buying new things.  Admittedly, I’m a professional shopper (literally – I shop with and for clients!).  On a personal level my professional shopping skills can be dangerous on my wallet.  Being surrounded by all the things I love on a nearly daily basis when working with my [Read More!…]

An Easy Guide to Festive Dressing for the Holidays

An Easy Guide to Festive Dressing for the Holidays

  Festive decorations, holiday cheer, and busy malls tend to be common themes during the month of December.  I absolutely love this time of year, and even though the malls can be a little crazy, I have to say I kind of enjoy it.There’s something about seeing everyone walking from store to store in search [Read More!…]

12 Tips to Halt Blemish Breakouts at Any Age

12 Tips to Halt Blemish Breakouts at Any Age

  Enlarged pores, acne, and blemish breakouts can be caused by hormonal imbalances, low levels of zinc and other nutrients, exposure to UVA/UVB rays, synthetic ingredients in products, and high insulin levels in blood. Check out my proven tips and budget-friendly product suggestions to, help keep insulin levels from spiking, reduce pore size, and address [Read More!…]

Access Your Inner Guides - New Column Coming in January!

Access Your Inner Guides – New Column Coming in January!

  Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kavanos – Access Your Inner Guides – Did you have a déjà-vu or did your dream come true? Kat believes dreams can diagnose and guide your life. Your dreams are the telephone lines by which your ET (Eternal Teacher) phones home for Inner-guidance during times of crisis or soul-searching. Someone always answers [Read More!…]

Here’s to Beating the Alternative to Birthdays… Happily!

Here’s to Beating the Alternative to Birthdays… Happily!

  Today is my birthday.  I’m 56. I debated whether to actually say it or not here.  But, that’s the reality whether I say it or not.  A few years ago I mused about getting older.  Today I’m refreshing it with more wisdom three years later. When I grumble about “getting old” or “older,” and [Read More!…]

Being Insecure can Lead to Driving Your Partner Away

Being Insecure can Lead to Driving Your Partner Away

  “There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments, and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones, you will never be afraid, [Read More!…]

Tips to Bring New Pets into the Family without Fur Flying!

Tips to Bring New Pets into the Family without Fur Flying!

  Dear Mary, My fiancé and I will be getting married Christmas Eve. Jon has a sweet black Lab named Trixie. My long-haired tuxedo cat, Elvis, is a pretty good-natured fellow, but he has never lived with a dog before. Elvis and I will be moving in with Jon and Trixie after the wedding. I [Read More!…]

December Numerology… Your Life’s Direction

December Numerology… Your Life’s Direction

  The month of December’s focus will be about reflecting on your life’s direction.  December equates to the number “3” (1+2) in numerology which is associated with creativity and accomplishment.  December is the month to reflect on “The Trio” of your past accomplishments, present goals and future plans. ​ December is the last month of [Read More!…]

Beauty Expert Cynthia Rowland Talks Looking Younger & Feeling Better

Beauty Expert Cynthia Rowland Talks Looking Younger & Feeling Better

  “If we can change our toxic thoughts and our toxic thought patterns, positive things (health) will manifest, healing can occur.” – Cynthia Rowland Cynthia Rowland is a bestselling author, beauty and anti-aging expert, television personality, and Wellness Woman. ​ Have you ever met someone you felt you have known for a very long time [Read More!…]

I went from Hopeless to Hopeful & So Can You

I went from Hopeless to Hopeful & So Can You

  As I stood backstage, the spotlights seemed to be pointed directly at me even though I was yet to perform. I repeated to myself over and over again, “This is what you were made to do…” Even though the butterflies in my stomach were fluttering at a breathtaking pace, I knew without a shadow [Read More!…]

Washington Watch... What a New Congress Means for Women Entrepreneurs

Washington Watch… What a New Congress Means for Women Entrepreneurs

  In case you missed it – Republicans won big on November 4th, and big changes are coming to the Senate and the House. With respect to the House, Republicans expanded their sizable majority to a 64-seat margin. The bigger the majority, the easier it is to deliver legislative results. ​ The Senate, now in [Read More!…]

The Liberal Scoop… 2014 Midterms, Will Gridlock Stay or Go?

The Liberal Scoop… 2014 Midterms, Will Gridlock Stay or Go?

  When I was approached in September about writing this column, I was full of hope that 2-point gaps in Senate races across the country would be swiftly and skillfully closed by the Democratic roster of candidates and that any 1-point leads held by Dems would grow. I knew a Republican-controlled Senate was a possibility, [Read More!…]

The Conservative Scoop… 2014 Midterms, Can Stability be Gained through Division?

The Conservative Scoop… 2014 Midterms, Can Stability be Gained through Division?

  #TheScoop: Welcome to the first column of The Conservative Scoop. In this column, my liberal counterpart Moey Fox and I will each compile a cheat sheet of major political on goings for the month with highlights, timelines, major players, all of that good stuff. But since you’ve by now had a few weeks to [Read More!…]

#YoungPolitics… Biggest Political Stories of 2014?

#YoungPolitics… Biggest Political Stories of 2014?

What do you think were the most significant political news stories in 2014? ​ Paul Bremmer – Wash D.C., St. Bonaventure University 2012 Graduate, Bio  – The year 2014 was jam-packed with significant news stories. This was the year the first Obamacare open enrollment period ended, Russia annexed Crimea, and Chris Christie’s presidential hopes took [Read More!…]

Give Yourself Gifts that Keep On Giving… 8 Gift Ideas

Give Yourself Gifts that Keep On Giving… 8 Gift Ideas

  Once again it’s the holiday season, and we are for the most part rushing around making sure everything is as perfect as it can be for dinner, gift giving, traveling, and entertainment. Although everything always seems to work out for the most part, there will always be some disappointment in the gifts received. Over [Read More!…]

A “12 Days of Christmas” Client Marketing Plan

A “12 Days of Christmas” Client Marketing Plan

  It’s that time of the year again.  People are bustling around. Gift lists are being made. Guest lists are being organized for Christmas parties. And, dollar signs are dancing around the heads of retailers everywhere. Instead of being excited from a business point of view, you may in fact be resigning yourself for the [Read More!…]

One Million Woman Link Up Launches New Year’s Eve with Guinness World Record Attempt

One Million Woman Link Up Launches New Year’s Eve with Guinness World Record Attempt

  If you’ve read any of my previous columns, you know I am launching a movement to help 1,000,000 women monetize their LinkedIn membership. The key to launching a powerhouse movement like the One Million Woman Link Up is partnering with a small group of committed businesswomen who see its vision and possibilities. Also, you [Read More!…]

Why You Owe Your Employees (And Yourself) Absolute Honesty to be Successful

Why You Owe Your Employees (And Yourself) Absolute Honesty to be Successful

  Feeding a family starts with feeding the soul.  In our work environments, whether we have a company with thousands of employees or we are a Solopreneur, we want to succeed. As I’ve stated before, my business is called Bottom Lines Consulting, because I believe more than one line measures success.  One of those lines [Read More!…]

Lay-Offs Coming?  3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Being on the List

Lay-Offs Coming? 3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Being on the List

  When the headline screams a company is planning to lay off thousands at some undetermined point in the future, my first thought is about everyone at that company, “How they will live their lives wondering if they will be on the list, teetering between fear, confidence, worry and a hope the company decides they [Read More!…]

Bad Credit? You do have Options to Repair it!

Bad Credit? You do have Options to Repair it!

  Your credit report controls your financial life. It’s that simple. It dictates the kind of loans you get and the interest rates you’re charged. It can even control whether or not you get that job. There’s a very good chance your credit report isn’t totally accurate. A 2014 report from the Federal Trade Commission [Read More!…]

People want a Song, 5 Steps to Creating Your Unique Music

People want a Song, 5 Steps to Creating Your Unique Music

  When I think of my favorite singers, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Chante Moore, I imagine what it would be like to grace the big stage and entice huge audiences with just my voice. When these women sing, their voices really touch the audience’s soul.  They have high pitch tones and singing capabilities, only matched [Read More!…]

10 Doable Tips to Tap into Your Resiliency

10 Doable Tips to Tap into Your Resiliency

  “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it you cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt We are coming to that time of the year where the holidays can bring us joy, happiness, and sometimes challenge when expectations are not met by self or others.   And, this gives us [Read More!…]

2014 Digital Trends, Issues, Events & Information Summary Overview

2014 Digital Trends, Issues, Events & Information Summary Overview

  We all know the digital age is evolving at a dizzying pace. Now that it’s the end of 2014, it’s probably time to take a step back and scan the multitudes of issues, events, happenings, and new information out in cyberland. So, I’ve decided to choose a few tidbits and buzz issues that represent [Read More!…]

5 Tips to Inspire Creative Content that's Compelling

5 Tips to Inspire Creative Content that’s Compelling

  We all know how important it is to share content that is compelling, comprehensive, and consistent (try saying that 5 times).  It’s the way we share our gift of knowledge, the one that has the potential to spark a chain reaction of reading and implementing by hundreds and thousands of people. You’ve had those [Read More!…]

13 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Deciding on Website Hosting

13 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Deciding on Website Hosting

  Do you know what to look for in a web hosting company? We all fall in love with creating our websites and how it is going to look, feel, and be seen by the world. Far often than not, we forget about the back end or the non-sexy part of a website. This part [Read More!…]

All I Want for the Holidays is More LinkedIn Profile Views - VIDEO

All I Want for the Holidays is More LinkedIn Profile Views – VIDEO

  Holiday time is a great time for browsing around the Internet for gifts or even for business purposes — to look up people on LinkedIn to renew networking relationships or build new ones. It’s a practice that’s getting a lot of press because by participating in LinkedIn conversations via the profile view strategy, you [Read More!…]

Don’t be a Victim of Identity Theft this Holiday Season - 28 Safety Tips

Don’t be a Victim of Identity Theft this Holiday Season – 28 Safety Tips

  “When you like your work, every day is a holiday.” – Frank Tyger To make sure your holiday season is merry and bright, I would like to give you the gift of practical ways to protect yourself and your customers from possible problems, either online or offline. ​ Often the busyness of the season [Read More!…]

4 Tips to De-Stress the Holiday Crazies & Enjoy the Season!

4 Tips to De-Stress the Holiday Crazies & Enjoy the Season!

  Is it really that time of year again?  Time certainly has been flying lately, but no time goes by faster than the count down to the holidays.  Does the thought of the holiday season bring you peace and joy, or panic and stress?  I fall somewhere in between depending on the day. I love [Read More!…]

How to Spend Zero Dollars this Holiday Season

How to Spend Zero Dollars this Holiday Season

  “It isn’t what we give, or even how much, it is the depth of love in our giving that matters most.” – Angela Schaefers It’s that time again! There are countdowns everywhere related to the holiday season, and of course the retail sector has every imaginable holiday decoration out now! Holiday sales have begun, [Read More!…]

Soul Kisses… The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

Soul Kisses… The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

  It’s that time of year again! You know – fighting crowds, trying to find just the right gift for everyone on our holiday lists, and trying to figure out how to pay for it all. Well, what if, instead of driving ourselves crazy, we decided to give something really special this year? What if [Read More!…]

What Each Woman’s Generation can give Another this Holiday

What Each Woman’s Generation can give Another this Holiday

  The holiday season involves different traditions for different generations and cultures, and these traditions fill up the final days of each year.  Time marches on, and before you know it years have passed right before our eyes.  Children grow up and parents grow older. Every day is another chance to leave your impact on [Read More!…]

Here's how to be Assertive Without Being Aggressive

Here’s how to be Assertive Without Being Aggressive

  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 settling for less than they desire and deserve in many aspects of life not wanting to be seen as aggressive, mean or masculine. How can women stay strong [Read More!…]

Why Did I Even Get Out of Bed this Morning?

Why Did I Even Get Out of Bed this Morning?

  Have you ever asked yourself this question, “Why did I even get out of bed this morning?” As best I can remember, I haven’t until today, October 19, 2014. It is Sunday morning, and my husband and I are discussing going to church. He is going to church in Cumberland County, Virginia. I don’t [Read More!…]

Do You Have an Empty Chair at the Holidays this Year?

Do You Have an Empty Chair at the Holidays this Year?

  Janet made a half smile at her mom as she set the table.  Mom gave her that same look every year to set those two extra places for their special absent guests.  Everyone shuffled around with precise bumps and near misses placing well decorated dishes, passed down from before anyone could remember, on the [Read More!…]

10 Hotel Travel Safety Tips for the Holidays

10 Hotel Travel Safety Tips for the Holidays

  When it comes to traveling, it doesn’t matter if you are an Elite Platinum Member or if you only set out once a year, you still need to be concerned with safety. Below are 10 holiday hotel travel safety tips. You should be aware of these before you even start packing, so you are [Read More!…]

The Liberal Scoop - New Column Coming in December!

The Liberal Scoop – New Column Coming in December!

  Moey Fox – The Liberal Scoop – Get the liberal lowdown on what’s happening now in politics, and why it matters, especially to young voters. #TheScoop gives you a quick snapshot of attention-worthy movement in Washington and is followed by a #WhyThisMatter segment for an explanation of reasons you should care. Get your monthly dose of politics [Read More!…]