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10 Interest Sections – 60+ Columnists. ...REAL WOMEN…REAL LIFE…REAL VOICES... Women’s Voices Magazine is modern, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining. The 60+ WVM Columnists live in cities and towns all across the United States. They range from 23 to 50+, from single working class mom to seasoned executive, with columns from serious and poignant to down right hilarious and LOL funny.

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~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters...
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~ Everyone loves a story — and this is the place to discover them. Backstories will help nurture your soul, spirit, and intellect. We take a look at the power of...
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~ When you look good, you feel good and you do good! Too often we don’t make looking good, and feeling good about it...
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~ 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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~ 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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Free Expert Dream Analysis… Check Out the New ‘Dream Interpretation Center’ on YouTube! - VIDEO

Free Expert Dream Analysis… Check Out the New ‘Dream Interpretation Center’ on YouTube! – VIDEO

  It makes sense that I have always been so fascinated by dreams and their meaning.  I have great dream recall and have been discussing them since I was a child, long before I knew we are problem solving in them. I first learned we are problem solving in my early twenties, during therapy with [Read More!…]

A Tribute… Where were You on 9/11 when You Heard the News?

A Tribute… Where were You on 9/11 when You Heard the News?

  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!…]

Who do You Talk to Most on a Normal Day? The Things We Say to Ourselves!

Who do You Talk to Most on a Normal Day? The Things We Say to Ourselves!

  By Suzanne Potts “I have seen the enemy, and it is within.” – Rosou The many discussions we have with ourselves have an enormous impact on whether we believe things to be possible or not.  We can manage our feelings and thoughts to maximize the chances we achieve what we want, hope, and desire. [Read More!…]

Greetings from the Executive Editor

Greetings from the Executive Editor

  How is your life’s garden blooming?  Are you feeling hopeful, positive, happy, and alive?  Or, are you working your way out of a challenging situation or relationship and ready to begin to blossom in new directions, but you’re just not quite there yet? When I go through challenges in life I often take a [Read More!…]

Peggy Wyman is an Inspired Artist Living in the Joy of Making Fine Art Baskets

Peggy Wyman is an Inspired Artist Living in the Joy of Making Fine Art Baskets

  Art in our lives can make our daily experiences richer and fuller.  We get to feel the exhilaration of creating from the heart, perhaps painting, drawing, or writing. Much of what we make, either as amateurs or professional artists, does not get shared with anyone.  It’s just for us, to fill our hearts with [Read More!…]

7 Tips for Shopping Your Local Garden Center

7 Tips for Shopping Your Local Garden Center

  It’s May, the month when shoppers from coast to coast are packing the garden centers which have been transformed in a matter of weeks from sleepy stores to bustling businesses. The once empty shelves are stocked with flats of annual flowers, and the aisles are lined with flowering shrubs of all colors and types. [Read More!…]

More Showers in the Summer!  Stop Wasting Water with Easy Fix - VIDEO

More Showers in the Summer! Stop Wasting Water with Easy Fix – 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!…]

I Love Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwiches and Kids will Too! – RECIPE

I Love Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwiches and Kids will Too! – RECIPE

  May is the magic month of emerald green everywhere.  The trees are awake after their long winter sleep and feathered with new leaves while the grass is growing strong. What could be better than carrying that beautiful color over to breakfast?  This quick and simple recipe of Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwiches is [Read More!…]

Family Talk… What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Family Talk… What does Memorial Day mean to you?

  What does Memorial Day mean to you?​ BRENDA – Carmel, IN, Executive, Married, 1 Step-Son, Middle Sister – Several years ago I was in Washington D.C. on business, and I took in a bit of sightseeing too. I wanted to see the Vietnam War Memorial. From a distance walking up to it, I was [Read More!…]

Have Fun Gardening with Your Kids

Have Fun Gardening with Your Kids

  I will never forget my first experience with a vegetable garden. I was maybe 6 years old, and my family was staying with friends of my parents while we looked for a house in a new town. My parents’ friends were farmers and had a real vegetable garden, cows, pigs, and the whole nine [Read More!…]

Become Creative in Navigating Family Life Transitions

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  This past year has definitely been a challenge for me.  I have run into so many headaches.  I assumed going directly into graduate school following my BSW graduation would be tolerable, if not an easy transition to shift into.  What I have learned, and continue to learn, is that was a big lie. I [Read More!…]

Do You Know what Prevents You from Giving Your Personal Power Away?

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  In my 30+ years as a counselor, I have found myself working on a particular issue over and over again despite a client’s age, gender, race, career choice, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, etc. and regardless of why they say they are seeking help.  This issue is the desire to control the behavior of someone [Read More!…]

Think of This When Interacting with Your Children Every Day!

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Creating a Tidy Life has a lot of Benefits!

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Empty Your Full Cup to Fill it Up Again

Empty Your Full Cup to Fill it Up Again

  Beauty has become important to me, particularly in everyday moments.  For example, I prefer to drink from a goblet.  My current one has a quite feminine shape, curvy waist and all.  Water, iced tea, juice or wine, I just like the way it looks and feels to me. My intentional selection of a particular [Read More!…]

Dear Janet… Is Tough Love the Only Answer?

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Car Conversations… Rethinking “Fake it Until You Make It”

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A Dedication to My Mom

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7 Steps to Building Healthy Confidence & Self Esteem

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Happy Trails… 3 Steps to an Adventurous Retirement

Happy Trails… 3 Steps to an Adventurous Retirement

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How are You Exercising Your “No” Muscle?

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Sweet or Savory… Crepes are Delicious & Special! - RECIPE

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Weather Warming Up?  Refreshing Pinot Grigio is Perfect!

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Classic Movies to See Filled with Humor, Vulnerability, & Joy

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5 Style Habits Aging You & What to do about It

5 Style Habits Aging You & What to do about It

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“IF” - A Poem by a Father to a Military Son

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Time to get Active Outdoors with Your Dog!  11 Fun Activities to Try

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

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Dr. Kathi Kemper, The New, Modern Day Dr. Spock! - VIDEO

Dr. Kathi Kemper, The New, Modern Day Dr. Spock! – VIDEO

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Bravery is Taking 1 Step, Then Another & Another

Bravery is Taking 1 Step, Then Another & Another

  “Running away from your problems is a race that you will never win.”- Unknown. Be brave. Fight for what you believe in, and make your dreams a reality. You are the only one who can.We are who we are, based on the choices that we make. What is the difference between leaving something that [Read More!…]

Lead, Dream, Serve & Grow on the Other Side of Fear

Lead, Dream, Serve & Grow on the Other Side of Fear

  “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his book Intentional Living, John Maxwell describes the faith factor as it relates to connecting us with like-minded people. In a more personal way, he relates the role fear plays in preventing us from [Read More!…]

Justice Neil Gorsuch… New Kid on the Block

Justice Neil Gorsuch… New Kid on the Block

  On Monday, April 10, Neil Gorsuch took the judicial oath of office in the White House Rose Garden and became the newest Junior Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  A visibly moved Neil Gorsuch embraced his wife as President Trump and Justice Kennedy (who administered the oath of office) looked on. Earlier in [Read More!…]

There’s so Much to Celebrate in the Month of May!

There’s so Much to Celebrate in the Month of May!

  Tis the month of our Mother, a blessed and beautiful day when our lips and our spirits are glowing with LOVE and with PRAISE.  Those are the opening words of the song we used to sing in May when I was at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Brooklyn, New York.  Although the [Read More!…]

Is Identity Politics’ Data Abuse Meant to Curb Dissent?

Is Identity Politics’ Data Abuse Meant to Curb Dissent?

  Did you ever have a conversation like this? Victim: “Your data is Islamophobic, racist, homophobic, and transphobic.” Presenter: “Really? Show me exactly where this is the case. Which data points?” Victim: “You are Islamophobic, racist, homophobic, and transphobic.” Presenter: “Really? Please share with me exactly what I said or did that makes you think [Read More!…]

Trump’s Transition from Mr. to Mr. President

Trump’s Transition from Mr. to Mr. President

  Starting a new job is always a challenge. Let’s think about the transition from leading a large, privately held company to serving as the President of the United States. Mr. Trump defined a specific vision during the campaign. President Trump now has to implement that vision in a governmental context and operating environment whose [Read More!…]

People are the Key to Your Business Success

People are the Key to Your Business Success

  Successful businesses need a highly skilled and motivated staff to compete in today’s marketplace.  To achieve excellence in your industry, whether you provide a service or a product, people are your most precious resource. Employees can be developed to excellence.  It starts with education and training to meet or exceed company standards.  Once trained, [Read More!…]

Entitled Children?  4 Steps to Reverse that Trend Now!

Entitled Children? 4 Steps to Reverse that Trend Now!

  May is when we honor our Mothers, and I started to think about how I was raised versus how it appears people are different with how they handle their children today. When I was very young, we were taught when reaching 21 years old we needed to be out of the house and on [Read More!…]

Put Your Clothes Back On… You don't have to Wear Thongs to Get Noticed!

Put Your Clothes Back On… You don’t have to Wear Thongs to Get Noticed!

  Jennifer Lopez released a video with Iggy Azalea, a sexy rapper. In the video, they both appear to be wearing very skimpy suits and modern day leotards. They both showed a lot of skin and highlighted their sexuality. It seems to be a spinoff of Beyonce’s Single Ladies video. Although all of these ladies [Read More!…]

Is there ‘Career Life’ After 45?  7 Must-Do’s to Rock it!

Is there ‘Career Life’ After 45? 7 Must-Do’s to Rock it!

  As you approach and surpass 40 and 50, and gulp, are even staring at 60, it is normal to wonder if you are sliding hopelessly down the chute to career obsolescence. The answer? Only if you think you are. When you add an “old” mindset to the messages we get from the media, from [Read More!…]

4 Strategies to Impress Your New Boss & Get on the Right Track

4 Strategies to Impress Your New Boss & Get on the Right Track

  “How many bosses have you had in your present job these past couple of years?” That’s a question I always ask in my career management workshops.  I’ve heard everything from “my boss seems to hang on” to “several who have come and gone” to the unbelievable “five new bosses in two years.”  Wow! How [Read More!…]

20 Myths about Learning at Work – Part 1

20 Myths about Learning at Work – Part 1

  Worker training has been around since Ogg first said, “Come on, kid, I’ll teach you how to make a flint spearhead.” And from those early days, we’ve been forming and sharing beliefs about the best ways to teach job skills. But many of the traditional practices, generalizations, and assumptions don’t hold up to scientific [Read More!…]

7 Key Traits of Resourceful Business People

7 Key Traits of Resourceful Business People

  In our busy world, we frequently hear words and terms like Guru, ‘go-to person’ and thought leader to describe experts in business. We also hear the word innovation a lot. It’s a great word, however, in my view, totally overused and now almost lacks impetus. Are these words and terms a fad? Who knows [Read More!…]

Overcoming Virtualophobia or How we All went Home & became a Better Company

Overcoming Virtualophobia or How we All went Home & became a Better Company

  Building a virtual workforce that works isn’t easy, but it’s well worth it. At Decision Toolbox (DT) we’ve been virtual for years and I’ve been sharing what’s worked and what hasn’t. In Part One I wrote that the first step is to establish and track metrics. The next step needs to come right on [Read More!…]

3 Proven Practices for Bringing Advisers into Your Business

3 Proven Practices for Bringing Advisers into Your Business

  “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but they succeed when advisers are many.“ (Proverbs 15:22) This is an often-quoted verse, a piece of advice from King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. While the advice doesn’t appear to be pointed only at business people, the application of that wisdom can make the difference between [Read More!…]

Why Leadership is the Remedy for the Atrocious Business Failure Rates

Why Leadership is the Remedy for the Atrocious Business Failure Rates

  Good management is a key to a successful business. Every organization requires a well-organized and well-defined management method and procedure to achieve the goals of the business. The management is headed by a leader. The latter is responsible for the entire process of the business operation. He foresees events that lead to formulating plans [Read More!…]

It’s Beauty & the Beast… New LinkedIn User Interface (UI) - VIDEO

It’s Beauty & the Beast… New LinkedIn User Interface (UI) – VIDEO

  LinkedIn was founded in 2002 – that’s 15 years ago – or 70 in Internet years! After Microsoft bought LinkedIn there was a new sheriff in town, and they tackled the LinkedIn mobile app first. It had to have a clean, tight design and be easy to use.  The behind the scenes plans were [Read More!…]

How to Use a Media Advisory to Trumpet Your Upcoming Event

How to Use a Media Advisory to Trumpet Your Upcoming Event

  Often people new to PR make the mistake of writing a press release to announce an upcoming event.  Instead, you want to send out what is called a Media Advisory or Media Alert.  They are two different animals. A Media Alert announces or trumpets your upcoming event.  It could be a press conference, festival, [Read More!…]

Want to Rely on the Big Deal?  Fugettaboutit!

Want to Rely on the Big Deal? Fugettaboutit!

  My wife and I are watching “The Sopranos.” I know; I know it’s 2017. We are approaching season four. Raising three kids and having a big job are my excuses. My wife Sue says, “Chris doesn’t like new things.” The series got me thinking about sales and how people win them. The back room, [Read More!…]

How You Start Each Day Matters in Your Business & Life

How You Start Each Day Matters in Your Business & Life

  How do you feel when you head off to the office in the morning?  Whether it is across town or down the hall, if you are like most of us, the answer to that question is, “It depends.” What it depends on is probably what happened before you walked out of the door that [Read More!…]

An Empty Nest… Moving On when You don’t want to

An Empty Nest… Moving On when You don’t want to

  Most of us have been at points in our lives when we choose to renew ourselves and hit the re-start button in our personal and professional life.  Now that I am facing a major life change I did not choose and came about as a matter of life going on, I wonder why I [Read More!…]

Are You Aware Energy Flows where Your Attention Goes?

Are You Aware Energy Flows where Your Attention Goes?

  Do you think about what you’re thinking?   It’s a tall order no doubt.  Perhaps, however, there may be something to the power of thought. Twenty years ago, I deepened my spiritual journey.  I took classes, read books, and sought out resources.  I’m not perfect, but I can offer you my experience, strength, and hope. [Read More!…]

What does it Mean to be Letting Go, Moving from the Shore?

What does it Mean to be Letting Go, Moving from the Shore?

  On New Year’s Eve, 2012, I attended the Release & New Beginning services at the Unity Christ Church of Bon Air, in Richmond, Virginia.  The service was all about letting go, being set free, and forgiveness of self and others.  The message was “Let Go of the Shore.”  There was even a song with [Read More!…]

4 Things Causing Emotion Based Decisions & 5 Ways to Change it

4 Things Causing Emotion Based Decisions & 5 Ways to Change it

  One of the most regular sayings that I hear bounced around is when people are urged to “Get Out Of Their Emotions.” Usually, it is based on decisions, thoughts, or actions based on how someone is feeling at a particular moment.  In many instances, it is not centered on actual fact but by someone’s  interpretation based on how [Read More!…]

Dear Doctor, Happy Doctor’s Day & a Word before You Quit…

Dear Doctor, Happy Doctor’s Day & a Word before You Quit…

  Dear Doctor, The work you do is valuable. It has the potential to be very satisfying even if it doesn’t feel that way today. Feeling a lack of accomplishment from your work is one of the three major indicators of burnout. Many physicians choose to cut back on their hours or leave the practice [Read More!…]

The Importance of Social Values Segmentation Models to Business & Politics Understanding

The Importance of Social Values Segmentation Models to Business & Politics Understanding

  The Value of Values Values underpin every aspect of society, including its culture, politics, economy, industry, attitudes, consumption, and even the development of technology. Thus, values provide a basis by which to understand the context within which people live and operate in a society. They provide us with a deep understanding of people—as employees, [Read More!…]

Do You have Little Foxes in Your Life with Their Destructive Patterns?

Do You have Little Foxes in Your Life with Their Destructive Patterns?

  Most of us are quite aware of the lions, the bears, and the wolves who surround us in our daily interactions with flesh and blood. Surely, when we are hiking the beautiful terrains of Colorado, Montana, or Alaska we are most mindful of these four-legged threats to limb and life. Oh, but never doubt [Read More!…]

Legal’s Uber Moment is Coming… ‘Legal Innovation’ is Not an Oxymoron

Legal’s Uber Moment is Coming… ‘Legal Innovation’ is Not an Oxymoron

  The legal industry is known for adherence to precedent, not innovation. While precedent remains a guiding principle in the practice of law, innovation is transforming the models, methods, and players involved in the buy/sell process of legal services. Technology, process, access to institutional capital, re-reregulation, client demand for enhanced value, and changes in other [Read More!…]

Goal Setting Made Easy Using the S.M.A.R.T Targets Method

Goal Setting Made Easy Using the S.M.A.R.T Targets Method

  S.M.A.R.T. TARGETS Taking a lead from my earlier study on ‘Goal Setting’, let us now examine the fundamental role of targets. Many masters, in their good judgment, have emphasized on the S.M.A.R.T. analogy for attaining goals. Let us relate this theory to the preliminary stage where we placed indicators in search for the ‘Goal’. [Read More!…]

In Search of Great Leadership… Wisdom Discovered

In Search of Great Leadership… Wisdom Discovered

  According to the wisdom literature, learning from important and meaningful life experiences can foster wisdom. Leading others is one such experience. Wisdom can be gathered. Wisdom can be learned or gained. Wisdom cannot be taught. Wise people have accurate, perceptive insights into human behavior and understand how things work and have learned what they [Read More!…]

Who do You Call Your Friends & from whence did They Come?

Who do You Call Your Friends & from whence did They Come?

  Presumably, you have many friends. Presumably, they are good people who would never intentionally lead you astray or take you down paths that are clearly dangerous. You undoubtedly are loyal to your friends and strive to be there for them whenever they need you. Just as they would never do anything intentionally to hurt [Read More!…]