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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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~ “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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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_lynda-colter-bergh-economy.jpg]Lynda Colter-Bergh "Bottom Lines"
~ There are numerous and varied lines that run through our lives. They are patterns, truths and principals. Bottom lines are woven from facts, human consciousness, lessons...
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~ 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...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_tracie-rampley-impact.jpg]Tracie Rampley "Support Community Be-Cause it Matters"
~ 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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Women’s Voices Magazine Internationally Syndicated in 139 Countries

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact:               Dennis J. Pitocco 813-675-4509 BIZMASTERSGLOBAL@GMAIL.COM http://bizcatalyst360.com/ . Contact:               Brenda Krueger Huffman 317-413-3577 bkhuffman@womensvoicesmagazine.com http://www.womensvoicesmagazinecom BIZCATALYST 360° Expands Women’s Voices with Women’s Voices Magazine Channel Addition Tampa, FL (July 19, 2016) – Today BIZCATALYST360 (BC360°) and Women’s Voices Magazine (WVM) announced a strategic partnership that will allow both organizations to [Read More!…]

America the Beautiful - Reasons to Celebrate this July 4th

America the Beautiful – Reasons to Celebrate this July 4th

  By Arianna Mendez, July, 2016 – “The position of the Americans is quite exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be placed in a similar one.”- Alexis de Tocqueville, French political thinker and historian Most Americans will subscribe to the idea there is something “special” about America.  According to [Read More!…]

July, 2016 - Greetings From the Executive Editor

July, 2016 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

  As an American, I’m always grateful for our Founding Fathers and the incredible courage it took for these men (and women) to stand up to what they saw as oppression. I think this set a course for the identity of the United States and the culture of Americans – one of imagination, bravery, and [Read More!…]

Home Décor with Symbolism, Power & Spirituality… Ancient Petroglyphs

Home Décor with Symbolism, Power & Spirituality… Ancient Petroglyphs

  Let’s take a look at our ancestors and the ancient symbols they left for us. Petroglyph is the term commonly associated with cave drawings or rock carvings in the United States, though images engraved in rock are common throughout the world.  Most of our petroglyphs come from ancient Southwest Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. [Read More!…]

Resources to Learn to Grow Your Own Vegetables… Delicious & Patriotic!

Resources to Learn to Grow Your Own Vegetables… Delicious & Patriotic!

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Parsley to the Rescue for the 4th of July - Walnut Parsley Tomato Pesto Recipe

Parsley to the Rescue for the 4th of July – Walnut Parsley Tomato Pesto Recipe

  “Parsley, the jewel of herbs, both in the pot and on the plate.”- Albert Stocki Do you push your parsley garnish to the side of your plate?  Next time eat it!  Parsley is not just for color and plate decoration. It is for health and wellness. Summer parties can mean higher blood sugar counts [Read More!…]

Family Talk… Top 5 People You Want to Meet?

Family Talk… Top 5 People You Want to Meet?

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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!…]

May God Bless America this 4th of July & Always - VIDEO

May God Bless America this 4th of July & Always – VIDEO

  America is about to celebrate another birthday.  There’s going to be flag waving, cook outs with family and friends, hot dogs, apple pie, and any and all matter of treats.  The best treat of all will be the freedom to celebrate in whatever way we choose. I recently packed up and moved to a [Read More!…]

This 4th of July, Thank the Military Veterans You know for Their Service

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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

July Numerology… Pay Attention to Hunches

  What woman, at some point in their life, hasn’t had a feeling, or just a sense of knowing, or even a premonition about something or someone around them? Was that feeling positive or negative? Did you listen to your intuition or unexplainable hunch? Did you realize later there was a reason for your stepping [Read More!…]

Have You had Dreams Where You Feel Totally Helpless? - VIDEO

Have You had Dreams Where You Feel Totally Helpless? – VIDEO

  We all have dreams that stay with us, and they make us think. Many times, certain dreams have us wondering why we had them and what they mean. We ponder what the dream is telling us, and what is the message we are being given. Dreams in which we feel helpless are often dreams [Read More!…]

Important Tips to Prevent Stress to Progress to Depression

Important Tips to Prevent Stress to Progress to Depression

  Post-Holiday Depression: A Spiritual Message From Self? (Part 3 of 3)  “Old habits are hard to break. It’s like toilet training your inner-child.  Don’t give up on them.” – Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos  What are the warning signs and symptoms your anxiety is progressing to overwhelming stress that may become depression?  And, what can you do [Read More!…]

July Astrology… Boundaries of Known Realities

July Astrology… Boundaries of Known Realities

  Boundaries of known realities are being experimented with, expanded and for many spiritual aspirants, ‘Higher Realities’ are bleeding through the boundaries of beliefs, sometimes shocking them out of existence.  Higher Realities are beckoning. On the mystical front, this experimenting with realities beyond the known, I believe, is due to the residue of the Grand [Read More!…]

Washington Watch - Obama’s Final Push for Regulations

Washington Watch – Obama’s Final Push for Regulations

  The Obama Administration may be winding down, but the White House team does not have its feet up, polishing off their resumes.  To the contrary, regulations that have been pending in agencies are being finalized at a fast clip. According to the American Action Forum, since January the Administration has pushed out 195 regulations.  [Read More!…]

“We the People” are what Make America Great

“We the People” are what Make America Great

  As we approach another Independence Day, July 4, 2016, I am reminded of the Independence Celebration that our country celebrated 40 years ago marking the 200th Anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Forty years ago seems like a very long time to me, but I am blessed to say I still have that memory [Read More!…]

Does Hillary Clinton Understand Capitalism Created Feminism? - VIDEO

Does Hillary Clinton Understand Capitalism Created Feminism? – VIDEO

  I’m a feminist. Well, I’m a feminist according to my definition of feminism. After Googling the term, there were only millions of opinions and descriptions to pick from with so many variations, I decided my power from being a woman with extraordinary leadership abilities gives me the capacity to create my political definition. I’m [Read More!…]

The Fun in Shopping for American Products… 22 Places to Look

The Fun in Shopping for American Products… 22 Places to Look

  Shopping at Wal-Mart is a tough trip for me, because every time I look in my basket most of the products are not American made. I’ve curbed my trips to national stores unless I have no other choice. But, before going I’ll review the stores’ ‘Made in America List’ as Wal-Mart provides. Reading labels [Read More!…]

Does a Business’ Political Views Affect Your Buying Decisions?

Does a Business’ Political Views Affect Your Buying Decisions?

  “The power of willful ignorance cannot be overstated.” The statement stopped me in my tracks.  There is a video on Upworthy.com addressing our complacency as consumers. Industrial farming conglomerates depend on it. We don’t want to know the truth. It’s easier to believe otherwise. In a country where we talk of glass ceilings and [Read More!…]

Here’s 3 Things to Avoid Doing to Get Free & Get Career Happy!

Here’s 3 Things to Avoid Doing to Get Free & Get Career Happy!

  It’s July! Woo! Summer means cookouts, mosquito bites, frozen drinks, and waving the flag of freedom… all good! You may not know this, but our Founding Fathers fought for our freedoms, so you could not hate your job. Okay, maybe that wasn’t really part of their thinking, but I’m pretty sure they would tell [Read More!…]

Looking to Buy or Rent?  Get Your Credit Report in Order!

Looking to Buy or Rent? Get Your Credit Report in Order!

  Are you facing problems in your life due to your bad credit report? There are thousands of people today who have the exact same problem. The consequences of having a bad credit report are severe and can cost you thousands of dollars in interest payments and mortgage loans. Are you looking for a new [Read More!…]

5 Keys to Reach & Maintain the Success You Dream About

5 Keys to Reach & Maintain the Success You Dream About

  Everyone wants success, but only a special breed are willing to put in the time it takes to achieve it.  There is an expectation that it is going to be there waiting on hard workers, but there are other important steps to achieve it. Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders have to put their best foot [Read More!…]

Inspirational Women Trail Blazers We can All Emulate

Inspirational Women Trail Blazers We can All Emulate

  The land of opportunities, home of the free, and breeding ground for the brave; it’s America! Women rule, men rock, and dreams are fulfilled, it’s America! Poor can be rich, and baseball games bring about family bonding, it’s America! There are so many wonderful things to love in America, but take a moment and [Read More!…]

What are the Secrets to Growing Your Business by Referrals? - Video

What are the Secrets to Growing Your Business by Referrals? – Video

  Do you want to know everyone in town knows what your business offers? Networking is the best way to do that.  Networking will give your business a way to cultivate sustained success. Making genuine connections and building relationships with other business people in your area is a way for others to know you. This [Read More!…]

8 Tips to Feeling More Comfortable Preparing for & Giving a Presentation

8 Tips to Feeling More Comfortable Preparing for & Giving a Presentation

  Have you ever had to get up in front of a group and present?  For most people, it can be terrifying to speak to a group of people. I am sure most of us remember the early school days and hoping the teacher did not call on you to answer that question you did [Read More!…]

Emoji as Language, Code, Communication… No Longer a Cute Embellishment

Emoji as Language, Code, Communication… No Longer a Cute Embellishment

  Over time a myriad of communication methodologies or “languages” have developed.  There was an assortment of glyph symbols from many ancient cultures around the world.  Then written languages with various alphabets were developed. Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian languages began as pictographs.  Arabic, Persian (or Farsi), etc. evolved from the earlier Semitic languages of [Read More!…]

What’s Your Best Fit?  Paid vs. Free LinkedIn Account – VIDEO

What’s Your Best Fit? Paid vs. Free LinkedIn Account – VIDEO

  Free is always a great place to start.  Yet, when you’re on your free LinkedIn profile page, the nagging boxes pop up inviting you to try out the LinkedIn premium version for free.  If only for a few days, you’ll get a glimpse of the features and benefits of having a paid account if [Read More!…]

15 Quick Tips to Write Headlines that get Clicks

15 Quick Tips to Write Headlines that get Clicks

  We’re going to make this real easy.  Just as headlines should only be 16 to 18 words, here are 15 “short and sweet” tips to follow to write headlines that work. The purpose of your news release headline is to give the reader a reason to read your content.  Your challenge is to make [Read More!…]

"In Ourselves We Trust" Comes from Within

“In Ourselves We Trust” Comes from Within

  “…our market system depends critically on trust–trust in the word of our colleagues and trust in the word of those with whom we do business.” – Alan Greenspan I have read that most times when people see the words “Trust Yourself,” the response is one big eye roll.  OMG!  Really?  “Trust myself?  What does [Read More!…]

Count Your Blessings Living in the Land Of Plenty

Count Your Blessings Living in the Land Of Plenty

  “Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing Have you ever met someone who raved about how many opportunities the USA offers? Or perhaps you have met those people who tell [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!…]

Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling… One Arena at a Time

Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling… One Arena at a Time

  As I write this, a major glass ceiling is being cracked.  Regardless of which side of the political debate you are on, the fact a woman is the presumptive nominee of a major party for the office of President of the United States is amazing.  It’s something many of us never thought we’d live [Read More!…]

Don’t Settle for Less than Your American Dream - VIDEO

Don’t Settle for Less than Your American Dream – VIDEO

  This month we celebrate freedom and appreciate the life we are fortunate enough to live here in America. People from all over the world come to America with hope in their hearts searching for a chance to discover their purpose – their American Dream. Over the last several years it seems some of that [Read More!…]

What Do You Think about the Ten Paradoxical Commandments?

What Do You Think about the Ten Paradoxical Commandments?

  The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent Keith in 1968, when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College.  They were part of The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, his first booklet for high school student leaders. I include this information here, because these Commandments are usually misattributed to Mother Teresa.  I [Read More!…]

The Danger of a Single Story… A TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche - VIDEO

The Danger of a Single Story… A TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche – VIDEO

  The Fourth of July is fast approaching.  I reflect on being an American citizen as well as what it must have been like for our immigrants to come to the USA.  As a woman who studies intercultural competence, here is a TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche sharing her own story and other’s perceptions. [Read More!…]

10 Organizations Anyone Can Support to Give Back to Our Troops

10 Organizations Anyone Can Support to Give Back to Our Troops

  We are fortunate and blessed to live in the United States of America. When hearing of the men and women who have sacrificed all for our freedom, I cannot help but wonder, “How are the families of these soldiers faring?” In addition, what services are being provided to help both the soldier and their [Read More!…]

10 Freebies & Military Summer Vacation & Activity Discounts

10 Freebies & Military Summer Vacation & Activity Discounts

  This year seems to be flying by at break-neck speed.  We have reached the so-called, Lazy Days of Summer.  Well, for many of us, it is not so lazy, but for others, it is a time for family and some summer fun. Wherever you are, take time to honor those who fought for the [Read More!…]

Going on Vacation?  10 Travel & Hotel Safety Tips

Going on Vacation? 10 Travel & Hotel Safety Tips

  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 being safe on your vacation. Below are 10 vacation travel and hotel travel safety tips. You should be aware of these before you even start packing, so you [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!…]

Delicious Grilled Salads & Stewed Fruit are Perfect for Summer! - RECIPES

Delicious Grilled Salads & Stewed Fruit are Perfect for Summer! – RECIPES

  By Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe Kanavos, June, 2016 – Summer is the season for grilling salad with family and friends.  Warm breezes carry delicious aromas as you scamper barefoot around the yard.  Cool grass sticks to your feet as you run with sticky watermelon juice on your cheeks, its seeds in your hair, and a [Read More!…]

June, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

June, 2016 – Greetings from the Executive Editor

  My dad passed quickly and unexpectedly when I was in my 20’s.  He was fairly young, and sometimes I still can’t believe he left this life so soon.  I’m sure like you, I always think of my dad on Father’s Day. I had a difficult relationship with my dad growing up, even though I [Read More!…]

How to Create ‘Artful Walls’ in Your Home

How to Create ‘Artful Walls’ in Your Home

  One of the most overlooked aspects of our homes is our walls.  We may hang things on them or occasionally paint them, but unless there is a problem, we ignore them. They are an important part of our home, however, and can really enliven your space if you consider your options. In the U.S., [Read More!…]