How Women Can Make A Living (And Survive In) The Recession

The recession has been hard on everyone, but women, in particular, are experiencing diverse challenges. From carrying the bulk of household responsibilities to finding ways to support their families financially, out-of-work women and stay-at-home moms need solutions. Luckily, earning an income might be the easiest part of dealing with the recession’s impacts. How Are Women … Read more

I’m Moving Out

I think it was January or February of 1989. It had to be one of those months because it was ass cold outside as I was standing at a bus stop in Chicago, waiting to catch a ride home with my dear friend. We were wearing dress shoes and our Class A military uniforms (for … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more

The Return

Where one sees dust, another sees creation I, too, will disappear into the endless sea And become another star in the constellations Only our love will echo through the tides of time, and that, only as faint whispers in the memory of song, each note dropping embers into the souls of all that are tied … Read more

Life Can Change In An Instant

When you wake up in the morning, you never know what life may hold for you. I remember one morning when my girls were in elementary school, the news was on while we were getting ready for the day, and the anchors were talking about car accidents. I remember thinking, “I wonder how people would … Read more

Personal Insecurities

We had our second Women Helping Others Advance (WHOA) meeting this past Sunday and it was wonderful. Everyone was involved in the discussion and a lot of great information was exchanged by all. The topic for the evening was personal insecurities. We talked about how most of us feel insecure sometimes, and that some of … Read more

Living My Bucket List

Life has a 100% mortality rate and we are not getting out of this life alive. So, why not live life to the fullest?! Okay, so that may sound a little morbid, but it’s true. So, why not throw all caution to the wind, or at least make a long list and start checking things … Read more

Dear Self

Life is a journey and for the most part, you have always chosen the more difficult path. You like a challenge, you like the feeling of achievement. In the process, you might have made yourself a little crazy and the people around you.  Fortunately for you, you have a wonderful family and amazing friends that … Read more

Joy

In writing this post, I decided to first look at the definition of joy. I had always thought that happiness and joy were similar or the same, but have come to find that these feelings are very different. Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are. … Read more

Breaking It Off

For several weeks, I have been a sounding board for a male friend that has been going through a relationship break. I am one of many he has been consulting with daily because he said he values the opinions of all his friends and also wanted a woman’s perspective. I worry and have told him … Read more