4 Tips For Exhausted Women Who Wish To Improve Their Quality Of Life

According to UNICEF, many women, regardless of whether they work outside the home, balance childcare duties with the larger share of the chores in their homes. Cultural expectations for women are also different. You may feel depended upon to be a carer, a comforter, and someone who gives all of herself while ignoring your own … Read more

Masculinity, Feminism, Choice

I bought a secondhand car from a guy once who regaled me with tales of its high performance and low maintenance, but he would not touch the title or payment—paperwork was his wife’s responsibility.  I don’t remember his name, but she was named Jeannette.  When I told my mother about the experience, she made herself … Read more

Never Lose Your Identity

Your identity is your true self. It’s the person you are when you are by yourself and have no expectations. Never let someone take that away from you. Be true to yourself, your principles, wants, and needs. When you remain authentic, it is easier to live a joyful life. You might be less likely to … Read more

Losing A Friendship

Maintaining good friendships is a form of self-care that provides comfort and encouragement, and this can enhance your mental well-being. But what happens when the dynamics of a friendship change and you start drifting apart? One minute you’re seeing your best friend all the time and the next you’re lucky to find any free time … Read more

Tell Your Story

Do you have a story to tell? Do you need to get something off your chest? Did you know that your story could help someone else? It’s true! Your story, your life lesson could actually help another person who is struggling. That person may think that they’re all alone in their struggle but after reading … Read more

Life Lessons Learned…Somewhat…Not Really

We’ve all had people giving us advice: do it this way- try this- don’t do this, etc… Some things stick, a lot don’t, and then there are those things that should, but no matter how hard we try, they just don’t. We can only promise ourselves to do better. Or, in my case, then proceed … Read more

Life Lesson #1

Do you ever ask yourself, “I wish I would have known that when I was younger” or “I should have believed my parents when they told me that”? I love discussing life with my daughters and hearing their thoughts on issues and problems they face in their lives. Recently my eldest daughter remarked how fast … Read more

In Touch, But Out Of Reach

Wow, I hope I can express what’s been on my mind lately. It makes sense to me. I just hope it makes sense to you. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel overwhelmed by your family member, friend, or even co-worker’s challenges (for lack of a better word)? I don’t want to … Read more

That’s Not My Identity

We all have an identity, something that makes us who we are. I wonder if we were born with it or acquired it along our life’s path. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. I question, once we have created or developed that identity can we alter it?  I am a type A, busy, always … Read more

Exercise Empowers Me

What empowers you? What makes you kick ass and take names? What gets you out of your funk and strengthens your resolve? Is there something you do that immediately changes how you feel, think, and act? We all have that something that gives us that strength and energy, that power to take a bad situation … Read more