When the sad becomes too big

I met my friend “Lisa” about 6 years ago when she was a new mother, and a single one at that. My sister introduced us, seeing how her friend felt incredibly alone in the process and needed someone who could relate. I was a little more seasoned in the single mom arena, and we hit it off immediately. It’s not often I find friendships like this, where we go from being perfect strangers to friends who confide in each other about everything.But when I do, those are the friendships that generally hold the most meaning.My friendship with Lisa was just like that....more

Take a Compliment Like a Man

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom As part of my midlife crisis, I’ve been considering the theme of empowerment. Because even though I’m on fire in many areas of my life, I sometimes feel insecure about my choices, or worry what other people think, or downplay my accomplishments.  You know who doesn’t waste time undermining themselves this way? Men!...more

I looked in the mirror and said, "One of us is lying to the other"

Today, I looked in the mirror and thought; "One of us is lying to the other". This girl in the mirror and I do not always get along. What I call laugh lines, she calls wrinkles. What I call curves, she calls fat....more

Speak Your Truth: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Earlier this week, I heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been assassinated. The very first thought that popped into my mind was, “Ding dong the witch is dead. Rejoice, munchkins!" Then a brief 10 seconds later, it was followed by a heaviness in my heart. Everyone all over the US was celebrating. Twitter was all atwitter with gleeful cheering. Facebook was one big PAR-TEE. There were parties in the streets. And yet, I found myself crying, not because the world isn’t better off without bin Laden in it, but because our reaction as a society breaks my heart....more

What men most appreciate in a woman?

Hi all, I'm new here.

Oh gee, I've started this first entry only about four times now. But wanted to get a picture up first.  I'm just looking for a place to connect I guess. FB is nice, but you can't really be 'thoughtful' there.  Sometimes you need to just ramble to think something through. I'm hoping this will be a place where I can just organize my thoughts a bit. I need that.  ...more

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Clothes Matter....Do's and Don'ts of Dressing for Success

This post is the sixth in a 7 week series written by some amazing and diverse women.  If you haven't been following along, then please go here to read the first 5 posts and tune in next week for the final one.What is the first thing you think of when you hear Executive Image? ...more

How to Ace the Interview

You are a professional woman presenting your background, pitching yourself for an interview or your business for a sale or partnership affiliation.  It's going really, really well. Through it all, you’ve been poised, energetic and confident that you will meet your goal   and then NO! The questions about failures, disappointments and conflict knock your dreams of success out of mind. Suddenly you’re not quite sure how well you’ll answer these tough questions. Are you sweating yet?...more

I Write Like A Man

Or at least that’s what the internet tells me. Today I stumbled across a web site called “The Gender Genie.” Sounded like something that would instantly turn me into a man, so I had to check it out. Turns out that it analyzes a block of text and predicts the gender of the author based on words used in the text, such as ‘with,’ ‘your,’ and ‘her’ for women and ‘above,’ ‘more,’ and ‘is’ for men....more