Transition: A Doorway to Your Deeper Self

When it first began, I’d only hear it now and then. But as a pivotal chapter in my life was coming to a close, it became harder for me to ignore an inner whisper trying hard to get my attention. Yet I kept pushing down the feelings I didn’t want to deal with.I knew a transitional time for me was right around the corner, but it was too painful to think about. It meant I needed to let go of what was, and give thought to what was next....more

Rand Paul stands up for women, Really???

I am listening to you (Rand Paul) on CNN trying to dirty Hillary's campaign by bringing up Bill's women abuse, how dare you, you angry little punk, you have allowed our legislature to forget women, try to defund Planned Parenthood, you didn't pass laws giving women equal pay for equal work, we are still making 76 cents on the dollar, and you do nothing. How dare you try to look like you give a rip about women. Women will vote in our next President, and it won't be you or Trump, it will be a woman....more

Why Hillary Is the Candidate Who Understands Women's Economic Issues

Seems like not a day goes by that somebody or other doesn't crawl out of the woodwork with an announcement about their candidacy for President in the 2016 election. For the most part, there's not a lot of diversity on the ballot - it's mostly older white men.  (Or as we say inside the Beltway, pale, stale and male.)  So far, 10%  of the candidates are women: Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina.  That's something... I suppose. ...more
ChristineNewbold I am all for Bernie Sanders!  He is so much more authentic than Hillary ...more

Adjusting the frequency: Women on the airwaves

As World Radio Day is observed globally, we highlight how UN Women and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters are raising awareness of critical issues through a series of co-productions for the Beijing+20 anniversary. ...more

Gifted Women, Gifted Girls and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and while mental health concerns affect everyone, women face distinct challenges. Women possess unique biochemical and hormonal influences that predispose them to certain mental illnesses, and they respond differently to environmental stresses....more

What if you just said "no"?

Admit it. Sometimes you just really wanted to say “no”.To attending a programme that you know can’t end fast enough to allow you to leave. To delivering a speech that someone asked you to make. To performing at a concert or being the godparent for someone’s child. Sometimes it’s as simple as running an errand for someone else that would mean carving some time out of your much-anticipated day off, when you promised that you would busy yourself doing nothing....more

When Mom Brings Home the Bacon

Over five years ago, I had the delightful surprise to learn I was pregnant after only being married a few weeks.  At this point in my life, I had concentrated on little else but career, education and more career.  A graduate of Douglass College, the largest women’s college in the United States, my education instilled in me a sense of pride at following a path historically limited to the women who came before me.  I was driven and my pursuit of success was rewarded by increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.  So, my pregnancy presented an interesting fork in th...more