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Category Archives: Relationships
Do you love the holidays? Or perhaps you are dreading them because of some traumatic event. Either way the holidays are a stressful time. Kristen Brown is our favorite expert for stress relief any time of year.
Kristen tells us that the chemicals produced by holiday stress can impact our body’s systems and literally make us sick. Dr. Nancy and Kristen talk about how the pressures of gift giving, the violence of Black Friday Continue reading
Great news! “Chronic disease and disability are not a consequence of aging,” says Gerontologist Lori Campbell. “In fact, they can be delayed or prevented. Science backs this up.” Her research for her book, Awaken Your Age-Potential, shows that all the things we need to live vibrant healthy lives are within our control. You can learn the skills and make the right choices. Continue reading
The answer was surprising for author and gender expert, Susan Shapiro Barash. She interviewed 200 women from all ages, ethnic and marital states for her book, The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make It, Break It, Keep It, and 85% said that marriage was love-based and also set it as a goal. In fact, even among the 70% of women who had experienced major disappointments during marriage, they still favored being married. Continue reading
To succeed in business a woman needs to be “wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove,” says amazing guest Molly Mahoney Matthews.
As a single parent of two small children who had never held a real job, Molly went to school, developed a network, and found an internship. When laid off from a job she fought for severance and started a public relations company. She grew it to employ 150 people, bill over $20 million Continue reading
How can we create healthy relationships when we “like” each other more on Facebook than in person? We e-mail or text in code and rarely look up from our smart phones.
Dr. Judy Kuriansky says good relationships require time and attention. As the “media’s psychologist” she’s given the same advice for over 20 years, she says, because people have not changed. Romantic relationships especially take focus and acknowledgement. Couples should spend two nights a week together––away from children, cell phones and texting––and pretend you are getting to know one another for the first time. Continue reading
Have you ever dreamed of running for office? You should, says Susan Rose, women’s political activist, public servant and writer. Susan says that when women are elected to office, they create laws that affect the lives of women and children, like childcare, education, violence against women and civil rights. Yet only 17% of members of US Congress and only 20% of state legislators nation-wide are women.
The 2012 Project is a national non-partisan campaign of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to increase the number of elected women. Continue reading
Imagine if every girl knew her real value, felt self-confident and knew no limits to her aspirations. What a different place the world would be!
Anea Bogue founded REALgirl® empowerment workshops and camps because she wanted girls to develop healthy self-esteem and define themselves on their own terms. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how one simple act of kindness can transform someone’s life? Rhonda Sciortino says that it empowers people when you show them they are worthy of kindness.
In her book, How to Succeed BECAUSE of What You’ve Been Through, she tells her own amazing story of survival and success. Rhonda’s inspiring story begins with being abandoned as a baby then living in filth and poverty, Continue reading