52 Real Women

It’s Really Never Too Late – Theresa May

It’s Really Never Too Late I have always known I was a late bloomer, but when it happened, it was worth the wait. I started practicing yoga in my mid forties to help me de-stress and it ended up changing my life. Much to my surprise I eventually became a yoga teacher, and what was…

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Being ME and Being Ok With It – Melissa Emanuel

Being ME and Being Ok With It I’m not everybody’s cup of tea and I am ok with that, really I am.  I have tried to be likable by everyone in the past and have gone just about crazy doing it.  I have tried to mold into what everyone else wanted/needed from ME and have…

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The Ultimate Cosmetic – Pam Evans

The Ultimate Cosmetic I’ve discovered the ultimate cosmetic! This beauty treatment produces an all-over facial glow, enhances eyes and redistributes wrinkles. Best of all, it’s free! What is this amazing product? It’s called “A Simple Smile”. That’s right ladies! Although all of us have “A Simple Smile” in our arsenal, we may not have read…

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Own Your Beauty & Greatness – Stacy Washington

Own Your Beauty & Greatness My mother named me Stacey because she thought it was a great name for a secretary.  When I was born, women (especially black women) didn’t commonly aspire to be lawyers.  I’ve met and worked with fabulous secretaries who often knew more than their bosses.  I respect them greatly.  But, I…

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Embrace The Milestones – Jennifer Meyers

Embrace the Milestones As women we like to think we’ve got it all figured out; that we’re the best moms, the best wives, the best employees, the most creative, the best at multi-tasking etc. There’s something inside of us, well most of us if we admit it, that makes us want to strive for perfection.…

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Pimples Do Not Discriminate – Monica Drake

Pimples Do Not Discriminate Even a century after the Women’s Rights Movement, women are still, many times, made to feel lesser than their male counterparts. We are taught not to be too pure or too sexual. Don’t be too vocal or too strong or too skinny or too big. And, above all else, make sure…

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Here Comes The Curve Ball – Hope Comerford

Here Comes The Curve Ball! Growing up, I was always told to follow my dreams.  I always have.  What I’ve learned as an adult is, your dreams can change.  If you had told me even six years ago I would be not only a mom, but an owner of two blogs, a cookbook author, a…

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Show Me Your Closet & I’ll Show You Mine – Lynn Alexander

Show Me Your Closet & I’ll Show You Mine Someone said to me recently, “you always seem so put together.”

 What I thought: I’m pretty sure I have toothpaste in my hair, yesterday I wore my son’s socks to work, when was the last time I paid my cable bill? 

 What I said: Thank you!…

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Accept Yourself – Monique Stanton

Accept Yourself! “Why would I want such a stressful job when I could be at home having babies”? Someone seriously asked me this shortly after I began my role as the President and CEO of a nonprofit organization that serves southeast Michigan.  Age, gender, and leadership are three areas that I grapple with every day.…

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Don’t You Know You ARE Beautiful? – Stacy Elliott

Don’t You Know You ARE Beautiful? When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see tired eyes, wrinkles, or split ends?  Do you feel that your ear lobes are too big, that your nose is too wide, or that your lips are too thin?  When you see these things, how does…

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