52 Real Women

In Less Than 2 Minutes – Sarah Zimmer

In Less Than 2 Minutes! My mom and I started a “Gratitude Journal” on a daily basis and the idea is that we email each other three things that we are thankful for that day.  So I email her three things I am grateful for and she replies with her three things.  They aren’t always…

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Controlling Peace? – Jennifer Raybaud

Controlling Peace? I ADORE words!  I devour good conversation like others would a moist, delicious piece of chocolate cake.  So when I put the title of this piece together I felt discomfort when I placed those two words side by side.  Why?  Because one word has connotations of manipulation while the other evokes Zen-like feelings,…

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Being Here NOW – Dr. Lori Warner

Mindfulness & the Modern Woman: Being Here NOW “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  ~ Buddha Are you “here”? Or are you feeling like a rushed zombie?  Churning…

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LIfe’s Lemons – Linda Angér

Life’s Lemons We call the bad things in life “lemons.” We say, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” meaning throw a bag of sugar over it so you don’t see the dysfunction, the mechanical failures, the sourness of your situation. Lemons grow in warm climates, their juice sour and acidic – much like the…

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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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