Having kids is a blessing, but so is not having kids. Aside from the obvious of being able to focus more on your career, other things about women without children are often taken for granted. For example, we make the best friends because we give 100 percent of our undivided attention. We have room in our lives and hearts to take in stray animals. And on a very serious note, seeing what’s going on in
Technology has seen its wrath this year, with warehouse shutdowns and company adjustments operating through the pandemic COVID-19. Remember back in February 2020 — fear and uncertainty rattled the best of us well-intended individuals — to stay inside, order groceries, with guilt that someone is working for our needs. If you needed to leave the house, you automatically conformed to an exit and return to the home checklist of hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and reduced
Metal Detecting has long been considered a man’s outdoor sport, but what about us ladies? Shouldn’t we get to be Pirates too? That’s the answer I told myself on my 40th birthday while pondering what my gift would be to me that year! A Need for Change or a New Kind of Sanity Call it a change of life, or insanity, but I wanted to find a way to get some exercise and be rewarded
‘Age is just a number.‘ ‘You are as young or old as you feel.’ ‘Age has nothing to do with what you can achieve in life.’ You hear these and similar truisms being thrown around all the time. If you are twenty, you are probably saying this to your fifty-year-old aunt on her birthday. If you are the aforementioned fifty-year-old aunt, you are probably saying it to yourself every day in an attempt to buoy
Communication skills are one of those things that are discussed so widely that we sometimes miss the entire point: what are communication skills, anyway? Are they the ability to get what you want from other people? Are they talking endlessly about your feelings? Do good communication skills make someone else feel valued and appreciated? Is it turning a stressful conversation into a pleasant, enjoyable conversation? The answer is that communication skills factor into all of the above.
Everybody wants to be heard and acknowledged by the people around them, whether those people are their boss, their colleagues, their family, their friends, or their significant other. This is a basic cornerstone of the human experience. We crave connection with each other, and the way that we navigate that is through effective communication. But how can you tell whether or not the communication strategies you typically use are effective? How do you know when
As we pass through life’s milestones, starting families and getting older, making friends can seem like an unusually difficult task. With no schoolyard or campus as grounds for fraternizing, there’s no natural congregation of girls that normally forge bonds in your earlier years. For some of us, making friends with other women doesn’t come naturally at all. In my younger years, I had introverted tendencies, with my favorite hangout being a quiet corner with a