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Perspectives

What Are Communicaton Skills

What Are Communication Skills?

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.

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Sex at 50

Sex at Fifty

Sure, when you are in your twenties, it’s all about how many times and how quickly you can reach your climax. As you age, your sexual styles and needs change; like it or not. While some may find it a bit uncomfortable accepting change, it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Think of your sexual needs changing and how they may change for the better. No, I am not talking about Viagra becoming

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Misunderstanding of turning 50

The Misunderstanding of Turning Fifty

Have you noticed or heard of how many women feel as though they have lost it all at fifty? It starts a few months before turning fifty. They get sad and feel as though they no longer have the looks, the energy, or time to do or involve themselves with anything or anyone. What’s wrong with these women? As someone who is over the threshold of fifty, I can certainly tell you that life is

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Having Kids is a Blessing—But So is Not Having Kids

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

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How to NOT Lose Friends Over Politics

A long time ago, Emily Post, a self-appointed arbiter of etiquette gave some classic advice: “Never discuss politics or religion over dinner in polite company.” Sounds great to me. However, in the days of phones and social media, discussions go far beyond dinner—they are right there in your psyche, 24/7. People are sharing their political views on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, TikTok, and Liker, to name a few. And it’s unavoidable in these modern

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how to know you're communicating effectively

How Do You Know You’re Communicating Effectively?

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

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The Obsession of Youth and Falsification of Advertising

Hey Ladies, As a patron of the beauty and fashion industry, I get the fact that advertising gets better results by taking the safe route by casting beautiful, flawless young models with a so-called perfect body! This country in particular has continually endorsed what they perceive to emphasize on the American Dream to sell clothes, beauty products, and what they believe to be pleasing to the eye. It’s little wonder teens are starving themselves to

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