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Empowerment

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Why It Sucks Going To The Bank As A Woman

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

How often do I have to raise my voice to be taken seriously? How acutely attuned are we to the way a man looks at the hem of our dress or the cut of our neckline?

5 Ways Successful Leaders Handle Toxic People

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

We've all encountered them. Try as we might in the hiring process, one or two might slip in and become the dark storm in our work environment. Is there a way to avoid toxic people? And if they're a part of our business, how do we manage them?

What Does it Really Mean When People Lift Up Their Hands at Church?

Brooke Metz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Brooke Metz

The band's playing. Everyone's singing. Some people even have their hands lifted up in the air. If you've ever been to church, you probably know what I'm talking about. When I was younger, I thought the people waving their hands all over the place were kind of weird.

Exorcising Your Demons

Krysti Turznik | Posted 03.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Krysti Turznik

We can build a foundation that reminds us what we are what we are fighting for and fighting against. We can remember that there is a purpose and a meaning to our lives, and it cannot be fully expressed if we are living in fear. We can trust that our journey can be the path that has been cleared for someone else to walk with greater ease.

From a Statistic to a Story: How Mentoring Can Change the Way We Talk About Women in Africa

Deborah Dugan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Women have enormous potential to improve the economic future of Africa if they gain sustainable employment, and entrepreneurship offers a substantial opportunity for them to achieve greater economic stability.

2015 Beauty Takeback: Feminism and the Beauty Industry

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 03.13.2015 | Style
Roxie Jane Hunt

Let's make 2015 the year we take back our beauty. Why? Because only 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful and it is time for us to raise that number.

Live Courageously!

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Faith is the only currency that can carry you into your prophetic future. Faith simply needs an object to overcome. Faith is not timid. Faith simply takes.

Understanding Test Anxiety and What We Can Do to Help Children

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

A staggering 16-20% of students have high test anxiety, making it the most frequent academic impairment in our schools today Another 18% are troubled by moderately-high test anxiety. These students actually draw a "blank" or "freeze-up" during tests.

Teaching Women the Joys of Power

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

When women's value proposition is actually met by their employers, their aspiration to a position of power soars -- enough, we hope, to blast past the fears and doubts that make the glass ceiling seem so impenetrable.

Girls in Pakistan and Other Countries Should Not be Afraid to Want to Learn

Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz

Education is important for everyone -- most of us agree. So why is it that in many countries girls do not walk alongside boys? Why do girls have to cover their books and risk their lives to learn? Books are our future, and we believe that education is a fundamental right.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

Winning at Life in Croatia... and in Our World

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.

Celebrating Girls During Womens History Month

Fatima Scipio | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

It is a reminder that women of power come in all shades of greatness and beauty. It gives us the opportunity to show generations of girls that there is a power within each and every one of us that when used for good can impact humanity for the greater good.

The Right to Breathe Easy

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Illah Nourbakhsh

Air quality is never far from recent news tropes; but the past month we have witnessed an explosion in coverage, and for good reason. Studies have found new correlations between bad air many serious health problems.

5 Stress-Busting Tips for a Quick Decompression

Diane Passage | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Decompressing is something I'm very familiar with because it's the theme in my household since the birth of my daughter last year. My husband and I ha...

Artist Development: A Key to Unlocking Your Purpose in Life

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Corey Ferrugia

What makes an "artist" an artist is actually in their point of view, their intention, their approach and in the way they live their lives. In this light, becoming an artist isn't a destination; it's a way of traveling.

5 Ways To Distance Yourself From Negative People

Amy Morin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Sometimes, we unknowingly give toxic individuals influence over our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Whether you spend two hours complaining about a mother-in-law you don't like, or you let an angry customer ruin your day, it's important to regain your personal power.

Beautiful Video Shows Just How Empowering Pole Dancing Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

Contrary to popular belief, pole dancing isn't always about looking sexy for other people. It can be empowering, too. In a gorgeous new video, 16 a...

Valor, Victimhood, and Valentine's Day: How I Recommitted to Love

Meghan O'Dea | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Meghan O'Dea

This year for Valentine's I'm cooking myself a steak and pouring myself a glass of Merlot. I will cut into my steak, red and rare, decant my dark, rich wine, and this is its own bloody communion.

Rock Your Performance! Tips For Young Dancers

Karen Musey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

Dance competition season is here! Right now across America, millions of young dancers are hastily sewing on last minute rhinestones, finalizing rehearsal details and buying enough hairspray to freeze an elephant stiffly into place.

Fifty Shades of Equality

Valerie Alexander | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Valerie Alexander

When almost everyone who decides which movies get made are men, and men are the ones writing and directing all of the stories, even stories supposedly about women, we women lose sight of what it looks, feels and sounds like to have our stories told from our perspective.

What Purpose Does Your Safety Blanket Serve?

Lauren Stahl | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Saying goodbye to my safety blankets hasn't been easy. In many ways, they have gotten me to where I am today. I have to be compassionate to them. I have to forgive and not beat myself up for past decisions or actions.

7 Surefire Tips for Attracting True Love!

Joy Weston | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women
Joy Weston

View image | gettyimages.com "How do you spell Love? You don't spell it...You feel it."Winnie the Pooh -- A. Milne Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE....

Telling Our Medicine Story

Jesua | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

The older I get and longer I live, I notice that from my soul's perspective the essence of my life's lessons can be narrowed down to a sacred handful ...