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Life Advice for Women

If a Barn Could Talk

David Wygant | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
David Wygant

A barn is full of wisdom, as is an old person. When you look at a beautiful, weathered barn, if it could tell the story of the families that lived there, of the things and events that it witnessed, of the storms it endured. Imagine the history it can share with you.

7 Things Every Woman Can Learn From Mindy Kaling

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women

June 24 marks the momentous occasion of Mindy Kaling's birth -- and the perfect excuse to bask in her wisdom. It's been a notable year for Ms. Kal...

How I Stopped Living Someone Else's Dream

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

I remembered my dream not too long ago. And ever since then I've made decisions that have lead me closer and closer to that dream. And in return The Universe keeps making it easier and easier for me to get there. It's so vivid now, it feels so close. It's so right.

It Took Me 26 Years To Learn How To Be A Friend To Other Women

Claire Davidson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

Ladies' nights and last-minute dinner plans were easy to accommodate when neither of us had a significant other, but the second a man entered my life I'd become flaky and unreliable, always canceling plans if it meant getting to see my boyfriend.

Following Your Own (Sometimes Unconventional) Path

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Nti-Asare

So if you see something in the world that many others don't, keep at it and reveal it to them. Get out of your own way, follow it now, and be the first to do/change something. For me, at least for right now, this meant moving and continuing my journey across the pond.

Dedication to My Ex

Alexii Lardis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Alexii Lardis

Treat your "failed" romances with gratitude, knowing that you deserve to commit yourself to an incredible person. Pour yourself into your friends and encourage their dreams and aspirations. And don't fear death. Fear not allowing yourself to live the life that you deserve.

17 Changes Every Woman Goes Through In Her Late 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

If you're not into something, you're not into something. It's simple. You don't go places you don't want to go. You don't hang out with people you don't want to hang out with.

Why I'll Never Have Kids in NYC

Eudie Pak | Posted 03.23.2015 | New York
Eudie Pak

For you fertile New York chicks who are kinda whatevs about children, I'd like to offer you the most inspiring and creative forms of birth control this concrete jungle has to offer.

30 Life Lessons From My Two Rockstar Grandmas

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

No one and no amount of money will make you feel comfortable in life; you have to be comfortable within yourself.

Mother's Day: "The Best Piece Of Advice Mom Ever Gave Me"

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.09.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Like all moms, my mother gave me some wonderful pieces advice over the years, the most valuable being her encouragement to follow my own course and seize the career I wanted. She'd left her singing behind when she'd decided to marry and raise a family; and so I think she poured much of that passion into ensuring that my sister and brother and I never lost sight of our own dreams. I've never forgotten that about my mom -- and so this year, I thought I'd turn the tables around and ask you: What piece of advice did your mother give you that has had a lasting impact?

10 Things To Remember For Your 40s

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Sara Sutton Fell

I am more comfortable in my own skin, calmer about the challenges I face and able to function better in my relationships in my personal and professional life. I also look a hell of a lot better because I have more money than I did at 20!

10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

Raluca State | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Raluca State

Life is short. And I want to spend the rest of it loving myself and taking pride in the woman I have become and the choices I make.

9 Pieces Of Advice Every Woman Needs

Posted 01.31.2014 | OWN

Words of wisdom on how to attract joy, let go of stress and make choices that reflect who you really are. “There's a place in you that you must...

23 Things To Just Do

Unwritten | Posted 03.09.2014 | Style

There's been an article floating around Facebook over the past few weeks titled "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You're 23". As ...

20 Things All Women Should Do Before Getting Married

Posted 10.03.2013 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. Growing up, we all imagined what our life would look like once we hit the big 3-0, once we ...

Unofficial Guide to Being a Woman (Response to 'Unofficial GS Guide to Being a Man')

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

My hope is that the following list will encourage positive, introspective, kind and yes, ambitious decision-making to support personal satisfaction and professional success.

The Propaganda of 'Having It All'

Audrey Bellis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Is it me, or does the whole "having it all" notion smell like scarcity packaged as perfectionism while preying on our deepest fears?

Why All Married Women Should Have A Plan B

Posted 09.02.2013 | Divorce

Written by The Stir Bloggers for CafeMom’s, The Stir. I don't know about most divorced ladies, but I saw my split with my husband coming -- by a ...

Helene Lerner: Move Through Fear and Experience the Extraordinary

Helene Lerner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

I started out, walking briskly, crossed the road to the trail, but my fear accompanied me. I couldn't shake it. I practiced "mindful walking" to open my senses and focused on what was before me. I heard the sounds of the crow and smelled the aroma of the trees and fresh moss.

45 Lessons in 45 Years

Anca Dumitru | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Anca Dumitru

Rather than being hooked on Botox, plastic surgery or crying my eyes out now that I'm growing older, I thought of putting together, in some sort of an introspective journey, the lessons life taught me thus far, especially in the past five years.

One Physical Attribute You Really Shouldn't Ignore

Terry K Carr | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Terry K Carr

Growing up in my house, I chose to be a quiet girl as a way to feel safe. When I was 7, I was taken to an outdoor concert where I saw a beautiful woman on stage about to sing. As soon as her voice floated over our seats, the desire to sing grabbed a hold of my heart and didn't let go.

Lolly Daskal: Is Your Heart in The Right Place?

Lolly Daskal | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We treat business as a military operation in which only the fittest survive. Our quest for victory may be providing us with short-term wins, but the tactics are hurting us long-term -- in ways that we have yet to fully understand.

A Letter to Myself at 20

Debbie Burgin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Debbie Burgin

I'd tell that 20-something-year-old that even though her plan is to focus on her career, she should take no-fail, bulletproof precautions to insure that nothing derails that plan. Specifically and especially, a man. Any man.

Moving Beyond the Boundaries of Fear

Cynthia Gallagher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Women
Cynthia Gallagher

Fear is something we can't live without; it is a feeling we all experience at one time or another in our daily lives. I think as a society, we live with fear in the wrong way, and after many years, I'm ready to share the story of how I turned fear into a source of inner strength.

Lean Together

Katie Hurley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
Katie Hurley

Maybe women do need to lean in a little more, but they also need to stop leaning all over each other to get there. What women really need to do is lean together.