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Do Women Really Need More Tough Love?

by Victoria Pynchon

There’s a lot of good advice over at Women 2.0′s Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success – a Manifesto.

So why does this preface to the Manifesto irritate me?

Friends, and strangers reading this, listen to me:

Stop being your own worst enemy.

Stop being the force that keeps you immobile.

Stop being the cause of failure before you start trying. Read More

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What Are We Waiting For?

LuAnn-Cahn-thumb-300x300by LuAnn Cahn

Today, after 25 years of living in Philadelphia and saying I want to visit Gettysburg, I’m finally going. Strangely, the historic battlefield has become the destination trip to mark my 30th wedding anniversary.  (Hopefully, this is not symbolic of any historic battles with my husband; only of our shared interest in the civil war.) Read More

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Me Time: A Necessity in Mommying

by Julie Meyers Pron

Ever feel like “mom” should be spelled “momm” so it becomes a four-letter word? Whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, a work-at-home-mom or a work-in-the-office-mom, moms usually fall last on priority. It comes with the mom-job. Traditionally, we’re responsible for the everything at home. (I’m not saying dads aren’t responsible, but when’s the last time you heard a 10-year-old yell out “Daaaaad? I need my red baseball shirt! Where’s my red baseball shirt?!”) Read More

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Calling All Dreamers

by Katie Mahon

May is a month when the natural world around us has completed its annual metamorphosis from the dead of winter to the rebirth of spring. Yet, in our high-tech, post modern lives, we can ignore what historically was a strong pull to this annual rejuvenation that nature bestows upon us. The sameness of our days gives way to the sameness in our lives and the rebirth taking place outside our window, while beautiful when we stop and notice, becomes beside the point in our busy schedules. It needn’t be. Bringing the exhilaration of a flowering spring garden into your life, in the spot where just a short time ago there was the dormancy of frozen soil, is as simple as planting the seeds. Read More

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Four Easy Steps to Get Out of Social Media Overwhelm

by Lena West

I wanted to take this time to answer a question I received from someone who would like to remain anonymous, but I think we can all identify with her, yes? 🙂 Read More

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Stress Knot What You Cannot See

Maria-Ebrahimji-thumb_120x162by Maria Ebrahimji

It seems somewhat befitting and ironic that the day before I sat down to write this piece, I went to a new massage therapist.

I thought I was going to tell you, in how-to, self-help guide fashion, how I manage stress in my life. (Everyone loves tips, right?). Read More

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Stress Matters

by Liz Pryor

Whether we’re single, married, divorced, have children, don’t have children, work, volunteer, take care of our parents, have health issues, lose our jobs, have to look for work, look for love, whatever it is, we seem to be having a difficult time making the adjustment to the advancement, the accessibility and the change that has come to define how we live in our world today. Read More

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Walk Like an Egyptian…In Heels

by Shama Kabani

Shama Kabani with Egyptian Entrepreneurs (via Y.E.C.)

I never imagined that I would be showing a vivacious young Egyptian woman in a hijab how to stand in heels when making a pitch to investors. (Don’t sway, and walk strategically in the area given.) But, that’s exactly what happened on the last day of the NexGen IT Bootcamp in Egypt, the first event of its kind, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, USAID, and the governments of Denmark and Egypt. Read More

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Inspire Them To Be Their Best

Cindy-Solomon1-150x150-120x150by Cindy Solomon

Most of us think of inspiration as the “I Have A Dream” kind of inspiration – someone changing the world for the better or overcoming difficult odds. But really, inspiration isn’t reserved for the special few. Every one of us has the ability to inspire and be inspired. But it takes a catalyst to awaken those reserves and apply them to a greater goal.

That catalyst is you. Read More

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Music is Universal, Education Should Be Too

by Tammy Tibbetts

Girls around the world endlessly fascinate me. Although I’m 25, I’m able to develop a bond, and an awareness of their dreams, through social media. I’m focused on girls in my day job, where I tweet for a teen magazine, and after hours, when I’m burning the midnight oil working on She’s the First, a not-for-profit supporting girls’ education, and its benefit concert, GIRLS WHO ROCK. Read More

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