I was asked this question recently as I participated in a panel for the organization I work for, The Cara Program. The panel included an amazing group of women and focused on the theme, “Women, better together.” On the panel (surprisingly I wasn’t as nervous as I usually am, although there were over 100 women in the room) I shared my truth and reservations about … Continue reading Are You An Introvert?
Women are caregivers and as such we become so entrenched in doing for others that we forget to take care of ourselves – especially emotionally. Our children are inquisitive and are always asking “why, what, and how” so we are always answering those questions. We teach them by explanation. But as adults there comes a time when explaining yourself turns into something else and it’s usually not healthy. … Continue reading Explanation Not Always Necessary: Drawing Boundaries
I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks helping my family pull off a huge surprise birthday party bash for my father. Our family ties are extremely strong so this was an event that we poured our hearts into. The party was (Saturday). The results of that event made my visit to church Sunday morning much more poignant. It was my second visit to this … Continue reading She Told Me to Call Her Grandma
Years ago a friend and I were out having drinks and a couple of older gentlemen began a conversation with us. During the conversation, they spoke about independent women. They seemed to be fine with a woman having an apartment and a car but when they found out that we had degrees and I had my own home, the response was different. One of them … Continue reading The Dating Cycle
A few months ago I wrote an article for married folks, on BMWK, highlighting a few behaviors that were unacceptable in a marriage. I enjoyed the responses and understood that most of the readers felt the tips were common sense. One of the responses really stood out as this individual stated that common sense wasn’t really all that common and we sometimes have to be … Continue reading Embrace Your Singleness and Remember These 4 Things
Hello Bolder Sisters! It’s been a very busy couple of weeks, but my sisters you have been on my mind. Thinking about you, what you’ve been accomplishing and how you are achieving your boldness are a few of those thoughts. I sure hope you have loved and embraced the good, the great and everything in between about yourselves. I sure have. This week I returned … Continue reading How Do You Wear Your Confidence?
We often confuse boldness with bravado and the two could not be any more dissimilar. According to dictionary.com, BOLD means: not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring. BRAVADO means: a pretentious, swaggering display of courage. What does bravado look like? What follows is a story I posted temporarily to my Facebook page several months ago. … Continue reading Bold vs. Bravado