Finding My Lost Self-Esteem

FollowShare By Kim EL Several years ago I realized that the onset of my low self- esteem was rooted in my environmental upbringing as a young child. It was the early 60’s and I grew up in a family full of love in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. I lived in a house with my mother, father […]

Trapped! – Released from Domestic Violence

FollowShare Trapped  By Roxanne Epperson Domestic violence is a public health issue that is permeating our communities at epidemic proportions and affects women and girls around the world regardless of race, ethnicity, or financial status. One-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their […]

Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore!

FollowShare Tell “Fear” that you won’t need any company today. No, you are not going to play hostess to their desires. Tell “FEAR” your lease is up and you can no longer reside in my head, so you better get to steppin’ Open the door and send “FEAR” on his way. Tell “FEAR” good-bye and […]

7 Signs of Change

FollowShare   1. You don’t do the same things you used to do 2. You think differently than you used to 3. You act differently than you used to 4. You feel differently than you used to 5.  You let go of things that you used to hold on to 6. You see positive changes that are […]

It’s About Time

FollowShare Time is like money: it is not how much you have, but how you use it. If you manage your time effectively, you will see productivity increase. Like money, it is how you spend your time that matters. Prioritize what is important to you. Keep in mind that some things that you want to […]

Ola says You Must Have a T-Strap!

FollowShare If there is one shoe you need to pick up for spring and summer, I am recommending the T-strap. You can get the T-Strap in a regular pump, a sandal, and even a flat. A great alternative to the basic pump, the T-strap is a classic style with a simple silhouette—and they come in […]

Summer Suedes

FollowShare One of my favorite types of shoes just happens to be suede. I like the fact that they can be worn in every season—even though many fashionistas back away from their favorite suedes until fall. You don’t have to, you don’t need to, and you shouldn’t want to. Suede, in addition to being stylish, […]

Critical Illness and Living Benefits

FollowShare                     By Cintia Pedone -Author CEO – Financial Consultant & Insurance Professional How did this happen? Ladies, my journey in financial services stemmed from my experience in nursing. Patients suffering a critical Illness would confide in me, expressing their emotional and financial issues. Some of […]

Starting Your Day “New”

FollowShare Don’t feel guilty when you can’t stick to, or choose to, break away from your routine. When you work hard it is okay to give yourself a break. That is one of the reasons why you work hard so that you can step back when you want and need to. Breaking out of a routine […]

Your Stylish Ways – Saving the Stylish Way

FollowShare In my previous posts I have made it very clear that I have a preference for thrift and consignment shopping. Prior to going off to college, I spent a couple of years in business school studying fashion merchandising.  Following my graduation, I worked in several retail stores and boutiques. Why pay more when you […]

Stop Saying, “I’m Too Old”

FollowShare Over the past few months I have heard women talk about the dreams they want to fulfill only to convince themselves that it is too late to pursue something new. You heard the saying, “If you think you can, then you can. If you think you can’t, then you can’t.”  If not now, then […]

The Power of an Opportunity

FollowShare Opportunities are not like buses, another one doesn’t  just come around again when you miss one. Nor can you put them on layaway and ask somebody to keep it on hold while you wait to decide, or alter them to fit your needs and your timeframe. So why do people let them pass by? […]

Sisters & Friends Getaway

FollowShare Homegirl CEO’s Team Up for Getaway Stephanie E. Durrett, owner of SD Transit Inc., a bus passenger transportation company and Connie Portis host of Sisters & Friends are teaming up again for round trip transportation to Martha’s Vineyard from Pittsburgh. This is the second year Connie has engaged SD Transit stating that, “Chartering the […]

Retirement: What does it mean to you?

FollowShare Former Police Officer and Detective, Brenda Tate retired from a 40-year career with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department.   This is one woman who is not  stepping away from work with a gold watch and a retirement plan. Over 100 people gathered on June 1st  at the Marriott Hotel for Brenda’s farewell party. At […]