Melissa Kelly stumbled on her gift, like many others, by really seeing through to the heart of a matter. She saw a void that needed to be filled and found the courage to dare go for it. Women have different means to raise their voices against injustice. Unfair or hostile treatment comes in many forms … Continue reading ROAR! Fierce and Empowering
Courtships are meant to be a trial period. The dating period is used to get to know each other. It can be filled with butterflies and all kinds of possibilities. A woman is hopeful. If only for a moment she gets to live in the fantasy, she may have met "the one." You might be … Continue reading Are Red Flags Waving Across Your Lawn?
There are women all over the globe walking among the crowds, physically and emotionally battered. Bruises meticulously covered to ensure no one can see through to their pain. The secret is safe, long as the black and blues stay below the shoulders. Aggression that can happen to any woman because it crosses cultural, educational, financial and … Continue reading The Beast
While many AW readers are familiar with the articles about women and motivational pieces I've written, you might not all know about other works included in AW's collection. I wrote The Cost of Her Jewels late in the second half of 2017. The storyline came to me during the time I was writing for divorcehub. … Continue reading Spotlight on The Cost of Her Jewels
Than the one you don't... Change has the ability to put fear in our hearts. Creatures of habit find it intimidating to modify their way of life. Moving on from a residence, relationship or job can put us in an uncomfortable position. The discomfort creates uneasiness as the routine we've kept for an extended time … Continue reading Is It True – Is It Better the Devil You Know?
Another workday had ended, most folks had gone home. I preferred to stay behind to complete travel logistics for an upcoming conference. Being home offered too much time alone to think. A stressful week at the office without hopes of stopping required auxiliary. Drowning in paperwork was one way to numb myself from the pain … Continue reading His Biggest Gift
I'm not the first or last woman who has been trapped in a relationship that has zero chance of long-term survival. Why do we force situations? Are we naive to think we can change a man? Putting ourselves in harm's way knowing in our heart of hearts the outcome will only cause heartbreak. Is it … Continue reading The 3 Deal Breakers Every Woman Should Have in a Relationship
Have you ever been in a relationship so long that you don’t know anything else? Has the guilt of walking out on someone who loves you tear you up inside? Are you staying with a lover to avoid being alone? How about feeling paralyzed to the point of resigning yourself to the idea that you … Continue reading This One Change Will Help You Confront the Fear of Letting Go of a Relationship
How much would you sacrifice for love? The greatest love stories touching our hearts are full of sacrifice. From Mark Antony and Cleopatra to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This week my attention was drawn to a previously published InStyle article about Meghan Markle. The piece explained some of the things the Duchess would need … Continue reading Does Love Blur the Lines Between Sacrifice and Compromise?
The MeToo movement was created to provide support for survivors of sexual violence. The group began to help young minorities living in economically disadvantaged communities deal with this traumatic event. The world took greater notice to the movement about a year ago. Celebrity voices stepped up to speak against the abuse of power being used … Continue reading “The Grape”