Does JLo’s ”Hustlers” Empower or Vilify Women?

Jennifer Lopez' "Hustlers," is a film inspired by the true story of Roselyn Keo and Samantha Barbash’s plot to rip off well-to-do Wall Street guys during the downturn of the market over a decade ago. In 2007 a global financial crisis brought the profitable industry to its knees. It influenced many to get creative when … Continue reading Does JLo’s ”Hustlers” Empower or Vilify Women?

Are Red Flags Waving Across Your Lawn?

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?

The Beast

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

Danger Lurking Behind Unconditional Love

Love is one of the most powerful emotions a human being can feel for another. It can make us do the most foolish to spectacularly thoughtful acts in the name of it. We're capable of giving it all including ourselves in the attempt to nourish its growth. Although, sometimes not enough to salvage a relationship … Continue reading Danger Lurking Behind Unconditional Love

Spotlight on The Cost of Her Jewels

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

“Who’s Your Daddy?”

We've heard men refer to it, others criticize it or we ourselves have battled with it. The blog's title can be misleading but this won't be an article about bedroom chatter. While at lunch this week, I sat in a trendy spot nearby work to have a Tortilla Soup. It's one of my favorites, unfortunately, … Continue reading “Who’s Your Daddy?”

Do You Know Your Worth?

Good Ragz has a slogan on their t-shirt "Know Your Worth then Add Tax" We hear stories about women staying in relationships where they've been mistreated in some way. Accepting abusive behavior from partners who claim to love them. But instead, these partners inflict verbal or physical pain demeaning their wives, girlfriends or significant other. … Continue reading Do You Know Your Worth?

Is Forgiveness Necessary?

We all get hurt, sometime. Have you ever felt betrayed or lied to? Has anyone inflicted pain with words or actions? People are complicated beings with emotions that run deep. I've been lucky to come across women that have shared their stories. Women like me who have experienced some of the most painful moments of … Continue reading Is Forgiveness Necessary?

Is It True – Is It Better the Devil You Know?

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?

His Biggest Gift

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