Dear Readers of AW, May you be spending today with loved ones that bring comfort and joy into your home. As you open beautifully wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, remember, there are many whose lives are not as blessed. Give thanks. I hope your heart is full and you are presented not necessarily with the … Continue reading Open Letter to Readers on Christmas
On December 19th The Weekly Trends hosted a "Meet the Awakened Woman" interview where Jobilyn Jong asked questions about the AW platform, the business and its challenges, influences, entrepreneurship, and best practices. The AW journey has provided opportunities to meet amazing supportive women. The relationships being established have reinforced my belief that we are stronger … Continue reading AW on The Weekly Trends
"Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?" Growing up in a Dominican household can be tough. The men leaned towards a male chauvinistic, old school mentality. Women were assumed better off barefoot and pregnant. Thankfully, those days are long gone. At home, we had sporadic moments when roles were reversed, … Continue reading Why Buy the Cow, If the Milk is Free?
Recently, I overheard the story of a woman's demand for her significant other’s phone password. The tale did not shock me but got me to thinking about my own behavior in a relationship. What reason would drive me to ask my boyfriend for the password to his social media, email or phone? In a world … Continue reading The Major Reason to Rethink Sharing Personal Passwords with S.O.
Every year we make promises to others but most importantly to ourselves. The year 2019 was full of wins but there is much more to go. As this year winds down, the time has come to take things into overdrive. It can seem as if life moves at the speed of light. Often times we … Continue reading What’s This All About? AW Challenge, Week 1:
"When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." - Mae West Men, women, and children experience it during their lives. It is a feeling of "Oops! I should not have done that!” Sporadically, accompanied by a fraction of regret, or devilish delicious pleasure for a select few. Interestingly, we usually know … Continue reading How to Manage the Guilt that Comes After Behaving Badly
Dating is work for many men and women playing the field. If you are currently looking to find that special someone, the word will make you cringe, at times. Whether, meeting a prospective love partner at a coffeehouse, bar, museum, dating app or through a friend, the roles of courtship are generally streamlined for each … Continue reading On Our First Date, He said, “Lets Go Dutch”
Every week Jenny woke up to find his trimmed hairs in the bathroom sink. Weeknights filled with chores, her least favorite - picking up after her significant other. Although she loved him dearly, it was no fun cleaning up after a grown man or repeatedly ask him to help around around the house. They both … Continue reading How to Resolve Those Annoying Pet Peeves
AW is ready for a new phase that will include bigger challenges and more adventures! When I started writing, there were no expectations. It was a tool to help others on way to finding their best self. Now, after a book and several hundred articles later, I feel there is much more to be done. … Continue reading AW is About to Level Up
Everything seemed fine at last week’s wedding celebration. Just a few weeks ago, things were moving along. Everything was status quo. What happened next was unforeseen. In fact, it felt like a surprise punch to the gut. It came at such force it let the air out of the lungs. Once in a while, we … Continue reading I Don’t Love You Anymore