The idea of being a mother in my 20's was unfathomable. I always had a desire to build a stable life before considering starting a family. My mother's generation was less focused on careers due to social pressures in the 1970s. Women were expected to marry and have a family almost immediately after the wedding. … Continue reading Should You Freeze Your Eggs?
Latinos are recognized for their zest of life. Best known to be invigorated people that take life by storm, it is no wonder our energy is infectious. We are as passionate about our politics, music, and life as we are about loved ones. Try to imagine a community taking great enjoyment in their traditions of … Continue reading The Story of My Latino Christmas on BELatina
The work never stops as we look to materialize the dream. Cultivating relationships, pursuing opportunities, and knocking on doors that may open a window that will bring us closer to our goals. Many women wake up each day with a desire to take a seat at the table or get recognition for their efforts at … Continue reading The Female Entrepreneurs Network Featured AW!
Growing up, I enjoyed the friendship and support of strong females. Girlfriends that shared the happy, fun and sad moments. They stood by me during some of the best and worst times as I began to learn about myself. Female relationships are valuable at any age. The tricky part when we're younger is that we … Continue reading A Sisterhood of Empowered Women
Reinventing yourself from time to time is not uncommon. While many looks for ways to feel younger, others have a deeper desire to express themselves. We change the color of our hair, wardrobe, attitude, job or entire life. The need to try something new takes us on self-exploration we're not always ready for at certain … Continue reading 3 Major Changes You Must Make if You are Looking to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age
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
The word “divorce” is often perceived as a bad word by participants and outsiders alike. It evokes negative emotions that can brew the most awful stew. The anger, resentment and loneliness create a recipe for disaster. If you understand this wicked recipe, you can see how difficult and draining the process is over time. It has … Continue reading 3 Must Haves For Successful Co-Parenting
"Marital separations or any breakup can cause great sorrow and anger. We can feel both emotions in no specific order or length of time. Truthfully, hopelessness took residence in my soul for several years. The dissolution of my marriage was extremely painful to deal with, not knowing how to fix me was the worst. There … Continue reading Coming Soon…
We're crippled by the idea of an end. The words "The End" have such finality. A divorce or separation, death or any event forcing major change can bring extreme distress. My mother says, "The only thing in life that has no solution is death." I often referred back to those words when my marriage died. … Continue reading How to Effectively Manage the End of a Relationship
Dear AW Readers, I hope this note finds you well. Thank you so much for reading the Awakened-Woman blog. Hopefully, you're enjoying the site's new look. Your notes have been amazing. I'm filled with gratitude to have the chance to write for you. I hope you are feeling encouraged, inspired and empowered by the stories … Continue reading Special Invitation for You