With all the different types of jobs available for women, the current economy notwithstanding, I began to wonder how many women are happy with their jobs and how many despise the alarm clock for the wakeup call every day.
So what is the ideal job for our ladies of the Northeast? The answer: whatever makes you not wish away your working day and whatever you can enjoy and feel good about yourself for doing.
Whether you are a mechanic, nurse, lawyer, electrician, teacher, office worker, bus driver, small business owner or homemaker, if you can enjoy your job, you’ve it made. Of the 25 women I spoke with at Franklin Mills Mall, only three said they like their jobs. I found it disheartening that so few of the women I questioned like their career or job. continue reading »
Even to hear the word — gossip — you can envision malice words being whispered. When we were children, this word held a vicious meaning. Surprisingly enough, in our adult years, this word still holds as much fear and contempt as it did when we were younger.
Gossip has the ability so slander another person’s reputation, destroy lives, marriages, friendships and even get people fired from work. The very meaning of gossip is idle, sometimes bitter, talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. Gossip is not always the truth, but rather many times fabrications or misunderstandings that have the power to harm someone– intentionally or not. continue reading »
Of all the things in life we waste and take for granted, time is probably the most precious of gifts we squander. Time is priceless, ever moving, never ending and the healer of almost all things.
Horror of horrors it is that we spend most of our life wishing away precious time/moments waiting for that one point we think will make us happy. How many times have you sat at work or in class thinking “I wish time would move and just get me out of here. Has the clock stopped?”
In effort to keep from having this column sound too philosophical, I will try not to preach about how each moment is great and you should love yourself and your time spent. Rather, I will encourage you to do the things you enjoy and look forward to now instead of later. continue reading »
No doubt you hear those words and you just cringe. The sudden impact, metal crunching, glass breaking and the endless headaches involved in dealing with insurance and auto body shops.
Odds are that most of us have probably been in at least one fender bender at some point or another; if you haven’t count yourself as one of the rare lucky few. Even though it is just a fender bender and not a full-out accident or tragedy, women usually find it hard to focus because the ordeal can be very upsetting, no matter whose fault it is. continue reading »
When I say waterworks I am not referring to the plumbing systems, but rather the water that tends to run out of some women’s eyes – better known as tears.
One of the top reasons men say they don’t want to work with women is because they cry at work. Women tend to be more emotional and often express their upset, hurt feelings in the manner of tears. However, there are some women who go above and beyond by abusing the waterworks at work, especially for personal gain. continue reading »
At one point or another, most little girls dream of being a dancer. Usually fleeting and sometimes parent-inspired, the fascination of little girls with dance is nothing new.
As little girls enter into a dance class of theirs or their mothers’ choice, they either discover that they enjoy the time for fun, or that they want to dance for their life. However, there are those who discover they despise the idea.
I always found it inspiring to watch the younger classes of 5 or 6 year olds, all dressed up and trying their best to act and look as perfect as possible, while executing a movement that requires years of skill to do correctly — looking so proud when they have finally managed to put that one foot in front of the other to make a step come to life. continue reading »
It may be one of the hardest things to do; making it on your own can be scary and freighting. Taking that first big step of moving out of your parents’ house and living on your own is becoming more difficult and delayed with the economy in the current grim state.
As little girls, many of us use to dream of the metaphorical white knight in shining armor that would come rescue us and scoop us off to a nice house in a nice neighborhood with a fence and two bathrooms. Now that we are all grown up, we are discovering that that fairytale just isn’t happening and we are either expected to move out on our own or are currently stuck living at home and dreaming of our own space. continue reading »
What is the leading health threat for women in the U.S.? It isn’t cancer and it isn’t men.
You might be surprised to know that heart disease is the leading killer in women in the U.S. and has been for several years now. This silent killer hardly ever gets the recognition it deserves.
One of the large reasons that heart disease goes overlooked as the leading cause of death is because most women do not realize the problems — or even the symptoms — of heart disease. continue reading »
Sometimes it may seem that some of the hardest things in life involve starting over. Letting go of the past or present and moving on to a new and different beginning can seem overwhelming and almost not worth the effort.
Whether it involves a job, location or relationship, starting over is a difficult task that few would welcome. Several people remain in the same career for fear of failing in the unknown endeavors they wish were options to pursue. Especially with today’s economic situation, the struggle to achieve self-set aspirations can seem impossible, but it is a travesty to sell your dreams and goals to your fears and simple daily tasks. continue reading »
In the past year or so when writing this column, I’ve usually get my ideas from the women I meet and the issues that concern them. I also have found issues that I feel are overlooked, if they are even recognized at all.
So it may seem odd that this column was inspired by a man. He explained his discontent about the fact he was looked down on as though he was less than what he really was, and that being looked at as “less than” is the worst thing. Having heard this, I began to think of how many times women quietly endure the less than stamp. So many men despise this concept, and yet women are constantly subjected to this incorrect assumption in all facets of life. continue reading »