Asani – Women Who Sing

ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton.  They are Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Sherryl Sewepagaham.  This circle of First Nations and Metis women have performed across Canada and internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and the Saddledome in Calgary.  Their debut CD ‘Rattle… Read more »

The Godmother of Rock & Roll – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Although the identity of her father is unknown, Tharpe’s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was a singer, mandolin player and evangelist preacher for the Church of God in Christ; the COGIC, founded by a black Baptist bishop named Charles Mason in… Read more »

Remembering Natalie

American singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of mid-century crooner Nat King Cole, is best known for her Grammy Award-winning album ‘Inseparable.’ “I never got to make the transition from little girl to young woman … and that really screws you up.” —Natalie Cole Natalie Maria Cole was born on February 6, 1950, to vocal legend Nat… Read more »

Impress Your Guests: Six Must-Haves For Your Holiday Party This Year

    For many of us, throwing fun parties is the best part of the holiday season. It’s a time when your home is decorated and looking beautiful and your friends and family can come over to gather and enjoy each other’s company. To ensure that you impress your guests, here are six must-haves for… Read more »

Looking Gorgeous! 5 Jaw-Dropping Fashion Ideas for Winter

If you’re mourning the loss of your sundresses, tank tops, and sandals, that means it’s time for you to spice up your winter wardrobe. Even if you loathe the winter months, you might find yourself liking them a bit more with a fashionable cold weather wardrobe. Casual for Cool Days Your winter wardrobe doesn’t have… Read more »

Why Women Tend to Excel in Humanities Careers

  Studying human culture shows us some of the most incredible traits of the human race. Small nuances can make or break civilizations, influence countless generations, and result in large and lasting changes. Looking at statistics, women tend to excel in humanities-driven careers. They have an innate sense for paying attention to those smaller things,… Read more »

Fair Wage: Which Careers are Still the Worst Paid for Women?

The topic of fair wages for the sexes has been a hot button issue since the women’s movement in the early 70’s. Activists continue to raise awareness, which has been able to make a small impact, and though women have earned these nominal gains, the fight is ongoing. A New Jersey Harassment Attorney says wage… Read more »

Healthy Diet Tips to Help With Your Weight Loss Plan

    Getting into shape and staying healthy and fit is a worthy goal, one that more people than ever are making a top priority. There are many good reasons to change up your health plan, since maintaining a reasonable level of fitness has been repeatedly shown to help prevent, mitigate, and even reverse the… Read more »

Aging with Grace: Tricks to Make Your Teeth Last You Longer

There are several reasons to hold on to your natural teeth for as long as you can. When you lose your teeth, the body reclaims some of the precious minerals from the area, and you suffer some bone loss from your jaw. In addition, while dentures and tooth implants have come a long way, they… Read more »

Simple Tips for Applying Makeup on Sensitive Skin

Living with sensitive skin requires paying a little more attention to your beauty products and regimen than the average person might have to. People with sensitive skin tend to develop problems when scrubbing too hard, for instance, or applying a new skin product. Read on to learn how to treat your skin well, so it… Read more »

  • Helping Your Children With The Oboe With Using A Reed Knife

    An integral part of any successful oboists’ life is undoubtedly having a ‘good’ reed.  When it comes time to start reed making, purchasing your necessary supplies can be very confusing and there will most certainly be questions along the way.  If you’re the parent of a student ordering supplies for the first time, we highly… Read more »

  • Why Not Start Podcasting?

    Most people are familiar with podcasting.  Thanks to today’s technology, podcasting is extremely easy.  If you’ve got an iphone or other phone that allows you to record your voice, you can start talking away and record your conversation.  A few simple taps on your phone and it’s been uploaded to the podcasting station of your… Read more »

  • The Best Music for the Best Children’s Birthday Party

    “Music brings people together. Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Group music-making releases energy which can be channeled in creative, productive directions. Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other — tapping into hidden courage that can be… Read more »

  • Nepali Chhori Means Nepali Daughter

    We came across the Nepali Chhori blog by accident — via a link a singer posted on google.   So, we visited the link thinking we were contacting the singer, but were actually contacting Richa Pokhrel and her blog.  After a couple of email conversations, we became aware of our mistake.  However, we were so moved… Read more »

  • What Are Your Plans?

    Our friend’s family recently had an extreme emergency.   Her husband was in a serious car accident and will be out of work for quite some time – possibly even a year.  Fortunately, he had disability insurance that will cover him for an entire year so they avoided a major setback, including possible foreclosure on their… Read more »

  • The Centennial of Lady Day

    Jazz legend Billie Holiday poured her heart into each song, making each one her own with her distinct style. Born on April 7, 1915, Holiday once said that “If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” She saw her voice as a musical instrument, as she explained… Read more »

  • Skincare Safe Products During Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, your body undergoes a massive series of changes, from hormonal imbalances to tiny tears in your skin to increased blood circulation. These changes often have an effect on your skin, and while many of the skin issues caused by pregnancy are temporary and resolved after delivery, pregnant women can use certain pregnancy-safe skincare… Read more »

  • The Life of the Sun

    by Chelo Fansua My name is Chelo Fansua. I am the co-founder of Mi Anatolia, which is an artistic/educational/motivational based company. Our mission is to creatively inspire students, at all levels, to lift their hearts and potential by discovering their Anatolia moment with love, hope, and purpose. Anatolia, Turkey is the first place where humans… Read more »

  • Thelma Rimber – I Use My Talent To Lift Someone Else Up

    “It was worth all the rejection, tears and sleepless nights. I used my talent to lift someone else up.” –  Thelma Rimber. Imagine that you are a child, living in destitute poverty in a slum with absolutely no opportunities to do anything.  Then imagine that there is a woman who comes into you life, helps… Read more »

  • Uses for Baking Soda – My Mom Was Right!

    By Dr. Mercola Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a staple in many homes for baking and cleaning purposes – but there’s a good chance you’re not taking full advantage of all that baking soda has to offer. For instance, did you know there’s a whole gamut of medicinal uses for baking soda, such as… Read more »

  • Something for Him

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  Hopefully ladies, you got your lovely flowers, candy or whatever else your heart desired on that day.   But, I have a question.  Did you get him anything? Valentine’s Day has been advertised and commercialized with an angle that that man has to get something for the woman.   You see… Read more »

  • Summer in Charleston

    The temperature is 17 degrees here in Connecticut today.   There are snow banks over 6 ft high on some streets.  Winter gets a little crazy to people in New England around February.  We get really weary of the cold.  Even those avid ski buffs who love the ability to ski with tons of snow start… Read more »