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May 2016: Noni Darwish

By Sharon Hughes | May 9, 2016 |

  Noni Darwish Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.   For her courage to speak the truth, and risking her safety to do so, Noni Darwish is our Heroine of the Month for…

April 2016: Corrie ten Boom

By Sharon Hughes | April 5, 2016 |

  Corrie ten Boom Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.    Corrie ten Boom was a Christian Holocaust survivor who, along with her family, hid many Dutch Jews from the Nazis during World War II. She was born…

March 2016: Clare Boothe Luce

By Sharon Hughes | March 1, 2016 |

Clare Boothe Luce Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period. The first U.S. Woman Diplomat, Clare Boothe Luce was an American editor, playwright, social activist, politician and journalist. The wife of Henry Robinson Luce,…

February 2016 and May 2009 Sandra L. Brown

By Sharon Hughes | February 9, 2016 |

Sandra L. Brown Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.   Sandra L. Brown has worked for 20 years in the field of Victimology and has provided individual and group counseling to hundreds of survivors,…

To Diet or Not to Diet: Is That the Question?

By Sharon Hughes | January 5, 2016 |

I need to lose some weight. And if you are like me (and most women) you have tried more than 5 different diets in your lifetime, and you may have already chosen to try a new one, or one that has already worked for you in the past, this year. There is so much information…

Reach for the Best! With a Little Help from Your Friends

By Sharon Hughes | January 5, 2016 |

Few things are better for your Soul than good friends. I mean good friends.  They encourage us. Stand with us. Challenge us. Tell us the truth. Acknowledge and help us reach for the best in ourselves. Key to such relationships is reaching for the best in our relationships: ~First, reaching for the best choices in who…

Find a Good Charity This Holiday Season

By Sharon Hughes | January 5, 2016 |

According to Arthur C. Brooks a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of “ Who Really Cares”. Americans are remarkably charitable. But what sorts of people give the most? And how do we compare with the Europeans? Here’s what Brooks found: Q. How much do Americans give? Is the amount we give going…

January 2016 and May 2010 Caryl Matrisciana

By Sharon Hughes | January 5, 2016 |

  Caryl Matrisciana Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.   Film Maker and author Caryl Matrisciana is a well-known expert on ancient and modern world religions, contemporary cults, paganism and the occult. Best-selling…

Holidays & Relatives: Choosing to Love

By Sharon Hughes | December 1, 2015 |

  Ahhh, the holidays – a special time of celebration and festivities! So, why are they so often colored with strain in relationships, disappointment, and even heartache? One reason is because it’s a time to get together with family members…including some we may have unresolved issues with. Another reason for strain during the holidays is…

Laugh Away Your Worries: Ho Ho Ho!

By Sharon Hughes | December 1, 2015 |

  So, does Santa laugh because he is jolly, or is he jolly because he laughs? According to Vanderbilt University researchers found that you can burn up to 50 calories laughing during the average funny movie (10-15 minutes cumulative). This is equal to a 13-minute brisk walk! Also, laughter turns out to healthy for you…