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She Lives SMART

She Lives SMART

by Melva Blanchard Go on a diet. Be more humble. Change jobs. Buy a new car. We have all been there, trying to set goals that we don’t even remember when December comes. Why in the world do I try new goals every January? And why do I never (or almost never) stick to...

She Lives into True Rest

She Lives into True Rest

by Joanna Williamson The other night I fell down the stairs in our house. When we first moved in, we immediately thought the stairs looked steep and dangerous so we were super-careful. But the other night, I slipped, tumbled down with much noise and shock, and hurt my...

She Lives at Peace with her Body

She Lives at Peace with her Body

By Joanna Williamson Women in all places do not live at peace with their own bodies. I just came back from Bogota Colombia, a beautiful country full of beautiful people ready to write a different story; one not marred by years of violence, drug lords and mountain...

She Grows in the “in-between”

She Grows in the “in-between”

By Melva Blanchard I’m looking for jobs. Just got my Green Card and now I’m able to start something new, a formal job that I can commit to, wake up early for, and put on a blouse and my not-so-high heels. This is an exciting season that brings a lot of hope and makes...

She Lives Simply

She Lives Simply

By Noortje Tyrell ‘She Lives Simply’: an interesting title considering what I was like before. It’s not that I spent an excessive (well, relatively) amount of money on lavish things I didn’t need, but I always found some reason to justify my spending habits. At the...

She Lives Prayerfully

She Lives Prayerfully

By Lacy Finn Borgo There were eight of us in a dingy church basement, meeting weekly for prayer. Eight of us with labels; daughter, engineer, mother, wife, lawyer, teacher, pastor, sister, friend, writer, and baker. While I shirk to think that these labels define us –...

She Lives Generously

She Lives Generously

By Frances Miles Homeward bound on a Wednesday evening I headed out of my local train station aiming for the tram stop straight ahead.  In between me and the exit were a couple of ‘chuggers’ – or ‘charity muggers’ – so called because of the enthusiastic  way they try...

She Lives Creatively

She Lives Creatively

By Anne Middleton When Joanna first told me about the different elements to the SheLives initiative, of course, I was naturally drawn to this one. I am an author and storyteller in schools as well as the editor of MET Connexion, having previously been an actress,...

She Lives Courageously

She Lives Courageously

By Jani Rubery One day I was in London walking back to my office having gone out to grab some lunch. By the time I was on my return journey it was pouring with rain and I had not taken an umbrella because when I left the sun was shining. As I was passing a bus stop I...

She Lives Beautifully

She Lives Beautifully

by Chine McDonald Tonight, I’ll be standing in front of friends, family, colleagues, publishers and journalists at the launch party for my book Am I Beautiful? which was unleashed on the public a fortnight ago. I’ll be standing in front of them and talking about the...

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