Posts tagged "life"

My Sad Life as the Side Chick

My Sad Life as the Side Chick
By Zondra Hughes Once you’ve been a Side Chick, you can’t shake that experience–especially if it didn’t end well. I should know, I was a Side Chick. Iowa State University can be a sad place when you’re the only brown girl for miles, and yes, I do mean miles. The few black guys on campus... Read more »

Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW

Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW
By Zondra Hughes How’s this for work-life balance: Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development at General Motors, has a demanding day job; six kids at home; and she still has time to dye her hair GM Blue and moonlight as roller derby skater Shovey Camaro.  Video: Meet Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development, General Motors Suzy Cody:... Read more »

Work Life Burnout? 6 Secrets of the Balanced Mommy

By Tania Brown The Balancing Act—Life & Family Today, many of us are involved in a balancing act of sorts between work and life. Undoubtedly, we love our children, spouses and families but it is very easy to get lost in the shuffle and become overwhelmed. Most weeks, I find myself somewhere between cello lessons... Read more »
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Finding Yourself After Age 30

Finding Yourself After Age 30
Excerpt by Maxine Muwwakkil I’m growing for sure through this stage and experience of life, but I’m finding myself weak and strong all at the same time. I know God, but I don’t have Him in the right place.  I love and want Eddie so much, but Eddie is tearing me down. We’re staying in... Read more »

Feeding the Hole vs. Nourishing Your Whole.

Feeding the Hole vs. Nourishing Your Whole.
By Zondra Hughes You must feed the hole. The more you feed it, the more it needs to be fed. Someone will monitor your hole; are you feeding it at the same pace as your colleagues? If you’re tired, or weary, or sick, someone else will feed the hole. That was a threat, did you... Read more »

Give Yourself Permission to Dream in Color

Give Yourself Permission to Dream in Color
By Yolanda “Yanni” Brown Some 30+ years ago my mother told me that it was OK to DREAM… She encouraged my creativity, and we attended plays, recitals and awards ceremonies. She’s always been my biggest cheerleader. When my siblings and I were children, we colored outside of the lines and it was OK. We were... Read more »
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5 Martial Arts Secrets of Success and Balance

5 Martial Arts Secrets of Success and Balance
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster Bruce Lee. Martial arts has been known for centuries to help bring discipline, tranquility, peace, and also help in creating defensive strategies against an enemy. I can remember watching Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon”and the “Chinese Connection,” along with one of my favorites, the “Five Deadly Venoms.”  It was these... Read more »

Remove the Clutter From Your Life, Clean the Nooks & Crannies

Remove the Clutter From Your Life, Clean the Nooks & Crannies
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster How I learned to clean my childhood employer’s home was a great learning experience for me that I applied to other areas of my life. Six Brown Chicks’s Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster advises you to remove the clutter from your life. Photo: Suat Eman. In honor of women’s history month, I want to chat... Read more »