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Psychological Abuse: Hidden in Society
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Psychological Abuse: Hidden in Society

By Shannon Thomas LCSW-S - May 24 2017


Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. Psychological abuse is all inclusive, happening all around the world and affecting people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and economic standings. Something that’s rarely spoken of in social circles, in the news and even in the medical field;…

Career & Money

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What to do when overcommitment sneaks up on us?

By Lauren Midgley - May 23 2017


Do we just wake up one day and realize that we have crossed the line into Over-Commitment Land?   The stressful place where our schedules and to-do lists make us feel like we are drowning – double booked appointments, running from one side of town to the other with no time cushion, the email inbox of…

Audio (Podcast)

Rebecca Liston
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Developing Business Intuition

By Sarah Webb - May 23 2017


Rebecca Liston helps her clients predict, pivot, and compete in an increasingly complex global marketplace. Her clients quickly uncover the root of their challenges and know the actions to take to overcome them — actions that feel right for them, their team, and their customers! A six-time nominee for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award,…

Video (Plaid TV)

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What makes a Good Leader?

By Michelle Adams - May 23 2017


Marsha Clark says, “It Depends,” when asked about “What makes a Good Leader?”  Check out her video with Michelle Adams in this installment of the Women Leader Series. Is there one trait that makes a good leader?  What one liner do you repeat to your self to give you courage?

Inspiration

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Happiness is an inside job: Look inside for inner peace and joy

By Heather Harbaugh - May 22 2017


You have the power to decide how circumstances affect you It’s easy to get caught up in the blame game…looking outside myself to find reasons why I’m not happy. I blame the weather, the waiter, the coffee, the kids, the house,  the spouse, the friends, the boss, or the other drivers on the road. If…

Inspiration

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Shattering Gender Roles One ‘Mean Girl’ at a Time

By Marisa Treviño - May 22 2017


In an interview broadcast on CBS This Morning, Ivanka Trump assured host Gayle King that she plans to advocate for women’s “economic empowerment” in her role as an unpaid special assistant to her father, the President of the United States. She plans to do this in such a quiet manner, that most people won’t even…

Career & Money

How To Say No With Grace and Without Guilt
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How To Say No With Grace and Without Guilt

By Elizabeth Lions - May 19 2017


Apparently, I have the opposite problem. I’m the first one to say no and not consider ways of taking on more work, more obligations and more stress. When I am focused, I am very focused and don’t allow distractions. To be honest, I have no idea why I say no so much, but I can…

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Meet Sunday Keynote Speakers of #NoMeanGirls

By Jill Russell - May 19 2017


Meet Tracey Trottenberg and George P. Kansas, CEOs of Amazing Women International, Inc. who will take the stage on Sunday, October 8, 2017 as Keynote Speakers at the #NoMeanGirls Conference in Dallas, Texas. The Conference takes place October 6-8, 2017.  Register today!  About Amazing Women International, Inc Amazing Women International, Inc. (AWI) is a women’s…

Ask Ms. Plaid

What is Ask Ms. Plaid?
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What is ‘Ask Ms. Plaid’?

By Ms. Plaid - May 19 2017


Ask Ms. Plaid is a weekly article at www.plaidforwomen.com that answers our readers questions. It is a place for us at Plaid to interact with our members; and where they can get their most pressing business or personal questions answered. Email your questions to us at ms.plaid@plaidforwomen.com and we will reach out to our expert network….

Home & Family

It Takes A Village
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It Takes A Village

By Marguerite Jones - May 18 2017


“Come on, buddy. It’s time to wake up. Don’t you want to go to school and see all of your friends? Come on, honey.” “No.” “Come on, sweetie pie. You can do it! The world is ready for you. Don’t you want to get up and play? Your friends will miss you.” “NOOO.” “Okay, buddy….

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Alisha Byerly
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Helping Other Triumph over Tragedy

By Koula Budler - May 18 2017


The Women’s Center provides expanded programming in three service areas: Rape Crisis and Victim Services, Employment Solutions and General Counseling Services. Long known for partnerships and continuous program innovation, The Women’s Center has become part of the infrastructure relied upon by cities, the county, the local Workforce Board, the criminal justice system, and other nonprofit…

Home & Family

Family Set Apart and Thriving
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Family Set Apart and Thriving

By Ami Evans - May 18 2017


Do you have a day or time set apart for family and for yourself? Do you fill days off with errands, housework, or less meaningful activities that eats your time? Is there a day different from the other 6 days of toil and giving? I know I am guilty of doing chores and selfish escapes…

Health & Wellness

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5 Tips for Healthier Drinking

By Adrienne Inger - May 17 2017


Are you part of the drinking generation? Women today are drinking more alcohol than their mothers and grandmothers did. For those sunny days of celebrating and work-nights of unwinding ahead, Registered Dietitian Adrienne Inger shares her top 5 tips for sips, designed to help you reap the potential health benefits of drinking in moderation. Or…

Health & Wellness

Why People Give Up on Hearing Aids (And Why You Shouldn’t)
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Why People Give Up on Hearing Aids (And Why You Shouldn’t)

By Carson Hearing - May 17 2017


As hearing care professionals, there’s one specific style of hearing aid that we all are worried about. It’s detrimental for the patient, and it can keep other people from even attempting to give hearing aids a chance. They’re described as “in-the-drawer” hearing aids. As opposed to behind-the-ear or in-the-canal hearing aids, in-the-drawer hearing aids never…

Career & Money

Why Sexual Harassment Is Still Happening in the Workplace
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Why Sexual Harassment Is Still Happening in the Workplace

By Dr. Anne Litwin - May 16 2017


“I am worried about my new boss,” reported my client, Julie, a bright young woman in her thirties. “I had to leave my last job because my boss demanded sexual favors from me in order to keep my job. I had no one to turn to for help because he is so powerful and respected…

Audio (Podcast)

Paulette Turner
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Taking the Adversity of Diversity and Using it for Success

By Sarah Webb - May 16 2017


Paulette shares how being the first black student at her all white high school set her up for later success as she share her story on Plaid Radio. About Paulette “Standing Tall…Reaching Back” is a motto that aptly describes Paulette Turner, the founder and president of Integrated Leadership Concepts (ILC), Inc. Ms. Turner has spent…