Going It Alone – The Benefits of Being a Female Solo Traveler

Image by nromagna, used under CC license 2.0 Perhaps you’re bored in your job and want to break out with some travel, but don’t have a travel buddy. There’s nothing to stop you trotting the globe by yourself. In fact, you’ve everything to gain from doing so. Solo travel is enriching and empowering. Here are a few of the benefits of travelling solo and some of the places you should try it. Learn about yourself Traveling alone is your avenue to find out who you truly are. You’re on your … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of a Summer Wedding

If you have recently gotten engaged, and don't want an especially long engagement but do want to have enough time to plan the perfect event, it can look very tempting to hold your wedding next summer. After all, summer is generally thought of as 'wedding season', and the idea of having (almost) guaranteed good weather on your big day can also be a big redeeming factor. However, as well as the advantages, there are also some drawbacks to a summer wedding that you'll need to think about. Here, … [Read more...]

‘Epoch of Enlightenment‘, the New Millennium Woman?

Jurado's other murals are more esoteric and whimsical. Here a nude female takes a break from strumming her guitar while she listens to an angel playing a horn and a devil the flute. To me, these two little figures represent the dualism that threads through Mexican philosophy and art going back thousands of years back deep into pre-hispanic times. In this view, everything has its opposite: day and night, light and dark, good and bad, etc. One cannot exist without the other and they define … [Read more...]

Solitude is to be Embraced, not Feared – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Loneliness is marked by a sense of isolation. Solitude, on the other hand, is a state of being alone without being lonely and can lead to self-awareness. Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation. Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or rest without … [Read more...]

Holidays after/during a Divorce ? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

DIVORCE The Holidays are here and one should give a good college try to enjoy this Easter/Passover Season. For all the Women of our World that are starting over in their lives, through this time of year, the following shared experience may offer some solace. There's no way to get around it: Cheer and glad tidings surround you during the holidays, but chances are you don't feel very festive. In fact, you probably feel more alone than ever, … [Read more...]

Alinas Mikos: 6 Reasons Why You’re Single

6 Reasons Why You’re Single   When Looking for Love Has Gotten You Nowhere   The dating game is not for the faint of heart, with so many minefields and pitfalls to watch out for. But what happens when a few years down the road you realize that not only are you still single, but that you’ve lost some good partners for one reason or another. Maybe it’s fate that you haven’t found “the one” yet, or perhaps, you’re driving potential mates away with one or two negative qualities which render you … [Read more...]

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