Mirror Mirror on The Wall, Am I As Great As They Think: The Art of Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Most people tend to relish in moments of praise and promotion and lounge in that juicy feeling of satisfaction and pride for work well done. There are those, mostly women who like Madeline despite being intelligent, smart and successful, anxiously wait and fear for their perceived true identity to be revealed or exposed. This behavior, or shall we say trait is what is called the impostor syndrome.

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Everything You Need to Know About Crowdfunding: And how to be successful at it as a woman

The term “Boss Girl, or Boss Lady” is actually very recent, and is still not taken very seriously by the public. And for women looking to be Boss of social change, “Oy, the struggle!”It’s easy to understand that women changemakers are currently the number one boot strapers. Why? There are several reasons such as lack of family funding, understanding of financing or pro-bono options, difficult access to grants and venture capital.

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Leticia Moreinos Schwartz: Chef, Food Advocate, Media Goddess

Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is the embodiment of the foodie change-maker - writer, chef, NBC TV correspondent, business savvy woman, spokesperson, and advocate. Her versatility is enviable and striking as she has crafted a multi-layered social impact career that serves up delicious dishes, insights, and healthy food twists that are nutritious and culturally rich in flavor and tradition. She is warm, intelligent, worldly, cultured and incredibly normal. A wife, a mom, daughter and I imagine a terrific friend. Her Girl Boss persona is more communal and collaborative than hierarchal. Her leadership is kind, expansive, and inclusive.

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What's Rent Got to Do With It?

Eventually, I escaped the rent burden by moving out of the country where rent was somewhat in proportion to average salaries earned. Again truth be told, the overall size of those Japanese apartments were microscopic in comparison to the pre-war classic 6 (apartment with six separate rooms including a formal dining room, two bedrooms and a home office/den/maid’s quarter depending on your lifestyle) I still fantasize about. Nonetheless, the sting of being virtually priced out of my home still hurts.

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The Most Pressing Environmental Justice Issue Which Nigerian Women Face

The Nigerian constitution makes provision for laws guiding environmental justice and equity. However, even with these laws, the Nigerian female population encounters several challenges relating to environmental justice. The most prevalent environmental justice issue which Nigerian women face is domestic violence. About 30% of Nigerian women experience domestic violence from their sexual partners or spouses.

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She said what? - Engaging in difficult conversations

The more prepared you are, the easier it becomes to have the conversation, to remain even-tempered and also to maintain the right balance throughout the conversation. As with any well mapped conversation, it is a dialogue and not a monologue, so your "plan" needs a kind of flexibility to bend to distractions, interruptions, and unanticipated responses. While your plan may be in play, being present and intuitive to your "chatmate" can transform communication pathways and even relationships.

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The Kids Are Alright - They Are Quitting Social Media PART 1

The advent of social media has been somewhat remarkable as well as a thorn in the flesh. There are innumerable benefits of social media ranging from personalized accessible connectivity (our fave), an online market for entrepreneurs, a hub to link intellectual gurus (that's us too ;)), and just simply a social network. It has however taken up a whole lot of our social lives and reduced human interaction. Social media, of course, has its ills and subsequently, many users are faced with difficult questions such as whether the pros outweigh the cons.

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All About Doula-ing: The Homesteadista Profile - Cheyenne Varner

When we think of pregnancy and giving birth, an image of a full-bellied woman and 20-hour labor comes to mind. At least to my mind. Yet there's a different kind of pregnancy and birth that can occur in a woman's life - nurturing potential and creating a life that is a joy to live. Who best to ask about bearing witness to the process than well a doula? So I shifted the focus from moms and babies to a woman who changed her life in surprisingly beautiful ways. I invited Cheyenne Varner, our once Guest Wellness Editor and Maternity Expert/Doula, and founder of The Educated Birth, to share her story of professional transformation, work/life balance, finding joy and maternal-birthing wellness (by proxy).

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Dear MD, We Need to Talk

Let’s see a show of hands - How many of you ladies have had an annual comprehensive wellness check? If you are like me, you wait until something is terribly amiss before you step foot into a doctors office, like last summer when I had crazy chest pains and spent part of a Sunday afternoon in the emergency room - turns out it was agita often caused by too much BBQ and a looming fellowship deadline. Nothing a little sugar and grain detox and extra sleep couldn't help.

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