Board: Woman By Choice

The Single Woman Says: I have a question.

The Single Woman Says: I have a question. When did our relationship status become symbolic of our status in life? When did someone decide it takes “putting a ring on it” to give a woman value and worth? And when did “single” become synonymous with “desperate”? In the post-modern, post-Sex & the City, post-Spice Girls world we live in, hasn’t the notion of “Girl Power” caught on yet? It seems that although women have had the right to vote for decades now, they still don’t have the right to vote for how they’re going to spend their own lives....

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Dear Women: Please Stop Doing This To Your Man

What if I told you that I used to be one of the most emotionally unavailable men out there? What if I told you I was shut down? What if I told you I did everything I could to avoid a fight and absolve myself of responsibility? What if, when we struggled in a relationship, I’d blame you, and find faults with you, so as to not date you anymore, all so I could keep avoiding whatever the hell was going on on my side? Would you still want to date me? Some of you would, for sure. And,...

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18 Life Lessons I Want My Daughters To Know

I’d like to give a gift to my daughters. I want to give them 18 little light bulbs to illuminate their journey…   1. Don’t strive to be popular, settle for being yourself, settle into yourself . Over the years, I’ve learned that the popular people are the most insecure. The popular girl or boy surround him or herself with others to hide from their own insecurities. When you settle for yourself, you will never settle for anyone who is not themselves. 2. Eat your dessert every day. Every day, have a treat. Not as a reward, but as a...

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My Dear Son, This is How to Treat a Woman

A father offers his expert advise on what to do, and not to do, to find and happily marry the right woman. My Dear Son, You told me you were messaging a girl and you were planning to meet somewhere at school. I wanted to ask if it was a date, but I didn’t want to embarrass you. I wanted to ask what she’s like. Is she nice? Is she smart? What type of music does she listen to? Is she like your mom? It has been too long ago for me to remember. Was it like a switch? One...

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Eat, Pray, Love – What it Taught Me – The Journal

  Eat, Pray, Love, the movie documents one woman’s quest to heal, find peace and restore balance in her life, as she travels through Rome, India and Bali. Her ventures bring forth painful lessons, self discoveries and resonating truths. Haven’t read the book yet. But the movie, when I watched it, I felt as if I was standing in an ocean with deep life insights. So much to understand, to re read (in my case re wind)… It is by far one of those movies which affected me so much..Here’s a compilation of few of the best passages and quotes, from...

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Author of the Week

Athena Staik

Athena Staik, Ph.D