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“ME Time?”

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on July 25, 2010

Ladies when was the last time that you scheduled some “ME Time?”
Wait! Do you even know what “ME Time” is?
You can easily remember “ME Time” as Meaningful Enjoyment for yourself.
Have you pampered yourself lately? Well the time is NOW! Ladies, if we don’t take care of ourselves on a regular basis we may start to fall apart. Now others may not see it from the outside- but inside mentally, emotionally, and/or spiritually you may be withering away. Let’s all start today. If it’s 10 minutes a day or a couple of hours a week, it doesn’t matter how long you take or even what you do. The key is to purposefully schedule some “ME Time” to take care of yourself or else you won’t do it.
Women tend to put their own needs behind those of their family and friends. It is very fulfilling to be a giver, but simply don’t forget to give unto yourself. Your “ME Time” doesn’t even have to cost you any money, it may just give you some peace and relaxation. Get a manicure, go for a walk, read a book, meditate, even take a bubble bath, or start moving toward that dream that you put aside. So don’t wait another minute- grab your calendar and claim your “ME Time.” now!

* This article was featured in the January PWG Connection Newsletter distributed in St. Charles, St. Louis, and East St. Louis Areas through Connections to Success Midwest*


Inspirations from an Everyday Woman   by Jana Gamble Copyright © 2007

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Inspirations from an Everyday Woman

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on July 25, 2010

Sometimes it’s lonely at the top…

And that’s why sometimes it’s lonely at the top… When I stand up in the boat just seems to rock. When pressure comes, but my persistence won’t let me stop. Cause my ambition and drive within me launch harder than a rocket about to take flight… I am strong in His might. I will soar like the eagles and spread my wings, setting forth and accomplishing ALL my dreams. But even though on my bed I sit and see no one lying beside me, I know He’s rising. He’s rising up on the inside of me. He’s shining bright for all men to see. I will give credit where credit is due. Glory be to God, all glory be unto you! Sometime it’s lonely at the top…

Jana Gamble, is a  Midwest Professional Women’s  Group Member. She is the author of three books, I am a child of God, 107 ways to Give When You Think You Have Nothing to Give and Capture your Giving and Blessing, A Journaling  Journey to new discovery.

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Women and Stress

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on July 3, 2010

Genesis 2:20, “So the man gave names to all the live stock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.  But for Adam no suitable helper was found.  So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.  Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man and he brought her to the man.”

Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animal the lord God had made.  He said to the woman, “Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden?”

From the beginning, women have encountered stress, even while in the Garden of Eden.  Why did the serpent pick on Eve instead of Adam?  It is palpable; if the serpent had approached Adam, to attempt to convince him to eat of the Tree of Good and Evil; Eve, being intuitively stronger, may have convince him not to eat of it.  Therefore, he chose the person he felt, if he could convince her to eat, she would have the power and influence to convince Adam.  Obviously, the serpent made the correct choice!!! The pressure (stress); thus, was imposed upon Eve.

Women have always been intuitively stronger than men; consequently, they have been the individuals who have endured the stress to make or break a household.  In most cases, women have done what was needed, to make sure those she loved survived.  Even, if we research the women of slavery, the holocaust or any type of subjugated and pressurized situations; females have endured and manipulated their insurmountable stressors and elevated beyond their grasp. Typically, the most successful people have always had the support and guidance of a woman, whether they were mothers, wives, business partners or friends.  Examine the great people of our current times:  President Obama, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush, or Bill Gates, etc; all of these individuals had the appropriate support from intrinsically strong women.

God constructed the woman to be able to handle all sorts of stress, and still come out as an over comer; as long as they have experienced, an oneness relationship with Him.  With the help of God, women have learned to use the resistance they have incurred to propel them to their desired achievements.  The key has been learning how to negotiate their oppositions; as a jet learns to manipulate the wind speed, not just to take off; but also, to guide it to its ultimate destination.

Stress is only resistance; put before us, to help elevate us to achieving and becoming, only what we can fathom!!!

Dr. Steven Haymon, EDD
Psychotherapist/Consultant

Greater Insight Publishing

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