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When most people think of domestic violence they generally think of black eyes, concussions, broken arms and more. They think of a man and a woman physically fighting with the children crying. This falsehood tends to make all of us think that we don’t know anyone who is being abused, but we do. There is emotional abuse. Remember when our mother would tell us that “words hurt”. They do, and so many victims (usually women) are victims of a verbal and emotional domestic abuse, not physical abuse. Most victims think there is no one out there to help them, but there are a number of places that are available
Even as the victims seek assistance, they seek a way for a fulfilled life after leaving the abuser. They are looking for a ladder to help them climb out of a life that has left them with little or no job skills to support themselves and sometimes their children. They are looking for the The Laddder Alliance.
The Ladder Alliance provides women domestic violence victims or low-income women with employment skills that will enable them to be self-reliant, independent and to lead successful lives. They are enrolled in classes that are taught by professional educators and business people. Their classes cover computer, professional and life skills that include Excel, professional writing and customer service.
This program offers a full size clothing boutique with new and gently used professional clothing that are “purchased” by the students not with money, but earned professional rewards (being on time, assignments, etc.). There is also childcare assistance and even homework assistance for the children if needed.
The Ladder Alliance offers several programs. They offer basic computer skills training and professional office skills training. The cost for this is $20 or less covering all course material.
To find out more about any of the programs, the sites where classes are available and any other questions, call 817.834.2100 or go to Ladder Alliance. There are several volunteer opportunities available.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–climb your ladder to success, then extend a hand to help someone else.
Yes I was in the dreaded middle seat, but I didn’t have to pay for my luggage, and I don’t fight for overhead space–I just checked my luggage, and the crew always seem to be nice–I was flying home on Southwest Airlines. The latest issue of their magazine caught my attention, it’s their anniversary edition touting they (Southwest Airlines) still got it.
What caught my attention was the cover featuring what I thought were two flight attendants. Well it turned out to be the same person, flight attendant Sandra Force, and she is featured in her 1971 flight attendant (stewardess) uniform, and her current flight attendant uniform. Yep, that means that she has been flying the friendly skies with Southwest Airlines for 45 years. She looks amazing.
Inside the magazine you find information about this lovely woman of a certain age along with another flight attendant, C. J. Bostic who has also worked for Southwest Airlines for 45 years. By all accords they have no intention of retiring–they actually like their job.
Click the link to read about this two amazing women of a certain age: Southwest Airlines Magazine.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and do something you enjoy like Sandra and C. J. They still got it! They show us that women of a certain age can’t be defined. Got to love it! Do you still have it?
“If you just sit down and be quiet, no one will know how stupid you are”. Yes, that was one of my mother’s sayings. Another one was “slow as pond water”. These and other sayings seem to always come to mind at different times in my life. There are many others that she, my aunts, neighbors, women of the church and others would say. Some I can’t put in print.
For our Mother’s Day Giveaway we are asking you to tell us one of the sayings your mother, grandmother, aunt or whoever you consider to be your mother figure in your life said. It’s as simple as that.
You can win a beautiful statement necklace donated by Kendra Scott jewelry. It is an amazing piece that you will love–it is the beautiful piece below.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and all you need to do to win this beautiful Kendra Scott “statement” necklace is to post a saying that your mother and/or mother figure always said in the comment section of this post. This beautiful piece can be yours to gift to someone or maybe to yourself. The winner will be chosen on Monday, May 2. Good Luck!
*You can see more beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry at their boutiques or online at Kendra Scott Jewelry.
Great designs to choose from, try on, sip champagne and have great girl talk. What could be better? The pop-up Sip and Shop was held at the Art7 Gallery with beautiful art work (TAC: Small Works) showcasing beautiful accessories, jewelry and clothing designed by talented designers Gia Rodriguez (Gia Rodriguez Designs) and Tendai Tawonezvi (NeoBantu).If you were unable to attend the event, you can shop them online at: http://www.giarodriguez.com and http://www.neobantu.com. Be sure to look for similar events in your area.
All I can say about the Texas Conference For Women is OUTSTANDING! It was one of the most outstanding events that I have ever attended. There was something for every woman, no matter what age, education level, lifestyle and more. It was amazing.
For me it was a win, win situation. I was able to cover this event, but I was also able to get up-to-date information to take back to my students at my day job. It was a day filled with many presentations, workshops, networking and much more. I was not able to get to some of the things that I wanted to see and hear because I was working, and working was fun. To make this event even more special, I was able to work with a photographer that I first met in Houston during the Oprah’s, The Life You Want Weekend–Ms. Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell, the owner of North Star Photography in Cedar Park, Texas.
I was able to interview three of the most outstanding women I have ever met. They were so different, but I found myself having so much in common with all three.
I was able to interview Ms. Cathy Benavides who writes a blog about plus size style called “Austin Slave to Fashion”. Ms. Benavides was just beautiful. She started her blog because her friends were tired of her talking about the problems plus sized women had when trying to find beautiful, stylish clothing. I loved her advice to all women. She tells all women to ask themselves what makes you feel beautiful, and go from there.
My second interview came from Ms. Amanda Quraishi, who is a blogger, interfaith activist and technology professional. She had me at the word interfaith. We talked about her blogging, the reaction to her from men in the world of faith– we talked a lot about working together in faith.
I never in a million years thought that I would be able to land an interview with the former chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo–Ms. Tamara Mellon who is now the founder of the TAMARA MELLON brand, and in competition with yes, you guessed it–Jimmy Choo. There I was in my Sofft shoes (very comfortable and stylish) interviewing the queen of shoes. It was like talking fashion and life with your best girlfriend. We even talked about shoes. And to all my friends and followers who sent me their shoe sizes, she was not giving away samples.
Below are some of the sites from the Texas Conference For Women 2014 featuring Texas First Lady Anita Perry, journalist Soledad O’Brien, Diana Nyad and many others. Enjoy and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.
While in a meeting a coworker stopped by to give me this wonderful gift. She gave me this beautiful Cromia Italian leather handbag.
I have been smiling all day!! Going back to work just got better! Take a look at http://www.cromia.biz/en to see this gorgeous line.
That’s my Texas A&M Commerce water bottle on the desk next to the purse. Go Lions!
Getting ready to clean my closet. This might be a good idea. I would be very careful when doing this. It could look like a dress and a pair of pants–not a good look.