Voices of Real Women…and What It Means to Be Fierce In Midlife

Voices of Real Women…and What It Means to Be Fierce In Midlife

Forever Fierce day is finally here! The Forever Fierce Revolution is a revolt against stereotypes and ageist thought. We, as a small army of midlife women, are using our blogs to battle ageism. It is my honor, and an incredible privilege to be able to share these voices with you. Real women. Real voices. Real fierceness that’s forged from battles and victories and challenges. Real fierceness is created from struggles and an attitude of survival. I believe that it’s a choice…to be FIERCE. The definition of fierce is “showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity”. The common thread I found in all these stories was this: Faith. It’s clear to me that their strength comes from their deep faith, and in their incredible resilience. God has given them beauty for ashes. And a fierce faith. Read on, and be inspired.Beauty From Ashes

Isiaah 61:3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

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Leopard is a Neutral! How to Style Leopard Print with Everything!

Leopard is a Neutral! How to Style Leopard Print with Everything!

It’s no secret. I adore Leopard Print! I never met a leopard print I didn’t like. I took inventory, and currently in my closet there are 2 long leopard cardigans, 2 short leopard cardigans, 1 long leopard kimono, 1 long leopard vest, 3 leopard print tops, 2 pair of leopard pumps, 1 pair of leopard booties, and several leopard scarves and gloves. I think. There may be more. Don’t judge. Like I said. I love leopard. I draw the line at leopard print leggings though, because that would just be ridiculous. On me. Not you. It would probably be cute on you. Anyway… Continue reading “Leopard is a Neutral! How to Style Leopard Print with Everything!”

How to Help A Grieving Friend

How to Help A Grieving Friend

A young woman I know just lost her mother. Suddenly and tragically. Another young woman I know just lost her mother to breast cancer. Those sad losses made me realize that though I lost my parents, I was so very fortunate to have had them in my life for as many years as I did. They were a constant presence in my life until they slipped away. I know my grief is different from those young ladies, but grief is grief, pain is pain, hurt is hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do or say to help a grieving friend, but I have a few suggestions, speaking from experience. Continue reading “How to Help A Grieving Friend”

My Favorite Casual Stitch Fix Styles…and a Giveaway!

My Favorite Casual Stitch Fix Styles…and a Giveaway!

A woman has two problems! Nothing to wear and no room for all the clothes!

If you’re a girl, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. You probably have mornings where you stand in your closet, and look at all your clothes, crammed in there, and realize you have nothing to wear. And yes, I still do that on occasion. That’s where Stitch Fix helps! (Be sure to read this entire post, I have a HUGE surprise for you! Continue reading “My Favorite Casual Stitch Fix Styles…and a Giveaway!”