Sharing 80+ blogs re: EMPOWERMENT

Posted Saturday, February 21st, 2009. Filed Under Voices of wisdom

I have done something a little different today. Rather than sharing my words I searched the internet for women and stories that I feel will empower, inspire and make a difference in your journey of awareness. I know that many of these sites have given me great insight into my own life, both internal and external and as this is a sharing site I want to share this with you. Enjoy.

I have broken them into topics to make this easier. I encourage you to “pay it forward” and share this with your friends, family members and all those that you know will benefit from it.

All my best!

SITES OF INSPIRATION AND EMPOWERMENT, SHARED STORIES

Ariane de Bonvoison – The First 30 days. She has a section “share your stories” http://www.first30days.com/ariane/shared_stories

 www.livebythelaw.blogspot.com  – peoples’ stories

Donna Sirianni – following her dream and creating the outcome she wants! http://mywishthemovie.com/blog/

Tama Kieves – www.awakeningartistry.com/meet.tama.html.

 Kristina Leonardi – kleonardi@mindspring.com She is part of the women’s mosaic – It is a nonprofit women’s group which is all about sharing, inspiring and motivating women to “rise up and rock”.  Check out their site www.thewomensmosaic.org  and their blog http://chicksrockblog.com/2008/11/twm-in-flesh-and-blood.html .
Shedding the Labels Often Applied To Those in the Field of Women’s Empowerment http://chicksrockblog.com/2009/02/shedding-labels.html

 Women At Heart – women sharing empowering stories: http://www.women-at-heart.com/womens-stories.html . The woman behind the site is Patrice Robson – please see what she has to say http://www.women-at-heart.com/patrice-robson.html

 Marianne Talbot – www.modernvenus.net – This company is a lifestyle and career coaching firm that empowers their clients to live bigger. Check out the blog http://modernvenus.typepad.com/ 

 Daylle Deanna Schwartz – She is an author of many books and has been empowering and inspiring women for years. Go to her website/blog http://www.lessonsfromarecoveringdoormat.com/

 Marcus Buckingham- He talks about finding your strength in his work. www.marcusbuckingham.com . In this blog he talks about the impact of a teacher who put a program together that teaches kids about their strengths and weaknesses. http://www.marcusbuckingham.com/blog

 Karen Hamilton –  www.thebestkeptsecret.ca – it’s a resource for women over 40!    Check out the blog at http://blog.thebestkeptsecret.ca/ Karen can be reached at Karen@thebestkeptsecret.ca

 Brenda Simpson – A coach that I have been working with in Toronto. Check out her website at www.brendasimpsoncoaching.com  and her blog at http://brendasimpsoncoaching.com/? page_id=20  

 Loren Slocum – www.lorenslocum.com/says.htm – She empowers women to find their voice from within – a coach, an author and so much more.  See her audio section.

 Sonia Ricotti – author and part of LEAD OUT LOUD – blog talk radio – shares stories of inspiration and motivation and empowerment.  Please listen. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ Lead-Out-Loud

 http://thegogirls.blogspot.com/ – GOGIRLS – Girls on the Go!  A leadership Arts based program for “racialized” and indigenous young women in the lower mainland.  Check out the blog! Here is a great story about them from the newspaper, The Vancouver Courier: http://www.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=8a04815f-a3e5-4525-96ec-3dfbb9f83124&k=95672

 Kris Carr is a cancer survivor and she shares her empowering and inspiring story. Check out www.crazysexycancer.com . She has put a movie together. Check out her blog at www.crazysexylife.com

 Yahoo has a site focused on women http://shine.yahoo.com . You can go into the different sections to read articles. Here is one from work & money: http://astrology.yahoo.com/channel/money/what-hidden-opportunities-exist-during-this-economic-crisis-359513/ 

http://www.collectivewisdominitiative.org/ and lived experiences: http://www.collectivewisdominitiative.org/lived_experience.htm

http://www.collectivewisdominitiative.org/files_events/e07-05-elders.htm Take a look.

www.storycorps.net – People sharing their stories 3 all different categories: http://www.storycorps.net/listen/

Success Stories of Women! http://www.secretsofsuccess.com/women/ 

http://www.pc.gc.ca/apprendre-lea rn/prof/sub/souv-rem/index_e.asp – commemorating the achievement of the women of Atlantic, Canada – let these stories inspire and empower you to make your own changes in your own towns, cities or countries.

 Women from Snohomish County, Washington who want to share their stories and heritage http://www.snocoheritage.org/wlp_About.html

 Here is a site that hosts many inspirational stories: http://www.rogerknapp.com/knap/inspire.htm

 This is a site all about personal growth stories that people have shared: http://www.about-personal-growth.com/personal-growth-stories.html

 The Change Blog where people share their stories: http://www.thechangeblog.com/personal-stories-of-change-blog-carnival-edition-11/

 Women sharing their “mini-travel” stories:  http://www.journeywoman.com/traveltales/TravelWritingContest.htm

www.leadershipexcellenceblog.com  
I received an email from Ken Shelton sharing his magazine called Leadership Excellence. I did have a chance to go to this site and found that there is much aligned with my site. It is about empowerment, growth, and more both professionally and personally. I am also intrigued with their Personal Excellence program which is the sister to Leadership Excellence — it’s about you and your growth and awareness. I had a chance to speak with Michelle Christensen, Leadership Consultant, who was a delight to talk to and explained this in further detail for me. You can reach her at 1-801-375-4060 X 114.  Here is the Personal Excellence site and blog: 
http://www.leaderexcel.com/le_peindex.htmlhttp://www.leadershipexcellenceblog.com/?cat=52

 www.hotmomsclub.com  – this site is called HOT MOMS CLUB – Redefining Motherhood.  I have just begun to check it out. It looks very interesting. Please go to the “about” section and see the diverse people involved with this. The blog is set up a little differently – it’s about sharing. You can blog daily or every week. Use it to voice your opinion on hot topics or share a funny story or an unbelievable thing your kids do.  I know I learn so much from my children! www.hotmomsclub.com/blogs.

STORIES ABOUT WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 A listing of women empowerment links from all over the world http://www.xpdnc.com/links/wmnemp.html

 This site: Imagining Ourselves : A Global Generation of Women – The Winners: 7 women who shared their stories from different parts of the world: http://imaginingourselves.imow.org/pb/SubTheme.aspx? id=102&lang=1

 Stories of women empowerment through owning land – Rural Development Institute – Securing Land Rights For the World’s Poorest.http://www.rdiland.org/OURWORK/OurWork_WomenLand.html?gclid=CJeyvaiR5CFQ8gDQod5w 18cQ

 http://www.proyectolaguna.com/ – Proyecto Laguna is a program that focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty through aid that will set up programs to empower!

 http://us.smetoolkit.org/us/en/content/en/2255/Women-Entreprenuers-Outside-the-U-S- – An article on how women owned businesses fare around the world and so much more! 

SKID is a project started in India that works to empower women and protect the children – SKILLS IN DEVELOPMENT – go to this site to see what the program is doing to help these women and children: http://www.glinet.org/inspiredetail.asp?id=3344&CatID=321

 This is a great site for women’s empowerment and a specific program developed.  http://www.womanwisdom.com/w_cl-directory.shtml. Go to the “about us” to read more about the founders of=2 0this program, Women Wisdom.

 http://www.womensnet.org.za/news/“empowerment-can-save-women-from-abuse” A story how EMPOWERMENT can save women from abuse found on the Women’s Net. Check out the other stories: Girls Net: go to www.womensnet.org.za

HEALTH, WELLNESS & NUTRITION 

http://deborahmecklinger.blogspot.com – I met Deborah Mecklinger when I was 15 years old and she was 18 years old. She was my favourite counsellor on a cross-country bus tour that we took one summer. I just fell in love with her. We have reconnected and I am so grateful to share Deborah and her work with you. She is one of the first, if not the first, Mediator to practice in Canada. She is a professional coach as well as a lawyer and a Master of Social Work.  You can learn more about Deborah and her work with individuals, couples and families as well as work in the corporate world by going to her website: www.walkthetalkcoaching.com.

Kelley Connors – The real women on Health –  this site is information on total wellness: to empower and inspire women in all areas of health.www.blogtalkradio.com/realwomenonhealthKelley@realwomenonhealth.com

 I really like Best Health Magazine – A Canadian magazine focusing women’s issues. Here is their blog site:http://www.besthealthmag.ca/blog/best_health_blog

 Christy Goldfeder – Live A Delicious Life – nutrition www.liveadeliciouslife.com blog: http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/adeliciouslife/

 Donna Krech – Healthhttp://www.donnakrechconnection.com article & video: How to Look 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours http://www.donnakrechconnection.com/articles/10yearsyounger.html

Stacey Grieve – author of a book that goes beyond dieting. Check out her website www.whyareyouwaiting.com and hear her inspirational, empowering words in her blog http://whyareyouweighting.com/category/blog

Arielle Ford is the author of the book the Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With the Law Of Attraction.  Check out her blog and see what others have to say: http://soulmatesecret.com/blog/  

Daphne Kingma – The Joy of Love  – it’s about relationships http://community.boomity.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1735755%3ABlogPost%3A2981

The Smart Divorce site – Realizing that there are so many people going through divorce this provides great information and awareness so that one can take back their power and stop the emotional side of divorce http://blog.thesmartdivorce.com. You can email Deborah at Deborah@thesmartdivorce.com

Julia Indichova – gives hope to fertility issues.  www.fertileheart.com . Rather than a blog there is a message board that you can go to for advice in fertility treatment. http://www.fertileheart.com/fertility_treatment_forum.php 

www.transformationaladventures.com – this takes you on an adventure that works to overcome your fear.

www.shanti-town.blogspot.com – I was sent this site — for those that love Yoga, Lia Aprile is a yogis!  She declares her site and blog is for yogis, meditators, artists, and anyone and everyone else!  Enjoy. Below she has listed a number of “yoga” sites which I will list.  Take a look.
www.theyogabum.blogspot.com
www.yogafly.blog.com/yogafly2  

SPIRITUALITY

Sara Traub – Merges astrology and spirituality.  Go to her blog at www.sfcanada.blogspot.com .  She can be reached at sara.traub1@gmail.com

Karen Bishop has a wonderful site where she shares her spiritual insight: www.emergingearthangels.com . Her blog site is called WINGS – I love it: http://www.emergingearthangels.com/2009/wings2.4.2009.html

www.spiritlibrary.com – You can find a wealth of knowledge, awareness, inspiration and empowerment. I love this site. Check it out and sign up for the newsletter. http://spiritlibrary.co m/daily-updates

Lauren D’Silva  www.bellaonline.com – is another site for the voice of women.  Please take a look at it and on the left-hand side you can choose from a number of different areas to look into. Enjoy.

WOMEN WHO WORK FROM HOME 

Traci Bisson www.themomentrepreneur.com  – helps women balance being a mother and working.  She offers five tips for increasing blog subscribers. http://themomentrepreneur.blogspot.com/

www.mompreneursonline.com  –Pat Cobe and Ellen Parlapiano are co-authors of the Mompreneurs® books and have been the go-to experts on working from home for over a decade. In the 1990s, they coined and trademarked the catchy word “mompreneurs” to describe entrepreneurial moms, landed on Oprah and other national shows…and the rest is history! Check out their blogspot: http://www.mompreneursonline.com/blogs/ 

http://www.wahmtalkradio.com/blog  – Work at Home Moms Talk Radio – check this out for women that want to leave the corporate world. Go to www.wahmtalkradio.com

The Real Life Stay At Home Mom Success Stories! http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Real-Life-Stay-At-Home-Mom-Success-Stories&id=555911. Women who have taken what they have learnt share it. Here is the blog: http://blog.ezinearticles.com/

This is the Work At Home Blog site with a lot of good tips and suggestions.  Go to this site. Here is an example of different topics for home business ideas: http://www.thewahmblog.com/home-business-ideas.php

http://auntiewahm.com/2008/02/26/hello-world/ – This person has been doing it for a long time – long before WAHM acronym came along! See what Treece has to say!

http://savvybusinessmoms.info/ – This site is business ideas for moms that want to stay at home.

http://workathomemom247.blogdumps.net/  – The site “Being a Work at Home Mom is a 24/7 Job” – is something that those who do work from home or bring work home with them can relate to. Go to this site to see some valuable information.

WORKING WOMEN 

Joyce Bone – www.millionairemom.com – This site is a source for moms to get together, network, be inspired and learn about building their own successful business in a fun and uplifting environment.  Check out the blog http://www.millionairemomblog.com/  – you may want to consider becoming a member.

Working Mother Mom blog. An excerpt from Jamie Woolf’s book Mom-In-Chief on how moms can delegate work to the rest of the family. http://www.workingmother.com/web? service=direct/1/Vie wAdvancedPortalPage/PortalBlocks/dlinkArticle&sp=S1903&sp=3581

Sue Vanderhout – shares with us a sit e that empowers and inspired women on how to network : www.girlphyte.com .  See her blog http://girlphyt e.com/articles/?id=840 . She can be reached at svanderhout@girlphyte.com

Bizzy Women – How to make lemonade out of lemons: http://bizzywomen.com/2008/inspiring-women-stacey-corbett/

Heather Allard’s Mogul Mom Blog –  mom entrepreneurs running a business and raising a family.  How to get top distribution for your products. http://www.themogulmom.com/

A blog re: franchise a perfect fit for moms: http://www.franchisesformoms.com/women-and-franchises.html

Bizymoms Entrepreneurs. An article on how working moms can take time for themselves. http://www.bizymoms.com/entrepreneur/take-time-for-mom.html

Judy Smiley – www.beyond-bitch.com  – here’s a blog on how women market themselves: http://beyond-bitchcom.blogspot.com/

Tracy S. Matthewman – www.WomenCanDoAnything.com . Check out the blog http://womencandoanything.com/blog/ – great marketing ideas for women with small business that want to target families or kids.

www.thewildwe.com – The Wild Women Entrepreneurs is a group of women that support one another. There is a free newsletter that you can join. Get some great tips on how to join or start your own group.

 Empowering the Emerging Women Entrepreneur – www.smartwomenguides.com – check out the blog: http://smartwomanguides.com/blog/

 FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN

Barbara Stanny has a program to empower women to become financially aware. Go to http://www.barbarastanny.com/1606.html  – please also look at her “links to other resources” there is some very valuable connections: http://www.barbarastanny.com/1657.html

www.downtoearthfinance.com – this is a site that I came across that is dedicated to educating their clients – primarily women about investing and finances.

www.monergythebook.com – I am just about to launch my financial empowerment blog and had the chance to speak to Robert Fisher about his book Monergy. We discussed how financial health is so important and understanding the energy behind this – how we attract abundance to ourselves. Go to his blogs site so he can share with you: www.monergythebook.com/blog.html.  

TIPS FOR BUSY MOMS: CEOs of THEIR HOMES!

www.savvymom.ca  – This is a site that is for Canadian women across Canada. I do recommend that those in other countries take a look – there are some great tips and ideas for the busy mom. Check out the articles as well at the bottom of the home page is a section with tag words that connect you to so much information. Check it out. One of the founders is Minnow Hamilton. I had the pleasure of talking with her many years ago.

Darla Shine’s site http://www.happyhousewivesclub.com/  has a host of information and knowledge that it shared from being a military mom to parenting to budgeting to more!  

This site is about connecting moms – www.fiveminutesformom.com . Go to their blog site where moms provide their insight: www.fiveminutesformom.com ; http://www.5minutesformom.com/our-readers-blogs

CHILDREN MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND CHILDREN’S EMPOWERMENT

Savika Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of David Suzuki and an activist in her own right. Please check out her site: www.greennexxus.com – She has a whole list of blogs. Here are a couple of sites: http://www.greennexxus.com/category/Social-Change.aspx – on being socially responsible; http://www.greennexxus.com/post/2009/02/Canadian-households-getting-greener2c-but-is-it-enough.aspx – Canadian Households getting greener however is it enough? Like her father she asks the tough questions.

www.bilaalrajan.com – This is the story of a 12 years old boy who has written a book and wants to inspire and empower other children to make a difference in the world.  Check out his blog: http://www.bilaalrajan.com/blog/

Inspiring ALL girls to be strong, smart and bold: http://www.girlsinc.org/news/press-releases/p2-1-16.html

Big Sisters Of Canada share their stories: “Empowering Our Little Sisters”, http://www.sharealittlemagic.ca/stories/default.asp

Unite for Change Campaign – this site is about empowering young women about a topic that is not pleasant – sexual assault – take back your power – Let’s unite. Please go to this site: http://www.uniteforchange.com/s4e/index.php . Check out this blog – 2 SOUL SISTERS ON A MISSION: http://kellyandbecca.blogspot.com/

BREAKING CYCLES, ELIMINATING POVERTY, MICRO-LOANS: EMPOWER

Linda Smith – The Eyes of Hope Project. I love this inspiring and empowering story.  Learning about the empowerment of African children through photography. http://www.eyesofhopeproject.com/about.php

www.kiva.org – This is an organization that gives micro loans so that men and women can begin to take back their power and start to create the life that they want – one step at a time. Please check out the stories: http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=listJournals

Unitus – Offering Micro loans to women – EMPOWER and allow women to create their life! http://www.unitus.com/?_kk=women%20empowerment&_kt=1c0fc5d7-2567-4836-bac2-f2a76e0017f5&gclid=CIjz1LGS5ZgCFQ7BDAodfmzqdg

http://www.changemakers.net/en-us/node/8413  – Please watch this video – this is a program that helps break a cycle in Cambodia the program is called Carpets For Communities – It is amazing what this project has done for empowering the women and children! Go to http://www.carpetsforcommunities.org

http://www.openarmswide.org/Site/Welcome.html – Open Arms Wide is a site that makes aware of the more than 100 millions orphans around the world and how we can begin to make a difference and break the cycle of child poverty.

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