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FEATURE

‘Success and Failure Are Events, Not People:’ A Conversation with Katrina McGhee

Katrina McGhee, founder and CEO of Loving On Me, held a job at the coveted intersection of passion and purpose as a senior executive of a major breast cancer charity. Then, in early 2012, she and her colleagues were caught in the crossfires of a heated debate, literally. “One day, someone shot at our building,” [...]

Food

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Caramelized Carrots Ingredients: • 6 cups of peeled, petite cut carrots • ½ tsp. salt • ½ tsp. cinnamon • 2 tbsp. brown sugar • parchment paper or tinfoil Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 2. In a steamer, steam carrots for 5-6 minutes, until slightly softened. 3. In a small bowl, mix salt, [...]

HER PLAY

10 Reasons to Visit Whistler this Winter

As North America’s leading ski resort, Whistler attracts thousands of snow-worshippers each year, keen to experience the very best of British Columbia and indulge in the plentiful skiing and snowboarding. While there’s no denying the impressive snow-sport credentials of Canada’s ultimate winter wonderland, there’s so much more to Whistler than just skiing. Here’s our 10 [...]

FEATURE

Victoria Loke Opens Up About Life After ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Victoria Loke Opens Up About Life After ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ By Nikita Kanev   “Crazy Rich Asians,” the movie based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, has emerged as one of this year’s biggest box office hits, grossing more than $200 million worldwide and boasting a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes almost three months [...]

Beauty

Going Under the Laser: The Quest for Perfect Skin

Anyone who is serious about their skincare is well aware of the impact that Korean products has had on the market. When walking through the city, there is a beauty shop on every corner, displaying cute bottles that promise to give you the skin of a newborn baby. It is no secret that Korean skincare [...]

Fashion

How to Purge Your Closet

By Kara Allan Having a great wardrobe starts with having an organized closet. Most clients wear 20 percent of their closet 80 percent of the time. That’s kind of crazy, right? But it’s true. You don’t wear what you don’t see. Organization saves you time. I tell my clients not to shop before they do [...]

Faith/Spirituality

Why Are You Here?

By Helena Judith Sturnick, PhD Why are you here? is an ancient question. For hundreds of years, it was asked of all entering initiates at medieval monasteries before they could enter. It still remains a question for each of us as we face the purpose of our earthly lives. Alfred Einstein, commenting on the mysterious [...]

Fitness

Tips to Avoid Weight Gain Around the Holidays

It’s the holidays! A season we have a love/ hate relationship with. Yummy food and gatherings with friends and family can be a blast, but they can also sidetrack your fitness goals. I’d like to share with you some smart tips to help you keep your weight at bay during the holiday season, so you [...]

Hair

Fall Hair Trends

Bed Head/ Tousled Hair: Effortless waves are still a winner this fall. You can’t go wrong with this done but ‘undone’ look. It’s super easy because with messy hair you can never have a bad hair day. You can achieve this look in 3 easy steps: Take a 1 3/4-inch barrel curling iron and slightly [...]

HER HEALTH

Moodtopia: Medicinal Herbs for Your Moods

Negative moods affect our quality of life. How we feel as we begin and go about our day determines the outcome of our interactions with others and sets the stage for how our day will end. Many people struggle keeping their moods at an optimum level. However, seeking out conventional medication, such as antidepressants, to [...]

HER HEALTH

GEM: Real Vitamin But Real Effective?

Declaring themselves “a team of women obsessive about science and nutrition and helping other women feel their best,” founder of GEM, Sara Cullen, created the first capsule-less multi-vitamin. “We created the first real vitamin made with simple, sustainably-sourced ingredients… [that] provide the essentials women need most,” says Cullen. Made with 12 whole plants, including chlorella, [...]

Family

Surviving & Thriving as a Single Parent: How to Successfully Parent Happy Kids on Your Own

By Priya Rajendran No one ever plans to be a single parent. For many families, though, it is a reality. Whether it is the result of a death or a divorce, it is difficult for any child to endure. As of 2017, nearly 20 million children in the US lived with one parent. If you’re [...]

Family

Widows Can Join Bereavement Boot Camp in a Book

The death of a spouse is a shocking, heart-breaking experience. Award-winning author Carole Brody Fleet wrote the book “Loss is a Four-Letter Word: A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed” to provide wisdom and relief to grieving widows seeking comfort. Fleet herself became a widow and single mother when her husband passed away. Fleet approaches [...]

HER HEART

Powering Through a Sexless Marriage

By Londin Angel Winters   When a marriage hits the point of being sexless, it’s easy to give up. However, divorce isn’t giving up- resignation is. Resignation is accepting things the way they are and giving up hope that things could get better. But even if a relationship has reached this point, couples don’t need [...]

HER HEART

‘Cal in Camo:’ Portraying the Real, Heartfelt Conflicts of Relationships

  ‘Cal in Camo:’ Portraying the Real, Heartfelt Conflicts of Relationships Lyrical and mysterious, “Cal in Camo” probes the nature of bonding in family relationships. With heart aching humor, William Hoffman’s play explores the revelations we all resist while overcoming the obstacles that need conquering. “There is a wild poetry afoot here; bringing to the [...]

Business

The Trolley Bag Foundation

By Sonya Okoli Hers Magazine: Tell me a little bit about the Trolley Bag. Farzan Dehmoubed: So, the Trolley Bag was made to just solve a common frustration with so many shoppers. We wanted to create a system, rather than just another reusable bag. [We wanted] to solve that shopping bag clutter [issue] and make [...]

HER LESSONS

4 Don’ts and 4 Do’s to Make Your 2019 Incredible

By Ashley Ellington Brown Mornings sets the tone for the rest of the day and each morning is an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s like pressing a reset button- and you get that chance every 24 hours. A morning ritual enables you to make the most of every day. Here are some “do’s and [...]

By Example

‘Indelible in the Hippocampus:’ Why Women Remember But Don’t Report Women: Seen But Not Heard, Or Believed

By Grace Kelley On Thursday, September 27, as we were all glued to our TVs watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify what now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh did to her at a party in 1984, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s (RAINN) phones were ringing off the hook. RAINN reported in a tweet the next [...]

Gadgets

Easy Ways to Make Your Winter Season Better

As the year comes to a close, consumers need new products to help beat the chilly weather. New inventions are made to benefit people’s lives. The stress from the new year puts everyone in a panic, and everyone is always looking for new ways to beat the stress and anxiety they feel during the holidays. [...]

By Example

Bootstrap Your Way to Business Success & Maintain a Wealthy Mindset

Bootstrap Your Way to Business Success & Maintain a Wealthy Mindset Vikki Jones, Founder/ CEO of VMH Media & Publishing Have a great business idea but no capital? Start where you are with what you have. Yes, it’s possible to build and grow a profitable business without external help or capital. With today’s digital technology, [...]

Business

Changing the Wage Gap: Teach Young Girls Money Confidence

By Melissa Donohue, Ed.D. The scary financial story for our girls today is that despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and lots of press about Hollywood and other industry wage discrimination, women working full-time continue to earn a fraction of what their male counterparts do, coming in at 80 cents on the dollar in [...]

Beauty

Coloring U and Catching Up with Erica Dixon

Erica Dixon, star of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” details how she stepped away from her career in reality TV and instead moved into the beauty industry. “In 2014, I started Klass6, and I’ve had my own women’s boutique and hairline since. I met Color U through an old makeup artist I used to work [...]

Entertainment

Fall TV Favorites

“Doctor Who” (Series 11)   The 11th series of the “Doctor Who” franchise has begun. This time around, though, things are a little different. For the first time in a franchise that is over half a century old, the iconic role of the Doctor is being played by a woman. Jodie Whittaker, who made her [...]

HER PLAY

Holiday Hobby Roundup

The chilly winter weather means one thing- it’s time to pull out your craft supplies. Need some inspiration for those snowed-in nights? These holiday hobbies will surely spark your interest, from soap making to yarn pumpkins, these crafts will surely bring a jolly time this holiday!   Pumpkin Pie Melt & Pour Soap   Holidays [...]