I remember watching Oprah turn 50 on television and hearing her describe a miraculous, liberating shift in mindset. No longer driven by what the world thought, Oprah, as a woman in her 50s could finally, authentically be herself without self-doubt.
This year something remarkable happened. The bay became crystal clear. I can stand on the surrounding boardwalk and see the bottom. I can go to the end of a dock and see even deeper to the ocean floor. I can see the eel grass, the schools of minnows, the stingrays and the scatterings of shells. I’m no marine biologist, but it is a safe assumption that this is a COVID-related occurrence. Less industry, fewer cars, less runoff, less leaky rental boat traffic have set the stage for a remarkable comeback for a bay I never realized was not existing at its full potential.
Hello Again is a female-focused cannabis company that aims to help women through every phase of life. They’re joining us during World Menopause Month, where they talk about the impact of cannabis on the lives of females and the products they’re trying to innovate with, to help women throughout the globe.
This pandemic doesn’t seem to be an ideal situation for…well, anyone and everyone. As challenging and unfamiliar as the last 8 months have been, the reality is we are now deep into our “new normal” with uncertainty for when the chaos will settle. As college kids return home for Thanksgiving, we thought it could be helpful to hear advice and outlook from a college student, minus the tension and frustration that might come from a conversation with one of your own children.
I sat with my feelings and I realized: The knee-jerk reaction I’m having to this girl is a direct result of my training. I have been conditioned to mistrust and dislike strong, confident, happy girls and women. We all have. Studies prove that the more powerful, successful, and happy a man becomes, the more people trust and like him. But the more powerful and happy a woman becomes, the less people like and trust her.