Spiritual Summit Initiates Minister’s Vision

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Reverend Darlene Strickland’s visionary leadership as Senior minister at Unity of The Blue Ridge in Mills River, NC is garnering national attention. With family roots in Goldsboro, NC, and business roots as a Senior Executive working with BRIO Toys and …

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March 2017

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All the content from the March 2017 “Women of Power” issue!

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From the Health Experts: CBD oil and Epilepsy (Recurrent Seizures)

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| By Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs | Epilepsy is defined as a recurrent disorder of cerebral function characterized by sudden, brief attacks of altered consciousness or seizures. It is not a rare disorder. In …

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Being there… The Women’s March on Washington January 21,2017

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| By Jean Elizabeth Dickson | Women united will never be divided! Vibrant chants were rising like waves in a sea of pink as crowds flooded downtown DC. In numbers far exceeding all projections, more than one million voices echoed …

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Stand Down

As Leanna Sain and her husband celebrated their anniversary in Savannah, Georgia, she was willfully not seeking a writing project. Then, while waiting for a tour bus one morning, a man came “bebopping” down the street speaking in a strange …

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Book Review: “Red Curtains” by Leanna Sain

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In her introduction, Leanna Sain advises her readers to “Get ready to enjoy [their] first bowl of GRITS.” Not “… stone-ground dried hominy … I’m referring to the acronym for Girls-Raised-in-the-South … main characters who are strong, creative, successful Southern …

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Mad Mountain Mud Run Supports Hands On! Museum

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| By Karen Kater | All my life I have been an adrenaline junkie. I love the thrill of a good adventure, so when I heard Hands On! was hosting its very first Mad Mountain Mud Run, I knew I …

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Thinking of Selling ‘For Sale By Owner’ (FSBO)? Think again.

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| By Peggy Crowe | Going FSBO sounds perfect on the surface. Saving realtor fees is invariably what drives that decision. Put a sign in the yard, post it online and you are good to go. Some are successful if …

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Spotlight on Ellen Trnka: Doing Unto Others

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I went to Dictionary.com and looked up the word affable. That definition describes Ellen to a “T”rnka: “Friendly, Good-natured; Easy to talk to.” Because I know her personally, and the idea is to introduce readers who might not yet know, …

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Dyke Culture and the Disappearing L

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| By Bonnie J. Morris (Diana Davies via the Digital Public Library of America) | My generation of lesbian activists, who honed our identity politics and confronted racism and classism in the spaces of women’s music events and women’s bookstores, …

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Healing With Plant Spirit Medicine

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Could the potency and mystery of ancient shamanic healing with plant spirits provide medicine for the illnesses?

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Asheville Herb Festival – A Must See Event May 5-7, 2017

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| By Tammy Taylor | Herbs have been part of human culture since the beginning of time. Although they add the characteristic Italian flavor of spaghetti sauce, as well as that nutty-exotic flavor of Indian curry dishes, herbs have long …

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Are you a leader, a boss, or a manager?

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| By Bill Gilliland | Leadership takes many forms. In any position within a business we are called to be leaders. As a business owner, your responsibility is to lead your team, and to develop leaders within your organization. As …

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Tax Planning and Wealth Building Tips for 2017

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | Estimated Taxes: If you are self-employed or have income that is not ordinarily taxed like Dividends and Interest, it is time to consider your estimated tax payments for 2017. Many CPAs automatically prepare …

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