Entries by Sherry Rolen

An Empty Nest Opens New Doors

While some parents may experience sadness and depression when their children grow up and move out, many more enjoy the positive changes in parenting that follow. By Madeline R. Vann, MPH Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH The phrase “empty nest syndrome” brings to mind images of sad women wringing their hands and trying […]

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m […]

18 Things Smart Women Are ‘Done With’ For 2017

Denise Restauri,   CONTRIBUTOR I amplify the voices of emerging women. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This is Mentoring Moments, a series of WOW-you-need-to-know-these stories from successful women of multiple generations. Mentoring Moments is now a podcast. Nely Galan (Photo credit: Brian Ulf) I am at a shoe store in New York City, wondering […]

The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty. Positive thinking is not a concept that everyone believes and follows. Some, consider it as nonsense, […]

House Bill 610 Choices in Education Act of 2017

Legislative Alert Call, Write, or Email Your U.S. Representative House Bill 610 Choices in Education Act of 2017 House Bill 610 (HR 610) makes some large changes. This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and starts the defunding process of public schools. In addition, the bill […]

The Physical Side of Stress

Although female sex hormones and brain chemistry offer some protection from stress, women are more deeply affected by the physical and emotional effects of stress than men. Women’s reactions to stress are rooted in their body chemistry. Men have higher androgen levels, while women have higher estrogen levels, says Paul J. Rosch, MD, FACP, president of the American Institute […]

3 Valentine’s Day Promotions Any Small Business Can Run

Savvy small-business owners know that tying a marketing campaign to a popular holiday can be a cost-effective strategy. Whenever you can link your efforts to a larger event that people are already talking about, such as Valentine’s Day, you’re bound to get an additional boost from the buzz. You can ride the Cupid-filled publicity wave […]