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The Female Face of Poverty

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FROM THE EDITOR: I came across this article on LinkedIn written by Maria Shriver and felt it was something this Magazine had to share. It is no longer just a silly thought. Stress of economic hardship is genuinely weighing heavily on women in this country. With staggering rates of single mom’s out there, making ends meet in an unforgiving and unwilling job market is staggering. Now pair that with the cost of living in states like California or New York and what you have is catastrophic amounts of copious stress and burdensome anxiety. This article is not only frightening in its truth but essential to read. Thank you to journalist Maria Shriver for having the know-how and willingness to tell so many of our stories …

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Time to Live

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We cannot predict or possibly fathom what may or may not happen but we can pause long enough not to miss the things happening right now. We can be grateful for a laugh, a smile, a hug, a kiss, an opportunity, an accomplishment, a breath, the birds in the trees, the sound of the ocean frolicking on the shore, the moment your kid says “I love you” and means it. We have for sure only THIS moment and regardless of how hard times may be or the challenges life continues to present, you are strong and you can survive – and you will. Today, think of all of the things happening in this world and I beg you to be in the present moment and find the wonder in that.

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A Known Associate – AKA

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This week I’m getting spontaneous with a female of the species and verbally riffing with the lovely, talented and hard working Dawn Garcia. She is the visionary behind A TASTE OF DAWN Magazine and all-around champion of creative spirits in the world of food, film, music, entertainment, arts and fashion. Dawn’s purpose is to inspire the world to savor every moment. So let’s do just that and enjoy her responses to the randomness that is ‘Free Associate Fridays’.

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Featured Image – DAVID CAROL

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Every so often there is an image that grasps onto me and seeps into the very depths of me…

It’s usually unsuspecting and almost always sheer awakening. I started this new creative endeavor because imagery is one of the most powerful methods of expression. Visuals by way of the snap of the shutter and the playful dance of words. The images chosen in the “Featured Image” posts are by Photographers and Photojournalists I have met and partnered with specifically for this new avenue of creative collaboration.

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