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How Women Empower Women

The stars must have been aligned today when I turned on my car radio. My favorite XM station (Siriusly Sinatra) had a special guest host, Judy Collins, who was playing her favorite Frank tunes for an entire hour. Collins is…

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine: The Sunshine Award

The word “sunshine” always conjures up memories of my beloved grandmother singing this lullaby to me in her sweet, lilting voice: Over the course of the last (almost) 55 years, the memory of Nanny singing that song brings a smile…

Living A Happy Life: How TIME And Oliver Sacks Got Me Thinking About Happiness

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~The Dalai Lama Happiness is so elusive to many Americans that today’s self-help book industry has become a million dollar business. Why do Americans scramble to find happiness by buying bigger…

How My Laptop Can Help Me Break The Glass Ceiling Despite My Disability

  “I choose not to place “DIS”, in my ability.”~Robert M. Hensel Last week my Wordless Wednesday photo showed a picture of a 1970’s Smith Corona electric typewriter.  Sometimes I miss using that powder blue piece of equipment.  I used…

My Addiction to Social Media and How Today I Am Taking a (Very) Short Break

“Hello, my name is Cathy Chester and I am a social media addict.” “Hello, Cathy.” “I don’t know what to do.  When I wake up in the morning I grab my laptop, make my morning coffee, feed my cats, sit…

I Hug You With My Words, Forever

Spoiler Alert: The mission of An Empowered Spirit is to write about issues affecting people in their Second Chapter. Past posts have dealt with lighter issues such as culturing friendships, staying your authentic self and embracing your age. This week’s…

My Life With My Hair (In Photos) And How I’ve Made Peace With It

This week the wonderful women of GenFab* are blogging about fashion disasters via blop hop.  Here’s my entry. “Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length…

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