What’s Menopause Got to Do With It?

Ah… menopause.  That time in a woman’s life when her monthly reproductive schedule comes to a grinding halt.  After years of menstruation followed by the precursor, perimenopause, the monthly cycle stops and after a year, we are in full menopause.  But that’s not all.  For many women, menopause is just the start of hormonal estrogen…

Remembering Barbara Bush, A Woman of POWER

We remember and mourn the loss of Former First Lady Barbara Bush.  She passed at the age of 92.  A gracious and strong woman, Mrs. Bush was only the second First Lady in our nation’s history to have both a husband and son as President (the first being Abigail Adams).  Mrs. Bush was always a…

Fast Recipes for Women on the Go

Whether you are a career woman with a family, a homemaker or even a single working woman tired of eating the crispy fried onions from the package over the sink, a healthy fast meal is not merely an option, it’s a necessity. Every so often P.O.W.E.R. will provide recipes – tried and true, that will…

P.O.W.E.R Asks: House Wife, Career Woman or Both?

Who are women today? Are we housewives, career women or are we both? As women, we are very hard on ourselves when it comes to trying to prove we can do it all and do it flawlessly. Many of us feel we need to prove that we can multitask and take on any challenge. Back…

The Pressures Women Face to Remain Younger Looking

In today’s society, women are faced with having to retain a younger look as they age.  In addition to all of the daily stresses in our busy lives between work and family, we now have to add in the stress of having to look younger as we get older.  We hear the saying, “50 is…

Powerful You

When people hear the word power or powerful, usually two things come to mind: prestige and money.  Who doesn’t like prestige and money???  The Merriam Webster dictionary definition of the word “power” is the ability to act or produce an effect.  The word “powerful” is having great power, prestige or influence.  Women today are showing their…

Don’t Let Fear Interfere with Your Dreams of Success

Most of us dream of becoming successful, even from an early age.  Success is perceived as power, wealth, and being at the top of your game.  Some people reach the level of success that they dreamed of while others never reach their goals and some are still striving.  There was a time when success for…

Dressing For Success in the 21st Century

Does the saying, “Dress for Success” still ring true?  Today, more women are in the workforce than ever before and in positions of power such as CEOs, CFO, Directors and more.  We are also seeing a shift in corporate America from a traditional to a more relaxed environment.  Along with these changes in the corporate…

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Women know what they would like for Valentine’s Day (flowers, chocolate, jewelry, perfume) and they are happy to express it.  What about the man in your life?  Most men feel Valentine’s Day is about giving more to their mate, rather than for receiving gifts for themselves.  However, let’s face it, everyone likes to be thought…

Who is in Charge of the Finances at Home?

Husband is in Control For many generations, the man of the house was the sole or main breadwinner, and thus had the discretion to control the finances at home.  The wife, who was generally the homemaker, handled the household accounts. She did not have any involvement with the family investments, savings or other aspects of…