Jaton White is a warrior. Even though she may come across very shy, she is very energetic and full of life. When I asked her, “How would you describe yourself?” she smiled, looked up and said, “I am hope. I am life. I am human. I’m a woman. I’m black. I’m a mother. I’ve been able to give life. That encompasses everything. So I am everything.” Read More »
Patricia is all about having an abundant life. She’s an encaustic artist, author and international instructor striving for 15 years now to reach more, teach more, inspire more throughout the world; no matter how big or small. Read More »
Words by Kaylynne Glover.
I had just given a presentation at the University of Kentucky where I am earning my PhD in Biology. My research focuses on understanding the biology behind our sexual behavior, and in my presentation, I addressed sexually coercive behavior. Read More »
How many of us walk around wearing a mask appearing like we have it all together? Then when we get home we fall apart because our insides are hurting. When the going gets tough, how do you power through it? What if it’s just too much to bear and your mind is hurting, too? Do you think to reach out and find help, or do you focus on your pain and refuse to look up? One woman stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to reach out and let other folks know they are not alone. “What do you do when you’ve carried all this weight and you feel there’s nobody there to help you?” People are suffering from the inside out. Read More »
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I have really exciting news to share! The My Daily She team is growing! We’ve got two lovely ladies that are coming on board. Say hello to Jenny Hansen Lane! She is a beautiful, very talented Artist, Photographer, Writer, Mother and Wife, who truly loves people and serving them with her time and talents. Living in Lexington Kentucky, she will be assisting with interviews, photography, editing, and marketing. I am so grateful to have her as a new team member! Stay tuned next week to meet another new team member. Take it away Jenny!
I believe everyone deserves a chance… A chance to learn, to grow, to find a voice… When we take action to pursue our dreams and passions and then share that journey of discovery with others, we demonstrate that it can be done! That challenges can be overcome! That goals can be achieved and that dreams can be realized! Read More »
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Raising a family is beautiful… and hard. It’s important to know you have support and that you are not alone. Are you a mother of young children looking for some help? Maybe you’re in need of a mom who’s been there and done that and can offer some advice and encouragement? Maybe you simply need to connect with other moms and have some honest, real conversations, listen to some insightful speakers, or just dig into a good craft with others like you? Then you might find yourself right at home with lovely ladies at Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS). Read how Sara Lewis’s experiences with MOPS changed her life, helped her find balance, and provided her with an opportunity to strengthen and support other moms. Read More »
By Jean Strait
In Western Pennsylvania, ethics and hard work go hand in hand. Coal and Steel were the two biggest industries in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where Dr. Jean Strait grew up. The ethics of hard work were passed from generation to generation. Her mother, would tell you Jean was born a teacher, leading the neighborhood kids in just about anything. It is no wonder she grew up to become a strong advocate for service-learning and community engagement. Read More »
When Neda Kellogg was a little girl, it seemed like she had a perfect life with the perfect parents. Then her parents divorced when she was seven. When her mom had a nervous breakdown (and was later diagnosed with catatonic schizophrenia), Neda moved in with her dad and stepmom, which she describes as “a living hell.” She only talked with her mom twice during her middle school years and not at all in high school.
Neda was lonely and confused, “like a functioning addict,” with no close friends, despite her involvement in many clubs to escape her rocky life at home. What struck her most at that time, though, was that although she had a huge extended family, no one checked in on her or her brother. She was hurting so deeply, yet no one ever acknowledged what was going on in her life. As an adult, she wanted to do all she could to prevent girls from feeling like she did. And so Project DIVA was born. Read More »
How would you describe yourself? Not easy, is it? For most of us, a few labels might come to mind: daughter, employee, mother, reader, gardener. But who we are is so much more than a list of labels. Sure, those classifications may help us determine our social groups, but that’s not a guarantee that we’ll find a kindred spirit behind that kindred label.
Terry McDaniel defies labels…even the one we used in this post title! She is a passionate artist, and she does work tirelessly to protect the environment. But most of all, she lives to enjoy the beauty of each day, each person, and each thing with which she comes in contact.