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By Sooze Sigel and Georgi Groux I had never seen so many happy, vibrant, fun, healthy-looking women in my life. And, they were all sober! I was very nervous but when it was my turn to stand up to introduce …

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– By Lisa Rough – I remember it like it was yesterday… As my family and I walked up to the registration tent, I remember being completely overwhelmed by the ridiculous number of ultra-serious-looking women in their tight spandex suits, …

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In 1993, when my late husband and I were working with orphans in Romania, the local business people asked if we would conduct a public relations forum in Deva, a small ancient city in the former Transylvanian mountains where, incidentally, …

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– Reviewed by Mary Ickes – Readers! She married him! In the first book of Ms. James’ mystery series, Quiet the Dead, psychologist Dr. Promise McNeal closed her Atlanta practice and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Still …

Common Sense Health: The Pearls and Perils of the Paleo Diet

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I know how emotionally-charged discussions about diet can get. So, with that in mind, (as well as the fact that for over a decade I was a vegetarian), I’ll be treading cautiously on this topic of the Paleo diet. Not …

 

Celebrating Strong Women In Stories

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– By Sarah Larson – Asheville and area storytellers will honor the strong women in their lives March 26, beginning at 7:15 in the Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center at UNCA, with short tales from real life brought to …

 

AAUW-Asheville: Quietly Making A Difference For 100 Years

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– By Pat Argue – Women’s History Month is the perfect time to profile an organization without which Asheville, the county and the country wouldn’t be the special places they are today. UNC-A, The Literacy Council, Friends of the Library, …

 

Women, Spirit & Money: 7 Spirited Ways to Defeat the Thoughts of Failure Dancing In Your Head

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We offer empathy and support. What we ought to offer is a swift kick in the pantaloons. Here’s what to say when you can’t take an amazing woman’s woeful conversation about money one more time. The phone rings. It’s a …

 

Tryon’s Lanier Library: 125 Year Legacy

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– By Gina Malone – As its 125th anniversary approaches, Lanier Library in Tryon stands in stately elegance, a historic testament to the determination of some fairly forthright ladies who, in today’s less male-dominated society, would surely have shone in …

 

March 2015

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All the content from the February 2015 If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail … ? issue

 

It’s Time To Go Freezin’ For A Reason

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The third annual Mighty Madison Polar Plunge & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, March 14th on “the beach front area” of the French Broad River on Blannahassett Island in Marshall. Plunging will begin at 2:00 p.m. The event …

 

Food For Thought: “Holy-CaCAO … Chocolate for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner?” A Gutsy Move!

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I have worked with chocolate for years, but, believe it or not, I am just discovering cacao and it’s beneficial uses. Truly a new experience for me and I’m lovin’ it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!