women speak

Friday, May 30, 2014

Earlier this month I wrote about the changes that are happening in my blog. I talked about the new look of my blog along with my new focus. If you missed it you can read about it here.

One of the things I want for this blog is for it to be a place where we all feel free to come and express our feelings. I want to take my training and the knowledge I received as a counselor and use it to listen. I of course will not be doing any counseling here, but I will be talking "with" you and I will be giving ideas on how to live a simpler and more serene life.

With that in mind I have decided to start a weekly forum, where we as women, can come together and talk about subjects that are relevant to our lives. Some of you have shared topics that you are interested in and I have ideas of my own. 

Some of the ideas are:

  • needs, prospects, and outlooks for women of all ages
  • the sandwich generation. Taking care of elderly parents.
  • relationships with our children at all stages of their lives.
  • staying active in the second half of our lives.
  • grandparenting. What are our roles?
  • starting new careers at any age.
  • finding and maintaining serenity.

I know we can all come up with much more to discuss. We are women and that is what we do. I want your input. Please let me know what you would like to discuss. You can leave it in the comments or email me. I have a new contact form on my sidebar. 

Now to the nuts and bolts. I am calling this weekly forum "Women Speak". It will take place every Tuesday and will be open to everyone. I want your input. I love your input. I hope you will invite your friends to join in. I want you to sit back, put your feet up, grab a cup of tea or coffee and join the discussion. We will officially start next week.

So, I will see you back here tomorrow and Monday (I have decided to take Sundays off. A girl's gotta rest) and then we will meet for the first "Women Speak" on Tuesday.

Have a simple and serene day.

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  1. This sounds interesting Laura!

  2. such a wonderful idea, I will very much enjoy this, we can all learn from each other, there is power in numbers!!!

  3. Laura, this is great!! I'm in for all those topics! I'm dealing with so much right now and could use some help for sure.

    1. So happy that you will be joining in, Linda. We have so much to talk about.

  4. Laurie
    Most of your topics pertain to my life, I'll let others choose where to start!
    It sound interesting. I'm looking forward to your 'Women Speak'.

  5. It will be good for all to listen and participate. Blessings, Catherine

  6. Looking forward to this new venture ...

  7. Laura what a great idea. Looking forward to this new feature on your blog. Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.

  8. Laura - Sounds interesting! I'm sure I could fit into any of those categories so just go with whatever you want! LOL


  9. Great idea, Laura. Look forward to it!

  10. What a great idea! I look forward to seeing many of the topics discussed. This week I began reading a book on how to throw stuff away. It's called "Throw Out 50 Things" by Gail Blanke. As recent empty nesters, we have found that we really need to unload the stuff we have accumulated over the years! I am working on my list of 50 (and to count as an item tossed, it cannot be 50 of the same thing) so I have gotten to #4. I hope to have 50 by the end of June! Will be back to join the conversation!

    1. I think a lot of us could stand to do that, Linda. :)

  11. What a great idea, Laura. I love it and am looking forward to watching it develop. What fun!!! xo Diana

  12. Thanks, Diana. I am looking forward to watching it develop too.

  13. I'm with Linda (above) on throwing things out!
    (Why do I hold onto some of this stuff?)
    I think your forum is working, I am going to purge some "things" tomorrow!
    Have a great weekend, Laura!

  14. Looking forward to Tuesday and I love the name! "Women Speak!" Brilliant!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

  15. Stumbled upon WOMEN SPEAK. Just what I needed. Thank you so much!!
    So grateful to be able to connect with other women who are vintage/antique entrepreneurs. Looking forward to the Tuesday's posts. Kerri


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