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Monthly Archives: March 2007

GRATITUDE LIST

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, March 22, 2007

It’s a rainy day in Chicago, has been for the past two days, dark and dreary as if the heavens were crying for us mere mortals – struggling – just trying to survive each and every day.

It’s on days like this that gratitude lists are so important to me. It refocuses my energy on positive things. Despite the challenges that I have faced, rough spots I’ve hit and negativity that swirls constantly – I am blessed. [...]

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2 POETIC OFFERINGS

by Nikki Woods on Sunday, March 18, 2007

*INSIDE* by Me
So many people todaydon’t stop to see thebeauty on the inside of a personthey only see what ison the outsidethey judge, point, starebut the outside is just thebeginningthe best part of someone is hidden fromthe eyes of those who refuse to seeall that is inside is really what countsthe big heartthe kind gesturesthe sweetness of my lifeyour smile is not only on the outside but … in the inside as wellthe beauty of you can not be [...]

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Colon cancer claims a third rank in the list of most common cancers diagnosed in the United States (skin cancer excluded). American cancer society estimate that this year a total of 106,370 people will be diagnosed with new colon cancer with more women (55,970) having a new diagnosis of colon cancer in comparison to men (50,400).

Factor in all of the other types of cancer and the numbers practically quadrouple.

So more than likely during your life time you will [...]

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Are You Wearing Your MAGIC HAT?

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

And no, I’m not talking about a condom (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but don’t you see my baby right there! He’s wearing his magic hat. They made them in preschool and as Ms. Nancy and Ms. Shireen patienly explained, even though they ~ which led us to an important discussion ~

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My Sistahs …. Can We Talk?

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I don’t often post emails that I receive but I thought the following two had some merit and/or made me laugh.

The first is as follows:

1. Talking about each other – You are really not her friend if what you have to say about her is so bad you can’t say it in front of her. If you are a real friend you should be able to tell her your concerns for her life to her face. If you [...]

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Are you a CARROT, an EGG or a COFFEE BEAN?

by Nikki Woods on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Interesting question, huh? The answer is even more revealing but before we get to that. Let me back up.

I had an AMAZING day yesterday. Wasn’t really looking forward to spending my entire Saturday working: I had some writing to finish, plus had four interviews scheduled for another edition of Women On The Go when what I most wanted to do was curl up in my grandmother’s rocking chair and read a book or go outside [...]

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WOMEN ON THE GO

by Nikki Woods on Saturday, March 10, 2007

A new edition of “WOMEN ON THE GO!” is now available.

This month we have lined up a group of excellent feature editors from across the country to give you advice and insight on relationships, health, cooking, finance as well as a very special woman of the month and more.

As your host, I will introduce you to several features and specialists, who can help you with everything from making the family dinner easier and healthier, to speaking [...]

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Life is not always a smoothly paved-road

by Nikki Woods on Friday, March 2, 2007

some times it’s pretty damn rough – in disrepair – rocky from heartbreak. marked by potholes overflowing with disappointment, and often impassable from loss, grief and misunderstanding.

but even in the worst of times, I can still through my hands up and scream, “I’m STILL HERE!”

I can still offer my love – free from judgement, my faith – stronger in the midst of the storm and my hope – that remains unwavering, to those who may seem a little [...]

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