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Girls, Boys and Magazine Covers
What happens when you click on a Facebook link, then work backwards clicking on links in various blog posts? You find yourself thinking about things that hadn’t crossed your mind in a long time – like marketing and stereotypes and what we’re teaching kids. Here’s a picture comparison of current magazines at a county library, posted originally on Facebook: Just what is that telling our girls? As writer Michele Yulo said at Women You Should Know, “You can read the copy and pretty much figure out that according to this magazine—a girl’s top priority is to “Wake Up Pretty”, and a boy’s is to “Explore Your Future.” A colleague of hers, graphic designer Katherine Young, was just as appalled. So Ms. Young re-did the Girls’ Life cover to encourage girls in things far more important and life-altering than hair and fashion. (The new cover girl is Olivia Hallisey, who won the … Continue reading
Posted in Awesome Womanhood, Goals, Home & Family, Misc Tagged gender stereotypes, Girls Life cover, girls' goals, Jennifer Jensen, Katherine Young, Michele Yulo, stereotypes 3 Comments
Time, Habits & Investing: Are We Undermining Ourselves?
Like most of the world, my life is filled with good and bad habits, which lead to good and bad situations. Awesome things like writing a book or helping someone through a tough time are inevitably counterbalanced by things like a chaotic house or the pressure of not enough time. A recent blog post by social media guru Kristen Lamb really struck home with me, not just with writing, but with many of my daily frustrations. Here’s an excerpt, with Kristen’s text in green: Are We Undermining Our Own Writing Success? I rarely reread books, namely because there are so many new titles I want to consume and only so many hours in the day. But, there are a handful of books I read and reread namely because they are areas I struggle in and so reinforcement is tremendously helpful. The three books I seem to cycle through the most are … Continue reading
Posted in Goals, Guest Blogs, WRITING Tagged habits, Jennifer Jensen, Kristen Lamb, prioritize, stupid tax, time management, to-do list Comments Off on Time, Habits & Investing: Are We Undermining Ourselves?
Body Strong: How Do You Celebrate?
I love the Body Positive idea that’s taking hold on social media these days, but I’d like to take it one step further. First, I believe every woman should: be able to smile when she looks in the mirror. feel on top of the world when she dresses for an evening out. feel confident enough to pose for a picture. be happy with who she is and know she’s of infinite worth. Some women have a heritage of large body types, and no matter how hard they try, they will never be a size 10 or 12 or 14. Other women have the opposite problem: no matter how much they eat, their bones protrude and outsiders accuse them of being anorexic. And then there’s aging, when your mirror doesn’t show the body your mind thinks you have. That’s a huge subject on its own, so let’s leave it for a later time … Continue reading
Posted in Awesome Womanhood, Healthy Living Tagged activity, Beauty of a Woman, BOAW16, body image, body positive, health, Jennifer Jensen, weight loss, women, women's health 33 Comments
Network Security Infrastructure
Network security infrastructure provides several levels of protection to prevent MiM attacks:The Cisco ASA Firewall and ASA security policies can protect filtering and ACL mode devices from malicious or unwanted applications by blocking incoming packet filters or ACLs, respectively. When using the Cisco ASA firewall to secure filtering and ACL mode devices, the user must be aware that it can occasionally fail to log in to the firewall (a known issue). For these cases, Cisco recommends using the Cisco ASA Config console to enable secure configuration for filtered and ACL mode devices. For more information about how to configure the ASA firewall for secure configuration, visit ASA Configuration Secure Configuration, for more protection there are also other options like using a VPN, if you don’t know you can learn what is a VPN online. You can learn here to connect to multiple clouds including Azure which has a capable suite … Continue reading
Posted in Gratitude Tagged Catholic Charities, Gratitude, Jennifer Jensen, Service, shimmer of time, Time Out for Women, TOFW 3 Comments
Spring, Glorious Spring!
It’s no secret that spring is my favorite time of year. After months of bitter cold or dreary skies, the colors bursting forth bring joy to my soul. Here’s what’s been happening in my garden: We topped 80 degrees yesterday, and I suspect that summer will start early. Spring bulbs will give way to summer flowers (already coming up), but I’ll miss this part of the seasons waking up. What’s your favorite part of spring? The sun? The scents? The color? Or are you, like a transplanted Southern friend of mine, still longing for the heat of midsummer?
Posted in Gardening Tagged crocus, daffodil, Jennifer Jensen, spring, tulips, weeping cherry 3 Comments