It's Friday and you are ready to tackle the weekend. Most people look forward to doing their own thing and enjoying the time off from work. A lot of us like to dine out, go to a movie or a concert or perhaps go dancing! Weekends are great for socializing and meeting new people. It's all fun and worry free, right? Wrong! With all the socializing activities going on during the weekend, there is also a lot of crime going on as well! Many crimes are committed on weekends because criminals have more people to choose from. They know that most people have their guard down and they take advantage of it. There is also more people under the influence of alcohol, which makes them an easy target for attackers.
Men and women are morally and intellectually equal. There are obvious physical differences between the sexes in terms of size and strength. Likewise, there are psychological differences, due to sexual roles, childbearing, etc. However, the point is both men and women survive on earth primarily by their minds i.e. their rational faculty. In cultures, there is a direct correlation between the culture's quality of life, including general prosperity, political freedom, and the status of women. The abject poverty, political tyrannies, and general miserable conditions and attitudes in the Islamic world and Africa go hand in glove with the miserable status of women, including beatings, forced marriages, "honor killings", genital mutilations, foot binding, etc.
I am lying alone on the third floor of our house with a bad bout of the flu, trying to keep my illness from the others. The room feels large and cold, and as the hours pass, strangely inhospitable. I begin to remember myself as a little girl, small, vulnerable, helpless. By the time night falls I am utterly miserable, not so sick with flu as with anxiety. "What am I doing here, so solitary, so unattached, so.... floating?" I ask myself. How strange to be so disturbed, cut off from family, from my busy, demanding life... disconnected... A break occurs in this stream of thought, and I recognize: I am ALWAYS alone. Here, without warning, is the truth I spend so much energy avoiding.
"The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough. She must... be in the unending process of convincing herself, that she, her values, and her choices are important... The pressure upon women to yield their rights-of-way is tremendous. And it is under those very circumstances that the woman's toughness must be in evidence." Maya Angelou What roles do you play in your life? Entrepreneur, Professional, Office worker, Mother, Partner, Daughter? It's a mixed bag. We live busy lives and fill our days with activities that go along with our roles. We multi-task, we juggle and we blend in an effort to get everything done. Women love to connect.
Mid life is a natural process that happens to us all. It typically happens at about 40 years of age, give or take 20 or so years... and can continue for another 20 or so years. It's a normal part of "maturing" and can be a difficult time for many people, particularly women who also go through menopause at this time. Whether we like it or not, it will arrive! Many dread the thought of it happening... it's a sure sign we are getting older! If you are going through mid life may experience a wide range of things including: feelings of restlessness... and wanting to do something completely different with your life including changing career, going back to study, traveling.
Really, I didn't know either until my curiosity got the better of me. I found out that a hen night can also be called a bachelorette party, hen party, stagette (used in Canada), girl's night or kitchen tea (used in South Africa). So what is a hens night? A hen's night is a party held by friends for a bride-to-be as a 'last night of freedom'. It could typically be the night before a wedding, Activities could include trips to local bars, hiring or visiting a strip club, or comparing possessions. As you can probably tell, hen nights often can incorporate many 'adult' games or activities, which could be frowned upon later in marriage. Hence the reason they call hen nights 'last night of freedom'.
Planning your wedding can be an extremely stressful, but an absolutely rewarding and gratifying experience. Now that you have the perfect man and a gloriously fashionable wedding dress, you can start worrying about all the bridal accessories you need to complete your overall look. Although bridal magazines have a zillion items listed under "bridal accessories, " keep in mind that you only need to purchase the essentials or the items that are relevant to you. No two weddings are ever truly and completely alike, and brides, too, have differing needs and varying wedding priorities. Heading to a bridal boutique without knowing the exact items you need for your wedding may lead to an expensive and mostly unnecessary shopping-spree.
The principal member of the bride's wedding entourage, the maid of honor is often given the most duties and honors in the whole bridal party. She is the female counterpart of the groom's best man. The term maid of honor traditionally refers to the unwed young woman given the tasks of heading the bridal party or the group of bridesmaids. If the woman is already married, she is called the matron of honor. In Western tradition, the bride can have as many bridesmaids as she wants, but the maid of honor is considered the bride's main attendant. Most of the time, the appointed maid of honor is a close relative or friend of the bride's. The Maid of Honor in the UK In the United Kingdom, when you say maid of honor, you're usually pertaining to the Queen's female attendant.
Stop worrying about the expense for your bridesmaids dresses because you can still have your pretty friends all decked out without breaking the bank. They can look their best in different dresses, too, not the usual look-alike frumpy monstrosities that have put friendships to the test. Bridesmaids Potpourri The present-day bridesmaids don't have to suffer the humiliation of wearing bridesmaids dresses that resemble wedding props. They can wear dresses that flatter their figures, or wear dresses of the same color but in different lengths and shapes, provided these are in keeping with the tone of the wedding. It was common before to have the same cut of bridesmaids dresses for all bridesmaids, never mind if the hand-picked bridesmaids had different figures.
If you're trying to lose some unwanted pounds before your wedding day, these tips will help in case you can't slide into a size 10 wedding dress before the big event. When You're Not a Size 4 All brides want to look spectacular on their wedding day. They'll flex those muscles and stretch those abs to fit into a size 10 wedding dress; so they must, by hook or by crook beat the battle of the bulge. If you are in this predicament, you can still look good on your wedding day, even if you cannot slide into a size 10 gown. The best thing to do is face up to the fact that you are a plus size and will not literally get inside a size 10 wedding gown. There are several tricks to look slim: choose the right color and cut for your wedding dress, and you'll look perfect.