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Midday Music Break: Be Grateful

Greetings, Ladies! I’m a music lover. I appreciate good, thought-provoking lyrics as they often help me articulate emotions when I can’t find the words. I’ve always loved the song “Be Grateful,” but I absolutely LOVE the way Tamar Braxton performed it on BET’s Celebration of Gospel earlier this year. Today, I searched to find the […]

Speaking Out

Branch: DMV1 Branch Gathering Date: August 16, 2013 Life – without a doubt – brings trials and tribulations. Hence, the “whine” in our sister circle of Whine & Cheese. Throughout my two-year membership in the organization, I’ve shared work, family, religious, and personal issues. In retrospect, I’m realizing that my expression of these issues was […]

The Delaware Valley1 Branch Launch!

Branch: Delaware Valley1 Branch Gathering Date: August 2, 2013 After reading the web site several times and deciding that this was something I definitely wanted to be a part of, I reached out to my best friend, Brenda who agreed we needed to start a Branch right away. We both felt that the concept was […]

Through the Grapevine: Nicole’s Testimony

I have been a part of Whine & Cheese, Philadelphia Chapter from the beginning. Throughout the months, I’ve been blessed to meet empowering women from all walks of life.  My experience with this group has been nothing short of amazing. Not only has it given me a chance to meet new women, but it gave […]

Happy vs. Content

Branch: Philadelphia1 Gathering Date: June 2013 “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larsen Happiness is a moment in time. Content is a state of being. I prefer the latter.  Contentment is an internal feeling of satisfaction based on what one has already accomplished or owns. […]

Weathering the Storm

Branch: DMV1 Gathering Date: April 2013 Because the DMV1 Whine & Cheese branch meets bi-monthly, I am always extremely excited in anticipation of our next gathering. For some of us, Whine & Cheese is the only time we get to see each other and catch up. Therefore, you can imagine my disappointment when our area […]

The Power of Vulnerability

Branch: NYC1 Gathering Date: May 2013 I’ve spent most of my adult life believing that vulnerability was a shortcoming. A developmental gap that prevented some people from being in control of their emotions and in turn sharing their feelings (ugh!) about any and everything with any and everyone. At our recent gathering for the NYC […]

Generational Ties

Chapter: Philadelphia1 Chapter Gathering Date: March 2013 One curious thing about growing up is that you don’t only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents’ and grandparents’ lives come to you. You didn’t pick your family and your family didn’t pick you! We all know that old age […]