Why Your Touch Matters

Why Your Touch Matters

“I just wanted someone to hug me.” This was the comment I had from an actress I was interviewing on a Zoom webinar as the pandemic was coming to an end. We had been discussing why relationships matter and why Influence Women is essential. She was single and, during...
Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

I love summer, but not so much when it gets outrageously hot. It can make me a bit grumpy, discouraged, and depressed. I liken it to winter in August. It’s cave time. I have to stay inside the air conditioning, hide, and try not to let my emotions and thoughts get to...
An INNER VIEW with Author Carol McLeod

An INNER VIEW with Author Carol McLeod

Kathleen Cooke: As the global woman’s movement for equality continues to build what has God been telling you this about empowering women? Carol McLeod: I recently wrote a book entitled, “Significant: Becoming a Woman of Unique Purpose, True Identity and Irrepressible...
Seclusion and The New Isolated Society

Seclusion and The New Isolated Society

I walked by storefront after store in Tokyo, Japan, a few years ago, peering in. In poorly lit and dingy rooms, I saw young boys sitting in cubicles staring at screens playing video games. It brought back and solidified the truth I had seen in an award-winning...