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WOW Pick for July 2021


My Future by Billie Eilish

My Future’, her first piece of new music since her Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die’, is the beautiful fruit of Eilish’s quarantine experience so far. According to the pop star herself, she’s been doing “a craaaazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth” and this song is a delicate celebration of that journey of self-discovery.

Some corners of (outdated) pop culture would have you believe that being single and alone, especially as a woman, is a fate worse than death. Taking the time to find out who you are when you’re not with someone else, though, is just as important as finding someone to share your life with. That’s the crux of Eilish’s lyrics here – she’s “changed her plans” and going solo, and reveling in her own company.

Her email missive described her as being “hopeful” and “excited” while writing this song and that shows. “I’m in love with my future,” she sings contentedly on the chorus. “Can’t wait to meet her.” Gentle piano notes tinkle under her soft, crooned delivery, casting a jazzy spell over everything and leaving the pop star sounding like she’s serenading herself with the most gorgeous love song of the year. The quiet exhilaration in it is infectious.

As with most songs that have been released since coronavirus tipped the world upside down, our current period of isolation adds an extra layer of meaning to ‘My Future’. If the past few months have been a struggle, though, this track gives being all on your lonesome a much more positive spin. In Eilish’s world, this is time to dedicate to yourself, to realize that you’re somebody, even when it’s just you, sat in your flat, trying (and failing) to nail the art of semi-decent bread-making.

 With an artist as unpredictable and inventive as Eilish, though, it seems like a fool’s errand to try and forecast what she’ll do next – who had money on jazzy ballad dedicated to herself? Regardless of what the future holds, this is a perfect piece of much-needed positive pop to put at the centre of your self-care routine ASAP.     Review by Rhian Daly 


 Hidden Figures Book & Movie 

The Hidden Figures Book written by Margot Lee Shetterly was a  hidden gem we totally missed  until we were doing  our WOW Gal Angel Tribute to one of the women mathematicians it  was written about, Katharine Johnson.

It later became a highly acclaimed film we missed as well when it debuted,  even with  all of the well-known  stars in it  who  must have promoted it. Bing avid Talk Show followers we  can't believe we missed all the talk show promos we normally see about a new film in 2016-17.  In fact,  we feel as if we j ust woke up  about this IMPORTANT and  AMAZING history of  2 huge accomplishments for  both women  and women of race.  NASA couldn't have made the strides they did without them. 

WOW Pick for June 2021

Better late than never...we encourage young and not so young to either read the book or view the movie now. To encourage you to do the same here is an excerpt from the back cover: Before John Glenn orbited Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, 

and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and entering the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Such an inspiration to budding young female mathematicians of any race and to all who believe that anything is possible.
Other Book Versions Available: New Paperback VersionIllustrated Version and Young Adult Illustrated Version. Enjoy!


WOW Pick for May 2021


Song Beautiful Scars Lyrics by Diane Warre Sung by Merry Crayton

Anyone who has been through anything in their life can truly see and feel the reflection this song has one their hearts. Diane Warren’s lyrics will resonate with all people when they can look back at many of the losses, injuries, perceived catastrophes and catalysts for that in hindsight, turned out to be leading to positive change in their lives. None of the above were FUN experiences at the time… Yet, upon reflection with fresh eyes, we realize… we grew, we improved, we became stronger and wiser from the experience. WE SURVIVED! 

Merry Crayton sings it from her heart knowing first-hand that “what can’t be cured must be endured” in a way that allows you to move forward with flexibility and gratitude for what you still have… and in this case… while she lost her legs in a car accident… she didn’t lose her voice. 

“Hallelujah!” to that. She focused on what she still had rather than on what she had lost with a heart full of gratitude and acceptance. “I ain't gonna hide these beautiful scars .” 

And we are so happy to see her soar with her new album, “Beautiful Scars”.   Definitely a faith-based compilation of songs that will resonate with so many. Give hope to us all. Start looking in the rear-view mirror at what we have endured that has made us who we are today. Hats off to the past! Sleeves up for the future! 

We only have to look at the news today to see we are faced with many catalysts for change for the years to come. Sleeves Up Everyone! We need to work together for the good of ALL.


Saved by Nutrition Compiled & Authored by Michelle Post

If you believe that knowledge is power and there is something to be learned from the experiences of others this is a book that does just that.

Twenty-three Leading Holistic Nutritionists and Nutritional Consultants share their personal stories about the health issues that led to their opening to the preventative way of looking at their health. 

We have recently featured 3 of their stories through out WOW Gals Michelle Post, Louise Breton and Stacey Brisson. While these women wrote on the topics of Crohn’s Disease, Dysmenorrhea (Painful periods) and Peanut Allergies, there are 20 more in this book that we feel need to be shared now rather than later.

Inside there are chapters on ADHA, Adrenal Fatigue, Weight Gain, Aging, Allergies & Digestive Disorders, Breast Cancer and Depression, Candidiasis, Foggy Brain, Childhood Depression & Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Endometriosis, Food Sensitivities, Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer, Hypothyroid & Chronic Fatigue, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Lymphoma Cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcer & Constant Stomach Pains and finally Wheat Allergy & Adult Asthma. If any of these resonate with you or a family member this is definitely worth a read. You can get your copy by visiting any of the 3 WOW Gal Pages above.

  
WOW Pick for April 2021



WOW Pick for March 2021

Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President Kamala Harris

Such a timely book right now when so many Superheroes are are emerging every minute of everyday. They are all ages, all races, ALL AMAZING and deserving of the name as they just seem to be doing what they do because of who they are.

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be.

 In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala
Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Cool Mom Picks Review


My JustnCase Kit by Margaret High

Are you prepared for the unexpected?

The main purpose of a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is to give you control and peace of mind. It lets you appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, and it ensures that your health will be in the hands of someone you have personally chosen, as opposed to someone appointed by the court.

Unless your Power of Attorney says otherwise: An Attorney for Personal Care is only allowed to make medical or long-term care decisions if a medical professional or evaluator finds you mentally incapable of making a specific decision.

For all other kinds of personal care decisions, the attorney can step in if they believe you are incapable — no assessment is required.@myjustncase 

WOW Pick for February 2021

Included in My justncase Kit is a book filled with priceless information, as well as personal stories, and a list of documents you should keep on hand Power of Attorney for Property & Personal Care Booklet of forms to be filled in and a FREE copy of The Canadian Will Kit. A Medical Emergency Card A File Folder to keep everything in one place.

Save your money by doing it yourself. My justncase Kit has everything you need is here is no sale pitch, you get the whole kit for $45.CAD. And once completed you have it in all in a folder you can let your family know about and where it can be easily found.

FYI: Important: if you have someone in long term care you should read this: they are giving families 3 hours from the time someone passes away to decide which funeral home you want them to be sent to if you can't decide one will be chosen for you. 


WOW Pick for January 2021

This Town by  X:THC

Lest we forget… how much the last year became the Year of 2020 Vision on all the sacrifices, injustices, and deaths so we could open our eyes fully to the resilience of the human spirit.

While this video reflects so many of the things we have and continue to suffer through for perhaps years to come it also leaves us with HOPE:

For the End of this pandemic and wisdom to prepare or avoid the next one.
For the End of devastating fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, 
For the End of abuse and disrespect for anyone who is different in some way than we are.
For the End of inequality in education, in respect of others and in life

This video and song carries you along and leaves you smiling at the end as you begin to trust once again that this is a time we need to remember for as long as it takes that THIS TOO SHALL PASS and we will ALL be better for the experience .

THIS is an inspirational song that explores overcoming adversity & the human condition through music, film & the Rise Up Eight. It is a message of hope from the people of the world to the people of the world. THIS TOWN is not a town, city, or country. THIS TOWN is all of us, all one species, uniting for environmentalism, social change & overcoming obstacles vs. climate change, racism, economic inequality & the coronavirus pandemic.

The year 2020 may be over…It was indeed a catalyst for change. It’s up to us as a whole to decide what and how that happens moving forward. The answer is UNITY. We gathered people globally for this inspirational song. If we could do it, why can't we all? We can LISTEN to each other, RESPECT each other's beliefs & work TOGETHER. 

A portion of the album sales proceeds will be donated to the United Way’s COVID-19 Worldwide Community Response and Relief Fund. The balance of proceeds will be used to continue RiseUpEight.org's mission of inspiring people to overcome challenges in life.. 



 When Virona the Corona Came to Town by Hailey Glynn

What better time than THIS Christmas season to start helping  your  children  prepare for  the most  unusual year end of their lives. 

So much has changed.. at home, at school, and yes most definitely with trips or lack the new lack thereof visits  to hug  beloved  family  members... especially grandparents. 

This book is  highly recommended if you or a teacher hasn't already read or given it to your child.  They are most likely  very  unsure  about  why  their  lives have changed  so  drastically, or  why  it is  so important to protect themselves and others by doing the 3 Ws.

WOW Pick for December 2020

This Review by Ms Kelly Online  is on Youtube and she has done video reviews on many children's books that would be beneficial to parents who want to help their children in many ways


WOW Pick for November 2020

Book: Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates

When I saw Laura being interviewed on TV it hit home that there definitely tends to be more and more extremist groups gaining power almost unchecked and this book done undercover at the time really is an eye opener. 

Yes, this is an explosive book examining the rise of secretive, extremist communities who despise women. 

In this ground-breaking investigation, Laura Bates traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spider's web of groups extending from Men's Rights Activists and Pick up Artists to "Men Going their Own Way" trolls and the Incel movement, in the name of which some men have committed terrorist acts. 

Drawing parallels with other extremist movements around the world, Bates seeks to understand what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalizes boys, how it operates, and what can be done to stop it. 

Most urgently of all, she traces the pathways this extreme ideology has taken from the darkest corners of the internet to emerge covertly in our mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our parliament.
 
Going undercover online and off, Bates provides the first, comprehensive look at this hitherto under-the-radar phenomenon, including fascinating interviews with trolls, former incels, the academics studying this movement, and the men fighting back.

I belong to BPW a local & International Group of women who have been fighting for the rights and protection on women for over 100 years. At times... because my life at present is relatively good I sometimes forget that while the majority of men today are very loving and respectful of their women and all women in general, there are those who truly still hate women enough to individually or in groups like these, hurt women. Some may even be endorsed by some of various leaders.

While this is scary to think about, Knowledge is POWER and there is great power in awareness and all women in this book.


WOW Pick for October 2020
While this song was a hit a few years ago... when Carrie sang it at the "New Normal" Country Music Awards this year it seemed perfect for right now. Amid a pandemic that feels never ending and so much violence emerging now that we are truly having to respect the right of others to be well and equal. If we are learning anything at all... this song will both resonate and bring hope of LOVE WINning over hate, ignorance and what seems to be blindness to the commonsense of it all. 

2020 is the year we get clearer vision about what we have been either ignoring or being blind to. Let's stop making everything so complicated and so blurry. If we led with our hearts instead of our heads ("What I think isn't always the truth... only my perception of the truth... so if it's something I can change").
Song: Love Wins Sung by Carrie Underwood

our heads ("What I think isn't always the truth... only my perception of the truth... so if it's something I can change") we could hear our hearts singing "Love Wins". 
"I believe you and me are sisters and brothers
And I, I believe we're made to be here for each other
And we'll never fall if we walk hand in hand
Put a world that seems broken together again
Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins
Love is power, love is a smile
Love reaches out, love is the remedy
Love is the answer, love's an open door
Love is the only thing worth fighting for, yeah"

Children learn by example... They aren't born prejudice, only vulnerable... we as adults need to use loving commonsense as our guiding light when being the example for our future generations.


WOW Pick for September 2020
A Guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two conditions that affect a person’s memory and ability to function in daily life. Although the conditions have some shared symptoms, each can affect the brain in different ways.  This article is one of the most comprehensive and easy to understand breakdown of the different types, symptoms and some possible causes.

This is a  must read if you have ever worried about yourself or a loved one, especially if you already have a form of this disease in your family. We felt since it was World Alzheimer’s Month it was good to bring attention to this downloadable and printable valuable resource.

tWhat you need to know and what new research says is now at your fingertips. Thank you to Julie Schumer and TOP REHABS



Goodbye is Not Forever Song & Video by Libby Allen

This  year  has  been  such a  heavy hearted one with so many more losses of loved ones with the pandemic... and it seems... its not over yet.

When we started to celebrate WOW Gal Angels in 2015 we found this beautiful song  representing what  we  want  to  believe  about  what  they  will experience on the other side and even now when we listen to it yet again we feel as if we are being touched by our loved ones. It gives us comfort.

Our hearts  go out  to ALL those who have or will lose  a  loved  one  this  year  no  matter  the how. Especially  with not being able  to feel the closure that an immediate funeral, wake or Celebration of Life ceremony can bring...

WOW Pick for August 2020

If this gives you a moments peace please listen to it often and let Libby know that it or any of her videos helped you for even a moment during your time of unbearable grief...


WOW Pick for July 2020

Girls Garage Book & Programs by Emily Pilloton
Oh, how I wish this organization and book had been around when I was a young adult. Much of what I did learn about any of what has always considered a man’s work I had to learn by observing the males in my life or by being their helper. As usual… it seldom sticks as well from just watching. The power is in doing so what I have learned has come from the need to know when I had my very own home. 

True, there is much more learning videos now yet how I would have loved to work along my sisters to build something… as these girls do. Thank YOU Emily for your AMAZING fortitude to not just dream about what could be but to put it into action and serve so many.      

With Covid-19 making some of the in-person learning put on the back burner for now we at Women of Worth Magazine wanted to remind our visitors of a worthy cause to support to ensure the continuation post pandemic. Until then a little more about  Emily’s book:

To Remake the World, Give Girls All the (Power) Tools

In an op-ed published by Fast Company, Emily Pilloton writes about how to equip girls in order to build power and voice and to change the authorship of our physical world. The article begins with a description of Emily’s personal path to building, before expanding to the state of trades, construction, and STEM, and onto a case for how learning to build can fundamentally alter our lives forever. Bolstered by accounts from teen participants in Girls Garage programs, a carpenter/educator, and an architecture and design writer, Emily shows how to give girls the literal, mental, and spiritual tools they need to build a better world. Read full article: 

Visit Girls Garage to find out about the many programs being offered young women and introduce them to the ability to Remake their own World by Fearing Less and Building More in this way. 

An indispensable guide to building things, fixing things, and being a better, bolder version of yourself. If you’ve ever wondered how to change a tire, fix a running toilet, construct a birdhouse, or just feel a little braver in your own skin, this is the book for you. It’s accessible, inspirational, and actionable—and will help you understand why so many girls have benefitted so much from Emily Pilloton and her mission to get us all fearing less and building more. 

Melinda Gates, Philanthropist and Author of The Moment of Lift 



Challenge of Corona (Covid-19) Poem by Sister Maud Murphy

What an insightful glimpse into how we as a humanity have gotten out of balance to the degree that the universe needed to wake us up to what is truly important. Mother Nature's efforts came first and continue too.


So many wonderful acts of kindness have come from the haves to the "new" have nots who now have the opportunity to do things differently in the future. Being human... some of us will...some of us won't.

We were flying to the Moon
We were finding life on Mars 
We were dropping bombs with drones
We were getting bigger cars.

We were building finer homes
Flying out to warmer lands
We were busy buying clothes
We were brushing up our tans.

We were throwing out good food
While we watched the starving poor
We kept burning fossil fuels
And our air became less pure....   

WOW Pick for June 2020
Last 2 Verses...
Could it be that this Corona 
Is a blessing in disguise? 
Makes us think about our lifestyle 
Makes us open wide our eyes.
So Corona, thanks for coming 
Truth to tell, we needed you
But don't overstay your welcome 
That, alas, would never do!


WOW Pick for May 2020
You Belong by Rachel Patton

Happy Mother's Day!!!

A fitting song for all Mothers who remember being pregnant with their first child, every child.

The bond that grows each day as we start to realize that this is a little person inside you and begin to realize ...

"I don't know your name
But I can't wait to say it
And I don't know your face
But I know it will blow me away
I'm feeling and watching you grow everyday
It's so amazing, so why am I afraid?"

Yes the anticipation is mixed with the fear of the life your baby will experience and how you may or may not be the perfect Mom.

And you want so much more for this child than you had, were, could ever be...

"I wanna help you be better than me
There won't be a star in the sky you can't reach
I'll wipe off your tears, but I'll let them fall first
And I will be brave when you fall and get hurt
You can be you, you don't have to be strong
'Cause you belong, you belong"

With the Covid-19 preventing us from what once was normal the Mother Child bond has the opportunity to be both excruciating for those losing their Moms and AMAZING for those who have more close quality time together. Either way we hope the memories your have and the ones you are making today will comfort you in this time.

We will be able to HUG again!!! YOU BELONG! BE STRONG! WE WILL GET THOUGH THIS!


GLAMOUR Asks Major Questions: Interesting...

WOW Pick for April 2020


We were delighted to find these 2 Eye opening, honest and  entertaining Videos created by Glamour in which:

Women (70 men between the ages of 5 to 75) once put down, called names for and told it's not "Lady-like to show anger as asked  "What makes you lose your temper?" Find out what it takes to make their blood boil. 

Men (70 men between the ages of 5 to 75) once made t feel to cry was a sign of weakness , even emasculating are asked "What makes you cry?" Whether it's a tear-jerking romantic movie or a beautiful moment between a dog and its owner, find out which guys cry and who are forever dry-eyed!

We find it wonderful that we, as people are balancing out and able to accept and own all our emotions. Enjoy!
  


WOW Pick for March 2020

Take Three Girls by Fiona Wood, Simmone Howell & Cath Crowley

In honour of International Women's Day we have chosen the Book & Series Take Three Girls 

Take Three Girls is bold, feminist and a lot of fun. Three girls from three different cliques are thrown together because of the length of their thumbs. What they also have in common is that they are all targeted by an online platform spreading gossip and nastiness. What follows is the girls taking things into their own hands when their Year 10 Wellness program doesn’t cut it forging an unlikely friendship as they go.

This is one of those delicious novels that proves the YA is not just for teens. That being said this is a must read for young teen girls. High school is hard and armour is required and Take Three Girls lays out the tools for young women to fashion the armour for themselves. On top of that is a great, kick-ass nostalgic read for adult women, not to mention online bullying certainly isn’t limited to teens, as adults we also can face bullying across social media.
On top of that is a great, kick-ass nostalgic read for adult women, not to mention online bullying certainly isn’t limited to teens, as adults we also can face bullying across social media.

This novel tackles the serious issues that affect our teens of today. Not only the bullying and traps of social media but pressure from parents, from friends and sadly, for young women, there is still misogyny to tackle. The characters in this novel are perfection.




Little Women 2019 Greta Gerwig's Version

 
WOW Pick for February 2020

We at WOW decided we couldn't do a better review than have been done already yet wanted to feature this AMAZING movie! Grace's review takes awhile to get into the review but is excellent overall.

We felt these parents are even better judges than some paid critics. you be the judge.

Great story for young girls - still.
Greta Gerwig’s retelling of Little Women is beautiful. Costumes, storytelling, message, all great. I took my daughter and her friend, both 8, and they enjoyed the film immensely. My daughter cried when Jo found out Beth died. The storytelling, with flashbacks, was a bit much for them to follow but they didn’t need to ask questions to keep up. I wasn’t sure I’d like the newest version, growing up with the Winona Ryder version, but it was more than I’d hoped for and I’m glad I saw it with my daughter after all. Written byhallhaus 
Clean Family Friendly Happy-Ending 5+stars
For anyone who comes from a large family and/or with lots of sisters, know how much fun it is- drama- but heart, will love this film. The story is done so well, showing snippets of each girl's character and story, and weaving it to make you love the film. The film flashes back and forth, from present to past, yet it makes the story interesting and not flat. Part of Review  Written by Rahma2

Clean Family Friendly Enjoyable!!!! 
In an era with so much inappropriate and disgusting messages in the movie industry, this movie is an absolute treat for me and my family! Clean--no swearing. No blood or gory violence. No sex references or scenes on any gender. The sophistication and level of beauty of a well-written and well-acted movie is a wonderful change. I encourage those to watch it if you are tired of horrible messages in movies. The only thing is the flashbacks may be hard to keep up, just be aware of filters and other indications of the timeline of the movie to notice if it in the past or present. But found the timeline very necessary and suspenseful. Lovely movie for me and my family and can't recommend it enough. :):) Written by Joya Baaghil

Other reviews you may wish to read: Commensense Media, IGN Review.


Body Love Everyday by Kelly LeVeque  

With many New Years Resolutions being to find balance in their lives and even lose a few pounds it is a perfect time for this book to debut. 

Say goodbye to cravings and food drama and experience more balance and joy every day with this structured yet flexible 30-day plan based on Kelly LeVeque's bestselling Body Love, including 16 pages of color photos and filled with delicious, easy recipes, invaluable advice, and inspiration for daily living.

In Body Love, Kelly LeVeque shared her popular science-based “it's-not-a-diet" approach to clean eating, weight loss, and wellness, centered on the Fab Four—protein, fat, fiber, and greens. As Kelly (and modern science) has shown, eating the Fab Four balances blood sugar, helps you eat and feel full, and naturally turns off your hunger hormones.

WOW Pick for January 2020

Now, Kelly is back with exactly what her fans want:  an action plan for adopting the  Fab Four lifestyle. Kelly knows that women aren't all alike. To address their different needs, she has created comprehensive 30-day plans for four different kind of archetypes: Red Carpet Ready, Girl on the Go, The Domestic Goddess, The Plant-Based Devotee.

Whether you're one or a combination of these archetypes, Body Love Every Day provides a plan to help you achieve natural wellness for the body, mind, and soul. You'll find food and nutrition information for every meal, exercise and movement for every day, stress management and energy recharge for nights and weekends, and emotional support to get you through the inevitable tough times. If you're looking to live healthier or drop a jean size, boost your fitness or just feel better, Body Love Every Day is your guide to success. Resource: Harper Collins



 

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