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Here I am with my awesome yoga teacher, my sister Maureen Miller.
She has taken me to the next level of my practice. So much to report!
Stay in touch for there will be many new and exciting posts that you will love.
And look at me…hugging a tree!
Love my sister….

Myth—Women Talk Too Much

One of my  summer classes at Salem  State University–Grammar and Usage– included reading and making independent conclusions on several chapters  from the book

 ‘Language Myths’ by Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill

One of my selections was the following and I thought it was interesting enough to share with my readers….


Discussion Subject: Myth #6 (page 41)

Women Talk Too Much

 by Janet Holmes


Outline of Presentation

The evidence put forth by Holmes is that most available evidence of research suggests it is actually men that  talk too much. Not women!!!

Yes, Men generally dominate talking time!


Research included various environments

100 public seminars researched showed that during 93 of the seminars men talked more, while only during seven women dominated the conversations.

A British company had four men and four women in influential positions: men not only talked more but they were vocally domineering and patronizing.

Studies of classrooms show that male students dominate classroom talk.

So, why are women stereotyped as “Talking too much?”


It seems that talk and conversation serves different functions in different contexts

  • Competitive environments
  • Social Status
  • Power Seekers


Holmes suggests that we should watch or attend a political or community meeting and time the talk time of males vs. females to prove the point.

Studies also show that even in informal settings men talk more than women do, but women are more likely to talk in relaxed social environments.

The topic of conversation is also related to talk time. Men’s talk is more informational and opinions. Women are supportive and agreeable during conversations.

So…why is it that many think women talk too much?

Some Facts

  • Feminist women challenge traditional roles and talk more often than men talk.
  • Women talk more when the female population is greater than males in attendance
  • Women talk more among family and friends: often to maintain or develop connections.
  • Women talk more during interviews



Do women talk more than men do?

It depends on the situation, social role and familiarity of the topic of discussion

Keep in mind that there is a difference between talking to someone and talking at someone!

Book Borrowing Offer

Due to the content of the previous posts I have decided to offer any of my books on loan for a thirty day period.

Just email me you mailing address and I will send the requested book to you.

First come first serve.

I will pay initial postage-return paid by you.

Tip-you can mail books at a discounted rate at the post office you just have to request book mailing fee (probably 2-3 dollars)

If this becomes a popular option I will blog a list of my complete library (books, magazines, CDs and DVDs)-and there are many !!!




****Don’t forget the Used Book Superstore-they are located in Burlington, Danvers, Saugus, Salem NH and I think a couple of more locations.

Good Books Cheap!

The Journey to Financial Wellness

The Journey to Financial Wellness

By Terri Sabelli

12 Steps to Financial Balance


Terri is my accountant and I love this book for reference. She wrote the best dedication

 ‘Many thanks to…

My husband who heard the word, “budget” shortly after hearing, “I love you”


Terri is the founder of

The Financial Wellness Center in Peabody Massachusetts


This books includes

The 12 Steps to Financial Balance

Imagine your life financially organized and balanced.

Would you feel more confident?

 Your sense of peace intensified?

You’re entitled to a life of financial freedom.

At the Financial Wellness Center, you can learn how to live a life with intentions, values, and achievable goals. Building the foundation of your financial life needs to be based on a plan; not created by default! When you look at the decisions behind your spending habits, are they driven by a vision of what you want in your life? If not, it’s time to take a journey and discover . .

The 12 Steps to Financial Balance.

  1. Building the Master Plan
  2. Budget
  3. Savings
  4. Investing
  5. Maximize Retirement
  6. Short-term Planning
  7. Long-term Planning
  8. Controlling Unsecured Debt
  9. Controlling Long-term Debt
  10. Basic Estate Planning
  11. Reviewing Insurances
  12. Planning for the Unexpected and Major Life Events

The Financial Wellness Center
95 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA  01960

(978) 531-2500 | FAX (978) 977-0268


The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

by Gretchen Rubin


Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning,

 Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle,

 and Generally Have More Fun


Gretchen’s Twelve Personal Commandments


THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is the memoir of the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier – happily, it was a #1 New York Times bestseller. As one of the hundreds of experiments I’ve conducted, I started this blog. Here, I recount my daily adventures in pursuit of happiness. –

Gretchen Rubin



Link to Website


How Did I Get So Busy

How Did I Get So Busy

by Valorie Burton

A Certified Professional Coach and Motivational Speaker


The 28-Day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most



Readers will learn to:

- Understand the factors that drive them to busyness, procrastination and timewasters

- Develop a self-care plan

- Break a persistent procrastination habit

- Gain perspective and focus on what matters most in every situation

- Make meaningful connections with others through enhanced communication

- Achieve goals with purpose, passion and room to breathe!


Valorie has written quite a few books that you may find helpful. Her website is loaded with motivational material.


Link to Valorie Burton’s website



Link to Amazon interactive Table of Contents