Meditation in Springfield – New Age Fad?

Two monks were sitting and meditating together.  The first, snapping out of his inward focus, turns to the other and says, “Are you not thinking what I am not thinking?” Meditation – what’s the big deal?  You sit there, close your eyes and repeat “Om,” while trying not to fidget and think of your to-do…

Glorious Goat Milk Soap in Springfield, Mo

What do you call a goat that lip-syncs? Billy Vanilli!!  Get it? With so many skin care products on the market all claiming to do extraordinary things with ingredients impossible to pronounce, sometimes it is in our highest interest to get back to the basics – like Springfield’s own homemade goat milk soap.  In walks…

What Kind of Drama Queen Are You

We are WeDames, an online women’s magazine and women’s networking community based out of Springfield, Mo.  Aside from publishing blog articles and spotlight features of women in Springfield, Mo, we also initiate and execute women’s events.  One of them is lovingly called Ladies’ night out and it is a great excuse for us ladies to get dolled…

Reasonable Japanese Food Springfield Mo

Japanese cuisine seems to be all the rage in Springfield, and while many Japanese restaurants have popped up in our beloved town in the past decade or two, the price is usually on the moderate-to-high side.  This is understandable as it’s considered an exotic genre of food in these parts.  I mean, the cooking style…

Queen City Rock Camp Show August 5th!

PRESS RELEASE Queen City Rock Camp showcases young musicians in its third year! This all-­girls summer camp builds self­-confidence through music. For the third year in a row, young women in the Ozarks will join forces to express themselves through the power of rock ‘n’ roll. The 2016 Queen City Rock Camp showcase will take…

How To Handle Your Teething Toddler

Life is great until it happens:  your career is looking good, your family is happy, all is peaceful on the home front and then, for no apparent reason, your child begins drooling excessively, crying for no visible reason, and waking up in the middle of the night – you have a teething toddler.  It seems…

Spotting a Drama Queen

We all know that one person who always has some major catastrophe happening in their life, or can’t fulfill basic agreements with others due to their being emotionally distraught.  While there is nothing inherently wrong with being a drama queen, it can have an effect on one’s personal well-being, relationships, and career results.  In terms…

High Spirits at Missouri Spirits

A subtle hint of smoke was in the air as I entered the building adorned with rustic decor, and I was immediately greeted by Denelle.  She gave me a warm smile and led me, along with Scott, into their main hall to have a friendly chat. Sitting down with Denelle and Scott from Missouri Spirits…

The Bourbon Old Fashion

Simple, elegant and tasty – this sums up an Old Fashion.  This delightful cocktail is easy to make with few ingredients, and it is oh so smooth when it goes down.  It is no wonder this drink has captivated its’ audience for over 200 years, and will continue doing so for another few hundred. The…