St Francis Bay freelance journalist Beth Cooper Howell takes a look at life in Woman on Top, her weekly lifestyle column for The Herald

When life gives you lemons

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Beth Cooper Howell says just get on with the lemonade

The power of words to heal and uplift

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The pen is still mightier than the sword

GYPSYs need to catch a wake-up

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Stay wildly ambitious, Generation Y, but stop thinking you’re special

Thanks for the life lessons, Uncle Grant

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My earliest solid memory is Uncle Grant telling me the story of how our minds work. I was about six years old. Sitting ...

When moms were just that

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Beth Cooper Howell looks back at the days when being a mother seemed to be enough

Let your life be a tall but truthful tale

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Over the weekend, writes Beth Cooper Howell, I caught up with a friend’s mom and was enthralled by her reminiscences ...

Learn to embrace the joy of saying “no”

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“It may have something to do with turning 40, and I don’t know for sure, but I’d rather be at home these days,” my ...

The comfort of home-cooking and friends

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We all love food that tells a story writes Beth Cooper Howell in this week's Woman on Top column

It feels good to make others feel good

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Even if we hate the fuss and attention, everyone loves to be loved

Who says you can't slow down and make a difference?

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Beth Cooper Howell digs into 'Moving to the Platteland' and discovers the joys of ubuntu and community support

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