This post is a re-blog of an original I wrote in December, 2017, with some editing. On Thursdays I aim to review and edit some previously shared content to give myself more practice on the editing side. Thanks for your patience as I build my skills and allow myself to re-examine some favorite themes. *** … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Owning our bodies
I just love this beautiful poem in the intro to the book "Coming Home to Myself" by Marion Woodman and Jill Mellick. Since they encourage the photocopy or transcription of pieces that carry meaning for us, I am sharing with grateful permission. Linearity does not come naturally to me. It kills my imagination. Nothing happens. … Continue reading Saturday Share – Marion Woodman’s poetry
I really enjoyed this piece from Longreads. Of course, it’s on a theme I enjoy contemplating. It made me want to dine alone in public now and then, even though I have little objection to room service when I am traveling alone. We’re eating alone more often than in any previous generation. But why should … Continue reading Saturday share – Eating Alone — Longreads
I had a blast on the 4th of July holiday catching up on my personal development "input sources" and reading more materials that fascinate me. I began the day giving a ride to downtown Minneapolis for my hubby and his friend, who were running the Red, White & Boom 5k. They rocked it, despite hot and … Continue reading Wanted: women’s voices
A few weeks ago in my coaching sessions I uncovered a character trait I call "Mary the Martyr" who is one of the internal "voices" that sometimes interferes with imagining and manifesting my dreams. My given name is a reference to the ultimate Christian martyr and on this Good Friday, it seems appropriate to acknowledge … Continue reading Channeling Athena
Yesterday I read a line from a book by Sue Monk Kidd's "Dance of the Dissident Daughter" that gave me a chill. It describes something about the transition state where I am in life right now and it summed up my feeling so perfectly. When you can't go forward and you can't go backward and … Continue reading Dissident daughters
I speculated with my husband a few weeks ago about why the #MeToo campaign has really gained traction now, finally, after all these decades of bad behavior. I have a theory that so many women of my generation watched what happened to Anita Hill, and said, "shit, that is NOT worth it" and remained silent. … Continue reading Why Now?
I love early mornings, when I sit with my coffee and write, sometimes with a cat on my lap, sometimes just with a few fresh ideas in my head. After a good night's sleep, my mind is clear, and sometimes the remnants of a dream come forth. Very often I forget them right away, and … Continue reading Why do we crucify ourselves?