A Tribute to an Amazing Woman-Bessie Coleman

Based on recent events in my life and in our society, I want to bring back a post I wrote in 2015. This post was part of a series that highlighted accomplished women. Unfortunately, it fell a bit flat, but today I feel a renewed sense of energy. Women like Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams…

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Question of the Day: “What Do I Love About Being a Woman?”

Being a woman comes with a list of positives and negatives. There are things that are tough to deal with, like sexism, feelings of inadequacy, body issues, and work/family balance to name a few. These things can be sneaky because they are often not out in the open, but they hide surreptitiously waiting to spring…

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The Question of the Day: What does it mean to be a woman?

When I was young, my grandmother would watch me pick up food for my plate. She would leer incredulously, “If you actually eat all of that, young lady, I will eat my hat.” I marveled at the phrase and accepted the challenge, forcing myself to finish every chosen morsel. My grandmother was a harsh woman,…

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Hope, Faith, Love and the Empath

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” -Emily Dickinson There is a constant shifting in this life between light and dark.  The external events that are happening right before our physical eyes can cause us to toss and turn. …

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Boobs, Butts, and Other Round Things

Women are obsessed with their bodies.  We are so preoccupied by them that I sometimes feel as if I am only a combination of the things listed above: boobs, butt, and other round things.  If it stopped there, if my constant focus on the elements of my body remained merely in the awareness of these…

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Single Mom Life: Invisible

This morning I attended a 5:30 am yoga class.  I love this class, but there is a woman in the class who breathes loudly, large intakes and out takes of breath.  She throws off my flow. I get annoyed and angry at the distraction. “Why can’t you be silent?”  I say in my head.  “Just…

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Single Mom Life: When You Decide to Eat All of the Dots

I called out of work.  I feel awful.  I feel like death.  I feel like eating this entire box of dots. “But you are on this healthy lifestyle thing,” my brain tells me.  “No processed foods; no alcohol; no dots.”  Yet here I sit, in the bathroom, while Jonah is in the tub.  I am…

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Single Mom Life: When You Get Defensive…

A Course in Miracles says that when you feel defensive, you should know this is your moment to see the illusion for what it is.  If you are feeling as if you have to defend some part of yourself or some greater idea, then your ego has you believing that there is an image of…

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