Question of the Day: “What can you take away from Don Miguel Ruiz’s four agreements?”

Today I am thinking heavily about the third agreement: “Don’t make assumptions.” Ruiz writes that we are living in a dream, and we turn this dream into a nightmare every time we assume what others are thinking or feeling about us. Oh, is this so true for me. My empathic abilities, which always enable me…

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Advice to 30 Somethings from a Forty Something

After the past seven years, I am feeling pretty schooled in the ways of the world. In addition, this past COVID year and recent changes in my life have caused me to feel as if I have advice to give. You may be thinking what my qualifications are for giving you advice. Here is my…

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Question of the Day: “Is strong the new pretty?”

With everything going on in the news about women being attacked, women voicing their feelings of being unsafe, and even additional discussion of male harassment and violence against women, I feel like this is an interesting time for women in general. I must say, as a woman, I am surprised at the level of shock…

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Chaucer, My Father, and the Me Too Movement

My favorite of Chaucer’s tales was the The Wife of Bath’s Tale. During the Middle Ages, women were not valued or respected. Women were treated as property. They were not able to own property or be educated. Instead, women were fated to live lives of servitude to their husbands. Knowing history as I do, I…

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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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