We are powerful women. We are heart filled women.
We are women of integrity and insight.
And we have hidden our lights under a basket for too long.
Now is our time to shine and share. So we start with each other.
And the ripples flow outward.
If Everyone Could Just Love Each Other… I think it would be like the vision I had one night. Partly awake, partly still in the dream, I started crying because I was so grateful for the loving people in my life. People who have supported me, forgiven me, encouraged me. Good, loving, kind people who are traveling a purposeful road in life. These people have helped me become the ME I am today. Then I thought about people who have created turmoil or unhappiness in my life and thought, “They are just as much a piece of me as the others. I am grateful to them also.” A family member struggling with mental illness and drugs. Another who found fault with everyone, including me. Old bosses who didn’t appreciate my contributions to the corporate world. My list grew. How about a man in prison? A woman in Africa dying of AIDS? A … Continue reading →
For my mother, your mother and every mother who ever was and will ever be. The Fairy Mound “He’s a hero,” they say, When a great deed is done, By a giant, a knight or a lord. But a mother’s love, For her newborn child, Is mightier than any sword. She went to the mound, The Fairy Mound, To rescue her stolen child. She went to the mound, The Fairy Mound, Without weapons, fierce or wild. ‘Twas gifts she brought, Made by her hands, To buy back her child fair. A robe of feathers, Soft and white, Embroidered with her hair. It bought her way, Into the Mound, Filled with the Fairy Folk. The King of the Fey, She had to face, And this is what she spoke: “I made a harp, Of hair and bone. Hear now its lovely sound.” And when she plucked Its golden strings, Song filled … Continue reading →
If I Could Make Anything Grow on a Tree, It Would Be… The Seeds of Change Anyone can reach out to this tree, at any time. All they need do is desire change, trust, put out their hand and the seed they most need, the one that is for their highest good, will drop into their hands. The seed is not identified. It is revealed only after it is planted and begins to grow. If the person continues to be open, the Seed’s message will be revealed as it takes its form. Someone who only sees life in black or white, wrong or right, their Seed of Change will become a flower in magnificent shades of grey. Someone who believes they have no worth, their Seed becomes a flower whose beauty is beyond price. Someone who is ostentatious and constantly seeks attention, their Seed becomes a simple weed. A prickly person … Continue reading →
Do I Set, Respect and Maintain My Boundaries? YES! There is a cold, clean and clear core at my center that calls out its name–ME. It has always been there, though for decades I did not hear it as strongly as I do now. My awareness of it began in my early 30’s when I was taught the difference between being self-centered and selfish. My cultural teaching had told me that being self-centered was instead selfish. I “should” think of and do for others before myself. My new definitions allowed me to begin building healthy boundaries for myself and recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others. Some boundaries are easy to establish: “That’s my stuff. Don’t touch it!” Others are not. My boundary between the time and effort my children wanted from me or what I thought they deserved from me: Oh, that has been a tough one. I hesitated … Continue reading →
How Do I Use My Green Thumb or Personal Magic? I DO have a green thumb. For decades I used it to nurture and grow indoor plants and outside gardens. I even had a Plant Doctor business for a while, before kids. Is it magical? It is if you believe that Science is simply Magic Explained. The Secret to Successful Gardening is: Read, research, take classes, observe successful gardens first. Learn everything you can BEFORE you plant and always be willing to learn more. Prepare your soil properly. Choose plants that “call to you” and require as much or as little care as you want to put into them. Plant your plants in the right place at the right time. Consistently water, feed, prune and most of all, love them. Put your garden to bed when it’s time and trust they will rebloom when it is their time. The Secret … Continue reading →