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Owning our Power During Dark Times

The past few weeks have been difficult for me as I’ve felt my personal autonomy attacked and women’s hard-fought rights stripped from us. This time calls for us to feel and express our anger and call for women’s empowerment… and also to take care of ourselves, retreating inward when necessary. (i.e. grounding) Let’s process this together. It may …

A Shower is Not Self-Care, But These 5 Things Are

My friend recently posted Martha Ethington’s article “Women Tending to Their Basic Needs Is Not Self-Care” to her feed to remind us that a few stolen moments alone, such as a trip to the grocery store or a moment to pee should not be considered “self-care”. Being able to shower, refresh your household supply of …

Woman’s Search for Meaning

As we grow up, we each have a responsibility to make the most of our growing freedom. In the West, we champion financial and career achievement as a symbol of our success and progress toward the “American Dream.” But on the pathway towards that golden dream, if you are privileged enough to walk on that …

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Queen of Sheba, Seeker of Knowledge

The Queen of Sheba has been mentioned in many accounts as a wise woman, including the Bible and the Quran. According to both an ancient Abyssinian account of the Ethiopian royal lineage and the Bible, Queen Makeda of Sheba (Ethiopia) went to visit King Solomon, although different accounts give different reasons for her visit. Legend …

Release your anger in the kitchen

I like to gaze blankly out the kitchen window at the yard as I prepare meals.  Today’s prep involved vigorously massaging my kale. Massage is a not really the right word so much as scrunched, smashed and death-gripped. Thank you kale, for your hideous yet nutritious contribution to tonight’s meal (kale salad soooo spicy with …

self care, pt. 1

Self care prescription: solitude and company in solitude It’s time for a serious chat – beyond well-intentioned resolutions to a topic many of us have neglected for far too long. Self-care. There are many symptoms that present to indicate we have been guilty of self-neglect. Nagging loneliness, confusion, depression, listlessness, lack of purpose. Bitterness, envy, …