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Nourishing Relationships Interview Part II

posted by Donna Henes

The conversation continues: NR: What, exactly do you mean by Queen? DH: The Queen is a woman who is still energetic with youth, yet wise with age. She is confident and beholden to no one. She thinks, speaks, acts for […]

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Nourishing Relationships Interview Part I

posted by Donna Henes

Last week I was the guest of Rosemary Lichtman and Phyllis Goldberg, authors of Courage and Lessons Learned: Reaching for Your Goals and partners in their practice, Nourishing Relationships for a virtual book tour on their blog, Nourishing Relationships. The […]

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New Declarations of Queendom

posted by Donna Henes

Here are some recent Declarations of Queendom from readers of this blog, as well as The Queen of My Self Facebook page and my monthly Ezine, The Queen’s Chronicles. Hail to the Queens! New Declarations of Queendom: Love, love, love […]

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Daughters of the Witching Hill

posted by Donna Henes

Last month I took a much-needed vacation in a small cabin on the Maine Coast where I did very little besides sleep, dream, read and eat for an entire week. I read four books in six days from my overgrown […]

The Purposeful Queen

posted by Donna Henes

From Rosemary Lichtman and Phyllis Goldberg:   Please join us anytime on Wednesday, August 25, when Donna Henes stops by our blog, www.NourishingRelationships.blogspot.com. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, popular speaker, and award-winning […]

Empowerment

posted by Donna Henes

Several weeks ago I asked the question “What does power mean to you?” This piece about the empowerment of women was sent to me by Kali Fyre, a sister Queen and reader of The Queen of My Self. It is […]

What Do You Have Time For?

posted by Donna Henes

Just as I posted the article about Mercury Retrograde, I received this message from Sister Joan Chittister. It is a great follow up. I have taken the editorial liberty of changing all the “Gods” to God/dess. What Do You Have […]

Blessings for a Smooth Mercury in Retrograde

posted by Donna Henes

Mercury, the planet of communication enters its thrice a year retrograde stage on August 20 and will remain in a backward momentum, as it were, until September 12. Mercury in retrograde has a very bad rap. I should know. As […]

Astro Queen

posted by Donna Henes

CONGRATULATIONS!!! To the 3 winners of the Third Anniversary Book Give Away: Linda Null, North CarolinaKali Frye, New HampshireMeredith Sterling, Texas *** Astro Queen Hypatia of Alexandria was a brilliant, eloquent and beautiful Hellenized Egyptian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and […]

Celebrating Three Months

posted by Donna Henes

Happy Anniversary! Today marks three months that I have been writing this Beliefnet blog. During this time and through this connection, I have been delighted to meet some really wonderful, interesting, accomplished Queens. It is my hope that these articles […]

AAADD: Know The Symptoms

posted by Donna Henes

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. orAge Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder.Somehow I feel better even though I have it! This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden.As I turn […]

The Liberation of Letting Go

posted by Donna Henes

Here are some wise words from Queens: Letting Go Takes Love To let go does not mean to stop caring,it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off,it’s the realization I […]

What Do You Need to Release?

posted by Donna Henes

What do you need to let go of? I asked this question to the many Queens who have joined the Facebook page of The Queen of My Self.* Here are some of their responses: Q. What have you have already […]

House Cleaning From the Inside Out

posted by Donna Henes

A thorough house cleaning, internal as well as external, is a fabulous way to delineate the purpose of our lives. Letting go of the inessential creates an elegant order to our existence. An orderly house always seems like the invitation […]

Letting Go of All that Does Not Serve

posted by Donna Henes

On my birthday last year, a friend presented me with a gorgeous amber necklace that she had gotten in Russia twenty years ago before she immigrated to the United States. Though she felt that it did not suit her, she […]

Peace Pilgrim: Step by Step

posted by Donna Henes

Today is Nagasaki Day. Last Friday was Hiroshima Day. Sixty-five years ago, the United States dropping atomic bombs on these two Japanese cities killing upwards of 245, 000 people. The tragedy of these war bombs — and of all the […]

Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

posted by Donna Henes

We are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. We have united as one. Ours is an alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children and for the next seven generations to […]

Saving Mother Earth

posted by Donna Henes

SAVING MOTHER EARTHby Mary Saracino A single day in April isn’t enoughto honor our Mother, save the planetthat is her body, restore her ocean womb,revitalize the atrophied arms and legsof her continents, remove the smogfrom her pristine lungs, replenish all […]

More Eco Sheros

posted by Donna Henes

 Wherever I travel there is always some sort of local environmental nightmare, be it chemical waste, medical waste, nuclear waste or garbage waste. And wherever I travel there is always a women, usually a woman of a certain age, who […]

Eco Sheros

posted by Donna Henes

These Queenly Eco Sheros are amazing women, all. They  inspire me. I hope they inspire you, too: Wangari Maathai, Kenya (1940-) Environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt movement in Kenya In 1977, in response […]

Eco Shero Foremothers

posted by Donna Henes

I have always believed that if it is at all possible to save our planet Earth from the destruction that we have wreaked upon Her, that if it isn’t already too late, then it is we — women of a […]

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Interview with a Canadian Queen – Part 2
QMD - When you imagined yourself as a woman in her middle years, how did you imagine your life to be? Is it? I am 62, so I am past my middle years. When I was a girl or even in college everyone thought I would never marry or have children. I ...

posted 6:00:53am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Interview with a Canadian Queen – Part 1
I recently attended a talk by Canadian author Catherine Gildiner and was quite taken with her good humored wisdom. When I read her book, After the Falls, I was hooked. She graciously allowed me to interview her and I would like to share her ...

posted 2:16:57pm Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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