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Have A Love Affair With Your Self

posted by Donna Henes

A great way to pamper yourself with the attention and affection that we all crave — that we lavish on others, but never think to give to ourselves — is to have a love affair with your Self. These exercises […]

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Two More Declarations of Self-Esteem By Queens

posted by Donna Henes

The Empowered Woman The Empowered Woman, she moves through the worldwith a sense of confidence and grace.Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom. Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation and the life she leads […]

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Two Declarations of Self-Esteem By Queens

posted by Donna Henes

My Declaration of Self-EsteemBy Virginia Satir I AM ME In all the world, there is no one else exactly like meEverything that comes out of me is authentically meBecause I alone chose it – I own everything about meMy body, […]

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Love Your Self

posted by Donna Henes

I stumbled on this blog was delighted at what I read there. As you know, Self-love is a major ideal for all Queens to aspire to. Loving our Self is the foundation for Self-esteem, Self-confidence, Self-identification and Self-fulfillment. And it […]

Blood for Bread

posted by Donna Henes

At the harvest, one can easily imagine that the Earth Goddess has offered up Her life in the form of the fruits of the land, and that in doing so, She commits the supreme sacrifice. She expends all of Her […]

The Full Harvest Moon Queen

posted by Donna Henes

The full moon that occurs closest to the equinox in the fall, the huge, orange Full Harvest Moon is the most spectacular of the year. Because it rises right on the horizon just as the sun sets, it assumes a […]

The Autumnal Equinox

posted by Donna Henes

The Autumn Equinox today ushers in the dark season. The season of diminished light. From now until the Vernal Equinox, six months hence, the nights will be longer than the days. Shade and chill prevail. The year, the season, the […]

Summer Before the Dark

posted by Donna Henes

Doris Lessing’s wonderful book, Summer Before the Dark is as insightful, articulate, and compassionate an account of the process of a midlife woman’s transformation into the Queen of Her Self that I have ever read. She was 64 when it […]

Birthday Pleasures

posted by Donna Henes

Yesterday was my birthday. Those many years ago, I was born on my mother’s birthday. As a child, I was absolutely enchanted by this bit of information. Did I come all wrapped in ribbons, I would ask? Were there balloons? […]

Terms Of Endearment Or Disrespect? – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

Here are more responses from readers to Natalie Angier’s article “Just Don’t Call Me …,” (New York Times, Week in Review, Aug. 29, 2010): To the Editor:Having said “ma’am” all my life to be polite, I read “Just Don’t Call […]

Terms Of Endearment Or Disrespect? – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

Continuing from yesterday, here are responses from readers to Natalie Angier’s article “Just Don’t Call Me …,” (New York Times, Week in Review, Aug. 29, 2010): To the Editor:I have to wonder how many women surveyed in your “completely unscientific […]

The Politics of Polite – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

Continued from yesterday, Just Don’t Call Me …By Natalie Angier If ma’am is meant as a verbal genuflection to power, the message is lost on many real-life powerful women, like Senator Barbara Boxer, who told a brigadier general to refer […]

The Politics of Polite – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

The following article by Natalie Angier appeared in the New York Times last month. It certainly struck a chord in me. Or should I say, a sore point? Just Don’t Call Me …By Natalie Angier Classes are now underway at […]

Conversations with the Goddess

posted by Donna Henes

Another book that I read on my retreat on Mt. Desert Island in Maine was Conversations with the Goddess: Encounter at Petra, Place of Power by Dorothy Atalla. I had been meaning to read it for some time, but you […]

Your Thoughts on Aging

posted by Donna Henes

Between this blog, The Facebook The Queen of My Self fan page and my monthly Ezine, The Queen’s Chronicles, I get a lot of comments from women everywhere who are transitioning into their own powerful potential as a fully sovereign […]

Message from the other Queen

posted by Donna Henes

To: The citizens of the United States of America From: Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby […]

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. Q. What have you have already released and what do you still […]

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 […]

Labor Day Time Out

posted by Donna Henes

On Labor Day, I thought I would honor non-labor, non-work, non-doing — just being. And I plan to celebrate on my back. On the first page of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins; his character calls in “well” […]

African Queen

posted by Donna Henes

    Perhaps nowhere in history were women held in higher standing and regard than in Mama Africa, the birthplace of humanity and the world’s first great civilizations, with its preponderance of matriarchal and matrilineal societies. “You know that in […]

Questions From Readers

posted by Donna Henes

The Nourishing Relationships interview concludes with an open Q & A: NR: Now it’s time for our readers to have the opportunity to connect with you personally: Q. Thanks for your encouragement. I’d like to think of myself as a […]

Nourishing Relationships Interview Part III

posted by Donna Henes

And the conversation herewith concludes: NR: Can you tell us more about response-ability? DH: Response-ability is the willingness to encounter each person, situation, event, and emotion with an open heart and an open mind, so that we can respond to […]

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The Queen of Excuses
By Carol Nissenbaum My favorite episode of The Twilight Zone featured Burgess Meredith as a man who longed to read all the books in the world, but didn’t have the time. I was young and don’t remember the whole thing, but the upshot of the story was that the world came to an end and the man wa

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Mining For Meaning
The shamanic assumption from which I operate is that every person has her own significant mission in this lifetime: her own path, her own dreams, her own symbols and sensibilities, her own visions and designs, her own way of learning, her own personalized hard-won lessons. That we each have our own

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Life Begins at 42
Saint Hildegard’s Guide to Becoming a Midlife Powerfrau By Mary Sharratt We live in a youth-obsessed culture. The cosmetic industry pushes wrinkle creams and hair dye on us while celebrities resort to Botox and surgery to preserve an illusion of eternal girlhood. We live longer than ever befo

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

De Sancta Maria
Hail to you, O greenest, most fertile branch! You budded forth amidst breezes and winds in search of the knowledge of all that is holy. When the time was ripe your own branch brought forth blossoms. Hail greetings to you! The heat of the sun exudes sweat from you like the balsam’s perfume.

posted 6:00:55am Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Nature, Our Mother
In the beginning, there was woman. And she was versatile. She breathed, she stretched, she strode, she sat, she foraged, she trapped, she planted, she cooked, she ate, she bled, she danced, she laughed, she slept, she dreamed, she played, she prayed. She made art, she made ceremonies, she made love,

posted 6:00:25am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

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