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The Queen of My Self

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January 1970 Archives

Native Sheros – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

On Thanksgiving, we always tell the story about how the native people helped the pilgrims to survive and ultimately thrive in the new world. This is well and good, but there are so many other inspiring stories that could be […]

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Native Sheros – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

On Thanksgiving, we always tell the story about how the native people helped the pilgrims to survive and ultimately thrive in the new world. This is well and good, but there are so many other inspiring stories that could be […]

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The Feast of Life

posted by Donna Henes

I am woman, a seeker after truth, knowledge and Wisdom One who travels secretly, inwardly, on this journey of life, One who seeks to know the Feminine, Who seeks to know the Divine. I hunger and thirst for inner truth […]

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The Queen is Ever Grateful

posted by Donna Henes

Look below for my Thanksgiving gift to you.* Greetings of gratitude to all my sister Queens and ladies-in-waiting everywhere. This daily blog has been a great joy to present, and your comments, your confidences, your confessions and your creative contributions […]

The Queen of Thanksgiving

posted by Donna Henes

Sarah Josepha Hale was born on a farm in 1788 in Newport, New Hampshire. Her early education was provided by her mother and her brother Horatio who taught her what he had learned at Dartmouth. Later on, Hale was self-taught. […]

The Power of Perspective

posted by Donna Henes

When we allow our Selves to expand and grow, when the situations of our lives start to flow, when the going is good and the living gets easier, it seems only natural to be thankful. But what about all those […]

Two Queen Events of Interest

posted by Donna Henes

Many women send me announcements of upcoming events and occasionally one or two stand out as being of special interest to Queens. Here are two events, both taking place on December 2, 2010. One is in Brooklyn, NY and the […]

Farewell to the Chief Queen

posted by Donna Henes

In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi and to celebrate her release, and with a nod to Election Day, this week’s theme is admirable women leaders of democracy. Farewell to the Chief Queen Wilma Mankiller the first female Chief of […]

The Queen Who Would Be President – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi and to celebrate her release, and with a nod to Election Day, this week’s theme is admirable women leaders of democracy. The Queen Who Would Be President – Part 2 Her candidacy attracted […]

The Queen Who Would be President – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi and to celebrate her release, and with a nod to Election Day, this week’s theme is admirable women leaders of democracy. The Queen Who Would be President – Part 1 Victoria Woodhull lived […]

Tribute to the Queen of a Democratic Dream

posted by Donna Henes

In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi and to celebrate her release, and with a nod to Election Day, this week’s theme is admirable women leaders of democracy. Benazir Bhutto  June 21, 1953 – December 27, 2007 Benazir Bhutto, twice […]

Hail The Martyr Queen of Myanmar

posted by Donna Henes

On Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese human rights and democracy leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and folk shero was released from the house arrest in Myanmar that has kept her a prisoner for much of the last twenty […]

I Am a Divine and Beautiful Being

posted by Donna Henes

I AM A DIVINE AND BEAUTIFUL BEING. I CHOOSE TO LIVE EACH MOMENT WITH APPRECIATION ANDCOMPLETE ACCEPTANCE OF MY OWN DIVINITY AND BEAUTY. I CHOOSE TO APPRECIATE AND ACCEPT THE BEAUTY IN ALLBEINGS AND THE PERFECT DIVINITY IN EACH MOMENT. […]

Being Pleased With Your Self

posted by Donna Henes

I recently received this wonderfully refreshing letter from a sister Queen who is definitely pleased with her Self: …Despite the anticipation and the promise of something potentially special, he was not attractive to me. And I think that’s important — […]

Mirror, Mirror

posted by Donna Henes

Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the […]

Happiness Increases With Age!

posted by Donna Henes

 Despite all of the loss associated with aging: the ability to reproduce, physical strength and agility, pigment in our hair, elasticity in our skin, our children at home, our parents, and on and on, the results of a large Gallup […]

Queen of Rock and Roll

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones. Queen of Rock and Roll I recently saw Tina Turner’s 2008 concert, supposedly the last of her career. She was 68 years old and she took my breath away. She was backed […]

Slow Dancing with the Queens

posted by Donna Henes

Here are some stunning Queens of a certain age, dancing from deep within their souls. These sinuous, sensual women move the way water does. Or silk charmeuse. In waves of slow flow like lava. Fiery molasses. Their ecstatic expressions are […]

Dance, Dance, Dance

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones.To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.– Agnes De Mille I see […]

La Mariposa, Butterfly Woman

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones. La Mariposa, Butterfly WomanBy Clarissa Pinkola Estes …To the visitors, a butterfly is a delicate thing. “O fragile beauty,” they dream. So they are necessarily shaken when out hops Maria Lujan. And […]

Queen of Bellies and Shimmies

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones. My friend Kay is the official folklorist of Brooklyn. A couple of years ago she organized a month long Arab music festival. One of the evenings was a belly dance extravaganza, which […]

Never Underestimate an Old Girl

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones. Talk about Electric Crones. Check out this 90-year old Red Hot Salsa Mama and start dancing! It is never too late and you are never too old. You were wild once. Don’t let […]

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