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Imagine A Woman

posted by Donna Henes

The last line of yesterday’s post, “The Decade of the Woman is Upon Us,” was “I’m imagining a world run cooperatively by conscious men and women. How about you?” What a wonderful segue to this well known and well loved […]

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The Decade of the Woman Is Upon Us – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

The Decade of the Woman Is Upon Us – ContinuedBy Marcia Reynolds Men created the companies, the leadership models and the systems that are breaking down in today’s world. Here in the United States, the rate of change is so […]

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The Decade of the Woman Is Upon Us

posted by Donna Henes

As we embark on a new decade, let us make resolutions to live in our sovereign strength. Let us claim, embrace and use our considerable power to create a world that is safe, sane, compassionate and sustainable. The article below […]

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Mining For Meaning

posted by Donna Henes

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, […]

The Sun

posted by Donna Henes

Blessings of the return of the sun to our (Northern Hemisphere) lives. The SunBy Mary Oliver  Have you ever seenanythingin your lifemore wonderful than the way the sun,every evening,relaxed and easy,floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the […]

Festivals of Light – Part 3

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is the Winter Solstice and all the multicultural goddesses and festivals associated with the return of the light. The Mayan Indians of Guatemala perform a flying pole dance, palo voladare, in honor of the old, indigenous pre-Columbian […]

Festivals of Light – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is the Winter Solstice and all the multicultural goddesses and festivals associated with the return of the light. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday, which has been celebrated during the solstice season since 1966 when it was […]

Festivals of Light

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is the Winter Solstice and all the multicultural goddesses and festivals associated with the return of the light. A common theme of solstice ceremonies everywhere is the burning of fires to symbolically re-kindle the dwindling sun. People […]

Soulstice Goddess

posted by Donna Henes

This week’s theme is the Winter Solstice and all the multicultural goddesses and festivals associated with the return of the light. Among the most archaic images of the sun is the brilliant radiance that clothes the Great Goddess. The great […]

It’s Damn Dark Out There

posted by Donna Henes

Congratulations to the winners of The Queen of My Self T-shirts:Lorna Lee, MIShari Glantz, ORMichelle Spitzer-Boyd, MAJeannette Prior, UTPhyllis Gabriel, CTWear them in pride! This week’s theme is the Winter Solstice and all the multicultural goddesses and festivals associated with […]

I Like Myself!

posted by Donna Henes

Dear Queens, Congratulations on another milestone! Today is the 150th post of this column. Can that really be? Time sure does fly when you are having fun. And I, for one, have been having a great deal of fun researching […]

The Queen You Are

posted by Donna Henes

Yesterday I posted the glorious “A Creed For Free Women” by Elsa Gidlow. The subtitle is “(and such men as feel happy with it.)” As it happens, many men feel happy with it. Real men, that is. Men who are […]

A Creed for Free Women

posted by Donna Henes

A Creed for Free Women(and such men as feel happy with it.) By Elsa Gidlow I am.I am from and of The Mother.I am as I am.Willfully harming none, none may question me. As no free-growing tree serves another or […]

The More Queenly I Become

posted by Donna Henes

Another post in the series of pieces about women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story. And many thanks to those of you who […]

A Woman Recognizes Potential in Herself

posted by Donna Henes

For the rest of the week, I will continue posting stories of and by women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story. And many […]

I Envision Only Positive Outcomes Today

posted by Donna Henes

For the next week or two, I am going to be posting stories of and by women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story. […]

The Power Of Awakening Your Authentic Soul

posted by Donna Henes

For the next week or two, I am going to be posting stories about and by women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story […]

True to Myself

posted by Donna Henes

For the next week or two, I am going to be posting stories about and by women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story.  […]

Confidence Queen

posted by Donna Henes

For the next week or two, I am going to be posting stories about and by women who stand firm in their sense of Self-worth. If you are such a woman, comfortable in your power, please tell me your story. Confidence […]

The One Flaw In Women

posted by Donna Henes

Women have strengths that amaze men….. They bear hardships and they carry burdens,but they hold happiness, love and joy.They smile when they want to scream.They sing when they want to cry.They cry when they are happyand laugh when they are […]

Native Sheros – Part 5

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 […]

Native Sheros – Part 4

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 […]

Native Sheros – Part 3

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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posted 6:00:11am Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

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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