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The Queen of My Self

The Queen of My Self

January 2011 Archives

Heart and Hearth

posted by Donna Henes

Winners of a copy of The Queen of My Self: Kathy Elkind, MAJoanna Matherson, WIYvette Rivera, CA Enjoy! Let us take a break from our ongoing explorations of women’s relationship to power. This week the posts will focus on the […]

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The Power of a Woman

posted by Donna Henes

We have just surpassed 175 entries! See below for information about a book give away.** Here is another response to my call for ideas and stories about women and power. Thank you, Tiffany. The Power of a WomanBy Tiffany Mitchell […]

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Pretty (Damn Powerful) in Pink

posted by Donna Henes

I wrote this for the March 2009 issue of The Queen’s Chronicles. It stirred up quite a bit of interest and two goddess temples, The Goddess Temple of Qrange County in California and the Southern Oregon Temple of the Goddess […]

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Women and Soft Power in Business

posted by Donna Henes

 Here is an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review that adds another dimension to this ongoing exploration of women’s relationship to power. Women and Soft Power in BusinessBy Vineet Nayar The leadership of women in politics, business, and society is […]

The Queen: Lioness of the Psyche

posted by Donna Henes

After putting out the call for thoughts and stories about women’s relationship to power, I received this note: Dear Donna, In a marvelous synchronicity, my latest blog post, which came out this morning is about the exact same thing: how […]

Shine a Light on Winter Darkness

posted by Donna Henes

 Even though the post-solstice days are getting longer — by approximately two minutes a day — the accrual is so gradual that we don’t really notice it for quite a few weeks. In the meantime, most of us grow quickly […]

I Just Stood Up for Myself

posted by Donna Henes

Here is a response to my request for empowerment stories. Thank you, Mambo Queen, for your candor and your courage. Good for you! I Just Stood Up for Myself…And It Feels GoodBy Mambo Queen My ex-husband has been putting the full-court press […]

Hell In Paradise

posted by Donna Henes

Hell In ParadiseBy Yoko Ono This is hell in paradise,We’re all asleep or paralyzed.Why are we scared to verbalizeOur multicolor dreams? When will we come to realize,We’re all stoned or pacified,While the boogie men organizeTheir multilevel schemes? Underqualified for love,Overqualified for […]

The Mighty Queen

posted by Donna Henes

The mighty Queen, the great and wise, brave and compassionate woman ruler, the reigning commander of Her domain, is an expansive, expressive, accessible, energetic archetype who represents a mature female power, authority, responsibility, and influence worthy of our emulation. There […]

We Are Women of the Air

posted by Donna Henes

We are women of the airWe are the breath of lifeWe are the winds of changeWe speak our voice to life We are teachers of the truthWe are students all our lives We are scholars and seekersWe are storytellers of […]

A Woman’s Guide to Power™

posted by Donna Henes

I am fascinated (obsessed) by women’s relationship to power. It is the subject of my next book.* The more I see, the more women I speak to, the more I realize that that relationship is on shaky ground. It is […]

Say Yes

posted by Donna Henes

 Say Yes  By Andrea Gibson    when two violins are placed in a room  if a chord on one violin is struck   the other violin will sound the note   if this is your definition of hope  this is for you […]

Entertaining A New Year

posted by Donna Henes

This fall I went to the 60th birthday party of a very old and dear friend. Due to budget constraints, the venue was the back room of a very funky bar. The refreshments consisted of pitchers of beer and sangria […]

Let The Resolutions Begin

posted by Donna Henes

 Let The Resolutions Begin By Midlife Crisis in Process  The thoughts and ramblings of a middle age woman who is beginning to realize life requires you to make tough choices that don’t always bring happiness. Let me start by saying right […]

What Is Right With You?

posted by Donna Henes

What Is Right With You?By Kim Mailhot, NH So my amazing friend, Paula, from Little Scraps of Magic, is participating in the Reverb10 writing prompt challenge to examine your 2010 and to set intentions and focus for the New 2011 year […]

Clean Sweep

posted by Donna Henes

Dear Queen Mama Donna, This has been the year from hell. I feel used, abused, and grimy. My entire life has gotten out of control. In my depression I have even let my normally orderly house go. My family is […]

We Shed The Skin Of One Year

posted by Donna Henes

Here is a lovely New Year poem by a talented and wise sister Queen. New/YearBy Mary Saracino, CO We shed the skin of one yearlay bare the fragile bonesof fresh dreamsour serpentine souls slither forwardwe know the way by heartby […]

Happy New Year!

posted by Donna Henes

New Year is a return to the eternal beginnings. Back to where there is only hope and promise and enthusiastic, well-intentioned energy. Back to the original big bang back seat cosmic conception. Back to the future. New Year is the […]

This Is A Test

posted by Donna Henes

Dear Sister Queens, Beliefnet has had a bit of a techno glitch and my blogs have not been posted as per normal this week. So sorry about that. This post is a test. We hope to be back to normal […]

Previous Posts

Cleanliness
In winter, we spend inordinate amounts of time inside, dwelling, stewing, stagnating in enforced inactivity. When our hibernating energy finally re-awakens in the spring, it is with a pronounced case of morning breath. After the dust, the must, ...

posted 6:00:19am Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

The Heart Is The Home of Wonder
By Edie Weinstein, PA www.liveinjoy.org Breathe in the warmth of this place, allowing yourself to feel a sense of welcome It is your own love, your own beauty that beckons you inside How long has it been, since you have crossed this ...

posted 6:00:01am Apr. 15, 2015 | read full post »

Breaking the Taboo about Menopause
Kim Cattrall talks on Canadian TV about Sensitive Skin, her new television show: Kim Cattrall talked this week about why she wants to give a voice to women our age and the changes and challenges we face. Kim Cattrall is becoming something of ...

posted 6:00:57am Apr. 13, 2015 | read full post »

When Life Throws You A Curve Ball

By Daina Puodziunas Many of us reached midlife with highly developed multi-tasking skills—we figured out how to juggle many balls in the air.  Then life decides to start throwing us curve balls! They come out of nowhere and can easily ...

posted 6:00:42am Apr. 10, 2015 | read full post »

The Back Story
It is now over ten years since the publication of The Queen of My Self. This anniversary has sparked introspection, provoked evaluation and evoked some amazing memories. Seizing My Sovereignty Back From Hostile Capturers I was, of ...

posted 6:00:15am Apr. 08, 2015 | read full post »

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