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March 2011 Archives

The Vernal Equinox: Hatching the World Egg

posted by Donna Henes

If the Winter Solstice signals the birth of the sun, then the Spring Equinox exclaims the birth of the Earth — the resurrection of nature from the dark death of winter. The life, which has stayed hidden, in exile or […]

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The Nation’s First Mother

posted by Donna Henes

During the last presidential election campaign, we heard scant little about the woman who gave birth to and raised President Barak Obama. This is a shame, as she was an extraordinary woman, who rose from a simple past to achieve […]

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Shero Queen of Afghanistan

posted by Donna Henes

Benazir Hotaki’s lifelong work began when she was appointed as a teacher at the Malalai School in Afghanistan. She also served as the headmistress and principle of several schools in Kabul. During her career as an educator, she was awarded […]

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Shero Queen of Compassion

posted by Donna Henes

 Miep Gies, the woman who sheltered the Frank family and saved Anne’s diary for posterity, was born Hermine Santruschitz in Vienna to Christian parents in 1909. In 1920 she moved to Leiden to escape food shortages and was raised by […]

Sheroes of Women’s Herstory

posted by Donna Henes

As a follow up to our in-depth exploration of women’s relationship to power, I want to focus on highlighting some notable sheroes in women’s herstory. So for the remainder of Women’s History Month I will share the stories of some […]

Be A Queen: Own Your Power And Glory

posted by Donna Henes

Be A Queen: Own Your Power And GloryBy Oprah Winfrey Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and […]

Hero/Heroine

posted by Donna Henes

Congratulations to the three winners of a copy of The Queen of My Self in yesterday’s give away: Pegi Eyers, ON, CanadaPam Gifford, ORSheri Schultz, MA Hero/HeroineBy Rosalie Maggio, CA The words “hero” and “heroine” convey subtle — and sometimes not […]

Are You a Strong Woman or a Woman of Strength?

posted by Donna Henes

We have reached another mile-high-stone — 200 posts! I wish I could offer 200 free books as a celebration, but, of course, I cannot. However I am offering three to the first three women who contact me at thequeenofmyself@aol.com and […]

Transforming the Nature of Power – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

Transforming the Nature of Power – Part 2By Carla GoldsteinDirector of The Women’s Institute at Omega If we can become the transformers of power by cultivating a new way of being together in our everyday lives, then we help reverse the […]

Transforming the Nature of Power – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

    Transforming the Nature of PowerBy Carla GoldsteinDirector of The Women’s Institute at Omega Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, has brought to the world’s attention the need to radically change our relationship to power. To save our planet, we must […]

What Does Power Mean to You?

posted by Donna Henes

I turned the topic of power over to the FaceBook Queen of My Self Fan page: Q. What does power mean to you? What does it mean to have power? To be empowered? To wield power? To be a powerful […]

War on Women

posted by Donna Henes

My dear sister Queens, As you know, I have been focusing on women and our relationship to power. Queens, especially, have the very power that we need. That the world needs. We are mature, experienced, strong and brave. Plus, we […]

The Power of Networking – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

The Power of Networking – Part 2By Dr. Marcia Reynolds, AZ There’s another fear that stops women from leveraging the “who you know” chip: the fear of other women. Hewitt’s article says women worry that if they ask a male […]

The Power of Networking – Part 1

posted by Donna Henes

Dr. Marcia Reynolds’ passion is helping high-achieving women examine and strategize their full and amazing lives. Her articles are empowering and inspiring. I posted her article about women’s love of power last week. Here is another interesting piece about our […]

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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

posted 6:00:56am Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

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 »

Spring Cleaning
Happy Spring! 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, the rust of winter, a thorough spring

posted 6:00:14am Mar. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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