The Queen of My Self

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, ritual expert, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

By Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post …continued from Friday, October 21st… With children out of the house, a couple’s growing incompatibility can become too glaring to ignore, said Amy Sherman, a Lake Worth mental health counselor and Sedacca’s sister. Together […]

By Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post After 40 years of marriage, Louise Cornet did something previous generations of women her age would have never contemplated, at least out loud. At age 61, she divorced her husband. He had changed so […]

By Amanda Chatel At some point, you reach an age where you can’t possibly, even if you tried, give any less of a fuck. You’re done with worrying about what others think, adhering to stupid-ass rules prescribed by stupid ass-people, […]

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 […]

This August, I was very lucky to spend two weeks at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. It is a venerable and prestigious retreat facility that supports artists, writers, musicians and other creatives to spend uninterrupted time working. And work […]

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 the ones who […]

by Joan Chittister Once again Sister Joan Chittister has found the perfect words to express what I have been feeling. –xxQMD   Evagrius of Ponticus, one of the early desert monastics, counseled young monastics: “First pray for the gift of […]

What distinguishes Queens is that they act with purpose and tenacity to further their own needs and desires as well as those of the greater good. Their courage in trying circumstances does not mean that they are not afraid, but […]

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. or Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.  Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it! This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. […]

A huge proportion of the world’s people are living in the vicinity of a volcano. Waiting for the second shoe to drop, as it were. Always aware of danger. Under the constant threat of fire — an uneasy truce at […]

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