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The Queen of My Self
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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.

As Gladys, who returned to college while in her 50s, proves, maturing age can be a time to reevaluate and change courses. By Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, M.D. “Fish out of water,” Gladys said with pride as she took a seat […]

by Karen Ethelsdattar The first time I married I took my husband’s name for mine & added Mrs. I pulled it over my ears, a woolen cap, even when it scratched in warm weather. I was his falcon, hooded. I […]

Lately, like many of you, I have been waging an assault on clutter. I have been digging into the recesses of my closets, drawers and shelves and tossing, recycling and reclaiming my possessions. During this frenzy I came upon some […]

  Claire*, a 26-year-old professional in an accounting firm is an only child, the daughter of an unmarried mother. Her mother was ‘her mother’ until about 8 months (or more) ago when, out of nowhere, she turned into someone Claire […]

By Aimee Picchi If you’re a woman looking forward to a comfortable retirement, well, good luck to you. Women deal with three issues that don’t affect the majority of their male counterparts, according to financial education company Financial Finesse, which […]

by Mary Saracino Howling from the mountaintops wailing from the riverbanks scooping the moon into their waning wombs the old women know that lies kill, distortions maim, hope isn’t enough to feed starving babies, school the ignorant, put and end […]

by Kiran Manral We have a much better sense of who we are but perhaps, we’re just that little bit confused about where we’re headed to I had my mid-life crisis circa forty, and that’s around five years before the […]

By Amber A. Penrose   As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own best friend. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other […]

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By: Kara Irby A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase. Anne Barrett, sociology […]