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By VIRGINIA POSTREL I admit it. When I was growing up, my father called me “Princess.” Routinely. Even when I was in high school. This was strange, I now realize, and not just because I was more nerd than girly-girl. […]

  NR: What, exactly do you mean by Queen? DH: The Queen is a woman who is still energetic with youth, yet wise with age. She is confident and beholden to no one. She thinks, speaks, acts for her Self […]

It is summer, hot and horny, and I am on a roll. So I am going to continue this theme of beauty, attraction, seduction, sex, love and self-love until I run out of content — or steam, whichever comes first. […]

—from Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life by Joan Chittister “Remember, Joan, you can’t ever really run away from anything,” my mother taught me. “In the end, you only take yourself with you.” At that […]

Several of my recent posts have been about the Self, including “What Exactly is the Self?” in which I wrote, “The Self is the sum of all of our parts, and holistically, it is greater than the sum of all […]

The art of extreme self-care, it seems, is all about making choices–every day, in large and small ways–that support you and your highest interests. Without fail or apology. “The minute you catch yourself saying ‘I have no choice,’ you need […]

  by Lenore Horowitz I love plenty so much more than less, that generous expanse opening, lifting outwards, wheels of petals, new green leaves. So much better than closing down, pulling inward, inside the husk of things. So off with […]

  By Joyce Rothman Low self esteem and the desperate need for approval has plagued me since childhood. Never thinking I was enough, surely everyone else knew better than me what I should do or how I needed to act. […]

By Michelle Morris Spieker Roles in society are expanding more and more. We strive to accomplish, manage, organize, direct, and star — all in an attempt to make our lives richer, fuller, more meaningful. Yet as we look outward for […]

  By Alicia Keys For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden myself. It might have started in school when I realized that I caught on to things a little quicker, and teachers started to show slight favor to […]

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