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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 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 […]

By Carol Tandava  …continued from yesterday’s post… I read once that any emotion, fully and honestly experienced, will always return to love (i.e. positive emotion). So if something upsets me, I can usually find something in myself — some belief […]

Olya Melen, Ukraine Environmental attorney Olya Melen is a firebrand attorney who used legal channels to halt construction of a massive canal that would have cut through the heart of the Danube Delta, one of the world’s most valuable wetlands, […]

Amrita Devi, India Founder of the Shipko Movement in defense against deforestation Amrita Devi organized a large group of peasants from 84 villages in Rajasthan in an effort to protect the forests from being felled on the orders of the […]

The Queen’s Court is a gathering of sovereign women of a certain age — our dear peers — who graciously offer information, guidance, inspiration and encouragement to each other. We Queens know what we know. And we know a great […]

I have taken this ongoing discussion about the definitions and descriptions of Queendom to The Queen of My Self Page on Facebook. What does being a Queen mean to you ? As a little girl I wondered what it would […]

2015 was an especially, devastatingly, brutal year for so many people everywhere. So much anger, so much illness, so many disasters, so many deaths. An astonishing array of exceptionally vicious violence perpetrated upon untold millions of innocent folks going about their […]

by Judith Orloff, M.D. For over twenty years as physician, I’ve witnessed, time and again, the healing power of tears. Tears are your body’s release valve for stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and frustration. Also, you can have tears of joy, […]

By Carolyn Lee Boyd The end of December is almost upon us. As we celebrate more familiar traditions of rebirth, renewal and the return of the light, let us not forget ancient Egypt’s Goddess Isis. As you may know, Isis […]

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