Making Friends with Your Inner Critic

We all have an inner critic.  I don’t care how well adjusted you are or how much inner work you’ve done.  You may go weeks or even months without hearing from her but one day, something happens and BAM!  There it is.  That old voice speaks up.  You know the one.  That voice that never seems to be satisfied no matter what you do or how you do it.

She burrows in little by little and if left unchecked she can take over your whole life.  But there is a way to get on her good side. Continue reading “Making Friends with Your Inner Critic”

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HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE EMPOWERED

What does an empowered woman look like?  In my search to find the answer, I came across many web-sites, books, blogs and magazines.  All dedicated to empowering women.  Why is this such a huge topic?

The dictionary defines power as “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events”. The example shown was “the idea that men should have power over women”.

And isn’t that it?  The idea that men should have power over women.  That idea has been around for centuries.  And because it was such a prevalent idea for such a long time, women came to believe they don’t have power.  Society adopted this idea as truth and although it’s been called into question repeatedly, the actual truth never really took hold.  Until now, that is.  Continue reading “HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE EMPOWERED”

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NEW PERSPECTIVE ON BEING A GODDESS

 

The other day I overheard a conversation between a young lady who was looking down the barrel of her twelfth birthday and feeling her age and a forty-something woman.  It went like this:

Young girl:  My birthday is on Monday.  I’m going to be twelve.  I’m getting old.

Forty-something woman:  Well if you’re old, what does that make me?  I’m ancient.

I, having recently turned sixty-something, naturally had to chime in.  “Well if you’re ancient, what does that make me?”  After a second’s hesitation, the answer came back, “You’re a Goddess!” Continue reading “NEW PERSPECTIVE ON BEING A GODDESS”

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