February 12, 2019

Everything worth having starts with desire. A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about how I planted the seeds for my relationship with my partner, Peter. And those of you who track with me on the regular know that intimate relationships do not come easily to me. From earliest memories, for very good reasons,...

February 05, 2019

Like oh so many of us, I am in the midst of another huge personal transformation. Transformations can look so many ways. Graduating from university. Beginning divorce proceedings. Shifting from one career to another. Having a baby. Sending a baby to college. Getting fired. Starting a business. Menarche or menopause. Women are amazing. We go...

January 22, 2019

I had a 90-minute video-chat Zoom meeting last week. Even though the meeting was with Melinda Cohan, an incredible colleague and collaborator I love and admire, talking about a project that excites both of us, I could feel my brain going splat by the end of the meeting. Splat. Not in a bad way. Just...

January 15, 2019

What is your inner pace? Your rhythm? Your flow? Do you zip around through your day, spinning way too many plates, kind of getting off on how many you can keep in the air? I know I can do that. We all get so many points for being busy. Or acting busy. It’s as if...

January 08, 2019

A little over two years ago, a new desire bubbled to the surface inside of me. I wanted partnership with a man. But, here is the balls and ovaries truth about me (and so many women). I would not know a healthy, happy, connected romantic relationship if I fell over one. Those of you who...

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December 18, 2018

Here’s what I do on the daily: coffee, stretch, music, dance, light candles, and pray at my altar. That’s the morning ritual. It’s how I do. I don’t know about you, but I do not wake up a ray of sunshine. I need to move things through. Every day. (And then some.) Being a woman...

December 11, 2018

Not long ago, an unexpected letter came in to The School of Womanly Arts and it took our breath away. We asked Mary Jo if we could share her story with other women, and she generously agreed. Here it is: At five and perhaps earlier, I somehow began to believe I wasn’t okay. I believed...

November 20, 2018

Here’s the routine: I wake up, put on the coffee, light the candles on my altar, pray, dance, journal, and then make an oat milk latte. ​​​​​​​ I am centered and grounded, inhaling the fragrance of the coffee. Warmed on the inside by each sip. Ready to meet the challenges of my day. But, a...

November 13, 2018

How sensual are you feeling right now? I will give you a hint; if you are repulsed by the question — and a majority of women reading this will be repulsed or made uncomfortable by this question — then, you are somewhat (or totally) cut off from your sexy. Which is interesting. Because, as women,...

November 06, 2018

The single most profound change that I am noticing amongst women, today, is a more overtly shared experience of something that happened to me, as a child. ​​​​​​​ And continues to happen to me now, as an adult. And, if you are reading this note, I am certain it happens both to you, and for...

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