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Mama Gena’s Stories

Exactly how I wrote a bestseller (and achieve anything else I want to)

April 24, 2018

I believe that everyone — every single person — has at least one really really good book inside of them. Not all of these great reads will get written. Some will get put off and put off and put off and … Writer’s block will claim others. Lack of confidence will stop millions. Or lack […]

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I’m not that woman!

January 31, 2017

I ran into a girlhood friend, Nancy. We had not seen one another in more than 40 years. She has a quiet life in the country, married to her childhood sweetheart, and working as a high school guidance counselor, in Vermont. In the last year, she and her husband separated, she battled diabetes, lost a […]

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Do you put yourself last?

January 17, 2017

Where do you fall on the scale of priorities in your life? Do you put yourself first? Or last? Would you cancel your plans with friends if your boss asked you to work late? Do you invest in yourself? Or give your all to others? Do you know how harmful that is? OK, I admit […]

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This is not a time to run away

November 29, 2016

My first response was “I can’t.” It was November 9th, the results of our election were incredibly fresh, and just three days later, I was to lead the Fall session of The Womanly Arts Experience, with 900 women. I felt wallopped. And I thought to myself, “I cannot do this.” I cannot stand powerfully in front […]

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4 Steps to Crash Through Your Upper Limit

September 27, 2016

Whew. Wowza. Last week’s book launch was seriously and no kidding the total highlight of my career, my life. What do you do when a dream you have been dreaming, slowly roasting, basting, tending, turning, and nurturing for 20 years, leaps to life and comes true in more glorious, fabulous, heart-opening ways than you could […]

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This is the day.

September 20, 2016

Oh, sisters, mine. I have been pawing the ground like a racehorse. Pacing back and forth in the wings, for a dozen years, waiting for this moment. My brand new book, Pussy: A Reclamation is hitting bookstores everywhere, today. Right now. This book has been burning inside of me for so long, waiting for the […]

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3 Keys to Creating True, Deep Sisterhood

September 13, 2016

  So, just a couple weeks ago, I packed my little pumpkin off to college. Now, as you probably know, or might suspect, there is nothing ‘little’ about packing your daughter up to send her off to college.  This is a really, really big moment in a mother’s life, and in an emerging young woman’s […]

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Sex ed? More please.

August 10, 2016

  I was at a dinner party with a gang of gals a couple weeks ago. Several of these women were in the process of raising teenagers. And of course, after a while, our conversation turned to sex. Specifically, the challenges of raising teens in a porn-infused world, where any kid who can use google […]

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Choose pleasure. (Especially when you don’t feel like it.)

August 3, 2016

  Picture this. You are in Paris, the City of Light. You have been promising your recently high school graduated daughter that you will bring her to Paris, on the occasion of said graduation. She is so excited that she asks to bring her best pal with her. You agree, thinking of all the fun […]

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What’s your living prayer?

July 6, 2016

  I have always been a huge fan of the holy. Ever since I was a little girl, it was a hobby of mine to explore places of worship, and try to understand where I fit in, what I believed, what it was all about. Holiness made me feel right at home. Like I belonged. […]

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