“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brene Brown When I came across this quote about authenticity, the first question I asked was why we […]
“Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any country. If it were, the laws would lose their effect, because it can always be pretended.” Thomas Jefferson Introduction The quote by Thomas Jefferson, that starts off this piece, is rooted in a more ancient principle of Roman law. Roman law states,”ignorantia juris non excusat” or […]
“Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.” Janet Louise Stephenson We need to lead authentic lives. All of us are in trouble if we do otherwise. We will be deeply restless and unhappy. This will be our reality, unless and until we choose to live authentically. The False Past I lived with […]
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Shelley Men In my world, there are two types of men. The men whom I so admire and respect. These men, who see women as equal, women as adults with desires and dreams and hopes, with choices we are entitled to […]
“Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.” — Alfred A. Montapert Listen. I am following the January 6th Hearings. I am drinking in information about the Capitol attack and the consequences to follow. The Attack In my years as a single mother I had to count every penny. When my […]
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” Tim Fields Bullies. They are more common than we’d like them to be. These people invade our space, sap our emotional energy and just generally ruin our days. When You Meet a […]
Substitutes to Helping Our Children We have failed our children. We have used objects and symbols as substitutes. As substitutes for being there for our children. For teaching them the important things. Like the difference between wrong and right. We have used objects as distractions from true empowerment. Empowering our children to face life and […]
Introduction It took me waking up one morning and finding that I could not stand up. Despite my urgent need to go to the bathroom I could not move. I was heart-broken when I was given the diagnosis. A Growth in the Body It was a disease with no cure. I had a growth in […]
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