September 30, 2023

Violence Against Women Improved?

Thank you Patrick Stewart! While I find the following article comforting and encouraging, the question I pose to readers is “Do you think it is enough?” Is the government really attacking women’s problems with the same ferocity as other minority issues, or is this a bandaid placed over a gaping would? On the other hand, […]

International Justice Mission

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION Recently, I talked with individuals who attend a Christian church in Roanoke, VA, which is actively involved in supporting International Justice Mission, and I became interested in spreading awareness about this commendable orgnization. The following information is taken directly from the website, I hope many will visit this link and look […]

Feminine Power Mastery Course

On July 6, 2011, I joined 200 women from various parts of the world in Mahattan Beach, California, to celebrate the completion of  Feminine Power Mastery, the Total Life Transformation Program. This nine-month course led by Katherine Woodward Thomas and Dr. Claire Zamit.  We spent six days in intensive seminars examining, summarizing, and planning next steps in our journeys […]

What is “The Girl Effect”?

When I was young, growing up in the South, I didn’t know any better. I didn’t comprehend that some of what I was experiencing was cultural bias, or societal oppression, or just plain prejudice.   As I grew older and wiser, I began to recognize choices I wish I had made but didn’t.  When I finally began turning […]

Mentoring at Hollins Emerging Leaders Forum

Remove Post I am pleased to participate as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders Forum at Hollins University, Hollins, VA,  on March 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Six area professionals will present information followed by small group discussions with mentors to exploring career choices and how to get where you want to go.

Speaking for Longwood University’s Author Series

I am honored to be among writers chosen  for Longwood University’s Author’s Series in Farmville, Virginia.  On April 16th, I will speak and read from my book Human Bridges published in 2009 by Plain View Press, Austin, Texas. As a Longwood alumna and former English instructor there, I look forward to speaking with students and residents about […]

Ways to Empower Women

Part of the struggle to overcome cultural oppression and to advocate change is to recognize and help victims.  I am constantly struck by society’s  ability to ignore them and focus on getting ahead.  That being said, progress is being made. With the internet’s wide  availablility and media attention, more and more ways to help are coming forward. Personally, I am compelled to continue writing […]

Feminine Empowerment

It seems to me that in this stage of my life the universe pushed me into this quest, the empowering of women,  which has become my mission. My guides declared I had spent enough years as an English educator and now I am to specifically teach women, myself included, how to make their lives better. I am sure  Wise […]

Stages in Your Life’s Journey

I just read The Virgin’s Promise: Writing Stories of feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening by Kim Hudson, wherein the author explains a woman’s lifetime journey to achieve her goals, dreams, and reach full maturation. Framing her book in the structure of writing a screenplay, she uses characters from film and literature to demonstrate the […]

Wise Woman Archetype

Wise Woman is a manifestation of  archetypal wisdom that resides in everyone. In my case, she first appeared as a character one evening when I was writing about an incident stored unprocessed in my mind for years. It  had  happened when I was in my teens but emerged when I was in my early forties. […]