The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The incredible shrinking woman cheats herself, and others by taking up less space in the world. Practiced at speaking too quickly, or not at all, mumbling, apologizing, even whispering. Playing it safe, because she is embarrassed to stand out, or ask for too … Continue reading

The Seduction of Design Curves

Design begins within us. A human need to replenish, be reborn, and find joy in our surroundings . Nature is stunning in all her outfits. Including the woman’s form. When I saw these photos on my friend Veronika Miller of … Continue reading

Finding Sanctuary on Independence Day

Happy Independence day! Hopefully you are planning a celebration in your own style Take time to be joyful and pause to reflect on what freedom of speech means to you  Those immigrants and Indians who battled, won and gave ground … Continue reading

Speaking up is hard to do

“Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.” Stephen King I had a good giggle when I stumbled across this quote.  Mostly because it stands out.  All the other quotes by men … Continue reading

Polite Power Rules

December is gathering in to spurt to the end.   A rush of holidays to have us celebrating and making merry.Yet for many women, behind the festive wear and frolicking, lingers a sadness. The longing to express herself without hurting others, … Continue reading

Is Politeness for Sissies?

“Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.” ? Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt has it right.  For most people being polite is pretending  I don’t think pretending is necessary. There is immense power in allowing other people to have their say, … Continue reading