October 14, 2014

When your desire isn’t here yet – focus on this.

Driftwood

Driftwood. Heard of it? At the School, driftwood is what we look for whenever a woman is in the process of conjuring or creating a desire, but the desire isn’t exactly here yet. And – as far as I can tell – this is nearly all of the time. Because there are always desires, and […]

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October 7, 2014

6 Steps to Reinvention.

mamagena-reinvention

Hey there, I am the middle of an overhaul. An oil change.* A reinvention. Necessity, she is my mother. My girl is in 11th grade, and she doesn’t need me in the same ways she used to. We are actually going on our first college tour next weekend. I have separated my home and office […]

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September 30, 2014

Say yes to the impossible – here’s how.

mama gena

Let’s dive in. I have something I want to talk to you about. Something I am passionate about, and fierce for. I want to talk about your magic. Your creativity. Your mark. Your way. About how to take a dream and set it on its feet. About how sensual magic works. Magic that every woman […]

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September 23, 2014

The Technology of Love

mama gena speaking

It Is all Just a love contest And I never Lose. Now you have another good reason To spend more time With Me. -Hafiz Many people ask me how I started, where I started, when I started,  and why I started The School of Womanly Arts. When something is truly a calling, it has many […]

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September 16, 2014

Why you should absolutely AVOID this …

mama gena speaking at boot camp

Okay, let’s be honest: there is no woman alive who does not resist pleasure. I very nearly did not make it to a birthday party I was invited to last weekend because I really, really thought I had to unpack. The boxes in my bedroom were talkin’ to me. I had to shut those bad […]

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Driftwood. Heard of it?

At the School, driftwood is what we look for whenever a woman is in the process of conjuring or creating a desire, but the desire isn’t exactly here yet.
And – as far as I can tell – this is nearly all of the time.
Because there are always desires, and there are always different desires moving towards us.
As women, we are always on our way to some new and perfect desire.

This period of time, in relationship with a particular desire – when you haven’t gotten what you want yet – can be treacherous. Mama wants what she wants, and she wants it now. Right?

How do you keep your enthusiasm?
How do you keep your trust and your belief in yourself that the desire you’ve been longing for is indeed coming toward you?

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6 Steps to Reinvention.

Hey there,

I am the middle of an overhaul.
An oil change.*
A reinvention.
Necessity, she is my mother.

My girl is in 11th grade, and she doesn’t need me in the same ways she used to. We are actually going on our first college tour next weekend.
I have separated my home and office for the first time, and I am cultivating new friendships and rituals. Sally and I now do a workout and steam every Friday morning. Yes, I make time for that.
I am finding a deeper, purer, truer voice in this next book I am writing. Even more exposed, more true to my calling, more me.

And with this reinvention, I am finding that I can lose my sense of groundedness.
I am flying with enthusiasm one minute, and wobbly as un-jelled jello the next.

I know you know the feeling. How do I know?

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Let’s dive in.
I have something I want to talk to you about. Something I am passionate about, and fierce for.

I want to talk about your magic. Your creativity. Your mark. Your way.
About how to take a dream and set it on its feet.
About how sensual magic works.
Magic that every woman has.

Every person has it, actually.

Living magic. The magic of living your life as if you were a continually creating – and recreating – work of art. The magic of taking a stand to live your dreams and desires, on this earth, in your lifetime.
Which is not an easy row to hoe.

Because what is a desire, anyway? continue reading…

The Technology of Love

It
Is all
Just a love contest
And I never
Lose.
Now you have another good reason
To spend more time
With
Me.

-Hafiz

Many people ask me how I started, where I started, when I started,  and why I started The School of Womanly Arts. When something is truly a calling, it has many beginning points in your life, as I am sure that many of you have seen inside your own lives.

For me, one of the early points when I began to hear the call was when I was 14, and my parents took me and my brothers to Israel for a couple of months. I was miserable and I had nothing to do. I could not speak the language. So, I volunteered at the WIZO baby home for orphans and foster children. There, I found a language I could speak. I knew the language of babies.  continue reading…

Okay, let’s be honest: there is no woman alive who does not resist pleasure. I very nearly did not make it to a birthday party I was invited to last weekend because I really, really thought I had to unpack. The boxes in my bedroom were talkin’ to me. I had to shut those bad boys up and shake out the one that contained my dancing shoes.

Good times are way scarier and more unpredictable than good old reliable Hard Work and her best friend, Complaining About Stuff.

But, my darlings, in this crazy unpredictable world, there are so very many reasons to open a new box, and say yes. Yes to yourself. Yes to your womanhood. Yes to sisterhood. Yes to your own becoming. Yes to p l e a s u r e.

But, as usual, there are also, always, so many many reasons to say no, aren’t there?

In the spirit of fun, here’s my quick list of all the reasons you should definitely stay far, far away from me and Boot Camp this week! : )  continue reading…