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Sometimes it’s just a huge accomplishment to get where you just got to.
Like, if you haven’t worked in a while and then you land a way big gig, there is a huge fat sigh of release.
This sense of relief and accomplishment when you hit a big goal, is huge. And not to be underestimated in any way, shape, or form.

Damn girl, you did it, you got there, you made it.
Congratulations.
That is huge.

And yet . . .

I have noticed something about the nature of woman, in these many years of teaching women’s empowerment to thousands upon thousands of women of every age, shape, size, and background.

Getting there is never ever enough for a woman.
Getting there bores her…

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So . . . he starts to kiss you in a way that makes you feel like he is a bull…

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Who among us has not reached for something with heart, soul, blood, and guts, and ended up trounced, trammeled, and…

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Hi.
How ya feeling?

How many times a day do we get asked that question?

And how many times a day do we…

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Before we get into today’s post, I wanted to share a video feature on me that just came out in Best…

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Darling,

“How am I supposed to feel turned on and in love with my life, when I spend so much time…

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Trying to be hero? Uh-uh.

How do we know that we’re successful in the world?

One of the aspects of a patriarchal culture, like the one we…

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I got what I wanted.
Exactly what I longed for.
At the precise moment that I wanted it.
Wow.
Life is amazing.
I am amazing.

Who has ever had the opportunity to say those…

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There are so many ways for a woman to ‘go for it’. From bold and blazing balls of public fire, like Hillary Clinton or Beyoncé, to quieter but…

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Do you know what it feels like at the precipice of a huge sea change in your life? Ever been there?…

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Ugh, Indecision.

It is so easy to make the same choice over and over and over again.
Making a bold decision and stepping into something new is almost impossibly difficult.

Usually we have…

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Has anyone ever told you to just get out there and FEEL?
FEEL loudly?
WEEP uncontrollably?
RAGE like an angry lioness?
HOWL like a bitch in heat?
Cry MORE?
SCREAM your head off?

What women…

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Running on empty?

Have you ever felt so done in?
That you just could not.
Not even.
One more step.
I mean, really.

See if you can find yourself here:

  • “I am utterly depleted. How…

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This Valentine’s day I’m thinking a lot about sisterhood.
And the tender, irreplaceable, fierce love that’s possible and necessary between women.

I fly close with my flock.
There would be no…

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Are you dimming your light?

Is your light on or off?
Right now.
Take a quick test: Do you feel flush with enthusiasm? Beautiful? Strong? Confident?
Good. Then your light is on.

And, ummmm….
If you are annoyed…

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I’m not that woman!

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…

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Do you put yourself last?

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…

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Whew. Wow. We did it.  
Welcome to a brand New Year, my darlings. 2017 is here. And so many of us are thinking– perhaps now, more than ever—about what…

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Leadership is an inside game.

If I were to drill down to the very bluest part of the flame, the hottest truest mission of The School of Womanly Arts, it’s about feminine leadership.

It…

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This is not a time to run away

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…

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