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The #1 Key to Bold Confidence (and All That’s Possible As a Result)

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They say that fortune favors the bold.
But what if there is nothing really bold going on right now?
And worse still—what if I think I actually have no bold?
And what if I am right?

I like to think of myself as an avid student of bold.
As an educator and thought leader, I have studied boldness and women for 25 years.
I have been preoccupied with the question of why so many women seem to have such a limited ability to access their power and voice—that nothing they do seems to ameliorate or resolve. 

Another word for bold might be confident.
Or perhaps, passionate.
Enthusiastic, certainly.

Watching the Olympics this summer, we got to see a lot of women who were all those things: bold, confident, and passionate.
And then we got to see the step that follows all of that: accomplished.

The fun of the Olympics is watching all of that come together, especially in the body of a woman.
I cried every time a woman won.

Because I know how hard it is for women to find the courage to take the step into risking their passion and building their confidence, in a world which does not really support women to be bold.
And these Olympic athletes’ innate boldness got so very favored with fortune.

But as a whole, our culture is programmed to keep a woman small.
And as a result, we see a staggering lack of confidence amongst women and girls. And it is infuriating.
My life’s work, and my brand new book, is my deepest effort to change that.  

If our girls cannot get a handle on their innate outrageousness, how can they give voice to their truth? How can they impact a world that deeply longs for the impact of the feminine?
And what about ourselves, as grown up adult women?
Who have not ever had the support that we have needed to take those outrageously bold steps in the direction of the dreams we keep inside?

Over the years, I have met so many thousands and thousands of women who are not living into the furthest reaches of their dreams and desires.  

Maybe they have the job they want, but they are not making the salary they deserve. Maybe they have the salary they want, but not the relationship they long for. Or they have spent so many years striving to keep up and catch up, that it’s now too late for motherhood. Or perhaps they have compromised every which way. Or maybe they are just working too damn hard to make it all happen for everyone else, to have any left for themselves.  

Pussy: A Reclamation is the antidote to a shelved dream, and the secret key to open the locked door of any desire that any woman has ever longed for.
Why?
Because once a woman gets plugged straight into her no-kidding-let’s-not-f*ck-around power source, she can circumvent years of compromise and living small, and head straight to the top, jump to the front of the line, and slip behind the velvet rope of boldness.
Where, yes, even her fortune is favored.
Which is really the whole point of life.
As I state in my new book: 

“The solution for the epidemic of powerlessness among women, which neither great success nor higher education is able to solve, is simple: reconnecting a woman to her pussy. Just as pussy is the source of all human life, pussy is the source of each woman’s connection to her own life force, her voice, and her sense of internal power. When a woman turns on her pussy, she is actually turning on her life force and connecting to her divinity.”

My life’s work has been about creating this very pathway for women: the missing pathway out of victimhood and into our own inherent radiance. A pathway that does not depend on anything or anyone, but rather places the power firmly in a woman’s own hands. When she designs, and then lives, her own destiny, a woman naturally sets right everything wrong in our world. But the first step is the most crucial—she has to get right with her own pussy. More than right. She has to turn on the most disparaged, maligned, and unknown part of herself.

What does that look like, even?

Well, let me give you an example. I am a late bloomer. I did not really start riding horses until I was well past the age when most people are hanging up their saddle and bridle. But I have always had a secret dream to ride in a horse show. I know, I know, it’s kind of crazy, kind of silly, kind of pointless. But dreams often look that way, at first.  

I was all signed up for a small local horse show last week, but my daughter came down with a colossal case of mono and strep, and she needed me.  

When I was finally able to return to the barn, my teacher informed me that the only horse show left, was the Hampton Classic. And that the enrollment for that show had closed a month ago.
But, remember.

I not only read Pussy: A Reclamation, I wrote the book.
So, I don’t let little things like rules or reason, get in the way of my desires.
And I took myself over to the office of the Hampton Classic and explained that I had utterly missed the deadline, and I was probably way too old for this nonsense, but, it was my deepest dream to be in a horse show, and could they please possibly put me in.
And guess what?
They did.

So, I promise to keep you posted on my bold adventure.

But only if, in the comments below, you share the dreams and desires that you have.
What longings have you put on hold? Where have you held back? Or, where are you boldly going that no woman has gone before?

xo,

Regena_grey_sg190

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  • Jana September 8, 2016, 5:43 am

    Dear Mama Gena, I live in Germany and have been reading your newsletter for several years now. You wrote in your last blog you would share special information only if I write about my longings here:
    I want to finally live joyfully: I want to travel, sing, play, and have fun with my daughters. I want to learn to grow flowers in my garden and enjoy gardening as connection with Nature instead of dreading it as yet another household chore. I want to dress more colorfully. I want to reconcile with my mother who has led a very unhappy life and fiercely rejected and treated with hostility every man who ever wanted to live me. And, a very deep and specific longing: I want to sing with others on stage and feel that stronger, brighter flow of life that comes from within and makes time and space feel endless in that moment (I sing with a choir and enjoy it, but it´s too “serious”, and the magic I mean happens with fewer voices listening really carefully to each other and creating a magic blend. Most preferably in a setting that would make others dance?!). The blending of voices with others and with instruments that feels both free and deeply connected, that feels like joy itself flowing on its own but also through me. I know what that feels like from singing on stage just a little bit over 30 years ago, but I was too lacking in courage and self-esteem to find a way to sing more or to make space for joy, self-acceptance and ease in my life. I became a “successful” lawyer and then, a judge. I have worked hard and keep working hard to be able, as a single mother of two girls, to provide for the three of us. But now a severe eating disorder and depression have been threatening my older daughter´s life for two years. I struggled with a (milder) eating disorder as a teenager, too. I never learned to seek and accept pleasure for myself. Oh, how I want my daughters to grow up experiencing joy, finding joy in themselves, self-confidence, pleasure both in everyday moments and in pursuing their boldest dreams. And I, too, want to catch up on what I missed out of for the last 40 years!!!
    Thanks for your inspiring, bold work. I am looking forward to reading your book.

  • Marie Gualtiere September 5, 2016, 8:08 pm

    My boldness lies in pursueing desires not deemed aged appropriate. I am a baby boomer blasting stereotypes of what it is to be a mature woman, i.e., take a staircase two steps at a time, pole dancing, free fall upside down roller coasters. Also it is fun being innapropriate. I am especially looking forward to Paintball with the teeny boppers and the 20 something he man studs. Won’t they be surprised when I zap them, jump, drop and roll and then another zap. I am so looking forward to Paintball.

  • Gillian September 2, 2016, 12:28 pm

    Thank you. I can so relate to this piece. I was able to reconnect with mine after I realized that it’s okay to pursue what I sense is my purpose. Now I’m bigger and bolder than ever!

  • Nai`a NEWLIGHT September 1, 2016, 5:28 pm

    When I retired from “director of school,” in ’08, I was at a loss to find meaning in retirement, not playing golf, bridge or tennis. So, I boldly asked the Universe for a Mission, because I knew I still had it in me. When the Universe didn’t answer, I asked again… and again… and again; I asked every morning, every afternoon, and every night. After nineteen months, the Universe answered, and the answer changed my life! It went something like this: if it truly takes “two pillars to hold up the sky,” then, perhaps the reason our civilization is off course is that one of those pillars is being continually hacked, eroded and despoiled. Of course– that was it! I understood that the only possibility for correcting humanity’s unsustainable trajectory lay in restoring the female voice to the equation. But, how?
    Once I had the Mission, I had to find a solution. Having lived abroad for many, many years, I had missed a lot of the “feminist” revolution, and knew nothing about the “Goddess.” It has taken my more than three years of intense study (an equivalent PhD in Women’s Studies) to provide that solution, and that solution is the core of my forthcoming book, “Femaling Our Future,” and my new life.
    Congratulations on “Pussy”! I’ll be there on the 20th, cheering you on.

  • Michelle O'Shaughnessy September 1, 2016, 4:29 pm

    Dear Regina:
    I have been a fan of yours for years and I believe that my pussy is the center of my power and creativity. I have lived that way since I read your first book 10 years ago but I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer and I can’t seem to reconnect with my pussy since I got diagnosed. I can’t wear my jade egg anymore and I feel that we are disconnected. How do I get us to be reconnected again. I miss her and I miss my power.
    Thanks,
    Sister Goddess Magical Michelle

    • Marie Gualtiere September 5, 2016, 9:41 pm

      SG Magical Michelle
      An idea: Pussy is you. You are not two separate entities. Try loving your cervix along with its altered cells that have gone amiss. Just as you and Pussy are not separate, neither are you and your cervix separate and neither is your cervix and its altered cells separate. You are all in this together. In Love there is oneness, In Love there is no disconnection. So I think that in loving what appears to be unlovable you will come to feel connection to Pussy. This can also be applied to other dynamics within outselves and also ourselves in community.

  • Pamela Paisley August 31, 2016, 9:17 am

    Hello!

    Good luck with your horse show! Yee Hah!

    My comment is about your daughter and her Mono/Strep virus, as a long time sufferer of this virus, I wanted to suggest investigating alternative healing methods for her, there are support groups on facebook, lots of vitamins and supplements to explore to boost your immunity, healers without a medical degree!

    At 52, my boldness is taking control and assuming responsibility for my own health

  • Serina August 30, 2016, 8:28 pm

    Hi MG,

    I’ve been reading you for some time now, but I never really took the time to listen to my pussy and what she was telling me. Consequently, I ended up marrying a wonderful man who has kids. I am not a kid person. I spent 7 years trying to make myself a kid person, and only made myself anxious and unhappy as a result. So I took a deep breath, and told that wonderful man that I wanted a divorce. I was no longer willing to sacrifice my desires, happiness, or sanity for the sake of children. I will be filing for divorce and moving to South Carolina (I currently live in CT) in the new year. And I am utterly terrified, panicking about money, and at the same time, exhilarated by this change. I humbly ask you and my fellow SGs to send some good energy into the universe, that I may harness it and expand it. Much love 🙂

    p.s. Yay for the horse show!! I’m sure you were fabulous.

  • Maree August 30, 2016, 10:55 am

    To create my online space & make my documentary about women, our cycles & the power that we have been forced to forget for so long.
    Good luck with the horse show!
    xx

  • Deborah Smith August 30, 2016, 2:19 am

    Wahoo Regena, a green horse in the Hampton Classic. Way to go Goddess. Bought your book -can’t wait- and will be at the National AAZK Conference in Memphis during your release party. So I am crossing my fingers that that live link you gave us will also be taped so I can watch it after hours.
    I feel flat out of “bold”. Always had it before. I hope it comes back. Maybe the Cheetahs and Leopards in S. Africa will recharge my batteries. I brag swamps, trinities and SCs every day. I am super grateful to have a bridge job that pays me $40/hour. I deeply desire a new job as good as the last with fair pay!xoxox

  • Yvette August 29, 2016, 11:08 pm

    I love how the universe knows what I need and that’s how I felt after reading your blog. My dreams are so many and as I’ve just hit 49. I’m feeling a sense of loss about a long standing dream that was coming to fruition right before the kids came and it’s now 15 years later. I get teary every time I see someone perform on “The Voice” or “Xfactor” wondering if it’s too late me. I broke out into song tonight down in my office just to “get this out of me.” I know that I my voice touches people and makes them feel good inside but don’t see how that kind of life (a singer touring the world and leaving my family) could really work.) I’m also on the precipice of relaunching my life coaching business so, where does this “dream”, the one that makes me experience a euphoria and joy like nothing else as when I’m performing. It feels good to share my secret longing with you. Thank you.

  • Leslie W August 29, 2016, 8:31 pm

    Mama you have done it again- struck a cord that vibrates through all of us and tunes us into (taps us into, tunes us into, turns us into) such a power source. Thank you! I can’t wait to read your book! And good luck at the Hampton Classic- I hope you’ll share the video!

  • Michele August 29, 2016, 6:07 pm

    Looking forward to your book….

    My lifetime dream has always been to dance!!! Like choreographed performance type dance… I’m almost 44, so when I was little I wanted to be a Solid Gold Dancer. Then one of Janet Jackson’s background dancers – or a Fly Girl.
    I’ve also always wanted to write a book…
    I just recently started taking wheel-throwing pottery classes, though, so my new dream is to get “good enough” to be able to start selling some of my creations!!! 🙂

  • penelope August 29, 2016, 3:52 pm

    Hi Mama Gena

    You rock my world!

    I decided to get a low paid job to just pay for my expenses now. Mind you, I have been working for the past 3 decades in IT, in very toxic environments and my pussy was so depressed and disgusted. So…I decided to follow her desires and…going to write a book and a business plan for a wellness center focus on children and women empowerment. I believe boys need to be empowered too because they need to learn how to respect girls’ pussys and adore them and treat them as goddesses. so…it has been scary and exciting journey… i cry a lot and i laugh a lot at the same time- sometimes i feel i am going crazy…also, i talk a lot with myself out loud- it helps to build friendship with myself. Also, I have fired my boyfriend- I was becoming a sex slave and dedicating my time and energy to him and raising his little adorable son all for free….He invited me to live with him to help me out and he was going to charge me rent!!! Amazing…plus he gave me an engagement ring that belonged to someone else who gave him back…wait a minute…what’ a fuck is going on here!!!! I took myself to Italy for 2 weeks- i cried and laughted there a lot….but i went to a re-birth therapy and the guy told me I will survive now that I am back to baby…small steps!!! so i have a brand new pussy…and this new pussy is not for sale!!!!! she deserves the very best, minimum_ being adored, respected and treated as a Queen! and for now, I am doing lots of self-caring, going to start working out 2 hours a day to match my new bronzed pussy and be my best version. and heal and heal and heal what caused me to set my pussy of the past for sale….I still not sure why i accepted so much abuse from man…and why i was attracting this men that are not into make my pussy happy and jealous of my potential and not supportive at all of my desires…perhaps childhood issues…i don’t know anymore…i am taking slow now…every day,, little victories-and being with myself is my best company!!!

    The first sign of deep healing is to be conscious of the situation and the traps…and just keeping up with building my confidence again again again when i fall…so I keep going- and trying not to take myself too serious and laugh at the situations…they are funny…i am funny too…heheh

    Looking forward to reading your new Pussy book.

    Again- You rock my world!

    Penelope

    • Yvette August 29, 2016, 11:14 pm

      Penelope – you are on fire! It’s wonderful to see a woman who listens to what her inner truth is saying! Good for you! Keep talking to yourself (I do it too and it’s wonderful). You are amazing!

  • Barbara J. Simon August 29, 2016, 3:37 pm

    These past two days were the most beautiful weekend of the summer – and I had plans to go to the Renaissance Faire – in full costume! But on Friday, I heard from a woman who I had sent one of my curriculum proposals – based on my book “Singing – Body and Soul.” She asked if I could sing a Diana Ross song at a seminar she was leading on Monday morning. I’d never sung this song before, but it looked fairly simple, so I said yes – and waved goodbye to my weekend with knights in shining armor. There was no usable Karaoke track on YouTube, so I also had to learn the piano part, and record it to sing to. The performance was this morning (to a room full of 350 people!). Not only did the singing go well, but I also had a personal introduction to the Superintendent of schools in my town. I offered her the one copy of my book that I’d brought with me (along with several studio newsletters talking about my singers’ whose songs are being played on 3 radio stations). She accepted it graciously and enthusiastically. Never expected this event to open such a door for me. Bold feels good!

  • Samantha August 29, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Hi!

    I was served with divorce papers by my husband of 23 years on Mother’s Day. I have worked a part-time job for 12 years. I am still struggling to figure out how I am going to keep a roof over my and my daughter’s heads as my husband seems determined to leave me penniless, but I am slowly starting to grow stronger. I am at the point now where I am cautiously optimistic. I just started writing the divorce book I wish I had had to help me through all of this and I am in therapy once a week, which has been tremendous. I get so much strength and encouragement from you! Thank you!

  • Cori McGraw August 29, 2016, 2:44 pm

    The Hampton Classic is a big deal. That is amazing that you had the boldness to enter the Hampton Classic as your first show. I love it! Thanks for showing me that we can do anything, and we don’t always have to follow the unwritten rules about starting off small.

  • Jean August 29, 2016, 2:17 pm

    I have always been dancer at heart, so looking for ways to do that I passed my White Belt for Nia at age 64, got tired of the scheduling, and the effort it took to learn new stuff, so “retired” last spring, age 71. Now, I totally miss it, and am thoughtfully considering reframing it so I can still dance. Glad to know that I’m not crazy, but need to ask for support, I’m so out of the box! My passion is seeing women of ALL ages dancing with abandon.

  • Petrice Wideman August 29, 2016, 1:54 pm

    My dream is to travel around the world teaching people about other cultures and how to have positive, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with people who are different from themselves . I was bold and did my very FIRST Cultural Competency training at a school in Rhode Island and the participants LOVED IT!!! It was awesome. But promoting my services and being honest about my dreams/ desires are still a big challenge for me so I’m working on my improving my bad-ass boldness^_^.

  • Rachel Preston prinz August 29, 2016, 1:13 pm

    My comment is less about the dreams and desires I have, which are currently being re-written (by me), but an approach that I took for a while to life that supports your going to the Hampton Classic office and asking for what you wanted.
    When I lived in Vail several years ago (in my thirties), my bestie and I tried something for a year. No matter where we went, or what we wanted to do, if they didn’t offer, we asked. Not on the menu? Ask. Want half of what they offered? Ask. Couldn’t find “the thing” at the only place that might have it? Ask. What we found was that of the 100’s of things we asked for, almost 85% of the time, we got what we really wanted. And we didn’t (always) work our cute little flirty selves that we use to manipulate people in the process. We just asked, flat out, for what we wanted. It was SO empowering!
    I need to reinstate this way of being. My confidence has taken a few too many hits over the past little bit, and I don’t do it anymore. And I regret it.
    So thank you for the reminder!

  • SG Lovely Rita August 29, 2016, 1:04 pm

    Of course the show secretary let you enter! How could they say no to Mama Gena and her desires? I get my way a lot with clients because I tap into “the power of pussy”. I have not perfected it. It’s a work in progress.
    Riding horses and horse showing are not frivolous! It is not crazy or pointless. I loved showing as a kid. I miss riding. It is on my desire list. For now I am happy running the office for three horse veterinarians. I get to hear of our clients show and rodeo successes, and I congratulate them on their accomplishments. Even if it’s just getting around the ring!
    I have my ticket for your book unveiling! See you in September!

  • Amy Pachowicz August 29, 2016, 12:53 pm

    I own a yoga studio; I teach 8-14 classes/week. For me that is bold because I am naturally introverted. But I have a vision of creating a granting program for artists that is funded directly from the art market. I need to connect with art investors and technology specialists. I don’t know how to make that leap. And I keep seeing this bi-coastal artist residency program based in Jacumba CA and upstate NY. Bringing those visions into reality feels bold and inspiring to me.

  • Sue DeSalvo August 29, 2016, 12:36 pm

    My favorite quote is “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. ” I’ve heard it credited to a number of different people. Regardless, I truly believe this quote. I am bold, I ask for what I want and I don’t mince words. If you don’t ask the question, the answer will always be no.

    My goal was to own a home by my 50th birthday. I purchased my house when I was 48. I reached out and asked for advice on financing, realtors, movers, etc. Even though I was thrown a curveball in the form of breast cancer during this time, the whole process was pretty seamless. It was perfect timing and now I have the home I want.

    Congratulations on your horse show! That must have been a total blast!

    xoxo
    SG Sue

  • Rayma August 29, 2016, 12:35 pm

    Hi MG! I’m happy for your accomplishment and going beyond what the rules and reasons told you! I’m desiring to have a flourishing business and having it advance faster than I’m told is possible <3

  • Mali Gesmundo August 29, 2016, 11:57 am

    Regena – Wonderful, outrageous, enviable Regena. Thank you for those amazing strides you make beyond verboten locked doors. I didn’t weep on viewing American Olympiad winners, worse… I heard myself saying I will never be a winner! Now on reading your entry today – I am grateful for your voice. I cannot wait for your book party. I may cry on that occasion. There is hardly a course I’ve taken, besides your own 101, Mastery costs beyond what my lack of self-confidence will permit me. I’m still dreaming, even if I have not the foggiest idea what my dream is… With love, xxM

  • Donna August 29, 2016, 11:54 am

    Your blog in my inbox was very timely. I was just getting ready to share some marketing materials on a class I am co-teaching titled “The Great Story Coaching Program” which has been profoundly transformational for me and for my work as a business and life coach. I have studied with the teachers who created it at Lucid Living for many years and am now part of the team to help bring this to the world. Despite all I know and all I do to help others find their voice I find myself feeling small when it comes to asking people to sign up despite knowing the gift it can be in their lives! Your message re-ignited me and reminded me that it takes boldness, vulnerability and courage to speak ones passion and invite others along. You are a walking talking example so thank you for my dose of empowerment this morning!!!

  • SG Jules August 29, 2016, 11:46 am

    Thanks for your letter on Bold Confidence ! Just perfect to read RIGHT NOW as I’m sitting here absorbed with my preparation to go back to school, teach and, at the same time, be a student again ! I ordered your book !! Thanks for writing it, I’m looking forward to reading it, :). Have a blast your horse show.

  • Dimitra Doupi August 29, 2016, 11:31 am

    Amen! And Awoman! And soooo glad!!
    Can’t wait to read the book, but mostly happy it is written and especially lived by more of us.
    I was recently told by a older, white, successful businessman (in response to my sharing of some difficulty I was experiencing with a male client who was trying to pull out of an agreement) that: “your problem is that all males want to fuck you and you actually like the drama and play of it all”.
    Solid. Male. Factual. End of Story.
    Or is it?
    HELL NO! My inner boldy said.
    As a result the agreement with client was reached. I am less angry with men, with me , with the process AND I get to improve on the premise.

  • Julie Foster August 29, 2016, 11:20 am

    Thank you! Yes, you can do anything you set your mind to! I’ve been empowered for over a decade now and the one thing most notice is that …. I’m happy.
    At 52 now, I’m starting a new job … Because the job I took (with high hopes) devolved into utter unmanaged hell. Looking around I realized that most envy me … Make and female … Both sexes are lacking empowerment. I also realized my bosses at this old job are hesitant to be “bosses” towards me … Because I don’t demure and I speak my mind, respectfully always 😉
    Everyone needs to be empowered …

    Excited and hopeful for the new adventure that awaits as always … Even at this age, at ANY age you can totally ROCK! <3

  • Karen Fitzgerald August 29, 2016, 11:17 am

    P.S. To Jane Wyker? YOU GO GIRL! You are modeling for us all:)

  • Karen Fitzgerald August 29, 2016, 11:16 am

    Regena, you are doing the Hampton Classic? I am chuckling with delight, seeing your hair flying in the breeze as you and your stallion surge to the finish line!!!
    Meanwhile, my boldness just took me to level 2 of Tantra Teacher Training in California. AND last week, I made a first connection on Twitter with a famous producer in Hollywood, because I want to get my work on television!!! This boldness is so related to the work I’ve done at SWA. Meanwhile, I can’t wait for the book and the book launch event!!! Congrats, Babe! xo Glitzy

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:56 am

      karen.
      darling.
      the classic is not a horse RACE. 🙂
      it’s a horse SHOW.
      you know all about putting on a show….it’s what you do best.
      xo
      mg

  • Rachael Treasure August 29, 2016, 11:15 am

    Go Mama G on your pony! Horses are the greatest reflection of our own inner energies and so many women are returning to them as mentors to help us step up to be brave and calm! I’m so proud of you. My horse taught me to be bold, be a leader and stop being so scared and apologetic! YOU have taught me to own my pussy power… to the point where I have a book due for National release here in Australia about women reclaiming agricultural food systems. Around the world women have been sidelined from agriculture because of corporations and men with big machines that rape this planet… the bigger the plough the bigger the penis. Time to say stop! In the lead up to the publicity campaign where I will be a voice for Mother Earth and mother’s trying to feed our babies clean food I will be channelling all your Mama Gena boldness. Thank you Mama G! Enjoy realising your dream of a horse show!!
    Love Rach x

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:54 am

      rach-
      this sweet vulnerable earth so needs you!!
      i am so grateful to you for the work you are doing.
      xo
      mg

  • Susan Bernardo August 29, 2016, 11:04 am

    I know I have boldness in me, and I’m resilient. Since my husband had a baby with another woman 6 years ago, I’ve been through divorce, resdiscovered my inner goddess AND inner flower child, which helped me launch a dream career as a children’s book author (my first picture book in 2012 was inspired by my separation anxiety and grief over missing my sons due to shared custody and was funded with a Kickstarter drive – leading to my second picture book, co-authored with LeVar Burton, which is on the Space Station and was read aloud by Michelle Obama!). And, I have a sexy supportive new soulmate at my side. Despite these accomplishments, I’m still trying to develop enough boldness to publish by novel for teens and have to pep-talk myself through a lot of deeply ingrained “I’m not enough” chatter in my head. Your blog is such a great reminder to feel myself strong and beautiful and powerful, and to keep tapping into that deep source of feminine inspiration and power. Thank you!

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:53 am

      one word: badass.
      or is that two words? 🙂
      xo
      mg

  • Erin Carere August 29, 2016, 11:01 am

    You go, Mama Gena. I am so inspired by you! For years I was a bold bada$$ rebel just to be a rebel- you know- fighting the power but detached from desires. What I’m learning from you these last few years I have followed you and read your work is how to have the courage to be a bad a$$ gal fulfilling my ACTUAL desires- the ones that scared me and whispered to me in the night. It’s an amazing adventure and I LOVE that we are in this together, all of us goddesses of every stripe! xoxoxoxo Erin

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:52 am

      we truly are all in this together, erin.
      i am so grateful to have you by my side.
      xo
      mg

  • Leelee August 29, 2016, 10:53 am

    In my first Mastery I had an idea to create a garden-themed restaurant, a beautiful space for exquisite food and tea, events, workshops, and natural inspiration. I have since boldly quit my corporate job and started the first iteration of my business, a small piece of that ultimate vision that I desire.

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:51 am

      wow!! leelee! you are bold!!!!!
      xo
      mg

    • SG Laura Marie August 29, 2016, 12:13 pm

      Mmm. Can I come? I’d love to eat at your restaurant? I love to eat at places that transform you to another time and place. I wish for more restaurants that make you feel beautiful while you’re eating there. Best wishes!

  • SG Jane Wyker August 29, 2016, 10:52 am

    Thank you for your boldness, Regena! You are awesome!!! I look forward to hearing about your your experience at the Hampton Classic!

    Your truth telling and boldness supported me to write my first book at age 80 — Soul Selfish: The Awakening of a ‘Good Girl.’ It is my dream to inspire women all over the world to claim their authenticity, power and greatness as I claim my own.

    Tonight is my first live interview with Ira Joe Fisher at the Ridgefield CT Library! I will carry all of you with me as I share my story and encourage others to step into their dreams.

    With much love and gratitude,
    Jane

    • Wendy Meyer August 29, 2016, 11:12 am

      I love the title of your book! Is it available for purchase? I too just finished writing a book and am on the adventure of finding a publisher.

      Thanks for sharing Jane, I am always so inspired to be reminded that it is never too late to start something.

      Wendy

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:50 am

      you go, janey jane jane!!!
      love you!!
      mg

  • Jacqueline Peterson August 29, 2016, 10:51 am

    Wow! I CANNOT wait to read this book….it’s so relevant! Thank you!

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:50 am

      thanks, jacqueline. i got an advance copy today from hay house. (thank you!)
      and it is gorgeous. i can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
      xo
      mg

  • SGMaggie August 29, 2016, 10:47 am

    Are you a jumper or hunter rider?
    Have ridden in Hunter Field @ Classic, sending you love, power and a great round!

    • mama gena August 29, 2016, 11:49 am

      hi sg maggie-
      thanks for asking. i am a hunter rider. we were in the equitation class. my horse is a baby- he is only 5, and it was his very first horse show. he was scared of everything- the trucks, the tents, the other horses, the vendor carts, etc. and i was nervous, too. but, we did it! and i am so proud of us.
      we got no ribbons, but, we went for it!
      xo
      mg

      • Karen August 29, 2016, 2:25 pm

        Pussy rules the world. when you see a woman living her truth, it’s because she knows this and claims her power. I can’t wait to read your new book! The timing is perfect and more relevant now than ever.

    • Cori McGraw August 29, 2016, 2:47 pm

      SG Maggie,
      That is awesome that you have ridden at the Hampton Classic! Very impressive. I do jumpers in Arizona. At Creation last year I shared the story of randomly taking my horse (whom I had never showed) to Thermal last year and popping into a class, which we ended up winning. Crazy!