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Burnt out, fried and crispy

I just turned in the second draft to my editor, and I am gearing up for the third and final round of edits for this book, which had been busting a hole through my soul for several years.

And I gotta say, this bitch is burnt, fried and crispy.

Even when you love love love (and did I say love what you are doing), you can still get truly and deeply stuck. Depleted. Over it.

You know the feeling. . .
You love your kids but you are just burnt, fried and crispy at dealing with one more argument or making one more dinner.
You love your job – or you hate your job – and either way it’s almost impossible to want to go to work at the end of August when everyone you know is on vacation.
Sometimes you can get stuck in a toxic situation or relationship, and you are too burnt, fried and crispy to find your way back to sanity.

When we are stuck, we are essentially trapped in a full body bind of our own design.
And the feeling is so uncomfortable and stifling. We absolutely hate it when we feel trapped and are cut off from our creative flow and our life force.

When we feel trapped, we actually are trapped.
And the more we stay stuck, the more stuck we become.

So – what to do?

How to reconnect with our creative power? With the brilliant, turned on part of us that can solve any problem, and bring joy and fun anytime, anywhere?
How do we find our way back to that part of ourselves, when she’s nowhere to be found?

This is what I did this week, in my burnt, fried and crispy stuck place:

I called upon my higher power – Mama Gena.
Seriously.
I pulled out the Womanly Arts, and just like I teach my Boot Camp students, I used them to get out of my head, and into my body (where my sanity lives).

Mama Gena reminded me that it was my job to Have Fun, No Matter What.
So, I headed straight to a yoga class.
And that was good, but I knew it wasn’t quite good enough.
I knew I was going to need more to get me through my knothole.

So, I decided that I was going to flirt with every guy in my yoga class. I played with The Art of Flirtation, not in a huge way, just subtly. (Everyone is so serious at yoga.)

Later that day, on my way to pick my kid up from the Jitney, I figured it was time to lean into one more Womanly Art. Mama Gena insists that we don’t leave home until we are Owning our Beauty. So, even though I was in a wet bathing suit, I rocked a pair of hot sunglasses, a straw boater, and a sexy beach cover up. Maggie liked my look so much she took a photo of me, when she got off the bus.

Each of these seemingly small actions added up to replenish my well, soothe my burnt, fried and crispy brain, and get me right back into my body and into my creative flow and power.

The Womanly Arts are a way to tune your instrument so that you are consistently operating at your highest and best, rather than from a place of being stuck.

You see, pleasure is an orientation. It is a decision. It’s a conscious and deliberate choice to point your attention and behavior towards a better outcome.

I could have chosen to stay feeling stuck – it was so tempting to feel sorry for myself for having to work all summer, and then distract myself from my crankiness with email or ice cream so I would not have to feel what I was feeling.

Instead I rocked the Arts to get in my body, get into motion, and enjoy myself while doing what I need to do.

You know that sound a pump makes when it’s running out of water – that sick, gaspy, hoarse sound? That’s how we often feel as women. Rung out, run dry, over-used, depleted. And then when we’re stuck with the inevitable knotholes of life, it’s no wonder there just isn’t enough juice there to find a way through.

Use the Arts on the small, day to day things, so that when the big things come up (divorce, loss of your job, rupture in your family, death of a friend, etc., etc., etc.) you’re well-schooled with how to handle it.

Life works out better, more gracefully, more pleasurably, more successfully for a woman who is in her body, present, alive, and supported. That is an immutable truth. And, maintaining that state is no small task!

The key here is practice. And vigilance. And devotion to your own joy, creativity, and turn on.

Practice, so that when the S#*& hits the fan, you know what to do. You’ve got muscle memory. You’ve got a sisterhood to support you, and a community to keep you accountable to your greatness.

In the comments below, tell me, where are you stuck right now (big or small) and which Art, or two, do you think can help you get results in the best way? Have a question? Join us in the comments for that too.

I’ve asked a few grads to swing by and share their answers and thoughts, and I’ll join in the conversation too.

In love and pleasure,
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p.s. Once a year, we host an eight-week course called, Virtual Pleasure Boot Camp. It starts in a few weeks, and I want to invite you to check it out, if you haven’t already. Boot Camp goes deep inside each Womanly Art and how to bring them into action in your life. Whether things are going well and you’re looking to take life even higher, or you’re really struggling in one or more areas of your life . . . In Boot Camp, you’ll find the invitations, practices, support, and structure to make a difference.

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  • Louise October 16, 2015, 11:55 am

    Dear dear Mama (and any other sister Reading this)!
    You have no idea how much your ideas Mama have inspirered me through these past years!

    I have been seriously burnt out and still am, and I regain my direction and inspiration reading your blog! Again and again. I loose my balance all the time and then I regain it!

    It’s been a hell if a year.
    I was divorced after 10 years of marriage.
    Then my old friend who was suffering from severe depression got psychotic and her husband and I had to put her in a mental hospital to prevent her suicide. She’s all better now.
    I then moved and established a new home for me and the kids from scratch and I built a beautiful and welcoming home. Then my youngest got school refusal and it took a few months for us to help him feel good about going to school, he loves it now and has good friends.
    Then my dad got cancer, he’s cured from that now. Then I found and lost a great love.
    Then I got cancer.
    Seriously!?
    I can’t believe I’m still standing. Well barely. Had to stop working for a while but slowly getting back.
    But I am. Standing.
    But it’s tough.
    And you ideas are where I go for direction. And I wanted to thank you for that. Direction.
    Thank you!
    Sending love and light your way!

  • Jocelyn August 30, 2015, 1:18 am

    This is a brilliant and much needed to read post!
    My personal share: while feeling down in the dumps, I decided to read mamagenas book again for a pick me up. I was reading her book on the subway and was reading the chapter on Having fun no matter what. After I got off the train and was walking along the subway corridor towards the exit, my eye caught this cute guy walking past me. We locked eyes, he did a double take and then i recognized him! He was a guy I dated briefly back in 2009 before I left the city.
    Well, within 30 SECONDS of seeing each other and saying hi how are you, we started LOCKING LIPS lol. YES in the freaking new york city subway corridor he pushes me to the wall and starts to WALL me – kissing me passionately up against the subway wall (new yorkers – the wall had all the VITAMIN WATER ADS)!!!! people passing by must have been like “WHAT THE F?!” little do they know they were witnessing a reunion of long lost lovers!!!
    He asked me out for a drink right then and there, and yes, we are now seeing each other again 🙂
    TOO FUN AM I RIGHT?!

    • Kami August 30, 2015, 6:28 pm

      Brilliant! What a genius you are!! Well conjured!! Well bragged 🙂

    • Eva-licious September 2, 2015, 1:50 am

      That is so hot!!!! SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU AND WELL-BRAGGED!

  • Nicole August 29, 2015, 3:19 am

    I work at a winery and a bar in the summer on Cape Cod. Our August is full of burnt crispy people, me being one of them, who work with the general public or in the service industry for a long season! It is the time where we sometimes feel we can’t handle anymore or talk to any more people. I recently bought a pair of kick-ass pink da skis that support my feet and bring a smile to my face every time I look at them. I stand taller, walk more confidently and smile more 🙂 I literally stepped into more comfort and joy.

  • Lea August 29, 2015, 1:56 am

    Hi, Mama Gena!
    It’s been some time now since I’ve been following your blog. I haven’t read your book, I haven’t been on your class, but something about your teachings vibrates with a piece of my soul that was sleeping for some time in my life, before and after I got sick. And then I knew I have to dig my self out of my victimhood and it was a long way… still is I guess but a good part is behind me :). I’ve read a lot of different stuff and lately many things that inspired me, started to drip from my brain into conscious practice. And one of them was your call for pleasure (so condemned for such a long time for us).
    I took a day off and went to the sea recently. And when I go to swim, I usually just swim and then I go out. But than it hit me:”If I am swimming, why don’t I enjoy the swimming?” And I started to experiment, feel in my body how to enjoy my swim. I was inventing new moves, turning, jumping, I started to remember how I enjoyed swimming when I was a child. Boy, I forgot about that feeling. And it was a light that turned on inside me. I started to realise, that I can enjoy anything I’m doing. I can observe myself, how I walk, how I move my body and search for ways how to make them enjoyable for me. Not how to make myself look sexy on how to do it healthy… no, that can create a frustration. How can I be enjoyable for my self in any time, in any place. Observe my sitting position and subtly feel my body and subtly correct the posture, so that my body feels as good as it can in that situation. That is my revelation about pleasure. A bit more quiet, but no less enjoyable and very universal. The point is to feel good yourself anyway. And when you feel good, other find it beautiful too. Maybe it is not really the answer to your question, but it elicited this story out of me. Thank you for your contribution to my growth. Go on strongly, it really is an important issue to be unleashed in us. Hughughug! Kiss!

  • Colleen August 28, 2015, 7:10 pm

    Great blog MG! Yes… A few times this summer (turned 60 last week!????) I had to dig deep, get barefoot in nature, cry a lot and say out loud “Colleen!! What’s your problem??” A short answer to you all is I had to get out of my THOUGHTS (head) and into my FEELINGS ( heart/body.) Delicious happy feelings, deliberate smiling and yes, flirting with everything that came my way… Man.. Woman… Child… Dog… Tree…rock etc.
    Sensuous Love, baby!! Pull it out of the closet and WEAR IT everyday!!! ???? Love you sistas!

    • Hannah August 29, 2015, 12:01 am

      So true, Colleen – it’s all about getting into the body. Well done beautiful!

    • Camille : « Merci de vos efforts A1528 mais je n’ai pas accés à internet là où je suis. »Vous avez donc un messager qui court apporter vos missives jusqu’à LSP ? J’espère qu’il ne meurt pas après avoir parcouru la distance, même si elle est inférieure à 42 km.

  • Adrianne August 28, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Hi,
    I recently signed up to receive your blog posts, and just read through this one now. I want to take this opportunity to let you know I’m THRILLED to receive your insights. I love your approach, your wisdom, your excitement and energy. Thank you for sharing.
    I am new to the creativity journey of writing and haven’t experienced being “stuck” just yet, but you better believe that I’m going to “Own my beauty” today as I leave the house. I’m excited to read more.
    Thank you!

  • Rachael August 28, 2015, 9:47 am

    I am so thrilled Mama Gena that you have another book in the edit phase! I was only just reading your Womanly Arts book just then… in the bath… instead of working on my seventh novel while the kids are at school. I know what a cruncher writing is. I know how you bleed on the page and even thought you know the outcome will be worth it, the marathon of loneliness and effort that it takes can side swipe you into exhaustion when a project is almost done. Mama Gena, please know your insight is making a massive, massive difference to my life and thousands of other women. I am a single mum relying on her creativity to generate an income for her family. It’s a lot of pressure that I live with every day and I didn’t realise how locked up I was on my past hurts and how hard I am on myself until your book and Dr Christiane Northrup’s books came to me. My hurt was manifesting physically, but through your writing, you have given me the keys to heal … and the keys to believe in actually driving the soft top powder blue Mustang I’ve always dreamed of. Even though I live at the arse-end of the world in Tasmania, Australia, I’m going to make it to NY one day to join the other Sister Goddesses and Mama G at your bootcamp! I worship you all. Thanks so much! Love and fluffy slippers, Rachael xx
    p.s. I have a horse too… whom I love but can only ride intermittently due to the Mama/work phase I’m in. How lucky are we that horses and women align… they can heal us too. It’s the theme of a book I’m working on right now.

  • Corneille August 28, 2015, 4:46 am

    Today i am stuck in TIRED mode…been just too busy, on my feet, cooking all day, serving others, planting a Fall garden, cleaning out the barn, just too much hard, hard work, too many days in a row…. So, my plan tonight is to talk a LONG, warm, shower..cream myself head to toe in coconut oil and my favorite essential oils, then seduce my husband so I will enjoy a long restful, satiated sleep…. smiling just thinking about it!

  • Liz August 28, 2015, 4:39 am

    Oh Mama this blog was PERFECTLY timed! I was just telling a friend today that I feel so burnt out with work. I’ve put in extra hours this month in all three of my jobs and put my pleasure and fun at the bottom of my priority list.
    On the heels of reading your book ‘Owners and Operators guide to men’ I jumped two feet into dating and just having more fun in my life in general. I was having a BLAST for most of the summer dating and flirting with many men until I let my work obligations swallow me whole this month.
    Thanks to your wise words today I’ll be flexing my ‘have fun no matter what you are doing’ and my ‘flirting’ muscles again starting NOW.

  • Eva-licious August 28, 2015, 4:08 am

    Mama Gena, I graduated from Mastery this year and feel so proud of myself and I tell so many women and, for some of them, hearing about you has already changed their lives!
    I’d been feeling crispy fried working six days a week with minimal time por mi vida, so I used your tool of partying with your inner bitch to get out of my job commitment (now I have only one job working for someone else, yay!) and have used the free time in my weeks to attend flamenco musicians performing with three flamenco dancers in the basement room of this beautiful Spanish bar downtown. Spanish guitar is my favorite, so dark and passionate! Through having fun no matter what, I reconnected with the drummer who was a a great friend 12 years ago! They even offered me a job there!

    I’ve been owning my beauty as I transition into learning how to expand my small-and-passionate-with-big-dreams art business. This juiced me up to hire a grant writer to oversee my application (I’m going for a $50,000 writing grant to write an art book about art and being an artist today and all this other sick stuff with interviews, observations and adventure-in-the-name-of literary reserach, anything that factors in to making a book so awesome!!)

    I do trinities almost every day and this seems to work very well in helping me stand for my desires no matter and feel deeply. I think I’m an emotional-genius ninja!

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:59 pm

      Ok, this is so amazing, Eva! You are beyond inspiring.

  • Carlita August 28, 2015, 12:43 am

    Wow I felt that email was written just for me today!! I am feeling totally stuck, burnt out fried & extra crispy today (especially) but it’s been simmering for about a week. My daughter just went back to school (2nd grade), my significant other drama, commuting to work burn out. I just can’t take one more day of things as they are. I must start practicing the womanly arts!

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:58 pm

      Amen, sister! You so got this.

  • shannon August 28, 2015, 12:31 am

    This blog post was SO dead on for me… divine intervention at it’s finest. I’m totally feeling “burnt, fried and crispy” nothing sounds appealing… (except laying on the couch and eating junk food). I’m recovering from adrenal fatigue and my energy gets wiped out really fast. I have a thrivin, successful business and even though I LOVE it, it’s consumed my life and sucking the joy right out of me. Good news is my husband is whisking me away to the beach for a 4 day vacay… and thanks to this blog post, I’m taking Mama Gena’s book with me! (instead of the “make more money business books” I was planning on taking). Here’s to following my PLEASURE & JOY this weekend and coming back refreshed, revitalized and juiced up again!

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:58 pm

      Well bragged! Here’s to refilling your cup this weekend. I so hear you!

  • Melissa Giovale August 28, 2015, 12:22 am

    Hey Mama Gena,
    Thank you for your Burnt out, fried, and crispy message today. It’s just what I needed.
    I’m stuck in not owning my beauty. I just signed up for Boot Camp, and I’m so excited to get in touch with the Womanly Arts. I want to look and feel beautiful each day.
    I know it’s important to feel bliss, yet I do not take the time to dress in what makes me feel blissful.
    I run a Buddhist center and a couple of days ago a Tibetan Lama guided us through a beautiful visualization of being in Goddess Tara’s Pure Land.
    I saw myself surrounded by the Five Taras and retinue, who floated in the sky before me.
    I sat on the shore of a magical lake imbued with blessings. The Five Taras wore breathtaking crowns, gowns, cholies, skirts, scarves, and jewelry that reflected both their glory and intent .
    Ten radiant Dakinis dressed in colorful gowns and splendid adornments encircled me. We were all gathered in Divine Sisterhood.
    As they undressed me, I let go of the old, tattered, and unattractive clothes I had worn for ages. The pieces of clothing peeled off in layers one after the other, until I stood naked upon the shore — cleansed, purified, and reborn.
    I walked into the lake of perfect temperature, clarity, depth, and color while the 5 Taras and retinue rejoiced, showering me with love.
    Every pore of my body adsorbed the healing nectar of the lake. My body sang with a bliss and radiance so intense I trembled with a nearly unbearable joy. As I emerged from the waters, each dakini dressed me in radiant clothing. I felt magnificent, pure, and whole!
    Two days later I stood in my closet wondering where are my gowns? I’m going shopping right now!!!
    Thank you for wanting to see all women in their glory.

    • Jane August 28, 2015, 3:58 pm

      so lovely, thanks for sharing this visualisation Melissa x

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:57 pm

      Beautiful, Melissa! Thank you so much for sharing here. Can’t wait to witness you owning more and more of your fabulous gorgeous self in Boot Camp. It sounds like you are so ready, and Mama Gena is ready for YOU. 🙂

  • Lali August 27, 2015, 11:21 pm

    Love you, Regena. This was fantastiiiique! Burnt, friend, and crispy. So true! I brag that I have a heating pad I bought and when I am in the middle of my “moon cycle” I plug it in and let it warm my lower back. It is Deeee-vine.

    I am so excited for Bootcamp.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Love,
    Lali

  • Holly (hummingbird) August 27, 2015, 10:40 pm

    Such a great blog MG. Though I’ve spent lots of glorious time out in the garden with my man and the dogs. I have certainly been there. I’m actually raring to get back to work and start some new projects like teaching and doing tele summits! So desiring to contact with my sisters again!!
    Love and light from Hummingbird!!

  • Sylvie August 27, 2015, 10:23 pm

    Hello beautiful ladies! I’m gearing up for the upcoming Boot Camp! Thank God for Mama Gena! It has infused my life with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, fun and adventure! I now value myself enough to feast at the banquet instead of eating the leftovers. And I’m LOVING IT!
    I had been so busy taking care of everybody else in my life that I was running on empty.
    Now I know how to get out of my “blues”…
    This morning I got up feeling sluggish and uninspired. The grey skies matched my mood perfectly. I was in my danger zone.
    So I reached for my “J’adore” body lotion, pampered myself and I pulled my sexy skinny jeans out of my closet. Good start but not quite enough. Went downstairs, scrolled through my IPod playlist, chose “Women Rock” and blasted it:) It then occurred to me that I could sure use a hug…so I gave myself one! And it felt sooo good!
    Glad to say I’m back on track:)
    Have a goddess perfect day!

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:55 pm

      Sylvie, you are a total rockstar! Can’t wait to see how much higher you can take it in Boot Camp . . . just getting started! We’re staying tuned. xo

  • Maureen August 27, 2015, 10:03 pm

    So many times in my life I have been “stuck” in the waiting mode. The 2 waits that are most impactful are: medical and legal.

    I find myself sitting and waiting every morning (til noon): waiting for home health care and now waiting for a special delivery/certified mail from HUD with the outcome of a complaint that was formally filed on May 4; this process has been going on since February!

    I am stuck and depressed. It would be so much better if I could go out and paint en plein air.

  • Laurie August 27, 2015, 9:33 pm

    Being stuck is simply no fun in any way until I remember that I will get unstuck – oh yes I will because I use the tools of the Womanly Arts. Sometimes I forget and I just stay stuck – must be a reason? Do I like it there? I might, for a while, just stay stuck and then when I trust that life gets better and better I am back and moving again.

    Thanks for reminding me again that I do not have to stay in any place any longer than I want to.

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:54 pm

      Love you, Laurie! Thanks for sharing here. 🙂

  • Linda Fairchild August 27, 2015, 9:11 pm

    I have been burnt out fried, and crispy over the last year due to horrific circumstances, The Perfect Storm. I stayed really close to the Sisterhood and am now rising from the ashes. I focused on the pleasure of exercising, biking and hiking with my closest girlfriends, staying very close to the TRUSTED ones, and being more Inward than ever before. I also channeled a lot of rage into small strategic steps that led to better financial outcomes for me as opposed to being trampled on by men.
    I use the Mama Gena & Barbara Stanny work, daily, and try not to be so hard on myself. It’s working! Creativity coming back, http://www.lindafairchild.com Storm clouds passing!
    Thank you, Mama Gena!

  • Gina August 27, 2015, 9:07 pm

    This is the first ever email/blog post I’ve ever read/received. And yeah. Me. I’m a bodyworker of ten years, at the end of a divorce agreement in which I have to figure out where I’m going to live, like SOON. I’m usually a trooper, very positive, very trusting of my Source. And while an increase in work seemed like an answer to prayer as far as getting over this housing obstacle, my low back had other plans. (Which it had been hinting at for months, but recently had to scream it) I’m beyond tired, I think. I have a much harder time even dreaming of or summoning up enthusiasm for a supplement or alternative to one-on-one bodywork sessions, I hardly even write my blog posts anymore. So, I am willing to reach for some womanly arts, but I have not yet schooled myself. All that to say, what a timely thing to read.

    • Hannah August 28, 2015, 11:52 pm

      How brilliant of you, Gina, to come here – and to be listening to that brilliant body of yours! You are definitely in a huge period of transformation. We are so here for you!

  • SG Eva August 27, 2015, 9:04 pm

    THANK YOU Regena! Thank you Mama Gena! This hits home right now.
    This past weekend, I found breast lumps, and had a bilateral diagnostic mammogram on Tuesday. The anxiety between Saturday and Tuesday was overwhelming . Thank Goddess for the Sister Goddess Community, and for the tools I learned in Mastery.
    I brag I called on SG Divine Wisdom (who always gives sage advice) to spring clean
    I brag I did a mini-swamp in my car.
    I brag I took the advice of another SG Guru and YESSED my lumps and my cysts and sent them loving light.
    I brag many amazing SGs reached out and supported me for days
    I brag self care
    I brag I did a runway on the stair machine at the gym Saturday, and on the treadmill at the gym Sunday. (I brag I RAN for 30 minutes and then did a runway.)
    I brag I attended three parties this weekend, and was told, “You look hot!”
    I brag awesome SGs.
    I brag my trinity journal, which I write in daily
    I brag I brag I brag my life
    I am grateful my mammo was all clear 🙂
    I am grateful for my health and my beautiful body
    I am grateful for women, SGs and not, who support me
    I am grateful for my life
    I desire continued health and happiness

    YES! I desire to always remember that being stuck is temporary, and happiness is always a pleasurable choice! Thank you Mama Gena!

    • mama gena August 27, 2015, 10:59 pm

      wow. what a ride, sg eva! i am so grateful you are in good health, and rocking the tools.
      xo
      mg

  • Mona August 27, 2015, 8:16 pm

    I had certainly hit the wall this summer. It has been a not so good year for me. I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in Februaary, who I love very much. Got depressed, sad and lonely and spent all winter in the same clothes every day for 5 months. Went underground, was not finding much joy in anything. Crying everyday. Let my career slip, now I have money issues on top of everything else. All in all not a good year. Part of the problem is the man (friend) who has cancer and has been living with me for the past 5 years, out of the goodness of my heart, who has sucked me dry financially, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically (I do all the heavy lifting) I finally pulled myself together these past 6 weeks with the help of an amazing girl friend and I asked my friend to move out of my home. This was huge for me, after all how do you throw out a cancer victim. I am over the guilt and I am so excited to finally take control of my life, home, space, brain, it has been years that I have been angry and resentful of this person who has taken over my life and been a fucking cock block to me to boot. I asked him to leave last week, he said he couldn’t that fast. I told him if he is not out by Sept 8 like he promised I will get an eviction notice. He said to me “I hope you are proud of yourself for throwing out a cancer victim” I told him I certainly was proud of myself for claiming back me and my life. I told him I was sorry he was ill, but I did not plan to be sick with him. I am so excited, I feel the depression is lifting, I am listening to my music again. ( he would tell me to turn off my music I played in my BR because it bothered him) I cannot wait till his stuff in out of my closets, drawers, cupboards and his shit from all over my house. He would insist on hanging his hat on the hook that was meant for my boyfriend. I finally a couple of weeks ago got so tired of seeing his shoes lined up inside my entryway I put them in a bag and stuffed them out of site in the closet. ugggggghhhhhh!! I am working on me and what is it about me that allowed me to put up with this sick codependent relationship so long. I am on my way to recovery and so filled with joy, lightness, happiness and gratitude to the woman and the counselor who helped me and now I can get back to enjoying the womanly arts!!! I met a friend for lunch two days ago and dressed up in a sexy dress and got 25 year old men commenting to me how pretty I looked and I got whistled at walking down the street. (did not know men still did that and I am in my 50’s) My guy friend was totally blown away when he saw me ( hadn’t seen him in 3 months) SHE IS BACK!!! Thank you Mama!!

    • Hannah August 27, 2015, 9:02 pm

      Mona, WHOA what a ride you’ve been on! Way to stand for yourself and rock the Womanly Arts!

    • mama gena August 27, 2015, 10:57 pm

      whoa!!!!!! watch out world, mona is baaaaaack!!!
      xo
      mg

  • Susie August 27, 2015, 8:09 pm

    I’ve been stuck for YEARS!

    • Hannah August 27, 2015, 8:58 pm

      Oh Susie, I so hear you! It is truly never, ever too late to get unstuck. I’m a graduate of all the courses here at the school – and I can tell you, there is SO much support here for you – truly anything is possible. I know for me, when I’m stuck, I always resist the Womanly Arts, but then as soon as I just put one tool into action, even if it’s such a small gesture, things start to move. What’s one teeny way you can love yourself up today?

      • mama gena August 27, 2015, 10:54 pm

        susie!! glad you posted. will you take hannah up on her question/challenge to you?
        xo
        mg