That body of yours?
She has so much to say.
But do we listen?
She takes so much heat from us.
So much criticism.
And sometimes—yes, sometimes—she turns up the volume so loud that we just have to pay attention.
Which always works in our favor, when we do.
I want to introduce you to a very special Sister Goddess.
Her body put her in a total headlock. Read on to see how she handled one of the most challenging situations a woman can confront…
I was 44 years old. Single. Trying for over a year to have a baby on my own, since I hadn’t had a boyfriend in several years, and didn’t know how or when I would find a partner. My writing career was going nowhere. And then I got the news that every woman dreads. I had breast cancer. What???continue reading…
First, it was Portland on Sunday: A large pink ball of fire blazed through the NIA studios, igniting 200 women and their 8,000 nerve endings, hosted by Debbie Rosas.
Last night was another asteroid blast: We blew the figurative windows out of a wonderful, packed to overflowing yoga studio in West Hollywood, called City Yoga, celebrating the Womanly Arts and gathering even more of the West Coast Sister Goddesses. Tonight, the meteor that is Mama Gena will be sailing through LA along with Ricki Lake and Suze Yalof Schwartz, delivering a trio called “Women. A State of the Union,” as part of Amy Swift’s SMARTY, the preeminent network for women in business.
And what is the fuel, the firepower that propels this force of nature?
That would be woman. Woman plugged into her power source, her core fire, her deepest truth and most profound connection to herself.
Otherwise known as: Sister Goddess.
I cannot tell you the joy, the energy, the delight, the fuel, the fire, the depth of gratitude, the passion that gets ignited in me every time I hear of a Mastery Grad who, on receiving her graduation wings, took flight to terrain that she never thought possible for herself.
At my recent Intro Day in NYC, my beloved Sister Goddess grads grabbed the mic and told the spine-tingling, soul-stirring, heart-exploding tales of their reinvention into the women they were born to become.
Think Hurricane Sandy is the only powerhouse female around? I’ve got Kris Carr in the house! And in this week’s Ask Mama, I am flipping the switch and yo’ Mama is asking the Q’s. I recently had the privilege of interviewing my pal, sister, girlfriend, and compatriot Kris Carr (who is also one of our speakers at Creation Course!) on Skype.
Kris Carr is a New York Times bestselling author, wellness activist, Sister Goddess, and cancer thriver. You can learn more about her inspiring story at KrisCarr.com.
Tune in and listen to Kris brag and talk passionately about the relationship between women and food, her own journey to health, and her brand new amazing book. You’ll also hear her describe the fantasy dinner she would cook for me!
I have the most amazing husband in the world. I have 2 beautiful kids and I can’t seem to ignite my sex drive or get out of my grumpy funk. Any suggestions on how to find my sass, my swagger, and my desire again?
Oh, sister! You hooked a big one with this question!! Thank you for ‘taking it all off’ and letting us inside one of the greatest issues that women face in this country—what the medical community and big pharma has avariciously termed “HSDD,” or “hypoactive sexual desire disorder.” According to the Mayo clinic, 40% of women will experience “HSDD” at some point in their lives. As you can imagine, the drug companies are all over this statistic, seduced by what could be a multi-billion dollar industry, struggling to be the first to find a female Viagra. Viagra works simply by increasing more blood flow to the penis, which creates an erection. But as we all know, lack of sexual desire in a woman is not just a blood flow issue—it is that women lose interest in sex, especially with a partner with whom they once had passion. Blood flow has nothing to do with it.
Basically, Emily, for all the money they have thrown at the problem, the medical profession has, unsurprisingly, failed to solve this crisis. But have no fear, Mama Gena is here! The Womanly Arts are the antidote for this disorder.
Why? How? continue reading…
So far, 2012 has been a very loud year for Pussy.
Which is unusual.
I cannot recall a louder year, actually.
There have been ups, there have been downs.
And make no mistake, her voice has been LOUD.
The runaway success of Fifty Shades… brought the topic of sex and sexual gratification in a wider variety of circumstances and situations than ever before. Hey, even at my barn, where most of the talk is about hay and horses, everyone was discussing it with widely diverse points of view.
In February, we had Pussy Riot, who staged a flash protest against President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral. Its members Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were sentenced on August 17 to two years each in a prison camp. This radical sentence has struck a universal cord—especially as we are all concerned with how women are treated, not just in Russia, but all over the world. Prison camp? Really? Putin, a former KGB spy and FSB head, has compared Pussy Riot’s stunt to a “witches’ Sabbath.” Rock stars around the world have united behind this human rights issue.
Then, we had Representative Lisa Brown punished by being silenced on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives, for using the word “vagina” in a floor debate over a drastic and repressive anti-abortion bill. continue reading…