Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts
Subscribe to Letters from Mama Gena
Get free tips on life, love and sisterhood from Regena Thomashauer

My heartfelt gratitude to you this Christmas

Sister,

This holiday season has kicked up a festival of emotions inside me.
I am so grateful to be sharing Christmas with my mom, her fiancé and his family, and my daughter.
I am also feeling a little somber, a bit sad, and a floating sense of loss this Christmas, being so aware of the shattering loss that the families in Newtown are experiencing.
And so aware of so many conflicts and violence all over the world.
And all I want to do is slow down.
Reflect.
And be grateful.

Grateful, grateful, grateful.
Grateful for my 7 a.m. S Factor class, and the hot bath I took afterwards.
For my 9th grader, who is home with a wild cold today.
For the pink candle on my desk.
For the spectacular gang of women who I get to work with every day.
Grateful for the way things quiet down in these weeks around the holidays.
And oh-so grateful for this glorious community of Sister Goddesses that we are.
This community of women is amazing.
I have witnessed Sister Goddesses stepping up in the most extraordinary ways on behalf of themselves, one another, and the world at large. I have seen Sister Goddesses creating foundations that support children with mental illness, bringing yoga into schools, starting orphanages, writing plays, creating dance troops, opening stores, standing for one another at difficult doctors visits, holding space for one another during divorces, weddings, funerals, childbirth, endlessly spring cleaning with each other, bragging with one another and standing for one another in countless amazing, glorious ways.

I am so grateful for you.
So grateful to have this community.
If you feel so inclined, please post a gratitude below for someone or something in your life that moves you deeply.
Or post a gratitude to another woman who has stood for you as you moved, one foot in front of the next, towards your desires, in this remarkable, astonishing, astounding community of Sisterhood.
Happy Holidays!

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

P.S. I have another huge gratitude—over 150 women sent my new video series to the special women in their lives, within 24 hours of its debut last week! That’s over 150 Sister Goddess Secret Santas and counting! I am beside myself with glee. If you want in on the merriment, check out all the details here.

P.P.S. I’d love to see you in NYC on January 26th for my latest intro event, I know you want me. I’m showing you exactly how a woman stands inside her eternal, irresistible power to attract. Fun, right?

This event already happened. Check out The Experience.

photo: lizlinder.com

Want more of Mama in your inbox?
Subscribe to our newsletter to get free updates.
21 Comments / Leave a Comment

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Luxurious Laurie January 8, 2013, 2:00 pm

    Regena…I am grateful for so many things, it would be impossible to list them all…but most of all, for my wonderful life and all the love and abundance in it…and for my ability to radiate my light into the world…and how the world responds in kind!!!!!

    Lux Laurie xo

  • Jen January 1, 2013, 9:13 pm

    Happy New Year! Thanks so much for this post. I love the line:
    “You feel more intensely alive, more emotional, and more uncomfortable. Reinvention usually begins with frustration, crankiness, impatience, fear, feeling victimized, anger, and overwhelm.”
    This is EXACTLY how I’ve been feeling lately as I am desiring another healthy baby, less work to enjoy my husband, my son, and myself. And I’ve been so confused by it too because I was feeling so good recently. But, you hit the nail on the head for me! Thank you! Also, thanks to you and your inspiring words of wisdom I’ve been loving my job lately and accepting me where I am…physically and emotionally.
    For 2013, I desire another healthy baby, continued good health for my son, husband, and myself, lots of free time and family time, a job that is less stressful, a role in life that motivates women and others to feel as good as I do (through nutrition, meditation, MUCHNESS, and good old fashion girl time).
    Happy New Year!

  • Sam December 28, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I am grateful for strong women and the divine feminine!
    I send my heartfelt blessings to all! xxo

  • Darline (aka SG Nubian Goddess Fort Knox) December 28, 2012, 1:30 am

    I am grateful for my biological oldest sister in whose home I have spent this holiday season. This is my first Christmas being divorced (12/21/12) and my children are spending Christmas with their father at their grandmother’s house in Tennessee.

    My sister, brother in law and their sons and their sons’ partners have shown me amazing love and kindness, lots of laughs and TONS of great food!! I have been allowed to lounge, sleep in as late as I want (today until 12:43 pm! a full 12 hrs of restful, restorative sleep!) and eat whenever and however much I want. It has been a great time of healing, calming and balancing for me.

    I am also extremely grateful for this sistergoddess community. When I went into court last week, I had no fewer than 23 text messages on my iPhone from sister goddesses cheering me on, holding space for me, saying prayers for me and doing P rituals in my honor. I was so well covered and held on the most difficult day of my life! And although the verdict did not go as I had hoped, I know that I am okay, have a bevy of support and will step out into the next phase of my life strong, secure and with a huge net of support.

  • Deborah Smith December 26, 2012, 10:21 pm

    I am grateful for the magnificent abundance in my life. I am grateful for my SG’s, for Mama Gena and here incredible creation, The SWA’s. I am grateful for the new man in my life. I am grteful for all of the lovely men that rained down when I asked. I am grateful for this magnificent snow that is falling outside. I am grateful for my family gathered for dinner on Christmas Eve. I am grateful for the oh so relaxed Christmas Day with my son and lover. I am grateful for my magnificent body that still pours wetness when turned on. I am grateful for the turn ons. L am grteful for the knowledge that a positive thought is 100s of times stronger than a negative one and that we can create a kinder world. i am grateful for all of the people inside and outside SWA whom are all recognizing and acting on the above two facts. I am grateful for me, my life. I am grateful for everyone and everything that is or has been and will be a part of my life. I am grateful for this amazing adventure called life. Thank you Regina.

  • SG Ti, Sugarbitch December 26, 2012, 1:27 pm

    I am so grateful for my sweetheart, who is beautiful inside and out. I’m grateful for my SG gang. I’m grateful for all my Mastery sisters, the Palace staff, and you, Regena, for sharing yourself so generously. Life is good.

  • Lola December 25, 2012, 9:33 pm

    I am truly appreciative. For me it was a day of god daughters. The daughters of friends I have known since 1985. I was at the weddings and at the births. Now one is 18 and the other 8. I am grateful for their hugs.

  • Debbie Rosas December 25, 2012, 3:03 pm

    I have just returned from celebrating the new world of our time, one of 160 people who came together to do ritual in the land of the Mayans. A life changing experience, I was blessed to work with Humbatz Men, an elder and shaman who carries the tradition of the ancient Mayans. At solstice we went into the womb of the earth and then to Chichen Itza to welcome the sun and the energy of the feminine. I was lucky to hold the space for the East, welcoming the power of the feminine, what will become a driving force for the next 5,125 year cycle. The work we all do to claim feminine sovereignty, to receive pleasure, love and light is more important than ever. I feel blessed to be a part of this rich and empowering community.Thank you Regena and thank you to all of the women who have touched my life and heart. Love Debbie

  • Jane December 25, 2012, 1:49 pm

    I am so grateful to Regena and the SG community which I joined over five years ago. It has changed me and my life forever! As walk through most of my days feeling beautiful, radiant, turned on and sexy, I think of Regena, reminding me that it is all about me, my pleasure, sexuality and turn-on. As I now easily connect with people, knowing what I bring to the party, I create new and deep friendships. As I swamp – cry and/or rage about the disappointments in my life in the presence of SGs, so attentive to me, and as I go through an unsettling move, not knowing where I will be living, and receive many encouraging and loving cards since two Sgs sent a note out to the community that I may need support (thank you SGs Suzi and Shar) I am down on my knees grateful to be a Sister Goddess, a part of this community and a self-loving woman.

    Thank you Regena for your passion and genius. Thank you Sister Goddesses for your juice,love and inspiration.

    With much love,
    Jane

  • Wildcherry December 25, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Your early morning text brought me to my spiritual knees in profound gratitude for my darling husband of 27 years, our magnificent seven children, years of memories to be added to on another gloriously family-filled Christmas Day, and the amazement that never ceases to hit me when I open our fridge and it’s filled to the brim with incredible foods to feed our brood.
    I’m thankful for YOU, beautiful Mama Gena. What an eternal gift you are, to me, and the World Of Women. You are a reason to celebrate with much joy during this holiday season. Blessings be upon you and your beloveds. Wildcherrylicious kissies xxx’s.

    • mama gena December 27, 2012, 4:07 pm

      i would love a peek in that fridge….:-)

  • SG Sofia December 25, 2012, 12:30 pm

    I am grateful for the Abundance in my Life; for another day; for being a part of this REVOLUTION; and for YOU, Regena, for your GENIUS and desire to create and birth this community of support and UNCONDITIONAL Love for women all over the world ~ thanking you and LOVING you deeply! x0

  • Mel December 25, 2012, 12:26 pm

    I am so grateful that I have an amazing best friend, who aside from being a treasure since we met 30 years ago, treated me, as pure silly fun, to a session with a psychic in LA 4 weeks ago…and the psychic recommended Mama Gena’s SWA book — as homework! I’m grateful I spent my plane ride home reading the book and I am very grateful that the universe put this opportunity in front of me to become a SG — and that I accepted it. I’m grateful for a loving extended family, the comfort of their home at Christmas time, good food, friends, laughter, gifts received and experiencing the joy of giving. I’m grateful for a boyfriend who gave me the chance to learn many things about myself, to grow spiritually and taught me I needed to love myself more, even as we’ve been in the painful process of considering breaking-up. I’m grateful for the times I suffer because they bring me back to embrace and surrender to the present moment – to remember not to live in the past nor project the future.

    • mama gena December 27, 2012, 4:06 pm

      i gotta send a thank you note to your psychic!! so cute!

  • SG Sherrie Huckelberry December 25, 2012, 12:12 pm

    I am grateful for The innocents in a child’s smile, in the wag a dogs tail, the ways that humane’s choose to support and love each other , this event of life . When I take time to reflect about past scenario ‘s , a pearl of wisdom or a redirection of love’s flow has been the substance that helps to keep me curious and participating with a faithful heart . My main support has manifested in my friendships with SG’s . No matter how dire a situation seems there has been a SG that shows up (either aware , or unknowingly ) to give me the inspiration to trust my intuition and to walk fourth with courage n confidence . For these women who have reminded me at every crossroad to take the high road of self love – Thank You Regina and all you SG that have the courage to Be Woman ….

  • Jennifer December 25, 2012, 11:38 am

    I am sooooo grateful for so many things. I am so grateful for my incredibly loving family. I am gratful that we are all healthy and happy. I am grateful to be so aware of how much I love them and how much they love me. The same goes for my amazing friends. I am so grateful for my clients who trust me and allow me to contribute to their lives. And, I am so grateful for this community and all the amazing Goddesses who contribute do much goodness to my life.

  • IM Rakel December 25, 2012, 11:22 am

    I am truly grateful that I got two amazing xmas dinners, even though I was away from family, and could have been alone. I am truly grateful for my friends who took me under their arms this xmas, knowing my vulnerability even though I barely can admit it to myself.
    I am grateful for the gifts I was able to give Yesterday, and the two warm hugs I got in return!
    I am grateful for having a little bit of wrong clothes, making me relaxed and in joy, instead of fearing for perfection. I am grateful for this weather, which covered my hometown in snow in December, and is melting away this morning, (celebration xmas 24th), making my walks easier and more safe.

  • Lovely Rita December 25, 2012, 10:54 am

    I am so very grateful and moved by the amazing SG’s I met in Miami. My roommates are stellar goddesses-they made the weekend even more than I expected. I am grateful I am standing for myself (and my sisters-I realize this work benefits us all!!) and signed up for Mastery. I grateful for my honey Harold, who loves me just the way I am. He is a fan of yours Regina, and supports my desires in any way he can. I am grateful for the family that is asleep right now in my brother’s home in Seattle-and my job that allows me the time off and finances to fly here to visit for the holidays. I am so proud of my nieces, and I upride their brags when they do something before their parents ask them to!!! I am grateful for the tools, the arts, and using them to have the juiciest life!

    • mama gena December 25, 2012, 11:08 am

      gorgeous bragratefuls, rita and ellen!

  • Ellen Levin or SG WARRIOR December 25, 2012, 6:49 am

    What a beautiful post!!!! YES! MY HEARTFELT GRATITUDE to you and the SWA and all my sisters and sister goddesses in the world.

    Thanks to you and this program (and ME!), I am working and benefitting from the tools DAILY! I am SO grateful to my 2 spring cleaning partners for holding such sacred space for me every day and I them. I am so grateful for the boards. I am so grateful for being connected to SGs all over the country and world through the boards and phone conversations. I am grateful for my ever expanding daily gratitude list. I am grateful for FINALLY desiring to date and going on a date this evening. This is HUGER than HUGE. I am grateful that I finally desire to create a desire list about “a man” I am grateful for beginning to reread your man training book as I feel it applies to everyone and everything…..LIFE!. I am grateful to finally be emotionally dealing with my eye situation…….It’s my biggest struggle to date. I am otherwise so incredibly healthy and grateful every day for my well being/health. I am grateful for how active I am and the variety of interests I have……..from biking to yoga to meditation to music making to to to……..
    I am grateful to have so many passions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have 100s more gratitudes I’ve been posting almost daily but want to say I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR MY DAD who when alive had an INCREDIBLE LUST FOR LIFE………FOR ALL OF THE ARTS! I have alot of his “nature.” He was also a political and civil rights activist. He really influenced my desires/life in the best way.

    Your SWA is teaching me slowly to YES! EVERYTHING! I am SLOWLY doing it…..

    THANKS TO YOU and ALL………. and to your desire to “slow down”………..SO SHALL IT BE OR BETTER!