The Return of the Shero
A Journey Back to Your Authentic Power
Follow me here as I blog a book about navigating life’s transitions.
The new Wonder Woman film directed by Patty Jenkins brings a feminine perspective to the typical “hero’s journey” of the DC Comics genre. We first see Diana, Princess of the Amazons, growing up on the idyllic isle of Themsyscira, where women learn...read more
Happy New Year! Year of the Fire Rooster comes a crowing saying, Wake up! His crow alerts us that a new day is dawning, but we must rise and mobilize into action as we come together for the wellbeing of our roost/planet. ~Mystic Mamma At last the 2016 Year of the...read more
The world experienced a dramatic shift on January 21st, when Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. This was not just a political shift — it was a shift in collective consciousness that reverberated around the...read more
What do Serena Williams, Adele, and Robert Downey Jr. have in common? They all have incredible MOJO! Let’s start with Serena Williams, badass boss of the tennis circuit. In 2016, she tied Staffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam wins and set the record for...read more
Here is a mind-boggling statistic. Women will only apply for a promotion when they believe they have 100% of the skills in the job description. Men will apply when they have 60% and figure that they will learn the rest on the job. This is just one of the many...read more
Do you jump out of bed in the morning eager to face the day ahead? Are you so engrossed in your work that you are surprised when the day comes to an end? Do you feel a sense of meaning and satisfaction when you come to the end of the day? We’ve all had visions...read more
Do you feel like you have reached a roadblock or turning point in your career or business? Does everyone else think you have it all, while you secretly long for more meaning and fulfillment in your life? Do you have a nagging feeling that you could be doing so much...read more
Cuba has come a long way since the early days of the revolution, when Fidel Castro’s government sent hundreds of gay men to labor camps. The brutal treatment of sexual minorities was chronicled by the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in his autobiography, Before...read more
Did you know that fewer than 1/3 of U.S. workers are passionate about their work? This is not just some made up number. It is based on a 2014 Gallup Poll that tracked the engagement of levels of the U.S. working population in 2014. Gallup defined “engaged...read more
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is the eighth-largest reservation in the United States, larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. It is also located in a food desert in one of the poorest counties in the country. Forty-four percent of the adult...read more
Author, Activist, Adventuress
This blog is about the journey many women take as they make their way through life’s transitions. It may be precipitated by the end of a marriage, an empty nest, or loss of a career. It may be a crisis of health or loss of a loved one. It may just be a long, slow feeling of malaise that finally demands to be confronted.
I call this journey the Return of the Shero. It is a time to integrate the many identities we have lived, the many masks we have worn, the many parts of ourselves that we have abandoned. It is time to heed the inner calling to do something creative, something bold, something bigger than ourselves.
In this blog, I share my personal journey, and connect it to the myths, archetypes, and cultural expectations that we all experience as women, mothers, lovers, friends, and colleagues. My goal is to turn these blog posts into my first book, so if you join me here, you will be reading an advance copy!