By Maureen McDonnell, RN
I’d like to start this discussion with my favorite quote by Vaclav Havel: “Follow those who seek the truth—Run from those who say they’ve found it.” In my younger years, when arrogance dominated most of my discussions about health, I might have offered a strong opinion and given what I deemed “the right answer” to this nutritional dilemma. But thankfully with older age comes a little wisdom, and the truth is—I don’t have the answer as to whether or not being a vegan (avoiding all foods from animal origin), some version of a vegetarian, or eating meat is right for you. Continue reading
By Sherri L. McLendon
Get Cooking with a White Elephant, Your Ideal Clients, and the Gingerbread Man
Right to begin with, I’m going to take on the white elephant in the Women, Spirit and Money world. That’s the idea that we can just put our intention or our work “out there, and see what happens.” Well, what happens is that it mostly just sits, and I don’t mean zazen. I mean it’s just sort of there, like a loaf of yeasted bread that refuses to rise. So it follows that one of the first questions many entrepreneurs ask me is “How do I figure out what my clients want and need enough to pay for?” Continue reading
By Sandy McCall
In this edition of Food For Thought, learn about the subtle art of making Socca Pizza and Chickpea Flatbread.
By Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
It’s always interesting, this annual Y-chromosome issue. The other months of the year we are focused on what women are doing and thinking and saying. It’s easy, sometimes, to forget that there are so many dynamic, amazing men in our region who are also working to build a better, safer, more egalitarian world. Continue reading
By Lavinia Plonka
The dishes are done. The garden is prepped for the beginning of spring. My bills are paid. (OK, I had a little altercation with Charter, but we’ve reconciled.) I’ve even cleaned and waxed the wooden furniture that has been gasping for treatment for the last year. I tried to watch a movie, but it was so predictable and lame that even in my passive torpor, I couldn’t bring myself to suffer through to the end. What to do with the rest of my evening? Learn to knit? Re-organize my underwear drawer? Go on Facebook?
By Sherri L. McLendon
How the Feminine Principle of Reciprocity Teaches Women to ‘Release to Receive’ When Practicing Mindfulness in Marketing
When offering our clients a gift of our making, whether paid or free, our goals are often framed in terms of “engagement” and “return on investment.” Given such parameters, it’s often easy to think of the marketing around that offer from the old, projective “masculine” view of marketing. If a conscious, holistic entrepreneurial woman forgets the sacred, divine feminine role of reciprocity in a fair transaction in favor of this more masculine view, she may find her objectives falling short, and her vision obscured.