Jun 13th, 2016 by TBriggs
We are excited to see and share with our readers the newest Special Newsweek Edition titled “Spiritual Living.” It is amazing and awesome to see this. Once Newsweek publishes this, you know it’s gone mainstream!! Wow, what incredible times we live in!!
This website focuses on women doing healing work, so as we are reading the various articles in this publication, we have an eye out for special mentions of women. What are your observations? We look forward to your sharings if/when you read this exciting publication…
May 31st, 2016 by TBriggs
Are you aware of this? Do you know what it means? Can you feel it and/or are you experiencing it?
Many people are talking about this … the planets (four or five of them) are causing all kinds of challenges, specifically with communication.
Having computer problems? Phone challenges? Car issues, especially with the technological/electrical systems? All of these are likely related to planets in retrograde … honestly!
I feel it and so can many others. As I’m in conversation with others, sometimes I’ll mention this and I’m amused how many are aware of this vs. others who think it is hocus pocus!!
Regardless what you believe, the best advice is “Keep breathing!!” because truly, this, too, shall pass … and on some days, not a moment too soon!! In the meantime, here’s to an awesome summer!
May 23rd, 2016 by TBriggs
Well, we continue to not endorse any candidate in the U.S. presidential election. However, we can’t help but mention the recent “woman’s card” discussion by one of the male candidates. Really?!!
It’s the year 2016, not 1950!! Haven’t we progressed way beyond that?!! Well, apparently NOT … ugh! Does Trump think he can just say anything without any backlash from Hillary Clinton supporters? Does he not realize we women talk and we vote! Is he really that stupid?
This blog is all about empowering women so you likely haven’t heard the last of this issue. We can only hope that keeping the conversation alive helps break down barriers and catapult us to move forward. Obviously, pay attention … this election season and who we elect is vitally important.
We have been contributing to this blog for many years. And we rarely get political here (or on Facebook either!)
And now, we are getting political because there’s a female candidate running for President of the US of A. Have you noticed?!! Of course, it’s hard NOT to notice, right?!! And especially when another front-runner says, “She pulls the woman card!”
Regardless what you think of Hillary Clinton, it is fascinating to watch her (and all the other women on the campaign trail who are running for office). Is it OK for her to be feminine or is it better for her to be aggressive/more masculine? Can she handle the tough “male issues” like Commander-in-Chief? Can she work across the aisle and nurture the relationships she has with leaders/dignitaries from all around the world (from her past Secretary of State duties)? Can she address our women’s issues without alienating men?
It has been fascinating to watch so far … and it’s not over yet!! As a friend recently said, “It’s just the beginning of May and we have until early November … oh my!!”
Apr 19th, 2016 by TBriggs
“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~Marian Wright Edelman
I recently saw this quote and it reminds me of presenting at a women’s retreat a couple years ago. We were talking about making a difference and one of the attendees raised her hand and said, “I was in a parking lot and felt like I needed to hug a woman who was walking towards me. This is not my norm!! We did embrace. She immediately started crying and then told me she had given birth to a stillborn baby three days earlier.”
This certainly made a lovely difference in both of their lives. In these times of uncertainty, increased violence and fear running amok, this is important to remember that often times it is the small things that make a big difference in people’s lives, isn’t it?!
I am nearing the three-year mark of serving on a Board of Directors for my townhouse association. It has been a tremendous learning experience!! As a Board, we set some specific objectives. While the journey has been a bit rocky at times, I am happy to report that many of our goals have been met!!
We are a “mixed gender” Board and we work really well together. That said, I have to say I’m especially proud of the women and how much we have accomplished in a short amount of time. (Yes, three years can feel like a lifetime on some days (!) but it’s a short timeframe to accomplish all that we’ve done!)
The other thing that is interesting about this experience is many of our projects can easily be considered “man’s work” but I’ve watched the women “roll up our sleeves,” educate ourselves, and get to work! It’s been a fascinating journey.
I’m up for re-election in mid-May. Am I running again? To be determined…
Mar 22nd, 2016 by TBriggs
A couple of times on this blog, we have mentioned the “Women of Resilience” conference in Santa Fe, NM that we were involved with.
Early in April, we’ll be presenting the topic of resiliency again at a parish nursing conference in Chicago. While this conference isn’t just women (yes, there are a few men, too!), we are excited to present on this topic again. It seems so fitting for both genders … and especially women. Come join us if you are in the Chicago area!
We’re a bit late (!) to celebrate International Women’s Day, which was yesterday, March 8th. This special day commemorates women’s achievements and honors the social, economic, cultural and political accomplishments of women around the globe. The United Nations, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, introduced an important theme of “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality.”
We, at Women as Healers, vote “YES!”
Feb 23rd, 2016 by TBriggs
We have been back a little more than a week from the Women of Resilience conference in Santa Fe, NM. What an awesome experience!
Our presentation “Women as Healers: Stories of Vibrancy” was well received and so many participants gave us positive feedback! We loved being present and connecting with many women who are truly resilient!!
We are a hardy gender, aren’t we?! It is a wonderful topic for reflection … our next presentation on resiliency is at the 30th Symposium of the parish nurses in Chicago, April 7-10. Click here for more information … hope to see you there!
Did you hear?! It was only the women who showed up in the Senate chamber during the blizzard of 2016. Not a single man of the 83 elected men showed up. All women present – pages, parliamentarians, senators. It wasn’t planned … it’s just who showed up to do the country’s work. I find this absolutely amazing! We women have a big purpose … and we are hardy, as well as resilient.