Saturday, August 30, 2008

Have I Become A Crone Even Before Menopause? (Is this Why I Sometimes Feel I am Neither Here nor There, Never Belonging Anywhere?)

From "Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women" by Jean Shinoda Bolen:

I am proposing that it is time to reclaim and redefine 'crone' from the word pile of disparaging names to call older women, and to make becoming a 'crone' a crowning inner achievement of the third phase of life.

To be a crone is about inner development, not outer appearance. A crone is a woman who has wisdom, compassion, humor, courage, and vitality. She has a sense of truly being herself, can express what she knows and feels, and take action when need be. She does not avert her eyes or numb her mind from reality. She can see the flaws and imperfections in herself and others, but the light in which she sees is not harsh and judgmental. She has learned to trust herself to know what she knows.

Those crone qualities are not acquired overnight. One does not become a full-fledged crone automatically following menopause, any more than growing older and wiser go hand in hand. These are decades that follow menopause in which to grow psychologically and spiritually.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

How can a woman tell if her man is about to propose?

I just asked this question in Yahoo Answers. I have three days to find out.

I would appreciate some answers NOW, though, so I'm posting it here, in case some kind soul deigns to help...

Thank you!

Friday, August 01, 2008

10 Ways to Honor Yourself

To recognize and be ready for the Love you deserve, you have to start with loving your self in the way you deserve.


Here are 10 suggestions.