I am empowered by incredible women, each and every day of my adult life.  I so wish even one of these women would have been in my life growing up.  Yet, my past experiences and relationships have made me the strong woman I am today.  I always remind myself that we GROW most during our most challenging times in life.  I am thankful for my growing pains, and will carry their lessons with me, for the rest of my life.

My sophomore year of college was my first experience having an amazing female role model.  Dr. K was strong, kind and the most intelligent individual I had ever met!  She is still in my life and I am thankful for the gifts she has shared with me.  I knew that if I ever had a daughter, she would hold Dr. K’s name.  And today, at age 15, I see such strength and kindness in my daughter, whose middle name is Kathleen.

“Empowered  women, empower women…”

What a beautiful and powerful quote!  It warms my heart when I see my daughter living by this motto, at such a young and difficult age.  I might not have had a strong female role model growing up, but that only empowered me to become a strong female role model and raise my daughter to be the same.


I truly love who I am, at age 46.  I have spent years learning to…

Love myself…

Embrace myself…

Be myself…


I will continue to empower women to do the same!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



This post is dedicated to Shelly, from Love is Stronger, who has been such a powerful and beautiful light for me.  I am blessed that our paths have crossed!



Surprised By Feminism

Here is another beautiful and powerful post from Shelly! If you have not visited her site, you are truly missing out. Shelly is one of my favorite super heroes! Her inner strength is contagious! Her positive outlook on life is real, yet filled with sunshine! Shelly is truly an angel here on Earth! She rocks the words, “Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You!” Thanks, Shelly!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Love is Stronger

It would not be precisely accurate to say that the President sent Secret Service Agents to my house at Christmas to make me teach feminist philosophy.

But the President has consistently acted like an unmitigated pinhead to women, and I had a chance to teach feminist philosophy at a local college during Winter term.

So that is pretty much the same thing.

If you had told me ten years ago that I would be teaching feminist philosophy, I would have been somewhat skeptical.

To be honest, I became a feminist later in life, and I’ve had a lot of catching up to do.

I was extraordinarily lucky to become a feminist later in life.

The reason I say I was extraordinarily lucky is because growing up I was surrounded by really kind, supportive men who made me feel like I could do whatever I wanted to do and that my…

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Positivity is a Choice

I have taught myself, over the years, to see beauty in everything.  There is something positive to be discovered, even on the darkest days.


Positivity is truly a choice…

Happiness comes from within…

Your thoughts become your quality of life…make those thoughts amazing!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…