And then the Rabbit said “You are indestructible. Don’t you know that?”

March 12, 2011 by  
Filed under SYMBOLS & TEACHERS

And then the Rabbit said “You are indestructible. Don’t you know that?”

This winter I found myself facing betrayal and the accompanying painful issues of abandonment.  Anyone who knows betrayal and abandonment knows that the emotions these events precipitate are absolutely staggering. There is loss and rejection. Bewilderment and confusion. Shock and numbness. Despair and grief. Longing and yearning. Denial, anger and shame. Self-blame and depression. You find yourself suddenly thrust into a whirlwind of conflicting and intense emotions. If you are a highly sensitive person like me, the wound feels much deeper,... [Read more]

Is it Girl or Woman?

March 6, 2011 by  
Filed under LIFE STAGES

Is it Girl or Woman?

A lot of people ask me why I created a pinwheel “girl” and not a pinwheel “woman.” While critiquing my book, The Pinwheel Girl Takes Flight~ Every Woman’s Journey Through Seven Stages of Transformation, a person my age who identified herself as a “feminist” told me she didn’t like the word “girl” and because I referred to that word in the title of my book (and in my logo “Pinwheel Girls”) she would be very hesitant to buy it. She had worked very hard, she said, her whole adult... [Read more]