The Power of Femininity

Am over at Everyday Ediths today, exploring the theme of femininity. What does “femininity” mean to you?

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Our society seems to have a contradictory obsession with women. Either it is lambasting women for not being pretty or feminine enough, or it is telling women to regain their sense of self-worth and esteem and do whatever they desire. On one hand, there is a push to empower women, and the next breath, there is a soft whisper that women need to “work harder.” It begins when women are young, and society wields the sword of power over contradictions throughout women’s lives.

As we kicked off the June theme of “femininity,” Caitlyn introduced our Everyday Ediths readers to the four components of the feminine genius. She argued her power suit does not fit the societal norms of femininity, and, I would agree with her – neither does mine.

Catholic saints, such as the patroness for this blog, have often advocated the concept of the different sexes (biologically speaking)…

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Little Boy Blue’s Birth

"Not every woman experiences happy birth stories. And, thankfully, my birth stories don’t have a tragic ending. However, if I were not on top of my knowledge and game regarding my own health history, I could have experienced a more harrowing labor, delivery, and postpartum scare." In today's piece, I share some of the birth story of our latest addition. And, I hope it enlightens others to the postpartum difficulties some women face - not related to depression or anxiety, but rather, another pregnancy-related physiological condition!

The Greatest Example of Love

“Love isn’t just about chocolates, hearts, and flowers.

Instead, love is about action – radical action…”

I’m over at Everyday Ediths today, musing on love – the day before Valentine’s Day, and that also means, the day before Ash Wednesday this year. Explore the greatest example of Love with me at Everyday Ediths!

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This month, Everyday Ediths has been focusing on the theme of love.

When asked which was the greatest commandment, Jesus responded in Mark 12:29-31,

“Jesus answered, “The first is ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Love isn’t always the simplest and easiest road to take. Often, we are blinded and bruised by another’s actions, and our quickest, natural response is to retaliate. We don’t want to see another person happy, or excited, or even successful. Rather, we want to focus on making them pay for their transgressions toward us.

However, as we delve deeper into our Faith, which is so…

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The Gratitude Project: Week 22

"Acknowledging the issue requires us to create a better future for our children and future generations, not just by declaring 'Me, too,' but perhaps more importantly, 'I believe you. I am sorry this happened to you. What do you need from me at this time?'" Today, I discuss my insight on why I am grateful for the most recent social media campaign which is trending. 

The Gratitude Project: Week Seventeen

In order to get to the Gratitude portion of my Gratitude Project today, I had to wade through some nasty reminders that we don't live in a peaceful world. However, the reminder that we aren't living in a peaceful world shines a spotlight on those who make a difference - and, for what I am most grateful for this week. Don't miss the call to action at the end!