If Not Now – When? Empower Blog

If Not Now – When? Empower Blog

I have just concluded a 42-hour visit with a dear friend. A soul sister and kindred spirit. We share many women’s common roles: mother, daughter, wife, sister and colleague. Though we have known each other for less than two decades, the honesty and intensity of our...
Slow Down – Empower Blog

Slow Down – Empower Blog

A few weeks ago, I strained my lower back. If you are a serial blog reader, you may recollect that I wrote about the experience. A dead-lift sprain. A forced stillness in the midst of a busy life. A mandatory slow down in a woman wired for speed and urgency. A...
The Hard Parts – Empower Blog

The Hard Parts – Empower Blog

Last week, I received in the mail, a faded brown-windowed envelope. The kind with my full name in bold letters and a government stamp in the upper left corner. I excitedly opened it, fully expecting to find a piece of paper with my second Covid vaccination date and...
Skin Thickening – Empower Blog

Skin Thickening – Empower Blog

There are times and situations when I feel like an exposed nerve ending. Sometimes I am aware of my fragility. Noticing that I am tiptoeing through a potential quagmire of hurt. Other times. I am oblivious to my vulnerability until the sting. Always I am at once a...
This Is Now – Empower Blog

This Is Now – Empower Blog

A year ago, when Covid was running rampant through our lives, there was a shared fear that led to a coming together of many social divides and political leanings. We were all in this together. Groceries were being left on doorsteps. People wanted to trust...
Choose To Challenge – Empower Blog

Choose To Challenge – Empower Blog

I am writing this dispatch on International Women’s Day. I learned this morning that the inaugural celebration of womanhood happened in 1911. I learned that on this day we are to celebrate the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women. I learned...