The Week That Was…
This week was especially significant as my Contributors took the lead in setting the tone of our posts and overall theme. We inadvertently fell into a Young Women mode, with most of the posts spotlighting some of the issues affecting the 20+. A couple of our Contributors fall in the age group – Alexis Ali and Katelyn Roth – and they brought to the table conversations about menopause and examples, although fictional, of young women going for what they want.
For The 20+ Women
In case you missed their posts, you can read:
- In Your 20’s? Here Are 10 Ways To Prep For Menopause Now, by Katelyn Roth:
“I remember sitting in a developmental psychology class in my sophomore year of college and hearing my suspiciously Freudian-looking professor assure us that we were in the prime of our lives—young, healthy, strong, energetic—during our twenties, these things are at their peak. Rather than satisfaction, I felt absolute horror—the twenties were the golden years?! How could it all be downhill after that? It seemed unfair to get only a decade to enjoy only to start falling apart after that.” (Read More…)
- The Unfortunate Life of An Interesting Woman, The Finale by Alexis Ali:
Ginny’s mind poured over these memories as if they happened yesterday. “Take a look at this Rebecca,” she said to her 18-year-old granddaughter, “This was my first published article. I was the first woman to make the front page at that newspaper.” (Read more…)
The week started, however, with our long time Contributor, Clara Brown, making the rallying call to young women to “lean-in,” and unstuck their careers. She offered two tips to help our “younger” sister with this situation:
It is often felt that not all barriers facing women can be attributed to the supposed glass ceiling installed by tradition. Women often hold themselves back from advancement through self-imposed barriers, regulating their activities or postponing their own advancement. There are a number of reasons put forward why women are not advancing at a faster rate including (Read More…)
Coming Next Week
Our men, Michael H. Ballard and Richard Turner, were with us in spirit this week. Both will make their presence felt next week, with Mr. Resiliency – Michael – sharing another of his stories on that subject. Richard will give his perspective about Online Dating and the so-called Cougars. Looking forward to both offerings and you can Subscribe to be updated when the fellas post their articles.
As for me, following the lead of my sisters, I jumped in the fray and placed my two cents worth on the table. My two featured pieces this week took a slightly different position on the “lean-in” concept and more than contrasting view on the so-called Fourth Wave of Feminism. Read both and share your views in the comment section below.
Long Weekend – Take Us With You
TGIF and it is the August Long Weekend here in Canada, and most provinces celebrate it as a civic holiday. Here in Alberta where I live, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate the diverse cultures that have come together to make this country beautiful and bountiful. The holiday will be observed on Monday, August 3, so there will be no posts here. Think I deserve a bit of downtime – would you agree?
You can always catch me, however, on my Facebook page, as my phone is always on and I am always ready to respond to any burning questions. Visit me there and do leave a Like, would you please?
Have you checked out my upcoming course yet at The Spiritual Centre, Learn It Live? Check it out and if you like what you see, sign up here and receive a 50% discount. “A Practical Spirituality In A Fundamentalist World,” is the title and I will be presenting over three weeks. It will be interactive, interesting and as always – Inspiring, Insightful and In-depth!
Do have a great Friday and we shall meet again tomorrow!