Roundup: Young Women, Feminism And Spirituality

The Week That Was…

Friday Roundup is one of my favourite times on this blog as it gives me an opportunity to see what worked, what interested you our readers and what we need to tweak.

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…)

Yes, You Can!
Yes, You Can!

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:

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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

Richard Turner
Michael H. Ballard

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?

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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?

Practical Spirituality in a Fundamentalist World
Practical Spirituality in a Fundamentalist World

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!



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27 thoughts on “Roundup: Young Women, Feminism And Spirituality

  1. We have always told our daughters that they can be anything that they want as long as they are willing to work hard for it.

    1. Ms Claudette

      And they will be! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Great round up. I didn’t know you can prep for your menopause in your 20’s. Man…I missed the mark

  3. I love how you do a weekly roundup. Makes it a great recap for your readers.
    I did NOT know I was supposed to prepare for menopause! WHAT? I’m in my 30’s now and didn’t even know I missed the ball! Thanks for the deets!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are still on time. No one told me and when I got to 49 and started noticing strange things happening in my body – I was like “What?!” LOL

  4. Thank you for the round up, interesting stuff here!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for the kind words. 🙂

  5. This is the first time I have heard about preparing for menopause while you are still in your twenties. I wish I had known this.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are not alone there! My daughter freaked out at her first gray hair at 27 and then I mentioned menopause and she almost collapsed! LOL. In conversation with Katelyn, we decided it would be an interesting piece and it indeed is. Namaste and thanks for the comment!

  6. Elizabeth O.

    What a great round up. It was nice to meet your contributors and I’m looking forward to reading their posts.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you and i am sure they are looking forward to sharing their insights and perspective with all our readers. Thanks for the comment and nNmaste. 🙂

  7. Great thoughts to think about. Awesome post and have a great weekend.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Same to you! Have a terrific weekend!

  8. As a work at home mom of five boys I can definitely understand the struggle! Nice thats theres post like these to give inspiration and hope.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Aww…that’s so kind of you to say! You have a good day with your five boys today!

  9. This is a great article. I feel stuck with my career and school because its very hard to do everything all at once with 2 kids

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, juggling several things – especially “big” things like that can be overwhelming. Having a good support network is crucial but not everyone has that. That’s where priority-listing comes into play. Feel free to message me whenever it gets too much and you just need to offload. Namaste

  10. Love these round-up posts! It’s so nice to see how your week has gone!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Betsy! It was a great week and I hope you had one as well and that this upcoming week will be even greater! Namaste

  11. I never would have thought to start prepping for menopause now but thank you!

    1. Ms Claudette

      At 50 and peri-menopausal, I wish someone had told me 30 years ago!!! So, I am happy that Katelyn did this piece! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  12. My daughter is breaking down a lot of barriers as a young female professional in a career that is predominantly men. I am really proud of her.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for her! I can just imagine your sense of pride and joy! Much love and blessings to both of you! 🙂

  13. I kept reading how people were excited for a three day weekend, and now I understand. I read a lot of your posts this week, and really enjoyed them. Thank you. Have a nice break!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Shann! Yes, we are super excited as summers are very short here in Canada, especially in my neck of the woods so to have three days off during prime-time summer is awesome! Namaste 🙂

  14. Well happy holiday weekend! You’ve got a great round up here. I think j can see how woman can self impose their own restrictions. Makes me want to look at myself and see if there is anything I’m holding myself back on.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! We all have the tendency to hold ourselves back in some way, shape or form. Scare of our own awesomeness, might I say. I know I do at times in relationship situations! LOL. That’s my lesson now. Have a great weekend as well! Namaste.

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