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Life is meant to be lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those all too brief moments of relaxation. I am here to live my own life, and live it passionately. A Little HerStory serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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May 31, 2020

These are alarming and turbulent times. I can not let the death of George Floyd pass without a mention; his death, and far too many others. Racism is rampant. I have few words.  I thought I understood racism.  I was wrong. I didn't.  I am learning.  I make mistakes, bu...

May 31, 2020


This year, 2020 is the centennial anniversary of the passage 19th Amendment, protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, and allowing women to exercise that legal right.  Fact:  The 19th Amendment never directly mentioned women.  The text actually st...

May 28, 2020

From Sacred Dreams, May 2020, by Amy Weatherly

I think we all need to be reminded of our "oneness" right now, and our need for connection. I know I sure do. We need each other.

I think it was Brene Brown who told a story about a village where all the women washed clothes...

May 24, 2020

Sunday mornings are traditionally a time of prayer, gathering in community and offerings.  During these strange times things have changed dramatically, and very quickly.  I have come to love this woman, Nadia Bolz-Weber very much. She is real, she is insightful and she...

May 24, 2020

I particularly loved the lines "women try to tame themselves as they get older."  I will never try and tame myself, ever again. I only want to grow wilder.  This spoke loudly to me and I thought it was a great Sunday morning share. I hope you enjoy. 

From Sacr...

May 21, 2020

" Grandma how do you deal with pain?"

" With your hands, dear. When you do it with your mind, the pain harden even more rather than relieving yourself."

" With your hands, grandma?"
" Yes, yes. Our hands are the antennas of our soul. When you move them by sewing, cookin...

May 17, 2020

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting Women’s constitutional right to vote. I am always on the lookout for little known women who fought so tirelessly for this right.  I also applaud the League of Wo...

May 14, 2020

Information from interviews, the Michelin Guide and Essence Magazine

The Culinary Arts can be one of the toughest industries to make a name for yourself and Chicago is definitely one of the toughest towns in the country.  But after less than a year as the chef de cuisin...

May 11, 2020

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman

May 7, 2020

Barbara Polk Washburn was born on November 10, 1914.  She grew up in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.  She attended Boston Girls Latin School and graduated from Smith College, class of 1935.  After graduating from Smith, she took courses at Harvard....

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