The revelations about Harvey Weinstein have stuck a deep cord within me. Not because this kind of thing is anything new, but because, for the very first time in my lifetime, our society is not protecting a powerful and rich sexual predator-- and neither is his wife. Or the media. Why? Because women have finally become strong enough and empowered enough collectively to risk telling the truth. And instead of backing down, we are rising in support. The tide is really turning. Back in the 1980's when I was starting out in practice, I saw the toll that silence about abuse takes on women's bodies. I noticed that many women with conditions such as chronic pelvic pain had been sexually abused. My colleagues denied this and told me my patients were "crazy" and that they only saw "normal" women. I persisted in telling the truth. And it cost me. But over time, my observations have become mainstream and we have the data to prove it. Long ago, Sonia Johnson who wrote From Housewife to Heretic, wrote, " Women are rising like yeast all over the planet." And indeed-- that yeast has just taken a quantum leap. Predators beware. Your days are numbered. I know we have a long way to go still. But-- women have been oppressed for about 5000 years. And we only got the right to vote in the US in 1919. ( which passed by only one vote and was not an easy battle) The change is speeding up-- the light is getting lighter. Quickly. And that is why the Dark is fighting so hard to maintain control. Trust the light. You with me?
Whether or not you're a football fan, you've got to be inspired by the healthy lifestyle chosen by Tom Brady-- and the message to all of us which is, in the words of Dr Mario Martinez " Getting older is inevitable. Aging is optional." If you have any men in your life who doubt the power of healthy choices, have them check this out. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/tom-brady-uses-the-game-of-football-instead-of-being-used-by-it/2017/02/06/0d63948c-ec94-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html?utm_term=.5e270241687b&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1 Link
My response to the election: Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. Mahatma Ghandi May your life be powered with kindness and love today. The light always wins. Always. Link
I just got the news that my good friend and mentor Louise Hay died peacefully in her sleep last night-- exactly two years to the day that Wayne Dyer passed. What an amazing woman. I'm going to make a little altar for her. And say prayers. http://www.hayhouse.com/louise-hay-legacy Link