“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” — Erica Jong Like many successful women, Carlotta was coached in the ways of the world by her ‘take no prisoner’s’ father and she rose in the ranks of TV journalism to become producer of a top ratings … More Athena – Converted Her Anger to Energy
“I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.” — Nora Ephron When Dominique’s husband Calvin left her for an easygoing bohemian artist named Willow, she wasn’t a good sport about it. Dominique played hardball and got the house, Mercedes, and enough money to continue her lifestyle … More Hera – Dominique Trims Her Sails
“Aphrodite had the beauty; Zeus had the thunderbolts. Everyone loved Aphrodite, but everyone listened to Zeus.” — Esther M. Friesner Let me tell you about Simone. She was an Aphrodite, a delicious Aphrodite – vibrant, sensuous, smelling like sunshine, and bestowing her charms on anyone drawn into her magnetic field. Simone worked in sales at … More Aphrodite – Nobody’s Fool
“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” — Janis Joplin Demeter women smile with their eyes. People gravitate toward these women. You can pick them out in a crowd – they are warm, vibrant, nurturing. You may be one of them. Natalie is a caretaker par excellence. Sometimes she’s in danger of going overboard: taking … More Demeter – What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?
“Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” — Tina Fey As a psychotherapist, I see many young women who are “Persephones.” This personality type is based on the Greek goddess Persephone who was abducted by Hades, king of the Underworld. Wrenched from her mother Demeter, the beautiful maiden plunged into depression. Many children and … More Persephone – Are You Playing the Wounded Card?
Women love to reinvent themselves every few years. You have a burning desire to step up and be the heroine of your own life – to consider possibilities, to be your own authority, free to make choices. “In each of us is another whom we do not know.” — Carl Jung Your question probably becomes … More Falling Awake in an Upside Down World