As the sun rises at about 4.45am tomorrow morning, you may - if you have the correct eyewear and the sky is clear - witness a truly rare astronomical event. Only seven of these events have been recorded since the invention of the telescope, and they occur when Venus passes in front of the Sun, creating a dark spot that travels across the Sun’s surface. These Venus transits come in pairs … [Read more...] about Are you a woman clothed with the sun?
I’ve been reading a lot of stories about women in the past week. And I’m saddened that, even now, in the 21st century and after many years of feminism and equal rights, women are still judged on appearance. In an age of instant communication the rush to judgment has intensified. There are many “news” websites and magazines that specialise in celebrities’ perceived … [Read more...] about If women don’t want to be judged, they must stop judging
Regular readers will know that I’m a journalist as well as a coach, and therefore I keep tabs on what’s going on in the newspaper world. I try to maintain a distance from the worst excesses of the tabloid press but I still get sucked in by the seductive pull of Mail Online, the rampantly popular “news” website. I say “news” because much of the content of the … [Read more...] about All in all it’s just another Brick in the wall…
To round off International Women’s Day, here is a selection of my favourite females - Anais Nin, Bettie Page, Debbie Harry and Louise Brooks… Divinely powerful. … [Read more...] about
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. Audre Lorde … [Read more...] about
If you’re wondering why today’s Google doodle features the glyph for Venus, it’s because March 8 is International Women’s Day. I’m not going to get into the politics of it, or why we still need such a day - read this or this for two very different views - but what I will say is that I believe we need more feminine power every day. I’ve posted before about this … [Read more...] about And Venus was her name: bring back feminine power