Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A-Z Challenge: X - Xena - Warrior Princess
Positive female role models were hard to come by when you were born in 1949. It was Donna Reed, Leave it Beaver mom, Doris Day, and the roles these women played were subservient to the men in their lives. The women's movement changed things tremendously, but that's a whole book rather than a blog post. Suffice it to say, by the time Xena came along in the 1990s, I was aware that women could be powerful. But fearless - not so much.
I can't say I am fearless, but I am less likely to not do something because I am afraid.
What about you?