“Do you know where you’re going to…do you like the things that life is showin’ you. Where are you going to…do you know?” ~ By Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser (performed by Diana Ross) Michele MacShane, is an actress, singer and writer. She has been actively involved in the entertainment industry since the age of […]Read More Staying True to Yourself
“Women are more powerful than most of us give ourselves credit for. When we actually decide to stop the jealousy and the finger pointing, and band together to laugh with one another and understand one another, it’s like a beautiful firework display on the Fourth of July in Vegas, baby!” ― Helen Edwards Tina de Keyzer-van […]Read More When women support each other, incredible things happen…
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” — Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl Jane L. Fitzpatrick, writer, TV series creator and business owner. Jane’s been a writer for over 30 years, writing the film screenplay, Sacajawea, The […]Read More My Aftermath of 9/11
A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher — The Great Water stretches out before Sacajawea. Waves continue one after the other, pounding against her bare feet. She stretches her arms wide across the skeleton of the “Big Fish,” a whale washed ashore. She has chosen to obey her Chief, […]Read More Our Choices Affect All
“Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment.” ― George W. Bush addressing joint session of Congress and the Nation. September 20, 2001 Maria Ragonese, Crisis Intervention Volunteer – These words were spoken by our former President […]Read More Finding your mission and your moment
A STORY FROM THE AGES “Your woman who accompanied you [on] that long, dangerous and fatiguing route to the Pacific Ocean and back deserved a greater reward for her attention and services on that route than we had in our power to give her.” ― Captain William Clark Warrior Woman Spirit, Sacajawea – At a […]Read More Awakening of Lewis & Clark
“Like an angel that shed the heaviness of an earthly body, the blindfold removed, I rise and see only one thing, answer to one thing… His face.” ― Debra Harris Johnson Debra Johnson, Keynote Speaker & Freelance Writer – Back in the day, I was called “mixed,” a term meaning different races and or heritage. […]Read More Blended.
“An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.” ― Debbie Ford Stephanie Harris, teacher and advocate for others – Life is a compilation of intricate parts from all of our life experiences. Of course, some of […]Read More No Shame.
“White buffalo calf woman appeared from the north as a beautiful, young woman dressed in a brilliant white dress to give the tribe the sacred pipe and rituals which form the basis of their religion. She also took the form of a sacred white buffalo calf. When she left the tribe, she told them that […]Read More Breaking Beyond
“I am a strong woman with a voice, a voice intended to be heard. My passion, my purpose is to help people, especially women in transition.” ― Stephanie Harris Stephanie Harris, an educated and courageous woman who has grappled with adversity, despite life’s challenges. She is curious, humbled, empowered, empathetic, compassionate, and beautifully imperfect. Stephanie […]Read More Fear of Being Alone was Greater than Fear of Staying