“Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.” ― Margaret E. Sangster Empress Empowerment Coaching (https://empress-empowerment-coaching.nl), Tina De Keyzer-van Bruggen‘s interview with Monique (Moya) Wijngaarde-Bekema (July 13, 2021) Tina: Why are your daughters so special? Monique: What I find so special […]Read More What I Love About My Daughters
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.
A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea The Windcatcher — It is 1800, and Boinair (Sacajawea) is 12 years old. It is Shoshone tradition that she transition into adulthood, even though she’s still a child. As our story begins, we first see her alone in a small tipi overpowered by the […]Read More Transition Higher
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou Nathalie Bleser, multi-lingual writer and interpreter – Here I am, struggling with the “blank page” where I must pour words that will share the essence of my story, to inspire other people who share a love for you, Saka.g.k.j.awea. It’s been […]Read More Be Ready for the Ride
“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
A STORY FROM THE AGES Imagine riding on the back of a great raptor as it soars through an angry storm of billowing clouds and piercing rain. Up and down, over and around hills and valleys, it bursts through the fog and wind. Your hair is plastered back, you cannot open your physical eyes, yet […]Read More On Eagle’s Wings
A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher: On Sacajawea’s journey she meets an elder woman, a Shaman, Watkuweis, who recognizes the girl’s spiritual pain. “Your spirit waits with another…” says the Shaman. The girl does not understand the words, for through her human sadness of leaving her family behind, […]Read More Believe in the Walk
“We can only be what we give ourselves the power to Be.” ― Native American Proverb Priscilla Gardunio Wolf, Storyteller and Dreamer – I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. My dream in life was to become an artist in school. But I was told by my teacher I would never succeed because I was […]Read More Live Your Dreams!