Good Morning Sunshines! I love this, I’ve been feeling a lot of feels, but Empowered/Empowering is always the best feeling……YES, YES, YES!

From Danielle LaPorte (as an Affiliate, all purchases support the All By Grace House)

…to the women determined to restore the divine to where it has been pummeled out of memory,

where denial is so calcified that our beauty is last to be seen in economics and science and law —
laws that are too small for what our bodies know to be true.

The most powerful possible Yes to women
…to the dark, the spacious, the sweet, the jaded, the women who live as certain as light rays,
who renovate broken boardrooms and policies with justified anger and overwhelming Love —
Love of inclusion, of ecology, of bone solid Truth — Love of Love.
For those who do not have a Yes, I will share mine.
Because, I can be radiant with my power — from the erotic to the cash.
I can fight my pain in public, choose my lovers, work my genius into shelter and endless comforts.
I am free to heal and so I must braid myself to
those whose bodies are stolen, where mine has always been free;
whose ideals cannot even be whispered, where mine have been invited…
The most powerful possible Yes to these women.

For the women who use privilege like a drug, for the ones so wounded that they wound,
for the the ones who squander their influence because it’s too much work to come down and meet the pain of the world…
we need to gift the most powerful possible Yes to these women

ALL WOMEN

The elders, the curanderas, the suffragettes, the midwives of children and art and culture,
the ones we call slut and Saint and CEO —
Sisters
all with a voice to say:

We will fund it ourselves.
It’s better when it’s beautiful.
No means no.
I see you, and I love what I see.
Come, rest.
and then…Let’s dance.
We’re in this together,

all with a voice to say:
Feelings are facts.
Trust is a milestone
And Compassion is a strategy.

And that is the most powerful possible Yes a woman can give.

When years become months and months become days; you put one foot in front of the other and cherish the little things and let the big things go…

Requesting some good thoughts and prayers as we deal with Dad’s health issues – may our spirits stay as lifted as his are…

Introducing the AllByGrace House

Though she be but little; SHE is going to be a place that we can go to take care of ourselves.

Happy Sunday Sunshines!

I am back from a little FB hiatus, I sure have missed you all! Thank you to those who continued the love and inspiration. I have some great news to share with you, my 315 (and growing) soul sisters!

In the Fall of 2013, I was chosen to be a Native Nation Rebuilder with an inspirational cohort of leaders in Indian Country with the Bush Foundation. At that time, I knew that “taking care of ourselves” was an overlooked yet crucial part of Leadership. My project stemmed around this idea: In order to be an effective leader (or mother, wife, daughter, community member…) SELF-CARE is mandatory!

Well, two years and a few months later, a place for women to do just that is being created. Introducing the All By Grace House. I am in the process of finalizing the purchase of this little craftsmen gem I found in Eagle Butte. Though she be but little; SHE is going to be a place that we can go to take care of ourselves. Stay tuned for updates – we are hoping to be up and running by Summer 2016!

 

❤ Donita