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Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment

Motherhood and spirituality, including enlightenment-seeking, are for most people unrelated. And the search for spiritual enlightenment is seen as an individual activity or something you do together with other seekers, and almost always separately to family life. So when a woman becomes a mother, she usually gives up or puts on hold any spiritual and enlightenment ambitions.  In my book Enlightenment Through ...
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Paid Parental Leave And Child Care – What About Stay At Home Parents?

Paid parental leave and child care - are these a women's issue or a family issue or a broader societal issue? How do we make the system fair for everyone, including single income families and single parents?  While watching the Australian current affairs show Q&A where the audience asks panel members questions, a viewer's tweet appeared on screen twittering something along the lines of 'It's not fair if women ...
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The Heroine’s Journey of Childbirth

Oprah once interviewed the legendary Jean Houston on her show Super Soul Sunday, where they discussed the Hero's Journey, and how each one of us is called in our lives to undertake such a journey in order to become more of who we really are. It reminded me how the Hero's Journey they described is exactly what I experienced when I gave birth ...
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The Inner Patriarch – The Hidden Force That Holds Women Back

The Inner Patriarch is the part of us that holds the rules and values of the long-standing patriarchal system in which we all live. He (it's a male energy pattern) was discovered by Sidra Stone, who explores in her book The Shadow King how this powerful archetypal inner self works. This article introduces you to the Inner Patriarch and how this largely unconscious force ...