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Paid Parental Leave And Child Care – What About Stay At Home Parents?

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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 ...
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The Heroine’s Journey of Childbirth

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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 ...
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Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment

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Motherhood and spirituality, including enlightenment-seeking, are usually seen as being unrelated. And the search for spiritual enlightenment is usually something people do on their own or with other seekers, and is usually done separately from family life. So when a woman becomes a mother, she usually gives up or puts on hold any spiritual and/or enlightenment ...
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The Inner Patriarch – The Hidden Force that Holds Women Back

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The Inner Patriarch is the part of us all that holds the rules and values of the long-standing patriarchal system in which we all live. Dr Sidra Stone says in her book The Shadow King that the Inner Patriarch is passed on to children through their mother, and that even if you identify with ...