Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Blog, New Dreams

Greetings all,

Just wanted to let you know I am going to be starting a new blog, one that reflects more where I am in my life. My children are grown and need me differently. Although I am still very much a country girl, I am resolved that my life has me here in the city for now. That means I am going to learn more about urban farming and square foot gardening. Also I am pursuing my dreams of being an herbalist, growing herbs, making medicine, tinctures, teas etc. On top of all this I have discovered that my passion for motherhood has transferred to mommies to be, childbirth education and my doula work.

So why the need for a new blog? Well, call it a fresh start and a new beginning. I feel less like a farmgirl and more like a village wise woman. It is something I have wanted for some time, someone I have aspired to. Many folks and some of my friends have told me, "You ARE a village wise woman!" So what am I waiting for? So here goes, another part of the journey. I hope you will all join me over here at Village Wise Woman. I am sure the journey will be interesting and full of twists and turns, but most of all joy!

"The key to everything is the way you start. All beginnings are hard, because you need to swing things around from one direction to the very opposite. But once you have made a start, you will soon begin getting used to your new direction and it will no longer be so difficult. Therefore you must marshal all your strength and steel yourself to make an energetic start. Each time you must begin again with ever renewed fire and passion for G-d. Start as if you had never begun before." Likutey Moharan 1:67

Friday, January 15, 2010

She's Kinda a Big Girl Now!

So Philly Farmgirl is moving on to her next big adventure! Unbelievable as it may be, I will speaking at a local shul/synagagoue this motzei shabbat! I still have NO idea what I am going to speak about, horrors! See, blogging is so much easier. I write when I am inspired, I can delete before you see my flub ups, so much safer. But the truth is, this is what I have always felt my mission in life was. Not public speaking, per se, but inspiring women. Inspiring women to see who they really are. My desire is to help reveal that Divine spark that already lies within each and every one of them (you!). I want to be like a gentle wind that blows upon that spark to help them believe in who they are and what they can become. I want to help women see the strength that lies within them, the power and the wisdom that is already there, that they already own. To see the light and love they possess and to discover and believe in their authentic and wild self! Yes, I said wild! Wild as in the beauty of a wild flower that lies undiscovered in a field of flowers. Wild as in free and beautiful! Wild as in unrestrained power to do anything and be anyone! Yes, wild.

So how do you think that topic will fly in a room full of frum women??

Wish me luck!