Posts Tagged ‘Goddess’


“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” — Arthur Golden

Wind: air, aura, blast, blizzard, blow, breath, breath of air, breeze…

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.” —Leo F. Buscaglia , 1924-1998

Wind: chinook, current, cyclone, draft, drift, draught, flurry, flutter, gale…

“For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?” —Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931

Wind: gust, hurricane, jet stream, mistral, monsoon, puff, squall, storm…

“Since I grew tired of the chase And search, I learned to find; And since the wind blows in my face, I sail with every wind.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900.

 Wind: stream, tempest, tornado, trade wind, typhoon, undercurrent, wafting, whiff, whirlwind, whisk, zephyr.  

“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, The answer is blowin’ in the wind.” —Bob Dylan, b.1941


Motherless Daughters

My mom died when I was 10, and it certainly affected my life. I was pretty much in charge of the household after that – cooking, cleaning, taking care of my little sister – while my father worked very hard to take care of us. (He would drop us off at our school teacher’s house in the morning, and pick us up after work in the afternoon… we went to a one-room school in western Maine, so had the same teacher!)

I suspect this early experience led not only to my intense need to take care of people (not so much in a warm & fuzzy way, but in a constantly alert and looking out for them kind of way), and to be an achiever… but also, I have to wonder… to be an entrepreneur.

When the book “Motherless Daughters” came out, I bought it – and found I couldn’t read it because of the feelings it dredged up. (I’m still unable to read it.)

Is there anyone out there who has read it? Any other motherless daughters who might weigh in on whether there’s a correlation between death of a mother at an early age and entrepreneurship?

What Makes You a Goddess Entrepreneur?

Okay, I’ll go first.

What makes me a Goddess Entrepreneur? I would say it’s the combination of how seriously I tackle my business; my intense respect and love for the land (and especially trees) and animals; my belief that we’re all intimately connected (even if we don’t often feel it); and my passion for my husband and daughter, first and foremost… and for my friends and family as well.

A Goddess loves the raging wind and dancing bonfires; she sighs over smooth stones in her hands and the smell of real roses while the thorns are sticking into her skin.   She buries her hands in the dirt, breathes deeply through her nose in a baby’s hair, lays her cheek against a puppy’s fur… and teases her lover with her eyes.

A Goddess thanks the flowers she picks for her bouquets, carries a wayward firefly back outside, and cries over dead things.

A Goddess Entrepreneur knows we must all work together, love together, and be together… and if we do, all will be well.