At one of our very first SheHive events - five years ago this Thursday - one of our community members, Nancy P., declared that she wanted to reclaim the word “Crone.” She was sick of older women being labeled “hags” and wanted to reclaim the word to describe a wise woman.
The thought has stuck with me all these many years.
One of the things I have always prided myself on is the fact that the what we offer at the SheHive is grounded in evidence-based research. We’re not just delivering webinars full of positive affirmations, “You, go girl!” cheerleaders, and the latest fads, but providing learning based upon scientific theory and time-tested tools that can actually help you make the changes in life you want to make. And we couple it all with facilitators that have lived experience.
So, it was that scientific mindset that brought about a conversation almost five years ago with one of our facilitators, Nancy, following a Saturday morning meditation. In our sharing circle, after the meditation, Nancy revealed that her deceased father had appeared to her in her meditation.
“Do you really believe your father just visited you?” I asked Nancy after the room had cleared out.
In season 5 of Life on the Other Side of Should, we're focusing on living life in a time of total ambiguity. How do you manage the stress of living a normal life when when nothing is, quote/unquote, normal. What do you do when everything is up in the air, when the goal posts are constantly moving and when all your old tools and coping mechanisms are be tested to the max?
In season 5, episode 1, we focus on the question: How do you stand up for what you believe in when it's hard to know what - or who - to believe?
Joining us for the discussion are SheHive board member and Village of Franklin Council member, Pam Hansen, and SheHive Founding member and Michigan State Senator, Rosemary Bayer. As women in the political field, and simply as women, both Pam and Rosemary have vast experience in learning how to stand up for what they believe in in the face of adversity.