POSTED: Wed, 03/03/2010 - 10:28am

The union of the feminine self and work

How do you balance and stay connected with your feminine self and your work self?
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POSTED: Mon, 04/09/2012 - 10:08pm


As I sit here teeth clenched in anxiety about my DS,I am rereading your posting and finding it very enlightening.There is something for everyone in what you say.I must find that safe,happy place and quickly.I think I will do deep breathing and visualization,to get there.Thanks for you help.OXO


POSTED: Tue, 04/10/2012 - 9:39am

feeding my soul

Ladies,we are all on the same page here I think or should I say perhaps same "plane of thought?" We are all feeling the connection of our soul through the earth, the presence of the new spring growth, the beautiful music provided by the birds. I have also had another form of awakening. Normally I will dash off to a medical doctor when I feel something wrong with me. I will take the prescribed meds aand voila! all better. Lately I can't seem to stop thinking about holistic interventions instead, and I don't know why, it's just always therre in the back or front of my mind. My feet and hands have really been aching and giving me some pain lately {i am only 50 years of age so I don't think it is a growing older type of thing}. My mind pictures toxins built up in my joints and muscle tissues that need to be released. I picture myself needing a good cleanse from the inside out {I have never done a de-tox before or a cleanse} but this is what my body is telling me I need. So I put a call in to a place today to schedule something like this and I guess I will take it from there. Do any of you ladies know what I am talking about? Thanks, Annii


POSTED: Tue, 04/10/2012 - 10:28am

Anni, yes yes yes!

Anni, I know exactly what you are talking about and you have got it right!!!! the aching in your joints is a need to detox. There are many ways to detox...often getting rid of dairy will help joints tremendously. (remember the dairy of today in the US is NOT what dairy used to be like). I do detoxes all the time.


POSTED: Tue, 04/10/2012 - 4:57pm


Jas, what kind do you do? Has anyone done the lemon juice and olive oil detox mentioned in Mireille's site about lemon benfits? I am scheduled for massage and reflexology tomorrow. Annii


POSTED: Tue, 04/10/2012 - 7:17pm


I haven't done the lemon juice and olive oil. I do many different types depending on what I feel is needed, the season of the year, and how much rest time I have. If you have never done a detox before I would go easy on the first several (lemon juice and olive oil isn't easy). Try just liquids first. I like warm celery soup, I like spinach and banana smoothies as a liquid detox. I also like fresh juice fasts too. I've done a water then beet juice detox that was intense but very good. I've done detoxes for one day, and I did one 3 week one and everywhere in between.


POSTED: Wed, 04/11/2012 - 4:18am


If you go into the heading Well-Being on the blue strip at the top of the page you will find Mireille's ideas and comments on detoxing. It may help you. Take care.


POSTED: Wed, 04/11/2012 - 8:51am


Thank you for referring me to the "blue strip". I forget all about those and tend to go right for the community section. And it was helpful, thank you, Annii


POSTED: Thu, 04/12/2012 - 10:12am


It was my pleasure. There are quite a few gems of wisdom to be found in the 'blue strip'. I try to check it out every month to remind myself of the 'basics' without reading the whole book again.


POSTED: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:10am

Hi Anni

I'll reply before Jas does.That is a true compliment you gave her.Jas is a very special lady and adds so much to our community.

Her website inspires me,also.I rent .My landlords have invited us to garden and we did a little last year.It was a hectic summer and I am a novice.This year I will do more guided by Jas.AsI live in a cold zone,I will need her assistance in choosing the right plants.

Your garden will be beautiful.Please enjoy every moment in it.OXO


POSTED: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 3:37pm

Beautiful Jas

She will I am sure be highly complimented, Anni. We all wish she lived near us for advice and guidance. She is a very special lady. I also live in a cold zone though last week was beautiful, this week not so. We have snow and cold winds again!! My poor plants are looking very sad. I hope the sun shines again soon to make them happy.


POSTED: Thu, 04/05/2012 - 9:09am

thank you Jean and Marilyn

for commenting about the gardens. I am very excited about this project. I am sure you read Jas's comments about nurturing the earth and beauty. What a beautiful picture that paints, the world so much needs beauty and nurturing. Just as we as women, wives, mothers give and give and have pieces of our soul stolen from us, so does our beautiful earth. And without us as women finally saying enough is enough, and we have to go about establishing boundaries in our life to protect and nourish oursselves, the same can be said for our earth. So I am really looking forward to nurturing my little piece of beauty {my yard} with this new thought in mind. And I hope to nourish my own soul while nurturing my garden! {obviously I have boundary issues in my life, oh well one thing at a time} Annii


POSTED: Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:13am

Beautifully said

Your thoughts touched my soul.What you think and feel is right and we all need to act on that belief.Women are the true stewards of the earth and we have to step up.I believe limits/boundaries are an issue most women grapple with.We can help each other here and the women we encounter throughout our lives.OXO


POSTED: Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:02am

Yes! Anni

Yes, Anni, you said it so much more eloqently than I did. This is it. Marilyn it is what I love about your garden stories. You give me images of a woman out gently working with her earth and her plants, you give me images of a woman who says, "This is my earth to care for and I'll care for it in a way that feeds my soul." AND that in doing it in our own tiny ways in our lives, we do put action to words in the bigger sense, and give the energy to the whole world. Well done Anni.


POSTED: Fri, 04/06/2012 - 9:53am

Thank you Jas

Sometime when I am wielding my spade on my soil full of clay I feel anything but gentle!! I do love my garden especially at this time of year when it is springing back to life. The sudden shock of this week's return to Winter has done a little damage to the new shoots especially on the clematis but hopefully they will be strong enough to survive. My tulips are just beginning to flower and I hope when I return from DD's on Tuesday they will be looking good (at least the early bloomers). The daffodils have had a severe battering from which I do not think they will recover sadly. The camellias are beginning to open even further and the magnolia also. I thought the cold winds would have spoiled the buds. I now need to buy more 'blue food' for the hydrangeas to ensure their colour this Summer. Busy times ahead!


POSTED: Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:42am


The plants are your friends, you know each one, talk about each, care for each and think also of them in the whole.


POSTED: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:54pm

Thank you Jean and Marilyn

Marilyn, I have to say though that for the past two years reading your posts on gardening was always so lovely. I can feel your love of the plants and beauty. To me you garden in a way that is soul filled, and has such a womanly grace to it. I love when write about your days and activities in the garden.


POSTED: Mon, 04/02/2012 - 7:33am

Thank you everyone

Thank you so much everyone. You have no idea how much your support and comments mean to me. Soon I hope to start my blog and I will let you know. Thank you, sisters. Love Jasmine


POSTED: Sat, 03/31/2012 - 5:31pm

Wow, Jas!!

Just added your site to my favorites and will visit often. How lovely, your artistic soul is apparent from your posts on FWDGF. Much luck and success!!xo


POSTED: Sat, 03/31/2012 - 2:23pm

Wonderful website Jas!

I tried to look at it the other day (but the flash wouldn't load on my phone!) Now that I'm back home, I've had a look and it's a great site :-) Well done you!


POSTED: Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:24am


I just looked at your gorgeous gardens, I love everything about your website. You are so talented, I love the information that u have available to clients also. I see that u r in North Carolina and I am in Upper Michigan. I would so have hired u if u were closer! Excellent job, keep up the hard work girlfriend! Annii


POSTED: Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:24am


I just looked at your gorgeous gardens, I love everything about your website. You are so talented, I love the information that u have available to clients also. I see that u r in North Carolina and I am in Upper Michigan. I would so have hired u if u were closer! Excellent job, keep up the hard work girlfriend! Annii


POSTED: Fri, 03/30/2012 - 6:46am


Jas I would like to have listed "having coffee with jasminesgardens" as my pleasure today but I was afraid you would miss it there. What a treat. Everything about it fed my soul, not to mention it gave me a few hmmmm moments that I had to share with my husband. :)(btw, hmmmm moments are very good, they go deep into my well). I ditto the comments "I wish we lived closer" you and I would be out scoping out my place on earth. Thank you for sharing your soul. Kathy


POSTED: Fri, 03/30/2012 - 8:13am


Thank you Marilyn and Kathy. You have given me more courage to start my blog. I'll let you know. And Kathy I love your "having coffee with jasminesgardens" as you pleasure. I can't tell you how touched I feel in my heart. Thank you.


POSTED: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 1:04pm


Your site gives new insight into 'doing a Jas'. It is beautifully presented. I can't wait for the blogging to start as I couldn't get a result there. Well done.


POSTED: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:26am


I love your website Jasmine and your cards too! I would love to have postcards like that....I collect postcards, and do postcrossing and these are so lovely! I'm sure postcrossers would be interested in postcards like yours!


POSTED: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 8:23pm


That is a lovely website and your philosophy is beautiful.I cannot wait to see more.OXO


POSTED: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 6:46pm

Lovely website...

I wish you lived closer. You could totally help me re-do my yard. :)


POSTED: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 9:04am


Deb and Jean


POSTED: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:25am

Changing Season~Changing Ideas

Once again, as the seasons are changing I seem to get restless at "where I am" in life. Questions, questions, questions! Am I doing enough...1) for family, 2)for community, 3)environment, 4)me? I feel in a rut; how did I get here? What do I need to feel complete? Doubt & bewilderment seem to be creeping in, just as the chill of the air is floating in off the river. Mood swings? Seasonal Change? Full Moon? Stress for upcoming events i.e. holidays, work deadlines, my uncharted future? Work has become quite mundane & my salvation for frame of mind, mood & general outlook are may friends. I am usually a private person and my avenue for progress has ALWAYS been my unique support system of friends. It must be the full moon. ;)


POSTED: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:31am

We do not know

what we want and yet we are responsible for who we are ~ Jean-Paul Sartre


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