Itâ€™s Saturday morning as I type this, and Iâ€™m sitting at the kitchen table watching Master Chef Junior with my 13 year old daughter, Catie. One of the (male) chefs just asked an 11 year old girl, â€œWho makes a better chefs? Women or men?â€ â€œWomen!â€ she said, â€œBecause even in the olden days they were the ones who were cooking.â€
Itâ€™s reminding me, this small thing, about how we pass things down from mother to daughterâ€“the deep wisdom of our roots, the clever tricks and tips we share amongst each other, the things weâ€™ve forgotten that otherâ€™s donâ€™t know.
Thatâ€™s one of the many, many reasons itâ€™s important for women to gather. Not only to share our strengths, but to remind each other just how powerful and wise we really are.
This yearâ€“our first yearâ€“at Soul Sisterâ€™s weâ€™ll be filling up on new ideas and old, even ancient wisdom. Weâ€™ll be soothing tired bodies in quiet hotel rooms all-to-ourselves, and in a beautiful outdoor hot pool. (Yes, I said hot pool. No wimpy little hot tub for us!) Weâ€™ll be reconnecting to joy with whimsical little surprises. And,Â AND weâ€™ll be remembering how smart, talented, and skilled we are. So we can go beyond self care and (much needed) self-soothing. So we can step into our own power. So we can (sustainably and with self-love) shape the world.
(Yes, even the bit outside of the domestic sphere.)
I hope youâ€™ll join us. I hope youâ€™ll buy your ticket, then email me so I can give you one of the rooms Iâ€™ve saved, just for you, under my own name. I hope youâ€™llÂ remember what you forgot you even knew.
You are powerful, sister. Come remember that with me.
*your magpie girl
P.s. Can’t swing Soul Sister’s this year? Gather with us online in our Flock. We start a new practice next Monday around remembering our ancestors and others who have influenced our lives. It’s only $25 and the women who are already part of our nest are ever so wise and welcoming. Click here for all the details or here to join directly.