Original art by Robin Reynolds

Middle Aged White Women, a poem written & performed by Robin Reynolds

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 21          3SharesThis week I had the opportunity to interview Robin Reynolds on the Conversations Podcast. Robin is a Manager and Engineer who is a scientist by day and an artist and poet by night. She performed her spoken word poem Middle-Aged White Women. The message is multi-faceted, yet, at the core, we learn that ‘What you see is not what you get.’ You can listen to the poem here. Scroll down… Read More »

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Episode 6 Conscious Life Space's Conversations Podcast featuring Robin Reynolds

Truth Memories Love, A Path to Healing with Art, A Conversation with Artist & Poet Robin Reynolds

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 15          6SharesA conversation with artist and poet Robin Reynolds Episode 6 As we traverse this path of life on earth, we can get caught up in what happened to us. We can get stuck and become a victim or our own circumstances. We can also choose to shift and transform and look at life as happening for us and pull ourselves up and out of the mire. We can transform our… Read More »

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Jenny Jokela's art from Barbeque

Disembodiment and Shame Transforms Itself in Barbeque

Jenny Jokela's art from Barbeque an animated short

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 25          7SharesUpdate: Since this article was published on the 29th of July, the artist, Jenny Jokela let me know that the full film is now available for viewing so it’s been embedded down below. It contains mature adult themes so you’ve been warned. Last year, I found Jenny Jokela, a Finnish-Swedish animation director based in London somewhere on the internet, I’m always looking for interesting art and artists. I tried to… Read More »

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Julie Creffield, Too Fat to Run on Conscious Life Space's Conversations Podcast, Episode 4

Driven by shame and fame, Too Fat to Run’s founder Julie Creffield joins us in conversation

Episode 4 We all know that someone comes in last to every race and every competition – that is, on paper. No one lists the people who finish last first. That didn’t stop Julie Creffield from participating in races and one day she finished a race last and the finish line itself wasn’t even there. The race participants and organisers had packed it up and called it a day. That… Read More »

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photo collage of girls on Conscious Life Space

Why is it that girls’ self-esteem spirals downwards from 5th grade on?

The Girl’s Index examining girls’ self-esteem, relationships with others & more

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 55          10Shares In late 2017, Ocober to be precises, a study was published about girls. It’s called the Girl’s Index and examines girls’ self-esteem and relationships with others and a lot more. Personally, I’m fascinated by it as I was interested in seeing how it is for young girls these days. Are they making progress? What challenges do they face? Are relationships with other girls changing and more empowering or is… Read More »

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Menopause Featured Image for Infographic Post

Menopause symptoms infographic

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 57           57Shares You can find and/or follow Conscious Life Space on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and share effectual media with your friends and family. Want to keep up to date with our latest articles and information? Keep in touch when you sign-up for our monthly newsletter and periodic announcements and offers. If you’d like to support Conscious Life Space and our mission, please consider making a donation. Help us provide… Read More »

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Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium Maria Sibylla Merian - ART - Illustration

Quitting smoking, fat yoga and menopause – not necessarily in that order.

I am not this body.

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 117          18Shareseditor’s note: You can listen to a minisode podcast referencing this article, links and embeds are at the end of the article for your listening pleasure. A few years ago, after quitting smoking for the very last time – really it is and was the last time – my body went haywire. The detox from the nicotine wasn’t an issue for me mentally. I had quit a few times before… Read More »

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The Conversations Podcast Episode 2 a conversation on motherhood, one Gen-X mom's perspective on motherhood at 40 - Chrissy Miller, PhD

A Gen Xers perspective on motherhood at 40, a conversation with Chrissy Miller

Episode 2 Exploring motherhood at age 40 Becoming a new mother is on top of the list of transformational events in our lives that can change us. Our ideas of who we are and our place in the world can be upended and the upheaval can have both benefits and negative side effects. Although mothers share many common experiences, mothering and motherhood is a unique experience for each individual as… Read More »

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Louis CK public domain image

Louis CK Part One (updated to add other vids on the topic with some coherent ramblings )

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  3          3SharesWhy Louis CK s case is different IMO I have been reluctant to share my thoughts on Louis CK because it might appear that I am defending him in some ways and in some ways I am. NO NOT HIS ICKY BEHAVIOUR but instead calling to light some differences in this case since everything under sexual harassment has become lumped together. The outrage then hides and covers up other stuff… Read More »

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https://safebae.org

‘Audrie & Daisy’ Last Year’s Documentary is Still Very Relevant One Year Later

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 163          64SharesHave you seen or heard about the riveting and gut-wrenching stories of Audrie Pott & Daisy Coleman? Last year a documentary on the girls assaults and the aftermath was distributed by Netflix. Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look… Read More »

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rattlesnake warning sign by Zach Savinar on Conscious Life Space

The boys I loved and how I learned to be wary of strange men

[Stranger Danger]

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 14  1       6SharesMadly in Love When I was a little girl I had many crushes and was ‘madly in love’ with boys and men. All of them were older than me. I met my first love at around the age of 5. He was 40 and one of my father’s colleagues, his name was Henri. I only met him a couple of times but I wanted to spend as much time as… Read More »

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Charging Bull and Fearless Girl Wall Street - Photo The Conversation/Shutterstock

What the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

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  3          3Shares In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture’s historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions. In early October, its parent company, State Street Corporation, quietly settled allegations that it had been paying female employees less than their… Read More »

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Girls Girls Girls Neon Sign - photo by Joshua K Jackson CC0 on Conscious Life Space

Defining the problem of Sexism & Harassment

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 12          3SharesNothing cute or witty to say here, just the facts Jack. The media has been focused on sexual harassment in Hollywood and the United States but it is a worldwide phenomenon that has been measured in various studies. One of the problems that have been identified around the issue of sexual harassment is that no universal definition exists and every incident must be put in context based on relationships, circumstances… Read More »

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Photo: Oscar Keys

Amidst the furore and the frenzy: Sexism & Harassment

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 1           1ShareAmidst the furore and the frenzy. Somewhere amidst the furore and the frenzy, It seems as if people are losing sight of a few things along the way as the revelations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and sexual harassment continues to make headlines. I’ve spent the last week and a half ripping apart my thoughts, ideas and responses and reactions to the barrage of stories detailing accounts of sexual harassment,… Read More »

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1920s Women smoking on a train

“On Gram”

A poem for Florence

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  8          8SharesFlorence Fowler (b.1907-d.1988) In her last years, she had arthritis and spent every day shuffling around the kitchen, taking breaks as she was determined to make a delicious meal for her grandsons who lived on the floors above her. She didn’t complain about her arthritis and found enjoyment in nourishing her grandsons. Florence was a pathmaker and leader as the first woman manager in the offices of the A&P grocery… Read More »

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Wall of lockers and benches Photo credit: Jan Laugesen (Lic CC0)

Men Speak Up

What's really being said...about women.

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             Editor’s Note: There were a few instances of negative experiences and attitudes or abuses from men with regards to women, including ageist and sexist attitudes, that were illustrated in a recent article that I wrote on the becoming of a crone. Even though the examples or research show that what is in the article to be true, not all men behave badly. In fact, a lot of it is rooted… Read More »

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Woman breaking apart art photo by Chris Barbalis on Conscious Life Space https://consciouslife.guru

The C Word, It’s not what you think: Language, the crone & the cougar

The wild and the wise woman - No big cats and ugly hags here!

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 64          10SharesFrom the first time I heard the word crone in reference to contemporary women I cringed. My reaction isn’t unexpected because the sound of the word and its meaning was never pleasant. And I can still remember hearing the word cougar in relation to women in the first years of the 21st century. At the time, I was separated from my husband, a relationship that lasted 20 years, and did… Read More »

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the urban dictionary's definition of upskirting - Conscious Life Space Guru

WTF? is up with Upskirting

Women aren't your objects to festishise!

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  2          2SharesUpskirting a violation that isn’t illegal, YET. It’s a practice that has been going on for quite awhile and the problem has been increasing through the years. People placing their mobile phones in places that violate private space and people’s right to their own bodies is not illegal. Gina Martin wants to change that. I was targeted by a creep, who put his hand between my legs and took pictures… Read More »

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Surviving - Marina Bychkova [copyright Marina Bychkova Enchanted Doll]

Not Your Everyday Doll

Marina Bychkova creates dolls that ask questions.

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  1          1ShareMarina Bychkova made her first doll as a child. As an adult she has created a large body of work. Her designs involve a myriad of techniques ranging from sculpture to painting. Anatomically correct her dolls to some are controversial. Her intricate dolls ask us questions and can push some out of their comfort zones. “Who has more legal rights in the eyes of the state, an adult woman or… Read More »

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Handmaid's Tale Protest Washington

Why women are dressing up as Margaret Atwood’s Handmaids?

A Handmaid's Protest

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              Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale has remained popular since its publication in 1985. It has been translated into dozens of languages, made into a film in 1990, and even became a ballet and an opera. It is read in schools the world over. Most recently, there has been a new wave of interest in the dystopian story thanks to the TV adaptation by MGM and Hulu. However, it… Read More »

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Ben-White-Girls-Whispering-modified

Lori Malépart-Traversy’s Herstory Animation Le Clitoris

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              Le Clitoris, an animation Did you learn about your body? Recently I listened to an interview with the creator of the animation, Lori Malépart. When asked how she chose the subject, she expressed the desire to tell the story because she believes that many men and women do not really know about the clitoris. Personally, I can’t imagine a female person not knowing about her own body. But at… Read More »

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