Everything could change, according to former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers. Politics would be more collegial. Businesses would be more productive. And communities would be healthier. Empowering women would make the world a better place—not because women are the same as men, but precisely because they are different.–Source, Dee Dee Myers (book) Website
I might guess that yoga would be part of regular PE curriculum in US public schools. For now:
|Total Number of Americans who practice Yoga||15 million|
Source: NAMASTA, YIAS, LiveStrong, Yoga Journal
We have a long way to go but women are taking on more and more powerful positions in politics, business, society, and yes at home. And that’s where the real change starts. Further change at home starts with a change of heart – believing in yourself.
There are a million good approaches to elevating self-esteem. First and foremost: exercise. Second and foremost: read. Information is power. Third and foremost: roll out your mat! Pick all 3.
In my house – girls do rule! My husband and son and male dog are 2,000 miles away for 8 days on a testosterone-filled adventure to hunt birds. We miss our boys, but daggone-it! parts of this are really fun. On Friday, my youngest daughter and I had a girls movie night with dinner in front of the TV. Ketchup sufficed as the vegetable. It was a girlfest.
And there are no cleats in the family room or smelly socks on the bathroom floor. Heaven. Things are where they should be and there is minimal baseball being watched – although it is the World Series and we are fans. It’s only day 2.
I know our lives are richer, fuller, better when we co mingle with the ‘other gender’. But right now. I am partial to girls. We rule our world.
When my son was born – my Dad came to visit us in the hospital and stated:
He’s beautiful, Clair – a precious child, but you know I’m partial to girls.
He had 4 girls (and 2 boys). I was sort of taken aback when he said that but now that I have these 2 girls, for the next 6 days, I get it!! Maybe we can start a little change in our little corner of the world.
Dee Dee Myers is on to something.