Staying Full of Joy during Tough Transitions

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Music for Girls, Relationships, Women's Wisdom, Workshops 2 Comments

I want to share something personal with all of you. It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good  I am about to move out of a comfy house I have rented with my partner and our 2 kitties. My companion of 6 yrs and I are ending our relationship. Our friendship is strong, yet I will miss all the rest. There is sadness, sporadic chaos, stress and fear. But, you know what? There are also moments of laughter, fond memories, love and surrender. You want to take a guess which of these …

What My Mother Taught Me

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Indentity, Relationships, Women's Wisdom, Workshops 2 Comments

Originally posted, Mother’s Day 2011 on my personal blog. Mothers and Daughters  The relationship between mothers and daughters can be a difficult one. When I talk to friends and acquaintances about our mothers I am often reminded about how blessed I am to have the special relationship I have with my mother, Eileen. On this Mother’s Day 2011 I want to state this plainly. Now, I am not saying it has always been butterflies and unicorns. We went through the classic difficult pre-teen and teen years. I am a Cancer, so I was quite the emotional young woman and my …

Where am I Exactly? Wordcount Blogathon Launch

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Feminism, Relationships, Women's Wisdom, Workshops Leave a Comment

Wordcount Blogathon 2012 Launch! Today is the first day of the Blogathon. Smart Girl, Wise Woman is written with a focus on topics that will be useful for young women, but women of all ages can find something here. I would like to highlight a few of my recent posts, as many readers will be here for the first time: Changing the Woman you See in the Mirror is about shifting your life path in a direction more true to who you see in the “mirror”. Ever feel the need to end a bad habit or a bad phase of a relationship? Lookie here, I have some …

L is for Lover not a Fighter

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Fighting Fairly can Lead to More Lovemaking If we are honest, many of us have been the one who is not fighting fairly in a love relationship. But, even if you learn to fight fairly, it is nearly impossible when the other person is not doing the same. It can be the most frustrating experience since driving backwards blind-folded. I came across this compilation of many lists of do’s and don’ts for fighting fair. I trust that when you read it, you will recognize some of these behaviors that make fighting more hurtful and difficult. Thousands of people have written about fighting fair.  …

E is for Endings aka Pressing the Reset Button

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Endings don’t always mean that you have to walk away completely. “Ending” can mean pressing the reset button but refusing to continue a pattern. A Divorce is an ending that is final. Quitting a job is an ending that cannot be undone. But are there times when you really want to end a part something but maintain the THING itself? An example would a divorce where you keep the friendship with your ex. OR…quitting your horrible job but still going out to happy hour with your old co-workers. Sounds doable, right? How about something more complex? What if I suggested ending …