Competitive Womanhood is Exceedingly Boring

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

That is the status update I felt compelled to post on facebook this morning. What inspired it? Well, that may take a few blog posts to explain. The issue of competitiveness comes up as a theme from time to time. I have written about it before on my personal blog. Competitive: The Other “C” Word. You can read a longer explanation of my perspective on competition.  “You can live happily in this competitive world only if you yourself are not competitive’ (ibid.).” ~Khrishnamurti Every time the issue comes up I re-examine my own dance with competition. It also makes me hyper sensitive to competitiveness around me. Why …

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 …

Raising *Seed Money* for Supplies

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Gather the Women, Workshops Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! I am getting all the last details together in order to start the first series of Smart Girl, Wise Woman workshops here in North Hollywood. I am working on a location and we have an amazing photo shoot planned in just over a week! Workshops will start in a few weeks. I am trying to raise the funds to be able to provide Journals and art supplies for this first 3 groups of young women. Do you have a couple of $$ to toss into the fund? Head over to “Chip In”. If you want me to, I will list …

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 …

Workshop 2: The Girl Inside

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Workshops

Whether you are 18 or 88, there is a little girl that lives inside of you. When you are 88 she seems like a distant memory. When you are 18, she can seem like she is fighting to stay in control when you are trying to find the woman inside of you.  This workshop focuses on coming to term with that little girl, who she is, what events shaped who she is and what parts of her are you ready to say goodbye to.  The Girl Inside How does she show up in your daily life? Does she get in the way of you “growing up”? Is …

Itching for a Change: Hair

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Beauty, Indentity, Women's Wisdom, Workshops 5 Comments

Maybe it is just because I am a Cancer, but every once in a while I itch wildly for a change. Sometimes the itch is so overhwleming I get impulsive. When I feel a strong pull to change my hair, I really have to hold back that impulse as I ahve been known to go straight to a hair salon and do drastic and permenant “change” to my hair. Like the time I wanted to be pat Benatar back when I was 19 and I shaved the right side of my hair really short.   <—- Like this (this is not me, btw)….  It looked …

Chasing the Blues Away

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Sometimes “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” won’t cut it! Sometimes you are down and need to hibernate or back off from your usual activities to re-group. Trust me, this is a normal thing and you should not feel ashamed of wanting to do so. Self help books will tell you that it is just a matter of choosing to be happy. There is a place for that kind of thinking, but what if that does not work? What if even the sunny sky looks grey to you and nothing seems to make you laugh anymore? You might be depressed.  In that case, you …