for women who want to feel, express,
and be who they truly are

—Hosted by Cherie Burton—


It is a sacred duty to express your sovereign soul and be yourself! In this podcast, I bring in top experts, and we go deep. These are bold, compassionate, to-the-point, & sometimes challenging conversations integrating the sacred feminine, emotional healing, mothering, authentic spirituality, natural health, self-nourishment, beauty & "fempreneuring." This is YOUR time, sister.  

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I am honored to have been asked to be a “posting participant” in the Virtual Book Tour for The Gift of Giving Life. When I first heard about The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth, I brushed it aside, simply because of the mounting list of books I wanted […]

This time of year, our souls beg to be examined, nurtured and validated. In essence, fed. In 2006, I crafted my first version of Permission to Shine (which at that time was subtitled, The Art of Being Beautiful) with a burning in my heart to give good women the go-ahead to beautify and nurture their […]

This picture displays beautifully why I should trust in the wild, sweet and unknown future of my 14 year-old daughter. Why I should place my confidence in such a beautiful “free spirit” She who seems unable to be tamed. She who wont pick up her things, stays up too late, sometimes back-talks, loves everything loud, […]

This was no ordinary adoption.The phraseordinary adoption,in and of itself, is an oxymoron (what adoption is ordinary?) but this story our story really is a rare and precious miracle. The miracle did not lie just in receiving a new baby, although that, to me, was the sweetest part. There is so much more, so many […]

I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 with my family over the weekend. It was crazy and cute … I loved the emphasis on finding inner peace and its tie-in to self realization. Jeff and I have pretty much decided that if our children (now in their tweens and early teens) left our home with no […]

Following is my favorite poem, “The Invitation” by Oriah. Hadn’t read it in awhile, then picked it back up this afternoon as certain phrases fromkept ruminating in mybusy head… It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting […]

After God created Adam He declared, “I will make an helpmeet for him…” (Genesis 2:18) What exactlyis a “helpmeet”? I developed my own offbeat translation of “helpmeet” in my early 20’s as I secretly struggled with the idea that woman might somehow be an “afterthought” or second-seat creation. Jokingly, I would spout off to a […]

  These are my babies, 7 years ago this month…at the height of their innocent glory. In honor of Mothers Day and lessons learned frommychildrencontinuing to raise me, I have come up with Twelve Reasons to Learn at the Feet of Our Children: 1) Your child (depending on how old you were at his or […]

Building upon what I’ve shared in the last couple of posts, regarding the “new” way Jesus the man taught and treated women, I want to share my thoughts on one of the most intriguing and least-understood figures in the New Testament…the Woman of Samaria. Also known as the Woman at the Well. On His way […]


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