By Barbara Belknap Podium. Noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it. On a recent foray into hundreds of digital photos on our computer, I found several of me making speeches standing behind a podium or in front of a microphone. My hair was short in some …
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After reading recent posts on our Gather the Women Facebook page this morning, I was looking for a term that would describe all the inspirational things our Gather the Women women do,  and “sacred activism” rose to the top. I think that Andrew Harvey coined the phrase and he defines it this way: “Sacred activism …
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Every couple of months I have to face the piles of paper in my home office and act, file, or recycle. Theoretically, everything should be online, but I have “binders of women” and agendas, minutes, notes, bits and pieces of paper on the cabinet, the book shelf, my desk, and in the corner on the …
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By Barbara Belknap, Gather the Women Matrix Convener Gather the Women is growing! This fall, Mary Cunningham, our Regional Coordinator Convener, has been sending out an enthusiastic email announcing women around the country who want to be Regional Coordinators in their area. (A full list is on our Website under Circles.) Gather the Women’s bylaws …
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Enjoy this inside look at all the fun we had!

by Barbara Belknap, Matrix Convener It’s been a little over two weeks since we celebrated our Gather the Women annual circle gathering at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. I am still savoring the love, the laughter, the tears, the music, and the conversations we had. Mary Cunningham of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Donna Ahlstrand of the North …
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By Diane Jung Seed Thought: Today is one of the four cardinal points of the year, Summer Solstice, the day of greatest light. The Medicine wheel has completed its spring turning and is fully open to the southern gate, the gate of summer. Summer is the season for appreciating the abundance of life, the reality …
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October marks one of two times per year that we invite our greater Gather the Women community to create a regional circle so that many circles happen around the same time and theme. The intention for this goes along with “The millionth circle” principle which refers to the circle whose formation tips the scales and …
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