Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife with Donna Henes

Millions of accomplished, vibrant, educated women are entering or in the midst of midlife. No longer Maidens, nor actively being Mothers, and not yet old Crones, where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of the three stages of womanhood? In her latest book, The Queen of Myself: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife, our guest, bestselling author, spiritual teacher and urban shaman, Donna Henes proposes a new paradigm: the midlife Queen, an archetype that more accurately reflect the wisdom, confidence and creativity of women today.

Join us for a lively discussion of how to embrace midlife as a self-assured Queen. Donna shares her own story of becoming a healer and ceremonialist, including ideas about turning the challenges of middle age into opportunities for growth and leadership. Through the use of reflection and ritual, women are encouraged to embrace the gifts and talents they are meant to share with the world.

At the end of the interview, host Mary Treacy O’Keefe discusses her own ‘meant to be’ midlife story of leaving a lucrative corporate career to become a hospice volunteer and founder of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic healing center. For more information about Donna Hennes, please visit