• Personal Practice

    Weekly Log #60: Happy Birthday Widdershins

    My weekly ritual for looking at the week that was. Today is Log Day. It is also Widdershins 3rd Birthday. Why yes, this baby website is 3 years old. My digestion issues are still very much “present” and letting themselves know to me. Doctor doesn’t know what I have, though they did discover I am low on Vitamin D thanks to the lack of available sunlight in these here parts. A breath for patience with what is. My relationship with my writing is still very much “cold”, though I am staying present with it, observing it with kindness. I worked my first shift as a “supervisor”, all on my own,…

  • Live under the New Rules

    The Map vs the Compass

    Remember Srini Rao from the last post? We’re gonna look into his “Map vs Compass” idea In his words: Srini Rao: “The map was based on where somebody else wanted me to end up.” Therese: “Challenges are inherent in ditching the map. And why are so many people afraid to do it.” Srini Rao: “Well it’s an incredibly difficult thing. The map has clear destinations outlined on it. Everything on the map is predetermined, so you don’t have to think, you don’t have to face uncertainty. Suddenly you are left to fend for yourself. The thing that a compass gives you is it points you in a particular direction. How…

  • Working with Stuff

    Online Workshop! Working with our Stuff – Objectification Edition

      Gather round, everyone! Widdershins presents… Its First Online Class on the subject of “Objectification, how it affects us personally and what we can do about it” Awesome! I’m really excited and I’m proud to say I’m not completely paralysed with fear. Which is sure proof that this stuff works! So. “What is this Online Class of which you speak?“ It’s like a Feminist workshop, but online. ‘Cuz it’s the future, yo! You sign up HERE and you’ll be sent an e-mail with a link. On Sunday at 7 you log in to the site by following the link and using your e-mail address. Then you’ll be taken to a…

  • Personal,  Political,  Widdershins Essentials

    The Personal and the Political

    Widdershins is all about trying to do things differently from the way we are doing them now. And the Widdershins approach to politics, specifically, consists of separating between the “political stuff” and the “personal stuff”. And being very clear not to mix the two. I swear one day this approach will be a book. (If you’re a publisher and you’re interested, get in touch) For now, let’s see if I can explain the basics to you. What do I mean by political stuff? Oh, the usual: Feminist analysis, the Left, Marx, Environmentalism… all that jazz. And by personal stuff? I mean the stuff that’s all about *you*. You, as in,…

  • Personal,  Political

    “Who You Gonna Call?”

    So, here I was, publishing my workthrough on “Unemployment-ness” when Imo* asked me the question: “Perhaps it’s the “Unemployed” label … What would you choose to label yourself?” * That would be my imaginary friend I thought about it and replied: “Someone who is not yet capable of supporting herself but is trying to get something started?”. And he asked: “Could it be the fact that Widdershins is not supporting you yet that’s getting in the way? Could that be stopping you from loving Widdershins?” I remained silent. Or rather, I felt the urge to fight back his question, which I’ve learnt is a sure sign that he’s right. And…