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from Jilly Jesson Smyth

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Saturday, January 6, 2018


2018: The Year of the "Yang Dog"

We have moved from the year of the Fire Rooster into the year of the Earth Dog, a time of "interrupting the interrupters" with Yang energy to strengthen the earthquake now happening in earth's humanity. 

My wire haired dachshund speaks to me at this point in my essay. Miss Frida was named after the artist Frida Kahlo, she was full of powerful wisdom bursting forth with exactly what she knew was important and needed at any moment. She lived out loud and her nick name was "Frida Buddha" for her big loving eyes full of old soul knowledge.

Dachshunds are also known as "Rat Dogs", they can smell and find a rat in any environment. Miss Frida could always find the cockroach in any room or bug in any yard. I believe this is what is happening now. What used to be just a bad smell gracious people ignored is now a rotten mess that must be raised and removed to no longer infect our next generation. 

Building Community

The #MeToo, #Enough, #TimesUp and 2018 Women's March schedule now in process is powerful. To support each other rise into our highest ambitions and talents, we need to collaborate with all of our voices and play a better game. 

Makers Conference

Women are leading the way and rising to our highest selves. The way to change is to be in charge. Being in charge means setting an example of female leadership for our girls to learn from, we need equality plus knowing how powerful our female energy is as mentors.

"The world is waking up. We all feel it. On every continent, in every industry, at every level, women are raising their voices and taking charge like never before. The 2018 MAKERS Conference will take this movement to the next level. We'll explore new ways to make shock waves, unleash our collective power, and lift each other up as we fight for causes that matter."

Did you know that 1.59 billion people are ready to either stay behind or move forward on the largest interactive platform on the planet, Facebook? 

All this has happened since the movie "Enough" came out in 2002. Technology for the people has had to catch up with the  reality that has only recently been identified and confirmed by the medical community as irrational gaslighting, a narcissistic behavior that does not make sense and never will. 

This behavior is not OK 
We have to own that we allowed this to happen by not supporting our sisters in the workplace and at home. 


"Working-class waitress Slim (Jennifer Lopez) finds her life transformed when she marries wealthy contractor Mitch (Billy Campbell). She settles into an idyllic suburban life and seems to have everything she wants. Her dream is shattered when she discovers her husband is anything but perfect. His abusive behavior forces her to go on the run, eluding an increasingly obsessive Mitch and his lethal henchman."

We are not Crazy 

A variety of male behaviors have been ingrained and ignored for generations because men did not turn in men in power. At a young age women learn that speaking up to injustice or speaking truth to power is ignored, we are told we are "not in our right mind" or mistaken.

It is synergy that the Yang Dog Year corresponds to me getting in touch with my Inner Bitch, a healthy anger that inspires change for the better. New habits need to be instilled and celebrated and it is only through healthy anger that action is taken, that plans are made, that solutions are created. Healthy anger is part of our emotions for a reason and we need to respect it and be aware of the message it brings to our hearts and minds as women.

"Bitches are great at creating new rules.
And bitches are great at changing things for the better." 

- Lori DiGuardi, Author

Anger 101: The Healthy Approach to Being a Bitch  


This year I am as proud to be a Bitch as my girl dogs are, it is a term to own. 

I want more too...Thank you Lori!
Follow Lori @LoriDiGuardi

See you soon speaking up with Moksha!
XOXO Jilly