Appreciate the Lady

Hey everybody, due to recent experiences I am starting this new page titled “Appreciate the Lady.’

When young women and some of us older ones begin to see and experience our self worth and value a greater appreciation for life emerges. A positive and inclusive vibration manifests and we find alignment not only with ourselves but also with members of the larger community.

On this page we showcase up lifting, inspirational stories written by and for women. And share links about amazing women who have learned to appreciate the wonderful gift they are to the world and vice versa.

If you have suggestions and/or links to material you feel would fit this page, please send an email to or on Twitter @ariescottrell for inclusion.

Appreciation to all the friends I have the pleasure of sharing this life experience with. Let’s roll out the fun!

P.S. Looking for the perfect image to grace the top of this page. if you know any artists who might be interested in contributing, please send them this link. Thanks!

It has been 5 years since I faced what I affectionately title, “The Triple Threat.” What I mean is, I experienced three very significant events within a short period of time, the loss of a job, serious relationship issues and the loss off my mother. Today 5 years later, a quote came to me:

“Sometimes the waves we ride feel more like Tsunami’s. Ride them and see what you find on the other side. Life’s adventures…”

With the support of loving family and friends and my own strength that I didn’t realize I had, I made it to this point. What the future holds now is up to me. If you are feeling low or have lost hope, just hang in there and see what’s on the other side.

Ladies Here’s Your Rant:

Because women’s work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we’re the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it’s our fault and if we get beaten we must have provoked it and if we raise our voices we’re nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we’re nymphos and if we don’t we’re frigid and if we love women it’s because we can’t get a “real” man and if we ask our doctor too many questions we’re neurotic and/or pushy and if we expect childcare we’re selfish and if we stand up for our rights we’re aggressive and “unfeminine” and if we don’t we’re typical weak females and if we want to get married we’re out to trap a man and if we don’t we’re unnatural and because we still can’t get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon and if we can’t cope or don’t want a pregnancy we’re made to feel guilty about abortion and…for lots of other reasons we are part of the women’s liberation movement.  ~Author unknown, quoted in The Torch, 14 September 1987


One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women – and men — dancing is a revolution. Join ONE BILLION RISING

Elizabeth Gilbert On Writing.

Women Who Run With the Wolves – Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.

Wake Up and Fight – Susan Moffat A vividly written poem about overcoming depression.

Bertha-Size Your LIfe – Jane Carroll  Is a book of personal transformation that reads like a series of entertaining and humorous stories. Bertha, a zany redhead, mysteriously appears in the narrator’s life during a walk in the park. Quicker than a man can hand off a baby with a dirty diaper, she has moved into the narrator’s empty nest and the fun begins. “Think Outside The Box Inside The Box”and create from what you have


11 thoughts on “Appreciate the Lady

    1. ariescottrell Post author

      Thanks Anna, you are a beautiful person too! Thanks for taking the time to comment, and let me know if there is anything you can add to this blog page. Would be honored to post.

  1. Louise Sorensen

    Hi Aries. Great rant quote!
    You should have this link ‘Appreciate The Lady’ more prominently on your blog and maybe twitter bio.
    For my appreciation of the lady, I have a female protagonist for my current wip, and have decided to write mostly female protags.

    1. ariescottrell Post author

      Yes, loved the rant, shared it! Thanks for suggestions, still new to blogging. Love female, protags, waiting to hear more about this WIP. Thanks for commenting, Louise!

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      1. Julia Kovach

        I am hoping to soon begin speaking to small groups of women about overcoming hardships and pushing through difficult times to find joy and strength again. I had an opportunity earlier in the month and couldn’t attend. It has given me the chance to really gather and re-examine my material so I am ready for the next opportunity. Good luck to Andrea! xoJulia

      2. ariescottrell Post author

        That’s great Julia! There are so many women who need to hear that message today and it sure doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves of our value and to keep going through sharing with others!

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