Author Archives: Vicki Matthews

About Vicki Matthews

Award-winning author, naturopath, and teacher who is passionate about establishing balance in our world.

A Woman’s Rights

Today is International Woman’s Day, an opportunity to focus on women’s rights around the world. It’s 2017, so let’s call the question: Do women have equal rights? The short answer is no. Globally, they still don’t have access to the … Continue reading

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Equality, Balance, and Fear

A culture where status, rights, and opportunity aren’t granted equally to all citizens cannot say that it values equality. In the absence of equality, selective supremacy exists granting some citizens more privileged than others. Supremacy and privilege are hallmarks of cultures … Continue reading

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The Women’s Marches: Witness the Power of Yin

I’ve been a student of Chinese philosophy for decades and as anyone who has read this blog knows, I really resonate with the balancing energies of yin and yang. They are two sides of the same coin, two equal but … Continue reading

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Diversity, Fear, and Commonality

Diversity usually isn’t a popular concept in a patriarchy. In general, patriarchies value individual success over action taken for a collective good. Sadly, this can make people in a patriarchy somewhat self-focused. I think it was Ben-Hur who said, “You’re either … Continue reading

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Balance Needed: Now More Than Ever

Hi Everyone! I’m back from the break I took to finish my Five Elements book, The Five Faces of Relationships. Check out my ASK VICKI blog for thoughts on that topic. But now, on to the important business of Reclaiming Balance! It’s such … Continue reading

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We Need the Yang of Yin

In the vernacular of doing versus being, the masculine principle is wired for doing and the feminine principle is wired for being. My usual litany in this blog is that our patriarchal culture needs more of the feminine principle: more … Continue reading

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The Balance of Forgiveness

I don’t know about you, but I usually find my ability to forgive inversely related to how personally I take the infraction. My ease of forgiveness can also depend on the intention behind the infraction. For example, if my friend’s … Continue reading

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