Recent What's a Rebel Belle? Entries

Who Is This Rebel Belle?!
How about you? Are you owning your power? Do you put yourself first?
Bold, Ballsy and Rebelicious!
Folks, meet the fabulous and talented Joannie Spear, one of my favorite bellefriends and author of her new blog: Joan Spear's Authentic Adventure. Joannie's blog contains macro musings and recipes, as well as her worldviews and discoveries about ways to live,...
As a woman from the south, born in the '50s, I was raised to be small, quiet, polite and inauthentic, a perfect southern belle. The instructions were to look and act pretty, speak when spoken to and keep a low...
Yesterday, I shared a few of the thoughts that keep women STUCK, playing small and AFRAID to live from their inner voice and power. On the upside, I hear from LOTS of bold women OUTRAGEOUSLY living their bellepower. These women...
You know what? I haven’t always been able to say that... but today, it’s true. I LIKE BEING ME! I even enjoy being a li’l selfish, putting myself first and occasionally TOOTIN’ my horn. Is that ARROGANT? Some people think...
“Parents can't choose the mates of their children or the behavior of their children. You actually can't choose anything for your children without disempowering them.” I received this Daily Quote from Abraham-Hicks this morning and reacted immediately with the following...
My comadre and bellefriend Nancy Marmolejo over at Savy Comadre Blog is challenging a powerful and important myth and topic: Women Work and Life Balance. Is it possible to experience success and balance in all key areas of life? A...
A Belle with Balls is a woman who boldly expresses herself in the world, full out and on her terms! She’s not afraid to go for what she wants and risk having it all. She is big, bold, independent, powerful,...
I received this question from Jonathan, a MySpace guy friend from the great state of Texas? Here was my answer…… A SOUTHERN BELLE (derived from the French belle, 'beautiful') is an archtype for a young woman of the American Old...
Got news to share…. Recently I was interviewed by one of my favorite mentors Dr. Meg Haworth, on her bigmediausa.com radio show. Dr. Meg and I had a blast talking about the birth of the Rebel Belle, The 7 Steps...
A couple from South Carolina and a couple from the Northeast were seated side by side on an airplane. The girl from South Carolina, being friendly and all, said, "So, where y'all from?" The Northeast girl said, "From a place...
I love this! Are you Yankee or Dixie? Take the quiz and see. My Yankee bellefriend Dena Marino from Staten Island, NY, sent me this quiz. You remember Dena don’t ya? She’s was the woman I blogged about that loves...
Have you all seen the Ford commercial that’s been playing a while now? It caught my attention the 1st time I saw it and I loved it! Here’s how it goes: • Bold Moves • Bold Is a Journey •...
Yes! Yes! Yes! Toot, toot! Toot, toot! Yes! Yes! OMG! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing? “Dena, what are you doing?” I asked. I’m taking your Rebel Belle Survey and I’m having a blast! I am confident, strong willed...
Women at times are so busy taking care of the needs of others, they forget to unconditionally love, honor and nurture themselves. They hesitate to celebrate and openly share their uniqueness with others and fearlessly make themselves #1 in their...
While playing around this week with the criteria for defining a "Rebel Belle, I thought of Jeff Foxworthy and his "You Might Be a Redneck If" comedy routine. Did you know there is a "You Might Be" Humor List? Oh...
The final question, “What guidance would you offer to young southern women of today?” What poured forth was way wise wisdom for any woman, anywhere, at any age... Listen to your own voice and trust your own instincts. The earlier...
Continuing from yesterday, the second question I asked these southern belles was, “How did being a southern woman tend to keep you small or hinder you in the expression of who you are?” Their answers: In my professional life I...
Yesterday’s posting, "The Good Wife Guide” has been creating quite a stir among women. It reminded me how many boomer belles were handed their blueprints for life and the roles they were supposed to fulfill. A few months back, I...
A Rebel Belle is any women who fully trusts, owns and aligns with her power to embrace the freedom and joy of boldly expressing her voice in the world. A Rebel Belle has “BellePower,” and she knows how to use...
I was on the phone with my 22-year-old daughter yesterday, and she reminded me how interesting and deeply ingrained belief systems and perceptions can be – especially when they are the ones you grow up with. She jogged my memory...
My friend "DixieBelle" sent this to me this morning. I wanted to share it with my "bellefriends"!! A good woman is proud of herself. She respects herself and others. She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition...
I just saw You, Me & Dupree yesterday, starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. Funny movie! Owen plays Dupree, a slacker who ends up on the sofa at his friend Carl’s (Matt Dillon) house… way too soon after...
Here’s what really rocks! Remember when I mentioned that my designer had really captured my image? Well, I was looking through some of my old photo albums and found these pictures. I was cracking up! Did April capture it or...