a Newsletter from Tuck Self, the Rebel Belle
December 7, 2006
Issue #4
a Southern Voice for Bold Self-Expression

The Dumb Reading Group


Picture this...

It’s 10:00 in the morning in Ms. Anderson’s third-grade class at Royal Elementary School. There are eight chairs in front of the room, off to the side, forming a circle.

What’s the circle for? “The Dumb Reading Group.” What?!

Every day, I had to walk up the long aisle of desks to the front of the room and sit in “the circle.” I dreaded it. I had to do this in front of all my closest friends (who, by the way, weren’t labeled “dumb” like me). Talk about being scarred.

And as if that wasn’t enough humiliation, Ms. Anderson’s niece, Alice, was in the circle with us. Alice had special needs, which back then we referred to as “retarded.” So, with Alice in our group, the entire third grade class labeled us The Dumb Reading Group.

Yep, I was a member of the dumb reading group in third grade. It’s created one of those labels and “issues” I’m still working to get over today.

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A Celebration of Women


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 own lives.

Recently, I received this email. It reminded me how fabulous women are, how we love unconditionally and the gift we are to the world.

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Belle with Balls: Paige Self Thomas

This month’s Belle with Balls is none other than my sister, Paige Self Thomas, business-woman and owner of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Florence, SC. 

This month, I decided to look beyond the world of internet presence and feature a Belle with Balls from the corporate business world.

Why Paige, and why my sister? I know this belle intimately and her accomplishments deserve acknowledgment. I marvel at her boldness, her courage and her genius. Let me tell you the specific reasons... and there are three of them.

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A Family Constellations Workshop:
Healing the Heart & Soul
January 2007 in Columbia, SC
facilitated by John Payne
  • internationally acclaimed author
  • metaphysical teacher
  • facilitator of more than 250 workshops
     on 5 continents
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