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Tuesday Thoughts And Woman's History Month

Hi Friends, I heard from a few of you that you love reading literature by Pearl S. Buck. Today we switch from books to the laboratory. Chemistry, to be exact. Not exactly my favorite subject in school but it certainly captured this lady's heart and mind. I want to shine a light on Rosalind Franklin today as we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month. You have heard of the double helix in your DNA, haven't you? What you might not have heard is that a woman discovered it. Here is a short paragraph on her accomplishments. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)

Legend has it that British chemist and DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin knew she wanted to be a scientist since the age of 15. That dream went on to become a reality when she was offered a prestigious scholarship to King’s College in London, where she became an expert in the X-ray crystallography unit.

Franklin’s research data was the first to demonstrate the basic dimensions of DNA strands and reveal the molecule was in two matching parts, running in opposite directions. Her data was used by James Watson and Francis Crick to get their research on the DNA model across the finish line and was published separately as supporting data alongside Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins’ research articles in Nature.

Many people in the scientific community argue that Franklin should have been awarded a Nobel Prize alongside Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.” Unfortunately, Franklin died from ovarian cancer in 1958, just four years before the prize was awarded, even though at the time the organization could have awarded it posthumously.


So far the excerpt.

She was an expert in the field of X-ray crystallography. A method to reveal molecular and atomic structures using X-ray diffraction patterns. This confirmed the double Helix structure of our DNA.

She followed her passion even though she wasn't rewarded for her discoveries accordingly.

What does that have to do with me and you?

Let's get to the point:

When you see a woman accomplishing something BIG or SMALL, you tell her and congratulate her and celebrate her.

How often have my clients or my friends moved through fear or sadness or loneliness? I make it an intention of mine to point it out and say: "Look at you. Did you see what you just did?" Sometimes they are not even aware. How much fun is it to shine a light on a friend, client or family member's accomplishment.

Yay for you! You spoke up!

Yay for you! You had that difficult conversation.

Yay for you! You started self care.

Yay for you! You showed up and told us the truth.

Yay for you! You got help for that mental, physical or emotional problem.

Yay for you! You applied for that job!

Yay for you! You wrote that poem, painted that picture, signed up for that class...

Let's be detectives for the accomplishments we see in other women. Let's find it and celebrate it...before it's too late.

It would be so much fun to hear from you about your or someone else's accomplishment.

Please write to me and I might just include it in a future blog. :)

Let's set an intention for the following week:

I am celebrating the accomplishments I see in the lives of the women in my circle. Isabelle Stephenson

They will be be better for it. You will be better for it. The community will be better for it. The world will be better for it.

Are you in?

I can't wait to hear from you.

PS: Message me for a free consult to start moving toward a more confident you.

You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.

Until next time, Isabelle

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