In her later life, Florence Nightingale wrote “Notes on Nursing” for new mothers, to teach them the value of working within principles of hygiene, and health care.

These principles, sadly, are often missing from modern medicine today.

Nightingale was clearly a Renaissance woman, understanding the vital importance of fresh air, food, water — and quietude, for healing.

She redesigned buildings from the ground up, ensuring adequate natural light and fresh air.

We now have Renaissance women all around us, doing their crucial work.

These women have spent their lives developing skills, tools, wisdom, and enjoy providing support to empower others.

Right now women are less than 20% at the top. Are women dumber?

Women can find our own ways to join together, nourishing each others’ dreams, inspiring each other to live fully, wisely, and well.