Theresa Kennedy in a nutshell

by Theresa_Kennedy

A short bio of Theresa Kennedy on

Spring 2011
Spring 2011

The hats I have worn

I am a mother of two teens, and have worn many hats--Realtor, manager, healer, driver, activist, writer/editor, teacher, and homemaker--to name a few. I also live with chronic pain (myofascial pain syndrome/fibromyalgia) and depression. How I deal with these and all the roles in my life have provided opportunities for evermore choices. Everything in life is a choice.

It's in my nature


Born in Minnesota during the 60’s, I’m somewhat of a bohemian-hippie type. I blame the yeI got bi-focals! I can see again!ar I was born for that. I can’t help but love long hair, bell-bottom jeans, long flowing skirts and bohemian-style shirts. My ancestors were Cherokee originally from Georgia, but my bloodlines also come from Norway, Sweden, Ireland and England. When you put it all together, the result is someone like me. Someone who is open-minded, balanced, fair, and stands for social and environmental justice with a leaning toward contemporary American Indian issues.

Cherokee Heritage

My Cherokee Tear Dress


Moccasins are great for feeling the earth while walking in stealth through the many wooded areas in Minnesota, but they’re great for powwows too.  I attend powwows whenever I can, and occasionally wear the Cherokee Tear dress that I made (mine is typically the only Tear dress in a crowd of mostly Ojibwe and Dakota/Lakota tribal members). Other times, I just wear regular clothes and dance intertribal songs with a shawl.


Writing what I know

I enjoy writing about controversial American Indian topics, but not so much the cultural and spiritual aspects since those topics are too personal and sacred to share on the internet. I’ve been writing since I could walk, and luckily my mother saved most of my childhood stories, songs and poetry.  Forty-some years later, I’m still at it and always learning! As a life-learner in many disciplines, other favorite topics include medicinal herbs and natural healing, relationships, communication, research into chronic pain and fibromyalgia, and many areas of mental health. I believe in aliens, astrology, prophesies, conspiracy theories, along with many paranormal and extraordinary ideas.

Practical communication skills
Practical communication skills


In college, I took a linguistics class but it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. Transcribing phonetics was like learning an entirely new language. Other languages that I have learned along the way (although I can only count to ten in a few of them) are American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe, Cherokee, Norwegian, Spanish and Japanese. It’s an odd mix, isn’t it?Phonetics


My favorite hobbies include fishing, and exploring nature.  I also enjoy exploring new places, such as Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Oh, and I will never forget the Riverwalk in San Antonio and the Cave of the Winds in Colorado. So many places to go and see- maybe I need to add travel to my list of favorite topics!

Summer 2010 was a good year for fishing!
Summer 2010 was a good year for fishing!
Enjoying a day at the spa
Enjoying a day at the spa
Camping Fall 2010
Camping Fall 2010

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Updated: 06/18/2011, Theresa_Kennedy
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Holistic_Health on 07/06/2011

Pleased to meet you. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

celeBritys4africA on 07/04/2011

Nice to meet you here. I like your wizzography. Become one of your fans.

Theresa_Kennedy on 06/23/2011

WordCustard, thank you for your comments and as I mentioned in yours it is a pleasure to meet you as well. Your name continues to make me smile :)

AJ, thank you so much for pointing the way to Bev. You were totally right, and we've been enjoying conversing back and forth today.

Bev, it has been awesome communicating with you today and I feel blessed to have found a shared connection. I'm genuinely looking forward to continued conversations!

bev-owens on 06/23/2011

Oh my goodness we really do have a lot in common, as AJ suggested. Looking forward to getting to know you more.

AJ on 06/23/2011

Theresa, it is great to get to know you better through this page. If you have not already done so you need to check out Bev Owens - you and she have a lot of common interests ;)

WordCustard on 06/20/2011

Hello Theresa, it's great to meet you. I know just what you mean about linguistics and yes, my efforts with Dutch were much like yours except I probably didn't get as far. You do have a very interesting mix of languages... and sound like an all-round interesting person. Look forward to reading more from you.

Theresa_Kennedy on 06/18/2011

Wonderful to meet you also, Sheliamarie! You are so lucky to live on a lake, able to just step right outside your door with your fishing gear. That is my goal for one day in the near future. At present, we "have boat, will travel" LOL in other words we drive to the neighborhood lakes. especially the ones where the biting is good!

sheilamarie on 06/18/2011

Nice to meet you, Theresa! I've been learning to fish lately as I live on a lake in BC. I find your list of topics fascinating. I look forward to reading what you share here.

Theresa_Kennedy on 06/18/2011

Pleasure to meet you too, bolillie! I only know small bits, but have many resources. Possibly a future article to assist those of us who want to know more?

Guest on 06/18/2011

So nice to meet you. We share a Cherokee heritage, but I'm sure you know more about our ancestors than I do.

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