This week, WomanScape celebrates six words from the Oscar-nominated movie Bohemian Rhapsody: good thoughts, good words, good deeds.

The words appear in the opening scene of the biopic about Freddie Mercury’s life and his band, Queen.  A young Freddie is running out to hear a band play just as his father is coming home from work.  He hugs Freddie and warns a carefree life is empty without these six words.

Freddie goes on to become a famous singer-songwriters, but his life of fame and fortune is marred by loneliness and disappointment.  Sick from an eccentric, wild, and drug-fueled lifestyle, Freddie learns the power of second chances and the real meaning of love.

In the final scenes of the movie, it’s Freddie turn to repeat the six words back to his father as he leaves to perform in the historic 1985 Live-Aid charity concert.  Hugging his father, Freddie says,

“You see, papa. You can be proud of me. Good thoughts, good words, good deeds.”

Week Ahead for February 1116th

Welcome back to another inspiring week.  Monday and Tuesday, we celebrate the history-making Empress Elisabeth of Austria.  Her fairytale life ended where most begin –married to a prince but facing a life of great challenge.  In many ways, she was the precursor to the late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales.

Wednesday and Thursday we feature our very own Aristotle, as we sit down to tea with our modern-day woman making history, WomanScape writer Yara Zgheib.

We celebrate the February 2019 publication of Yara’s first novel, The Girls at 17 Swann Street, and share more about her life and book in a love letter to our readers.

Friday, WomanScape takes you to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the artwork of Mickalene Thomas.  Her Femmes Noires is a timely look at Black women today.

In keeping with our artful storytelling across genres,  WomanScape will feature a weekly Saturday movie review in honor of the upcoming  91st Oscar Awards on February 28th.

This coming Saturday, don’t miss our review of the redemptive power of the Japanese movie Shoplifters.  It’s critically acclaimed and nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Yara Zgheib, The Girls at 17 Swann Street, writer, Fulbright scholar, Afternoon Tea with Aristotle

FB Live: Tea with Rose at the Shangri-La Lounge

Join Rose for a high tea and discourse on second chances at the luxurious Shangri-La Lobby Lounge.  We hope to inspire thoughtful ideas, courage, forgiveness and thoughts about joyful living and loving yourself.

Our FB Question of the Week:

Are second chances really possible? Where do I begin?

Join Rose for WOMANSCAPE’S FB Live today at 12:30 pm at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto.

Rose will share a few stories about inspiring women who have changed their history and how we can all find a place to start anew.

Thanks for following the goodness we share with the universe and we hope share it with others.  Consider shopping our WS Boutique for chocolate or your shopping needs for Valentine’s Day.  When you shop through us, it helps support what we do.

As always, we’d love hearing from you so drop us a line or send any questions or feature story ideas to

Peace out and always inspired,

The WomanScape Team

Rose McInerney

Author Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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