Do you want to be part of a better world? It’s a real question.

Being the best you is not about having best-selling books, highest SEO, incredible wealth, fast cars, high cheekbones or an award winning physique. It’s about ALL of those things or none of those things, according to the natural order & organic unfolding of life. And not just your life. The full equation involves being part of a bigger, integrated whole.

Personal mastery and personal growth are not personal at all. Ultimately, they involve reaching a hand to those who may be lost or hurting or wildly successful for all the wrong reasons. It’s shining our own light bold & bright to illuminate the path for those who are, as yet, less self-aware than ourselves.

It’s wanting for others what we desire for ourselves BECAUSE we care about all people as if they were us. In fact, they are. There is no “them”, only “us” occupying our planet.

The mindset that has led our world to where we are now will not take us to the next level (personally or collectively). A new perspective is needed. A lens that sees each human being as an essential part of a beautiful whole and, in doing so, helps each unique individual leverage God-given gifts to move us forward.

“We are a Circle of like-minded, health-conscious women sharing vision & vitality in our own lives so that we can be in active service to a better, healthier and more connected world for all” – Catherine Hansen (Founder Empowered Women’s Circle)

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I'm an addict

I’ve had headaches, hot flashes, insomnia, nausea, anxiety, crying spells and a strange sense that I’ve misplaced something valuable. It’s only been 3 days and my husband has compassionately asked me if I should have weaned more slowly while whispering to the children that school is their sanctuary. 

This is not for the faint at heart!

Coffee can be a beautiful thing and I fully expect to bring it back into my life once my 21-day Quantum Wellness Cleanse (Kathy Freston) is over but only time will tell and, for now, I’m excited to research the pros and cons, coming back to why, on earth, I am doing this cleanse….

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A Quest for Imperfect Authenticity

There is something beautiful about age, we all know it. We admire our elders, acknowledge their wisdom, embrace their advice and learn from their mistakes. But, for some reason, we loathe aging ourselves. Our Empowered Women’s Circle held a Women’s Retreat recently and the overwhelming theme was a deeper desire for authentic self-confidence

Women are up to big things, many running personal businesses, most running households and everyone running their lives in a million directions. Yet, we are leaking energy that would be better used to bring us home safely to ground zero, launch our businesses, be mindful with our loved ones and laser focus our lives on the things that really matter.

It’s because of the eye-opening conversation we had at the retreat that I’ve been overly sensitive about what I’m seeing in the medical news lately.

FDA issues a warning against vaginal laser rejuvenation procedures that are intended to make a woman her "best self". A California doctor is disciplined for prescribing the very same bio-identical hormones that are prescribed every day in our very backyard without any recourse. Young women are on a quest for the "perfect" vagina. 

Here's the real question: Where is the search for inner beauty, for self-acceptance and for unconditional love?

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Need more time? Do this.

I always think of harvest season as a time to re-evaluate life. For me, the fall is both a chance to 'take stock' and an opportunity to do things differently. When I think of how this time of year lends itself to new practices and new habits, I’m excited by the potential to change the ‘feel and function’ of life in my home. 

Some very small adjustments can create more calm and peace for my family and this time of year has me searching high and low for ideas.

All this reflection forces me to slow down and breathe when I would otherwise be panicking about all that there is to action, organize, schedule, sign and submit. I’m easily overwhelmed by tasks as my 3 children head back to school and re-enter the organized chaos of extracurricular activities. This year is no different.

What I am about to share will not only change your approach, it promises to harmonize your home-life too.

If you adopt this idea with self-compassion, dedication and focused attention on personal priorities, the opportunity to make this upcoming academic year the best EVER is very real.

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