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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Why we need each other

Each time we connect with another woman, we find a piece of ourselves. Each time we help another woman, we help ourselves. Each time we extend love to another woman, we deepen the love for ourselves.

The world is changing and women are waking up to the reality that there is more. 

That life is not meant to be brushed across, rushed through, skimmed over and then end.

Life is not meant to be lived from outside the Circle – it’s time to find yourself in your life.

Each woman knows what she needs as she is guided to listen inward. The growth and blossoming are ALREADY happening inside each and every woman. The transformation is in process – it just needs a place to complete and then thrive and then encircle others so they, too, will realize their potential.

The Empowered Women's Circle is THE continuity that women need to “stay the course” so life is filled with intention and purpose. A place for women to remain connected to themselves so they continue to participate in the richness and joy of life – every minute of every day.

Creating the Empowered Women's Circle is what I came here to do. If you feel led, I invite you to join our growing tribe.

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A recap of our evening together

If you weren’t with us last week, it will be valuable to sit with this recap and enjoy the incredible insights we shared in our Empowered Women’s Circle. I invite you to grab a latte and enjoy the learning….

True and lasting self-actualization IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU – and on some level you are already deeply aware of this – hence the reason we yearn for a sense of community and the impetus behind our Empowered Women’s Circle.

As we move up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, from food and water to co-creating our world, we realize that fulfillment is always about something bigger than ourselves. We openly share resources within our Circle so that each of us can extend our most innate gifts and talents to each other with a deep inner knowing that it is what we came to this earth to do. No one was born to live in isolation and your passions are the seeds of your potential and the parts of you that you MUST share with the world. We need you.

The realization of our hopes and dreams as women depends on our willingness to reach out, give back, be visible, think big and show up for ourselves and for others in unprecedented ways.

The Empowered Women’s Circle meets in an on-line virtual Circle WEEKLY on Thursdays at noon CT (watch your inbox for details and links) and you can join or watch the videos at your convenience anytime. The sessions, which build on each other, are all waiting for you HERE so return regularly to see what you’ve missed.

Life is busy, so we make it as easy as possible to keep yourself engaged in your own wellness journey – we get you!

We started the evening with a short, guided meditation that allowed us to step into our power as strong, capable women ready to be the best version of ourselves.

Throughout the evening, we were reminded that DAILY quiet time, like this mediation, elicits the “relaxation response” and actually changes our biology. You could try meditation, prayer, yoga, tai chi, repetitive movement like walking, jogging or just being fully present and aware of the space around you – whatever you fancy – just implement this time into your routine wherever it fits!

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My gift to you for 2017

I'm getting back to routines this week and I realized a few things that reinforce my vision for 2017. I spent time in the office this week and, as with every week, I saw many women at the end of their rope. I sat with women who are overwhelmed, exhausted and confused.

I have been experiencing the frustration women feel for 20 years so this week was no surprise. But I have promised myself that this year I will take action like never before.

An incredible sadness washes over me when I realize how difficult it is for so many women to find peace, acceptance and self-love. Our society and our entire world is suffering because, as yet, there is no path forward for women who are frustrated, lost and alone in their struggle.

I've declared that, for me, 2017 will be different. 

Read how I plan to do this...


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