"Here's the thing: we can't save ourselves from fear by seeking safety, because safety always means there's something to be safe from -- in other words, something to fear. The way out of fear isn't safety. It's freedom." ~ Martha Beck
"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." ~ Elie Wiesel
"The purpose of the Hero(ine)'s Journey is a transformation of consciousness. Or as mythologist Joseph Campbell put it,'You have been thinking one way. Now you have to think a different way.'" -Barbara Stanny
This year is the inaugural event to what will be a yearly multi-level experience in community building, learning and growth. Attendees, volunteers and speakers at the Superwoman Summit are all getting a unique experience that will expand and build in the years to come.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~ Pema Chodron
“Teach her to reject likability. Her job is not to make herself likable, her job is to be her full self, a self that is honest and aware of the equal humanity of other people." ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Across the broad continent of a woman's life falls the shadow of a sword...On one side all is correct, definite, orderly; the paths are straight, the trees regular, the sun shaded; escorted by gentlemen, protected by policemen, wedded and buried by clergymen, she has only to walk demurely from cradle to grave and no one will touch a hair of her head. But on the other side all is confusion. Nothing follows a regular course. The paths wind between bogs and precipices; the trees roar and rock and fall in ruin.” ~ Virginia Woolf
As my business grows, I feel called to make it more beautiful, more poetic, and more divine. As a result you might have noticed, The Superwoman Project is getting a beauty makeover.
I also feel called to translate what is inside of me to the outside world. I feel compelled to express my truth, inspire change and teach what it means to be truly empowered by honoring my greatest truths and letting myself be seen. As a result, I'm going to be talking more about my own life in service of this work on all the stages from which I speak.
I was networking at a benefit for my local NPR station, sharing a cocktail table with a crowd of women and men. The conversation was flowing and I was having a great time. The two women across the table asked me “What do you do?”
I said, “I’m a career and leadership coach for women and the name of my business is The Superwoman Project.”
How are YOU practicing self-care in the midst of work, family and personal obligations?
Are you taking pause to notice and to lean into any discomfort or confusion you might be feeling? Are you able to see these as entry-points and opportunities to greater self-awareness, as opposed to feeling like a victim to your circumstances, powerless and hopeless?