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A Woman's Work

September 20, 2009


So, I have been itching to post about the amazing time and life changing experience I had at the Women + Power Conference at Omega.

I met phenomenal women from around the country, and was definitely humbled and jolted by their passion and action to change the world.

It reminded me of the power in us all to make a difference - something I had almost forgotten. And that everyday people make change. People like Gloria Steinem, Helen Thomas, Elizabeth Lesser and Isabel Allende who still make themselves laugh.

And I was more certain than ever of my mission to do my little part in this big world. My mission is doing my part to help build stronger couples and relationships, which are the root of strong families and communities.

Helen Thomas at 89, is still covering the U.S. President, a job she has done for every President since JFK. I just was soaking up her knowledge. She didn't sugar coat the facts of women losing some of our inate humility and compassion to play with the big boys in Washington. Much like the quote the mesmerizing Elizabeth Lesser shared by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love."
Martin Luther King Jr.

4 comments:

  1. Renaissance said...:

    I loved this post not only for the reminder that it gives readers about out ability to make a difference, but also because you put into writing (and out to the public) your mission.

    Kisses

  1. Nicole said...:

    *Snaps in slow Z motion* This was a great post. The quote from Dr. King was beautiful and shall be deposited in my memory from hence forth :)

    So wonderful to see your star shining brighter every day! Keep professing your mission in life and watch the world swings its arms open wide for you...

  1. CJ said...:

    thanks guys! Love ya both. And if you put it out there forces you to move:)

  1. Elle* said...:

    Glad to see you are doing big things, still! I love that you went to the Omega Institute! Keep it up girlie!