Women and Emerging Futures

The next wave of my own evolution lies in exploring the potential of women to profoundly shape our world. Not only if women can but if women will...do what is required to make the difference. This demands redefining our notions of 'leadership' and reclaiming meaningful expression for women. To progress beyond historical notions of evolution through incremental change, we must redefine what it is to be human - and women are the key.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

New voices - more choices

In the last months, I've had the real pleasure of interviewing three people to capture their wisdom, insight and vision on a range of topics. From a conversation about addiction (with Ray Landry) to one about finding the courage to decloak and show up for our own lives (with Amy McNaughton) to one about life beyond eating disorders (with Koreen Kimakowich), I complete this process with more respect and appreciation for their passion, compassion and willingness to do what it takes to make a difference.

Each of these talented and compelling people has something very special and unique to offer the world. Our recorded conversations draw on the truth of who they are in that moment, as they welcome and embrace the opportunity to speak from the heart on the things that matter most to them. Unscripted and unrehearsed, the recording captures what shows up from moment to moment. There are moments of uncertainty; others that reflect powerful revelations from lessons learned; and then, those that let us know how human, how vulnerable and how courageous they are. They are living expressions of the things they talk about, spending their days pressing for their own evolution through the work they do with others.

The conversation that Koreen and I had about eating disorders - including both anorexia and bulimia - is not like anything out there. Several times through the conversation, I was awakened to a new thought stream that I know will open doors for so many. There are new insights and explorations that surfaced just in the moment of that discussion. There are so many provocative ideas to consider that we discovered when we were finished that we had more than two hours of conversation for a 60-minute CD program! I've tried twice to cut it back to meet the 'framework' and both times, could not bring myself to leave out the explorations. And so - bonus! - this one will be longer than the others. And so be it.

Given the damage done by 'eating disorders', if this conversation makes it possible for one person to find themselves again in the chaos of their inner lives, it will be worth it.

These new CD's are now in the production process and will be available in the next two to three weeks. Already, there are other voices with the desire to speak on depression, cancer, chronic anxiety - and how they have learned to live differently and life has profoundly changed for them. Those are yet to come. It's going to be a busy year!

Breathing is good....

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