This is part three of a series of posts that we hope will inspire and keep you engaged with what you learned at Emerging Women Live.
We are so grateful for being able to bring together these phenomenal women who shared their unique power stories, who gave us the gifts of wisdom and joy, who inspired and motivated us to take our work to the next level. We encourage you to share your favorite Emerging Women Live moments, so please leave a comment below and tell us what inspired YOU the most at #EWLive13.
1. Tami Simon – We Are Always Emerging
In 1985, at the age of 22, Tami Simon founded Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True has published more than 800 audio, video, music, and book titles along with online courses and events. A two-time winner of the Inc 500 award as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, Sounds True is widely recognized as a pioneer in providing life-changing, practical tools that accelerate spiritual awakening and personal transformation. In addition to being the publisher and CEO of Sounds True, Tami hosts a free weekly podcast series called Insights at the Edge in which she interviews Sounds True authors about the growing edge of their life and work.
“We can’t inherit a recipe to be our unprecedented self and to live the truth of who we are.” ~ Tami Simon
“I ask you, what kind of evolutionary agent are you? What part of the world calls you? What do you want to see reinvented?” ~ Tami Simon
“I actually do believe that the truth of who we are flows out in such a way to be a medicine for others.” ~ Tami Simon
2. Sera Beak – Soul Fire: It’s Time to Burn, Baby, Burn
Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who spent years traveling the world studying spirituality with Sufi dervishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics, shamans, and more. She is the author of The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark and Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story, has appeared in The New York Times, People, and Publisher’s Weekly, and on NPR, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah and Friends.
“If we allow the false to fall away, if we allow what’s been covering our truth to burn to the ground we come to know who we really are – a divine soul; and we begin to live as this truth.”~ Sera Beak
3. Sil Reynolds – Emerging Crone: Gaining Value As We Age
Sil Reynolds, RN, is an author, nurse practitioner, therapist and workshop leader. For more than 30 years she has worked with women of all ages, helping them create balanced and meaningful lives. Reynolds completed Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership training and she a graduate of Brown University, where she majored in Women’s Studies. She has been an ongoing advisor to the Omega Institute’s Women and Power Conference since its inception. For over a decade, Reynolds led Geneen Roth’s Breaking Free From Emotional Eating workshops across the country. In 2005, Sil coordinated the Love Your Tree project for V-Day in NYC, in conjunction with Eve Ensler’s Broadway play The Good Body.
“So when it’s your time ladies, boldly step into your third act of life, and know that it is bound to be your best act.” ~ Sil Reynolds
“Transform your suffering and your worrying into consciousness, ground in your body and wisdom and take the crown that is your rightful inheritance.”~ Sil Reynolds
4. Eliza Reynolds – The Whole Girl: A New Model for Growing Up Imperfectly
Eliza Reynolds is a 22-year-old workshop leader, author, speaker, and “professional big sister.” She is a certified teen mediator, SOS trained counselor by Planned Parenthood, and an affiliate of Adventure Game Theater. Eliza leads Mothering & Daughtering workshops for mothers and their preteen and teen daughters with her mom, Sil Reynolds. Her book, Mothering & Daughtering: Keeping the Bond Strong Through the Teen Years, co-authored with her mom and inspired by their workshops together. Eliza is also the co-founder and co-director with Josh Smith of Teen Rising.
“Our relationship with our bodies is a battleground for wholeness against the culture of perfectionism.” ~ Eliza Reynolds
5. Nancy Levin – Rock Your Own Foundation, Before It Rocks You
Nancy Levin, author of Writing For My Life, received her MFA in Poetics from Naropa University. Since 2002, Nancy has been the Event Director at Hay House, Inc., producing innovative events and experiential conferences focusing on self-empowerment, health and spirituality while weaving in her own story and poems to connect with audiences around the world during keynotes, workshops and seminars. Nancy is a certified LifeForce Coach and co-presenter for the Deborah King Center LifeForce Coaching Program, and she is currently completing her certification in the Breakthrough Shad Coaching Training Program with The Ford Institute.
“It’s very interesting how the most absolute devastating experience of my life, going through my divorce, is what catapulted me into this next phase of my life.”~Nancy Levin
“I did the inner-work that I needed to understand that all of the validation that I’ve been seeking externally, I needed to resolve internally.” ~Nancy Levin
“I now know heartbreaking one is a pain unable to be healed by the other. We can only heal ourselves.”~Nancy Levin