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Tossing in more carrots this weekend
This week has been a hearty stew
Happy Friday, Uplifter!
This week has been a hearty stew.
I hosted a women’s leadership group, talked to collaborators about our upcoming Uplifters Summit, conducted research groups for innovative companies, coached five incredible women on aligning their work and lives, finalized copy for a new website I’m building, and interviewed four amazing women for The Uplifters Podcast: Dinée Dorame talked about what it’s like to put a dream on ice to keep it alive; Tai Abrams talked about how to make passive income and hire support so that dreams can keep growing; Shannon Eastin talked about what it was like to be the only woman in a man’s world as the first female NFL ref; and Mara Richards Bim shared what it was like to land in Tel Aviv to host inter-faith conversations between Israelis and Palestinians at the exact moment that Hamas attacked. (I can’t wait to share all of these episodes with you, so please subscribe if you haven’t already!)
I spent 3 minutes a day dancing (life-changing), hugged my family tighter, slept with socks in my hair because an influencer told my daughter it would make my hair look amazing (it did), drank lots of tea, and ate a really juicy orange. Meanwhile, I watched Jewish and Muslim friends, and everyone else who was paying attention, struggle with extraordinary fear and grief.
It was a lot.
Do you ever go on vacation and eat so much rich, delicious food that you just want to get home and eat your greens? This week was kinda like that. So much fuel for my inner fire, but, now I’m kinda talked out. This weekend, I’ll do none of the things I just listed above. (Not even tea - weekends are for coffee.) I’ll rest and play and stare at the clouds.
What do you need this weekend, Uplifter, to find your balance again?
PS, apologies if we threw you for a loop by sending this week’s episode with Sara Axelbaum a couple of days early. It just felt too urgent to wait. But, I really hope you’ll check it out. It was so beautiful and inspiring and full of hope and truth that I’ve already listened to it three times. And if you want more of all of those feelings, go back and listen to last week’s episode with Sarah Dusek (yes, again we have back-to-back homonym Uplifters!).
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