Back in August I wrote about an exchange my friend, Nikki of Global Alliance Solutions, and I had online about the upcoming Women’s Convention. The result was that Nikki and I decided that we would work together to create an alternative way for women - particularly those whom could not, or would not, attend the Convention - to come together to have some uncomfortable, but needed, conversations about how race, privilege, history, socioeconomics and biases have shaped the way women come together in community.
Or rather, shaped the way we don’t come together.
Nikki and I played phone tag for the better part of August trying to get some ideas together… and then the conversation stalled. It happens when you have two women who are doing their best to impact the world with only 24 hours in a day. I knew we’d get there eventually.
Enter Renee of Pastel in Plymouth...
“Hey,” she wrote to me in an email at the beginning of September. “Want to do something the weekend of the Women’s Convention? I can’t afford to go, but I still want to talk.” She included Megan and Ashleigh of Femology in Detroit the thread. I added Nikki. Soon thefive of us were talking.
Because women are fucking awesome like this.
Nikki, Renee, Ashleigh, Megan and I have spent the better part of the last month brainstorming about what we can do together as four small businesses dedicated to empowering women. We even had a few conversations with members of the local Women’s Convention committee along the way. It quickly became clear that no one wanted to compete with each other - we were more interested in complementing each other’s work.
And because women are also fucking awesome like this.
I am thrilled to share that the SheHive, along with Femology, Global Alliance Solutions and Pastel will be hosting a weekend-long series, the weekend after theWomen’s Convention.
Each experience in the Explore. Enlighten. Evolve. weekend will include a facilitated discussion and, more importantly, space to create a personal call-to-action detailing we each can work to create more inclusive communities. You can attend any single event for as little as $10 or the whole weekend for $40. (The SheHive has a limited scholarship fund for women that want to attend, but cannot afford to do so. Just drop me an email.)
Explore.Our first night, Friday, November 3rd, we’ll meet at Femology in downtown Detroit to discuss and take action on how our history has shaped our relationships with each other.
I invite you to learn more about our weekend, to get involved, to sign up and to spread the word.
Visit http://womensactioncollective.com/ for more details. I look forward to having some inspiring conversations with you and, most importantly, working with you to create tangible ways in which we can all work together.
With much love and gratitude,
Ursula Adams, MSPOD
It's only Wednesday and I feel like I've lived four weeks over the past four days.
Tuesday began like any other day really but little did I know what was about to transpire. You see it's been a long time since a gift was delivered to me not wrapped in shiny paper with sparkly bows or glittered tulle. And let me say this, those types of "gifts" don't seem like ones when they are delivered, that's for sure. In fact, your first inclination would probably be to send it back marked "return to sender" because these "gifts" aren't wrapped beautifully, they're hard to look at and even harder to hold, yet gifts they still can be.
The contents of my gift came by way of candid conversation, a very candid conversation. One at times, I found difficult to bear and although I tried to prepare myself for the answer to a question I asked, knowing the person "delivering" was a straight-shooter, I was ill-prepared for what was shared...
Read more from the SheHive's Mindfulness Coach, Jennifer, at The Serendipitous Soul.
I'm Dr. Corinne Rogers, a licensed psychologist, and I've been with the amazing SheHive for about two seasons now. I couldn't love this place more! And I'm excited to bring more of my professional expertise to a Sunday Seminar next month, so I’m writing to you today to tell you a little about it.
My private practice focuses on working with people who struggle with binge-eating and other overeating challenges. This work is also personal to me - I am a recovering food-user who continues to work and hone my own self-care routines.
A few years back, while in session with a client who struggled with overeating, she looked at me, sighed and said...
"I think, for this week, I'm just going to try and stop eating like an asshole."
I laughed so hard that tears rolled down my checks. The sentiment has stuck with me ever since.
Recently I’ve been exploring innovative ways of finding food plans that work best for different clients. I’ve also been focusing more on my own health - I want to feel better. You know what I’ve discovered? It’s easier to eat like an asshole!
It takes work to make healthy choices and focus on making our bodies stronger and resilient to disease and aging.
Does eating like an asshole sound familiar to you? Have you struggled with your weight your whole life? Or are you a “normal” weight, but know you could eat better? Are you worried about other health challenges? Or maybe you just happen to live in the obesogenic place we call America?
If so, let’s get together and have an intelligent, fact-based discussion about food! Join me next month for the SheHive’s seminar - How to Stop Eating Like an Asshole and Start Living Like a Badass.
In this half-day seminar I’ll share the latest research on food and health and share the many wonderful things I've learned, tested and tried during my 20+ years of working on myself and with my private practice clients. I'll distill the best-of-the-best and I'll leave out the bullshit. (And in case you haven’t already figured it out, I might curse a little while doing so.)
We’ll explore emotional eating, how to combat cravings using mindfulness, laughter and real-world solutions. We will also have some fun, taste some food together, move a little, make some goals and most importantly, start uncovering our inner badasses!
So, if you are ready to stop eating like an asshole and to start living like the badass you truly are, join me on Sunday, November 12th, from 12 - 4 pm. Space is limited AND there’s an early bird discount if you sign up by the end of October.
I look forward to exploring and learning with you!
Dr. Corinne Rogers
Psychologiest, PsyD, LP