I’ve written about what I do and why I’m passionate about elevating women (see first post; more to come) — but who am I?
In a nutshell, I would describe myself as (very) imperfect, insatiably curious, and somewhat weird (or so I’m often told). If I’m honest, I think all people are fascinatingly weird — it’s part of the reason I became a psychologist 🤫
I consider myself a constant project under construction — I never want to stop questioning my thoughts and assumptions, learning, growing, and improving, while staying true to my core values #workinprogress
I care deeply about people and a broad range of topics, and I struggle to turn my mind off. Always have 100 tabs open at once in my browser — can ya relate?
I have an uncanny knack for locking my keys in my car (thank goodness for key FOBs), once left my car locked and running for 2 hours while I shopped at Marshalls, and I can’t stop myself from awkwardly whispering “hi” with a smile when I walk by pretty much anyone — endearing, right?
How would you describe yourself? What makes you YOU? Tell me a fun fact.
Come join the Lean In St. Matthew's Circle on Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm at Heine Brothers on Chenoweth! Meeting a week early due to Halloween.
Misty Cruse will be the guest speaker! She is the Executive Director of Women 4 Women, a local nonprofit serving women and girls in Louisville through focused grantmaking. She is also the owner of CrusePR, a small PR consultant agency working primarily with small businesses. Since taking over this role at Women 4 Women several years ago, her personal business has taken a backseat! As she is also a wife, and mom to two children, ages 11 and 9. AND a coach to a 6th grade girls basketball at Highlands Latin School, and co-leads a group for 6th and 7th grade girls at her church.
The secret is out! @morganharpernichols , @RockyGarza, @TheLizGriffin, @Hayley_Waldron, and @Jenn_Jett will be hanging out, speaking, and leading workshops at Bud Con 2019! 😱🎉
This is only our first set of speakers to announce...more are to come! But if you want in on the goodness that is happening at our conference, make plans to be in Austin, TX on January 19th & 20th and get your ticket today— Seriously, call dibs on yours today🙌🏼!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Early Birds can grab theirs for only $200 AND until November 18th you can take advantage of our payment plan—We are DETERMINED that finances will not be the reason you can’t come! Bud, take the risk with us and commit to coming. We don’t want you to miss this ‘cause we’re receiving all that is being spoken over this conference and believing God is going to encounter His daughters in unimaginable ways in this sacred space. For more details and to buy your tix, head to the link in our profile! GO GO GO!
Do us a favor? Help us spread the news and invite more gals to dance in their heavenly calling and tag a bud below or better yet, share our news in your Insta-stories. We love y’all! ❤️
„Po pierwsze, aktywność zawodowa młodych kobiet jest na najniższym poziomie od 2003 roku.
Po drugie, coraz więcej kobiet w ogóle nie chce pracować.
Po trzecie, urlopy rodzicielskie, które miały wciągnąć mężczyzn do opieki nad dziećmi i odciążyć matki oraz pozwolić wrócić im do pracy na lepszych warunkach, nie zdały egzaminu. Są niemal całkowicie wykorzystywane przez matki.
To nie przypadek.” @wysokieobcasy.pl http://www.wysokieobcasy.pl/wysokie-obcasy/7,158669,24043720,nie-chcemy-byc-juz-supermenkami-nie-oplaca-nam-sie.html?fbclid=IwAR0y1ysjbfnEOZZtD0iEASpk6HVpGJWbpwV9OgwYCfq-0G66uO25dGu-I1c #kobieta#kobiety#praca#rynekpracy#Polska#polishgirl#polishwoman#dyskusja#timeforchange#leaninpoland#leanin#leanintogether
Absence makes the heart grow fonder they say! I testify to the truth of that statement!!! My husband left for another few weeks of work on the East Coast. It is difficult without him and the kids feel it the most. But I have to be strong for them...so I must lean into my faith in HIM for strength!
“Our lives are like water—crafted with grace, influence, the capacity to move quickly or sit still, with strength, peace, and a beckoning to all who gaze on our beauty. Even more than these is our purpose to reflect the Creator, or in this case, the trees and all-encompassing shore.
As the person in the kayak, we choose to control our lives by rowing one stroke of the oar at a time. Here is where God struck my heart… Just as rowing generates ripples in water, when we take control of our lives, we disturb the reflection of Christ in us. It becomes skewed and difficult to discern.
This does not mean we have a free pass to take a backseat and do nothing. We are called to pursue Him which requires action on our part…The point is this: we are meant to surrender our lives—including control—to Christ.”
Living in our God’s freedom requires us to surrender control…. Which if you’re like us is easier to ignore than submit to. But gosh. Our hearts are being reminded that there is more to be had in freedom than there is control by @letteringforjesus on the blog today (Link in our profile!)
PSA: Sign up for our emails (also through the link in our bio) to get a discount code to our conference and be the first to know some HUGE news we are announcing tomorrow! GO GO GO.
In August, @hobokenleanin attended the @leaninorg leaders conference for the first time! It included leaders from around the world committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment! We’re proud to be a part of this community 🙌🏽 Interested in learning more/get involved? We’re hosting a happy hour this Wednesday 10/17 to connect with new/familiar faces 😊 join us; all are welcome! Details in the previous post.✨
What you bring to the table is enough and needed ❤️
We think some of us need to hear that today, ‘cause we’ve gotten into the habit of elevating some gifts and offerings and diminishing others.
We’ve deceived ourselves into thinking that creative talent brings more glory to the kingdom than business savvy. We’ve tried to say smarts is more powerful in fighting for His truth than empathy. We’ve put limits on where He could work and equated our workplace (or lack thereof) to our “rank” in value. We’ve shied away because they, whoever “they” is for you, are “doing it better” than us. We’ve used spiritual gifts as weapons to see who will be greatest in His Kingdom.
Shoot, to be honest we just need to confess to our God that we’ve been distracted from His heart and tried to make this fight about us.
So today we declare that the table is infinitely longer than we’ve believed it to be. That we’re linking arms with our brothers and sisters to go fearlessly into battle, boasting in the truth and grace He’s uniquely equipped us with. ‘Cause it’s time we use all He’s made us to be to riot for His kingdom 👊🏼
📸: @_gracelynmiller .
“Serving someone is not necessarily pleasing the entity. Serving someone is not necessarily doing anything to, with or for an entity. Serving someone is fundamentally the awareness that you and the person you are serving are one entity, united, singular and absolutely equal. Rejoicing in the apparent differences, a servant of the light relates to other selves as “themselves, “knowing that the self and the other-self are a certain kind of entity, citizens of eternity, dwellers beyond time and space, within a universe that is as wide as infinity and as small as the interior of the human heart. Indeed, may we say that from our perspective, the universe lies within each of our hearts and all the stars and all the galaxies actually reside within.... #MondayMotivation ------------------------------------------------------------ Message/Pic. Cred: @enlightened_goku, Q’uo-The Law of One, @ccfcwellness, @nashvilleknights ------------------------------------------------------------ #Athlete#TrustTheProcess#Football#NashvilleKnights#Nashville#LFL#EveryDayIsDay1#P1BballFam#Vegas#Sports#LasVegas#ClockedIn#ILoveSports#Fitness1440#JrTrojanSoccer#AAU#Seattle#PahrumpValleyHighSchool#CrossCountry#RIP#OmegaSiPhi#SigmaGammaRho#Soccer#MCM#GivenToBeGiven#LeanInTogether#UntilWeAllWin#PassingThePuttonOfFaith
------------------------------------------------------------ ...So as you sit upon your blanket and gaze at the outward stars, you are also gazing within at precisely the same view. That which lies within you is infinity, blessing, grace and the Infinite Creator whose consciousness is all that there is. Service is bound up in the knowing of this relationship and this nature so that when one who is a servant of the light and of the Godhead principal, shall we say, gazes upon an other self, no matter what that self is asking, the basic service is the connection of unity without judgment of any kind but with absolute faith that this entity is a spiritual entity and is to be honored, loved, respected and treated as a spiritual entity.”... #DrivenByFAITH
Happy freakin weekend, babes! 💗
It’s the night before I leave for vacation,
but I wanted to take some time away from packing
to let y’all in on the details for my next bootcamp,
because I’m PUMPED for it! 🔥
This 28-day bootcamp
is PERFECT for beginners
& is focused on improving
and your mindset! ⚡️
The first week is all about prepping the body and mind,
easing your way into the REAL DEAL.
Then over the course of the following 3 weeks,
you will be tracking progress closely,
aiming to BEAT YOUR BEST
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+ 4 weeks of at-home workouts
created by a CELEBRITY TRAINER 🤩
+ A complete nutrition guide specifically designed
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+ A supply of magical superfoods
to last you the entire bootcamp! 😋
+ Access to my badass accountability group FOREVER,
as well as all the love and support from me,
as your coach! 💕
An upgrade opportunity to be
in an EXCLUSIVE test group with our trainer,
where he will be giving extra tips and tricks
to get the most out of your experience! 🙌🏻
Enrollment is open until October 19th,
& prep week begins October 22nd!
So, you down to LEAN IN or what, babe?
Drop your fav emoji below
so I know it’s real! 🧡😘
God’s heart for His daughters is so much more trustworthy and overwhelming than what we give Him credit for.
Can we tell you a secret? Our hearts are finally beginning to believe and have the courage to whisper, “We were made for this.” This Bud Co. thing, it’s not just a side hustle anymore for us but what God has broken our hearts for— It’s the opportunity to create sacred spaces for the women of God to encounter Him in a way the world says isn’t possible. It’s the joy of getting into the mess of life with y’all and speaking bold freedom over you to COME AS YOU ARE. It’s the tender places where we challenge each of us to speak the hard truths of Life to one another in love.
Bud, God’s love for you is not too good to be true, it’s your very reality. And us? Well, we just want to be the ones to usher you into the throne room and welcome you into the crazy goodness of His Kingdom. So hang around a while, flip through the truth-soaked pages of our publication, Sow + Dew, or better yet, if ya wanna be overwhelmed by heaven kissing earth— Come hang out with us at our next event: Bud Con. It’s our conference happening in Austin TX January 19-20th. Which…. btw a rumor is going around that our first round of speakers will be announced next week 😘 When that happens, tickets will start going fast so if you want your ticket at a discount, grab yours this weekend!
I am a complete podcast junkie — I chalk this up to my long commute and time spent on the road, but honestly, I just love to learn a little bit about A LOT of things.
As with everything these days, it’s hard to sift through the noise and narrow in on the things that truly resonate with and help you. I plan to continue to share my personal favorites and those I tend to go back to time and time again.
Tilted was recently released by Rachel Thomas and leanin.org (started by @SherylSandberg).
“Tilted explores the uneven playing field – the gender bias that lurks in unexpected places, the impact it has on our everyday lives, and how women are leaning in and driving change.”
They’re only one episode in, but it’s worth subscribing to — there’s bound to be tons of great content.
LEAN in 💫
Lean in to each other’s needs
Lean in to the uncomfortable feelings
Lean in to the difficult conversations
Lean in to your own downfalls
Lean in to learning
Lean in to your commitment
When life wants to pull you apart, lean in a little harder and believe in the magic of growing together.
➡️ Coming from the one who always pulled away when things got tough 🙋♀️ but that’s not me anymore🙅♀️. Learning to do the opposite because the other side of that discomfort is a beautiful place to be❤️
#tbt to inspiring, candid convos with @BostonLeanIn! Thanks to our brilliant panelists, Colleen Ammerman (@harvardhbs), Sinead Sharkey-Steenson (@generationwomen), and Tim O'Brien (our chief marketing officer). .
Learn more about @bostonleanin, link in bio!
Hi! I thought I’d formally introduce the face behind Heart Seven. I’m Alexis Lively- a queer femme living in Portland Oregon. This April will be my 10th year anniversary living in this amazing city. I moved here from Ohio to attend the #1 acupuncture and Chinese medicine program in the country! I feel like I’ve lived 10 lifetimes being in this city and attending OCOM. Both have cracked my heart open and exposed me to my truest self. I am a fierce lover of humans, animals, and nature. I’ve been in love with plant medicine since I was a small child. I’ve always been innately connected to our earth. I am a highly sensitive soul and I am no longer in the business of trying to change that; In fact I’ve turned the volume way up ^ ✨I am a libra, have a very deep sense of spirituality, and strive for constant self growth. I’d say the most important philosophy that I hold true to my heart is the idea that if you hurt someone else you are essentially hurting yourself. I believe that we are all connected to one another and the goal is to ascend together. I’ve realized that the happiest place in the entire universe appears when I close my eyes, and tap into my heart, which is your heart, which is everyone’s heart. My goal is to do whatever I can to guide others into this space of knowing. We have lost our connection to one another and with ourselves. In a time when suicide and depression are an epidemic I especially want people to know that there is a place that you can go where you will be completely held and experience pure love. You are never alone. We are all divine. I believe that abundance is abundant. Greed should not exist, because there’s enough for everyone on this planet to have exactly what they want and need. I thrive when you are thriving. It would take 1000 pages for me to explain to you how incredibly healing herbal medicine is, but I can’t do that (right now,) so the message that I want to share is that herbal medicine can help you reconnect with yourself and with our planet and with each other. Make space for and support POC & LGBTQ communities. If that acronym turns into the whole fucking alphabet I will still stand behind it. With Love 💕-A
PSA: God is NOT afraid of the process. In fact He speaks the loudest through our stories when we allow Him into the messy parts. If you’ve disqualified yourself from speaking into your sisters or speaking up for the kingdom because you’ve felt like you aren’t “there” yet, @mckinzieknoll wrote you a lil’ note on the blog today filled with some big truths. •
“Here I am, desperate enough to breathe out the words–the wonderings–I hide on the tablet of my soul. And, I don’t know if I am the only one who feels this need… but I am going to believe today there is someone else in the world who carries the same strand of desperate hope that I do.
Here I am, ready.
People have told and asked me, “You need to share your own story” or “When is it going to be your turn?” While this thought or question sounds encouraging and beautiful, it oftentimes feels intimidating and sorrow-filled. You see, I don’t feel like I have my own story. I don’t know what questions I would ask myself or what broken story God has redeemed…because I am still in the process of being healed.”
Emily Chang - Mother of 3 boys, anchor of Bloomberg technology and wrote her book Brotopia during her third pregnancy
Fundamental steps towards achieving gender equality in the tech / entrepreneurship space
1. There is no excuse to being a jerk if the individual is brilliant or a genius. These behaviors are unacceptable
2. Find your allies and find your teams. Get people onsite with you, build the case for advocacy. It is not enough and just about getting women on board / top leadership positions, but making sure they have a voice
3. Tackle one day at a time. It is really HARD! But one step at a time, one journey at a day. We need to keep breaking down these walls, to keep knocking down the bricks. We won't see culture shift towards gender equality unless the numbers change