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Women’s Empowerment

Biz mtgIn an earlier blog post, I mentioned the book, “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. Reading this amazing book has heightened my awareness of current women’s issues and empowerment.

The other day, a dear friend and I ate at our favorite restaurant. As we were eating, six men and one woman came in and pushed two tables together. They obviously had just come from work. The lone woman sat at one end of the table and four men sat down, while two remained standing. Then, I heard one of the men left standing sarcastically say, “I just want to cozy up to HER.”

Seriously?! Didn’t sexism die in the ‘80s? I looked at her – all alone with all these men – and the look on her face flashed anger, then mortified, then a nervous laugh.

I immediately asked my friend if she just saw/overheard the whole episode. She said no, so I briefly re-capped it for her (and honestly, with elevated blood pressure!). My friend is an amazing energy healer (her story is in the book, “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy”) and she said, “Let’s send her positive vibrations and all good thoughts.” We took a moment and a breath, asking it to be so on her behalf …

This was certainly a thought that felt better … how about energetic empowerment of women. WOW!

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