During my studies at Goddard College they encouraged us to spend time looking at who we were. During that time I felt that I became more deeply connected with my spiritual side, beginning to live it as my life more and more every day.
Years later I find myself continually drawn to increasing my connection with my own spirituality and making sure that this has a front and center place with the work that I am doing. It is important to me that my work increases my connection with my spirituality and that my spirituality brings to my work benefits as well.
It was as this connection deepened that the conversation around forming Women & Spirit in Business began with Karen Ribeiro, Shalini Bahl, and Val Nelson while sitting around a table at Essalon Cafe in Hadley. We each had been thinking about our own connection with business and spirit, in some cases for many years. We came together to build a platform upon which women could connect to each other and to their spirituality in a way that they felt truly supported.
While the Cafe model has been the most successful program born out of Women & Spirit in Business thus far, many an endeavor has gotten a jump start or boost from the program. There is also certainly more to come when any group of women gets together to make sure their needs are being met. The group remains active in the Pioneer Valley, mainly supporting each other and passing news through its Facebook page.
Expressing our needs, being seen, being present with others, while growing our businesses. I’ve truly felt fulfilled through my interactions with the group. Thank you all for your love and support!