The Wise Women
of Yoke and Abundance
We are incredibly proud to have the privilege of highlighting these wise women. Here are some of their stories.
When you’re too scared to make a decision or to take a new path, think of the worst-case scenario that could happen. It’s almost always not really that scary. Facing fear head-on makes it less frightening!
“Remember that whatever you go through, no matter how sucky, complicated, or exhilarating, is laying the groundwork for something else. It’s all stepping stones, and they’re all necessary.”
“I am enjoying getting to know this part of me that has always been there that is now able to grow and evolve in this period of my life.”
“Lots of people have ideas about what success looks like. They’re a distraction. Success isn’t something you chase, it’s a vector—a current. The trajectory you’re on matters more than where you are this moment.”
“Whenever you need a mental or emotional boost. Remember, you are everything you desire. Breathe, relax and allow your energy to flow towards your desire. … You are powerful and there is nothing you cannot achieve. You have to believe it.”
“If there is something you want to do- do it. Make a plan and figure out how to make these wild dreams of yours come true. It’s all up to you and your dreams are valid and worthy of coming true.”
“I wholeheartedly believe in living a high vibration life, and that your energy speaks for you before you even utter one word!”
“Instinct combined with proof and knowledge breeds confidence and truth.”
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“when the world scares you, you can either hide or participate in the change; and either way, you’re participating. I’d rather be part of the change we all know is possible”
"Trust your gut and keep pursuing the things that make you happy."
"Calm down, NONE of this will matter a few years from now!"
I would tell my high school self not to worry, you’ll be just fine. I would tell my college self not to worry, you’ll be just fine. I’d tell my post-college self the same thing too. I tell myself every day!
"I would tell my younger self: “Your quietness, sensitivity, how you read a room and sense what’s happening around you is a tremendous gift. You know things others don’t. This is the skill to cultivate. We need it.” I’d also tell her how beautiful she is."
"Never doubt your intuition! Women, especially, have an incredibly powerful ability to tell when something feels off. Don’t question that feeling in your gut"
"I’m focusing each day on being in alignment with Spirit. To continuously open my heart, be of service and get myself out of the way!"
"Leaving my corporate job was very scary for me. I knew that I was leaving a place that could potentially open up many opportunities for me. But at the same tim, I was following my heart and listening to my gut."
"Success happens when preparation meets opportunity! Do the things now that will allow you take hold of an opportunity when it presents itself. You don’t want to say “No” because you weren’t prepared."
"I want to be doing everything and anything to create opportunities for my local community to grow, unite and thrive. I find myself in flow when I’m working with people or in teams – I love creating opportunities for collaboration and making people feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable."
"Abundance is not about money it's about what you carry inside you that makes you a resource of wealth."
"Go girl, you are doing it! And I’m so proud of you :). Don’t ever give up - those telling you how it’s supposed to be just can’t see how it can be - you are forging a path for them."
"To be honest, every so often old fears and low self-esteem resurface like bugs in software. Transformation is a life-long process. As I near sixty, I’m learning how to earn what I believe I am worth."
"You can do absolutely anything you want. Any limitations or “I can’t” isn't created by the universe — it is created by you. Break through those barriers otherwise you’re limiting yourself. I fully believe that someone can do anything they set their mind to."
"You'll never reach a point where you have life "figured out" - so save yourself some valuable energy and stop trying. The process IS the point. The journey IS the end result"
"The work I most want to be doing is leading and collaborating with other leaders to create change. By change I mean work to create a place where children can grow up to be who they are and have their basic needs met—education, shelter, healthcare—regardless of where they are from, what they look like, or how they identify."
"I’ve learned that transparency and vulnerability is rewarding, WITH the right people. Life is too short to surround yourself with people you can’t trust. Build your tribe with people who love you and accept you, but tell you the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it."
"Of the different mediums I’ve worked with, I’ve enjoyed audio the most so far for its intimate quality and ability to build connections through headphones."
"Don’t settle, whether it’s your career, your life or your mate. Settling is not living authentically, and sooner or later it will manifest unpleasantly and inconveniently, like too much Mexican on date night."
"Right now I am focusing on preserving community cohesiveness through supporting independent locally owned businesses. My work as Executive Director and now as a Board member of Triad Local First is my current vehicle for this work. “Think Local…Buy Local…Be Local.”"
"Have a healthy relationship with yourself FIRST so that every effort you make to connect with others, is sustainable and balanced."