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.
“I have an obligation to create, share and communicate on behalf of the challenges I have seen in my local and global community because if not me, then who? “
“Creativity is definitely a muscle that has to be explored, stretched, and rested. When I feel drained creatively, I often change my scenery by going on walks or sitting outside.”
“We all have something that makes us unique, so let yours shine.”
“Never let self-doubt or negativity deter you from being the queen that you are and the inspiration that you will be.”
Do your best; some days your best is outstanding, some days it’s mediocre and some days, your best is failure. Keep showing up anyway; it's about forward movement and progress, not perfection.
Take it easy and enjoy every moment of life all while having a clear understanding of how your choices will affect your life, your children’s life, and maybe even their children’s life. Have a plan and goals and see them through no matter how far-fetched or tough it may seem. Find a great mentor you can trust.
“It’s not that deep. Get over it and count your blessings.”
“I would tell my younger self is to not do things just because you think that is what you are supposed to be doing. Build your own path.”
“Do it now or forever wish you had. Why wait? Failure is NEVER as bad as regret.”
I would tell myself that “you have the power within you, you always have and always will.”
“I’m Genevieve Wicker. On one scale I’m only a year and a few months old. On another I’m older than I’d care to say. What I am is transgendered. Male to female.”
Every Wise Women Wednesday Panel is special and last night was no exception. Spirituality was the theme that emerged and last night's panel was powerful.
I would be sure to share that I was already enough, and that I just needed to keep practicing and exploring the things I loved most rather than worry if it made others happy or if it would make me successful in the eyes of the world.
“Forgive yourself and be gentle with yourself. It is a lifetime journey it is not about reaching perfection. Have fun, take risks, travel, love and cultivate meaningful friendships.”
“Put away the computer. When I’m stuck or blocked I try to draw/write down what I’m stuck on. Somehow a pen and paper allow me to get the ideas out”
“With desire and heart, no matter how small the steps, you will reach your goal!”
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.”
Friend-raising with dynamite women, light appetizers, food, drinks and inspiration. May 16th. Register here.
“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."