How Do You Find Your Voice?
This past week I had the privilege of offering a Vision Board Workshop to a group of battered and abused women. One by one these women pulled in the parking lot and walked through the doors looking for peace and quiet - a place to be themselves - to exercise their voice for once.
These women came from all walks of life. Each one with their own background and skeleton to hide. A factory worker, a stay at home mother, even a corporate professional in her suit and heels. But in my workshop, it made no difference the profession or background; we had one goal, to find their voice.
You see, most of us have this preconceived notion that physically abused women are the ones suffering, and seeking help in shelters. We forget about the ones who are enduring the mental and verbal abuse and being told they aren't enough. These are the women in the cubicle next to you, the nurse at your doctor's office, or the teacher in your child's classroom. Or maybe it's your friend who is silently suffering because her husband is telling her she is stupid, ugly or that it's all her fault he is seeing other women outside of their marriage.
I used my voice telling each one of these lovely ladies how a vision board is good for setting goals and planning the future in baby steps. The board is about them and their dreams, no one else's dream.
After my reflection on this particular Vision Board Workshop, it got me thinking...how do you use your voice to spread encouragement and positivity?
Shoot me a quick reply to this newsletter with your method of spreading love and joy in this world, and I might just utilize your method in my next workshop. You never know how you can affect someone with a simple act of kindness.
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