Women’s Wellness and Empowerment: An Inspired Perspective

Just last week, I was watching a public television broadcast about the women’s movement in the 1970’s, and was incredibly struck by how much positive transformation we’ve seen in the last 40 years. While I certainly do recall those days, it’s now hard to relate to a time when we were so personally and culturally disempowered. Fast forward to 2009 and the Vancouver Peace Summit, when the Dalai Lama made his now-famous quote: “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” This is thrilling, not just for women but for our world: in just a few decades we have created a global culture which recognizes the extreme imbalance of male/female energy that has existed for many thousands of years, and the serious problems resulting from this imbalance. I’ve often reflected on the Dalai Lama’s invitation to us, and here’s

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