An interview with Lisa Rueff on wellness, being a wisdom entrepreneur and the upcoming The Path of the Wisdompreneur conference.
Wisdompreneurs is excited to announce that the world reknown Esalen Institute has joined us as a sponsor for the Diversity & Inclusion pathway of the Path of the Wisdompreneur intensive. on February 19th in San Francisco. Diversity & Inclusion is one of the core values of Wisdompreneurs and we are honored for Esalen's support on this very important topic.
To guide the programming, Wisdompreneurs has partnered with the leadership of Tech Inclusion - Wayne Sutton, Melinda Briana Epler and Sumayyah Emeh Edu - to enhance the ability of leaders and organizations in the wisdom and entrepreneurial worlds to build truly inclusive organizations and communities.
The Path of the Wisdompreneur is a full day immersion with 9 topical pathways selected for their relevance to people and organizations interested in the intersection of Wisdom and Entrepreneurship.
The February 19th program is part of a larger event called Shift 2016: Shifting the Paradigm for Real. On Thursday February 18th, Wisdompreneurs will also be partnering with the leadership of Tech Inclusion to offer Inclusion 2.0 - a full day immersion on enhancing ability to create inclusive organizations.
Thank you Esalen for continuing your tradition of being on the leading edge of both personal and societal transformation. We are honored and grateful for your support on this very important topic!
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If you want to see WPTV's Episode about Diversity and Inclusion kicking off our:
Tales of Inclusion Project
1) What you think you see isn't always what you get.
2) Oh My Goodness... I am a cross between (wo)man from Marin (if you have not seen this video, google it, watch it, laugh your XYZ off!)
And me. The real real real me.
Everyone else is moving incredible brilliant fun funny beautiful truth telling...
Again, just, WOW.
Thank you ALL so much for showing up. Something very special has opened kits first petal. Thank you for sharing your heritage, your willingness, your courage, oh the surprises. Thank you for sharing your Tales of Inclusion and lack thereof. You moved me, deeply thank you.
Like Emanuel at Sephora who I struck up a dialogue with because I really needed help, I don't do make-up well and i just needed to get the thing I have gotten before to hide the thing, the thing that worked, you know that thing?
and he said you have such fair skin you can... and I said, funny, I'm black and jewish and his mouth dropped open and we were off to the races.
No pun intended.
I'm mexican and jewish he said, my mouth dropped open.
He later added and gay. We talked for an hour, said makeup was not purchased, I chose to return for it so we could continue chatting, rushing off yet again, late, to another meeting. And it was so worth it.
We hugged at least four times.
He told me all of the things his parents had taught him.
I teared up, I told him things I had studied that sounded similar and were Buddhist teachings.
He said, wow, this is a real thing? I said, sounds like it was real for you and your parents. That's real to me. He teared up, I teared up - again.
So much more was shared, we decided to keep in touch, promised we would. I told him about Wisdom 2.0 and Wisdompreneurs events and said if it feels aligned, come, join us.
As I write this I wonder what 'real' is.
Remembering the Velveteen Rabbit.
A play I was in in grade school, a book I have always cherished.
A message I crystalized - If you are loved, you are real or become real.
Perhaps the more and more we love ourselves, the more real we become - to ourselves.
I also believe we are all real no matter what.
How we are seen by others has absolutely nothing to do with our realness nor our loveability.
To you Emanuel, thank you for your presence, your willingness, for your you. For fun and play, tears and hugs, for sharing your heritage and your tales of inclusion and lack thereof. For receiving mine.
For being WITH me as I am, in this white colored body, and soul that is that and so much more. For allowing me to be with you as you are in your beautiful you.
Adding to the beauty: his/my background, sexual preference, looks, gender, etc. had absolutely nothing to do with anything.
And of course it did, it is part of who we are.
We honored all we both were, weren't and everything in between, we were beings being, period.
Yes to THAT.
is partnering with Wisdomprenurs during SHIFT2016 to create a unique conference experience. One that invites participants to utilize technology to connect to them selves and other attendees in truly meaningful ways.
Here Belinda shares an article she wrote for Huffington Post on on purpose...
Insights From a Recovering Overachiever:
Replacing Success With Purpose in Life and Work
Five years ago, could you have predicted what your life would look like now?
If you had told me five years ago that I would be leaving a stable career in education to venture into the wild frontier of tech startups, I would have thought you were crazy or confusing me with some other overachieving Asian American person.
For most of my life, I looked outward for external measures and benchmarks of success: money, title, influence and impact (the things that would make my friends envious and my parents proud). I made decisions by asking myself questions like:
What kind of impact did I want to have?
Where could I have the most power and influence in my work?
How much money could I make (if I worked really, really hard)?