Issue # 56
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SPIRITED WOMAN QUOTE
"Good cheer, fond memories, cherished friends - live in your heart, forever." - Nancy Mills
Welcome to the world of SPIRITED WOMANHOOD.
It is such a joyful month filled with holiday spirit. And speaking of spirit, we are offering terrific "Super-Duper" Holiday Specials on everything from our workshops to our Spirited Woman Circle conversations. And we have Gift Certificates.
Our December SPIRITED WOMAN Q&A is with Dr. Sophia Asiviour, a remarkable woman who has been called by many "the voice of peace." Her interview is about a woman on a mission for the children of the world.
In reflecting on this year, as always, I would like to thank you for your support, comments, enthusiasm, and friendship. And for those of you new to the newsletter, I'd like to welcome you to our growing numbers. YOU inspire me, always.
May your holidays be filled with joy from within and may your heart be full. Enjoy the newsletter!
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SPIRITED WOMAN GROUPS
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Spirited Woman Group or joining one. The groups will be activity driven
- a place to mingle, express your creativity and
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SPIRITED WOMAN Q & A
DR. SOPHIA ASAVIOUR
Awhile back I was approached by Dr. Sophia Asaviour to be a guest on her internet show Destiny's Light Radio. We got to talking and as I heard more about her mission of insuring peace in the world, particularly for our children, I asked if I could interview her for my newsletter. I was fascinated by her story.
In 1997, Sophia founded Peace of the World International in Detroit, Michigan where she currently lives. A humanitarian, peace advocate, grandmother, author, a doctor of philosophy and so much more, Sophia started the non-profit organization based on a dream of peace and the fact she wanted to build a "multiplex" for children - a contained place where they could learn, live, share and play in peace.
A decade later her dream is about to become a reality. In 2005,
Sophia visited Kenya. Fell in love with the country, and through a
series of remarkable occurrences, was given land in Huri Hills, Kenya
to build the first "PeacePlex" (a smaller version of a MultiPlex).
Now, to raise much needed funds and awareness for the project, Sophia will be walking on a 53-day, 526-mile Road to Peace Marathon, starting in Nairobi on July 5, 2008 and culminating in Huri Hills in August for the official groundbreaking ceremony. It is there that she will be bringing the first eternal World Peace Flame to the continent of Africa.
The winner of the Humanitarian Award for Excellence and International Community Outreach, Sophia plans to move permanently to her home in Nairobi within two years. She truly is a woman on a mission. Dreaming her dreams and acting upon them.
Q. Your friends call you the "voice of peace." Why?
A. I yearn to bring peace to the world because I can see the results of peace everywhere whenever it does exist. Whether it is in a person's individual life or in their workplace or family life. You see the results that people grow. They are happy, they are prosperous, they are nourishing and willing and open to help others. Those are the results of peace and when we have that and we bring up our children in that type of atmosphere we create citizens who are open to the world.
Q. What brought you to Kenya in 2005?
A. A relationship with a person that I had met at a conference for black philanthropy in the United States, two years prior to that and that person was running for parliament and was telling me a lot of things going on in Kenya and it sounded exciting to me. It sounded like the kind of the place that might be receptive to creating a Peace of the World International.
Q. When did you first realize peace was your mission?
A. When my mother shot my father. When I was 23, my mother shot and killed my father. I was living in Ohio and she was living in Michigan, and when I got to Ohio she was in jail and my father was in the morgue. At that particular time, probably way before, that set me on the road to peace. Once I got my mind back, I came to forgive my mother and re-establish myself in terms of my understanding of what we need to do in the world to bring about peace. One of them is to definitely get rid of weapons. The other one is the need and the cry of children who are in harm's way.
Q. What is a PeacePlex?
A. It is a smaller version of a Multiplex. It actually addresses the needs of the community in which it is located and primarily we found those are health care needs, water, and the educational and growth potential of children.
Q. It's gutsy to move from America to Kenya. Tell us a little more.
A. For me, Kenya is paradise. When I first got off the plane, I only knew my one friend. But I was introduced to so many wonderful people and I am very excited about other cultures. Tasting new foods. Experiencing new dances. All of that. I think people welcomed me because of that type of attitude. As to why I'm leaving the United States, I'm sort of disappointed with where we are as a people, as a culture, and as a nation. I don't know if I would have gone to Paris or Germany, which I love, if I would have been ready to move there, but I like the idea of waking up every morning and hearing the chickens. I like the compassion and the sharing. Some people have nothing, but with that little bit of nothing they are willing to give you some of it.
Q. How did you become so devoted for peace for children?
A. Children are innocent. Yet they are the ones who suffer the most from all of the violence and lack of compassion. For every rule and law and relationship that we as adults inappropriately make, it always affects the children. And they have no voice.
Q. What do you need from other women to help support you?
A. Naturally every non-profit organization always needs resources but as much we need resources we need women who are willing to commit some time and some energy to projects that we are involved in. Meredith Lemiso (email@example.com) my associate in the United States is establishing women's programs and welcomes involvement. We need help in doing fund raising events that would support the projects we're doing in Kenya, Ghana, and Pakistan. Help writing letters. Right now with the marathon, I'm looking for women to sit on these various committees.
Q. Sophia, why do you feel that you are a Spirited Woman?
A. Without it I know I would just crumble and fall. The spirit within me I have to blame on my ancestors. I know my mother was a very strong woman. She had a disability but yet she didn't let her disability stop her from going and participating and doing things that would make me progress in the world. I call on the energy from all those women of my past, who have come and left a great mark on the world.
THANK YOU SOPHIA FOR BEING SUCH AN EMPOWERING VOICE FOR PEACE.
Sophia truly welcomes hearing from you. She can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or in Detroit at 313-213-7415 (thru Jan/08) or in Kenya at 254 - 723283752. Please visit her website at: http://www.peaceoftheworld.org where you can also make a donation to her Road to Peace Marathon. Sophia's new book "Sovereign Influence" will be released in January, and is available by writing email@example.com.
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/newsletter/. Presently there are 55 past interviews online for you to read.
SPIRITED WOMAN SPECIAL EVENT
Wed. Jan. 23rd A Low-Fat Cooking Night to Slim Down After the Holidays (Dinner Included) 6:30-9:30pm
Okay. Chef Leslie McKenna is the best. She's cooked for U.S. Presidents and some of the finest restaurants on the planet. She has this great cooking school - Chef's Inc. in West LA - and she'll teach us how to cook easy delicious low-fat cuisine, so we can slim down after the holidays. Ever made Sicilian Chicken with olives and tomatoes over Orzo pasta? Then we'll eat our divine meal together - spirited woman style. Limited space. Sign-up now at : http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/signup/. Or call Nancy at 888-428-1234.
Do you want to sponsor an event? It's a great opportunity to reach spirited women, get better known, and receive great PR. Contact Nancy Mills at 888-428-1234
SPIRITED WOMAN! PRE-HOLIDAY STORE SPECIAL
SPIRITED WOMAN HOLIDAY CARD - Paste a holiday photo or decoration or your favorite saying on the front of our Spirited Woman Plantable Stationery and send out one of the most innovative/special cards of the season. Remember: Embedded with wildflower seeds, you can plant the card and seed the earth with your spirit! How great is that? Also, this is the most thoughtful and different holiday gift you can give.
Each box holds six cards and envelopes, and you can buy the stationary in an array of 7 colors - creamy white, pink, lilac, red, yellow, green, and blue. Click on photo to enlarge image.
Store Special: The stationary is $15.95 per box of six cards. Buy five boxes of ANY color choices and you will get the 6th one free!
To see color choices and to purchase, visit: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_store/.
UPCOMING SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOPS
The SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop includes three hours of creative playfulness and growth. Emphasizes your ALIVENESS and reinforces YOU ARE ENOUGH AS YOU ARE. Great for transitions, movement, fun. Attendees range from writers/artists/healers to business owners. Led by Nancy Mills, Creator of the Spirited Woman Approach to Life. Limited to 12 women. Offered at amazing locales.
This is a great holiday gift for yourself, or for your mom, best friend, sister, office worker, whoever you want to bring!
Winter 2008 WORKSHOP CALENDAR
Saturday, February 23, 2008
1-4 pm., Locale: Private Estate TBA to Attendees
Saturday, March 8, 2008
1-4 pm., Black Box Theater, 12420 Santa Monica, WLA
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SPIRITED WOMAN CIRCLE
Revealing. Up close & personal. Exclusive. Exciting.
For two years now, we've hosted a "women inspiring women" telechat series - 1-hour conversations - where you get to chat with an array of famous women authors and more.
All past conversations are available for purchase in an MP3 or a CD. We invite you to listen to audio samples at: http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/registration/
Our new series launches in March, 2008 with author/humorist Erika Schickel.
SPIRITED WOMAN MEDIA COVERAGE
SPIRITED WOMAN IN THE NEWS! To read current articles and listen to interviews please visit our press page at: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/press/.
THE SPIRITED WOMAN CLUB - LISTING BOARD
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Photo rates for workshop attendees is $15 per month with your one free 60-word ad. All additional 60-word ads cost $40 with photo or $25 without photo.
The listing board is a great way to advertise your service, business, workshop, event or WHATEVER - and to stay connected with other spirited women. Currently, the newsletter reaches over 3,300 women. Think of it as your very own SPIRITED WOMAN DIRECTORY. Be sure to check out what other women are offering and support them. Also, see below HOW TO PLACE A LISTING.
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