Who are your heroes? I was asked this a couple of weeks ago at a workshop I attended. Initially, I thought about high profile people who’ve influenced me like Deepak Chopra and Christiane Northrup. Role models and mentors of combining deep felt passions with professional goals. A must in my life.
But since then, I’ve been reflecting on the lesser known heroes. Women I’ve counseled, moms I’ve known, friends and family members who’ve not only overcome adversity but been transformed by it. Like a young mom I know who delivered a stillborn baby at 36 weeks and now hosts a blog for grieving moms. Or a woman who at 71 after a life of co-dependent relationships is finding her voice. Or Lauren Hale of My Postpartum Voice, Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress, Linda Meyer of Mother to Mother in STL, all PPD survivors who’ve turned tragedy into triumph through their advocacy work. And the list goes on.
I’m certain you know these women too. In fact, you may be one yourself. Heroes are heroic not because of how well-recognized they are but because of what they do, transcending life’s challenges and emerging stronger and wiser. Embodying their soul’s potential for ever expanding awareness and growth.
So, who are your heroes? What qualities do they possess? How do these relate to what you admire about yourself and/or would like to change? Let us know. Send us your stories of trial and survival. Let’s inspire each other with courage and hope, strengthening ourselves and our world.