As I sit here this morning reflecting on International Women's Day 2019 I am filled with gratitude! I have been surrounded by powerful and amazing women my whole life. I have witnessed first hand the power of women working together, with love, support and guidance.
Yesterday I hosted the First International Women's Day Potluck. www.facebook.com/events/296097484434087/. It was better than I imagined it could be. We had a business launch, a podcast launch, the launch of this project, AND a bagpiper, guitars, drums, singers, story telling, babies playing, children laughing, business supporting, and WOMEN building Intentional Connections! THANK YOU to all who came, helped set up, clean up, keep me from "throwing up". Most of all THANK YOU for sharing in my DREAM!
Today is the beginning of 365 days of Inner Wisdom - as I get to share a snippet of the amazing people I am honored to called FRIENDS, some old and some very new, but all I am very blessed to know!
I started this project early and had a few ready for today. It was a daunting task to decide who would be the leader of this pack. My son, Sam is helping me, editing the videos, keeping me on task, and making me laugh, when I am not sure which way is up! So as we listened together he chose this first video.
Let me introduce you to Shae-Lynn MacLean, she is 18 years old. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to share Shae's Inner Wisdom! Shae-Lynn has suffered with health challenges since birth. When I asked how many surgeries she had, she said honestly, they had lost count a long time ago. She was in and out of hospitals, and struggled with being away from school often.
Do not think this is a sappy story - it is far from that! Shae is a POWERHOUSE! She is a girl who has a deep Inner Wisdom! At 18 she has lessons to share that many adults have never learned! Shae would like to share her story as a motivational speaker, and I believe that she has the makings of a great motivator! I know that I am inspired.
Shae's mom, Roni (who you will meet in a later post) wrote a book Life on a Reflux Rollercoaster to talk about some of the issues she and Shae faced with family support. www.amazon.ca/Life-Reflux-Roller-Coaster-MacLean/dp/1413708331/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=life%20on%20the%20reflux%20rollercoaster&qid=1552083025&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&fbclid=IwAR3U5FG6na6EQS_VA4s3sLdx7og5-fc2vpQwv_RS5Lr-suVvheRdoeZ2D4s
There are some amazing resources if you have a child with an illness.
In Atlantic Canada the IWK Health Centre - www.iwk.nshealth.ca
The Shriners Hospital for Children - www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc
For more information on some of Shae's illnesses take a look here www.reflux.org.au and www.feedingtubeawareness.org
THANKS Shae! I can't wait to hear what you achieve next!!!