As passionate changemakers, we strive to make social, economic, and environmental impact. We seek meaning and joy for ourselves and others. From a deeper perspective, this comes from an unwavering love for people and this Earth.
There is nothing more powerful than love.
Yet within this mission-driven work, work often takes priority and little by little, other things fall to the wayside, including our own health & wellbeing. It seems impossible to have it all. There never seems to be enough time.
How high would you rate your overall health & wellbeing - mind, body, and spirit?
I would like to challenge ourselves and our field to change the way we approach our lives and work - where work does not have to come at the expense of our own wellbeing. Where wellbeing is, in fact, at the heart of everything. There will always be more to do - our world's problems are vast. Yet the more empowered we are - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually - the more we will feel our own sense of aliveness and fulfillment. When we embody wellbeing, wisdom flourishes - everything flows much more naturally and easefully. Decisions are clearer and require much less energy. From this place, it is easier to effect change. Life becomes graceful. Our own empowerment impacts others' empowerment - the ripple effect is exponential. This is what the world needs.
Mission-driven organizations are only as healthy, conscious, and impactful as its people and programs. Take care of people first - the rest will come naturally. When your wellbeing and that of those you serve is at the center of your organization, this will automatically result in greater quality and impact.
True power comes from within. Cultivation of your inner energy will lead to the most authentic expression of your external power.
Working with Carmen helped me make lasting changes and transition to a healthier, more fulfilling life. She helped me find small wins, day by day, that added up to big and positive changes. Best of all, she helped me see the process not as a “chore” or some distant goal to be reached, but rather as a way to embrace life and find joy right now by taking that first step. —Matthew, 52