Women's Empowerment Program

Teaching Confidence, Assertiveness and Safety

Teaching Confidence, Assertiveness and Safety

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Kurukula's Mission: Develop self-esteem & inner strength in women by building confidence, assertiveness and safety skills, so women may live life to their fullest potential.

Everything in the World is Connected.
You cannot be empathetic to the pain & suffering of another person, animal, or living being without being in tune to your own suffering. It works the other way too. If you are indifferent to someone else’s suffering you are ignoring your own pain, and therefore will remain unable to grow. What does this have to do with empowerment?
Everything.

To be empowered means to live life completely, to our fullest potential, and to be true to ourselves. As women we have the responsibility to strive for and encourage the empowerment of
all women everywhere; then eventually extending that to all beings everywhere.

You empower yourself by consciously living and becoming present in all areas of your life:

Emotionally- Our emotional ‘issues’ are linked to physical pain and disease in our bodies.We can’t have optimal health until we explore our emotional scars.
Books to explore:
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman
Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know
by Barbara De Angelis
Western Mind Eastern Body
by Judith Anodea
Feel the Fear and do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers, PhD
Emotional Eating by Roth Geneen

Physically- Your body is your temple. Make decisions that build a healthier body. Be conscious of the food you eat and where it comes from. Vegetarian and vegan diets are proven to promote longevity, high energy and outstanding health benefits. If you choose to eat meat be sure to educate yourself on the harmful effects it has on the human body and the environment. Exercise daily and take care of yourself.
Books to explore:
Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston
The China Study by Colin Campbell
Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Spiritually
- Connecting with your higher purpose allows you to listen to your inner-guide. Do what works for you (prayer, meditation, sitting quietly and deep breathing, being in nature). Just a few minutes each day will make a difference.
Books to explore:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav
Law of Attraction: The science of attracting more of what you want & less of what you don’t
by Michael Losier
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Environmentally- Be aware of your carbon imprint. Ask “What can I do to make the world a better place?” Try composting, planting a garden, reducing waste, think about the car you drive & if its necessary, etc.

Socially- Be conscious of the ways you think, act, and behave in the world. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Gandhi