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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Empowering Girls: Win A New Earth

I'm giving away another copy of A New Earth via the Bloggy Giveaway.

Mother's Day is coming, and what better gift than to acknowledge she's more than "just your mother?"

Last night Eckhart and Oprah touched on the idea that attaching worry (anxiety, anger) to our goals will defeat them. But if we can learn to stay centered in our core self and unattached to the outcome we will have access to divine power.

I've been struggling with this issue and the mission of So Sioux Me to empower girls.

I want to inspire parents to be able to take empowering action for their daughters and especially to teach our daughters to take action for themselves.

Yet, if what you focus on expands and taking ego-centered, surface action against something only makes what you are against into bigger problems then how do I complete my God-inspired mission?

The woman from the Bodi-Tree in California asked a relevant question in regards to pursuing her mission to create a green environment.

It's a little confusing and I have difficulty articulating the complex spiritual aspects of this so I'll use an example:

- Take the war on drugs and the war against poverty, which have served to expand the drug problem and the poverty problem. The last thing I want to do is make the beauty ideal narrower, increase gender bias or further sexualize girls.

Obviously, through So Sioux Me, I want to encourage positive action and not expand the problems I aim to solve.

Because it is a new skill and a new approach, I've likely taken a wrong step or two - especially during those moments when I've reacted with indignant and shocked outrage - yesterday's Gossip Girl story might serve as an example of indignant outrage that may not be effective. From what I understand, it's the emotional indignation and shocked outrage that will defeat our cause.

Rest assured - I am doing my best to operate from my core sense of self and my core sense of The Divine and of consciousness. I do meditate and pray quite often about my mission to empower girls and parents of girls on So Sioux Me.

Rather than fight anything my divinely-inspired missions are to expand the beauty ideal, provide powerful action steps, validate parents' instincts when confronting media and marketing, expand all possibilities for girls, encourage women and girls to grow a self esteem and positive self image, educate about sexualization is and how to approach desexualization of girls, encourage responsibility and even legislation that require and allow healthy boundaries necessary for childhood.

Leave a comment about So Sioux Me's mission or A New Earth and you're entered to win a copy of A New Earth. It might change your life. I'll draw a NAME (no anonymous entries) on Friday.

35 comments:

jskell911 said...

I have been wanting to check out this book. Sounds pretty interesting.

hetz-junk said...

I have wanted to read it, especially after all the controversy. Sounds enlightening.

Natalie said...

So Sioux Me's mission is to empower girls. Which I wholeheartedly agree with. I have 2 daughters and I fully intend to empower them to believe they can do and be anything they want.

I've been wanting to read this book, I've seen buzz about it all over.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

scblog at hotmail dot com

sweetsue said...

Empowering girls is a wonderful idea. I have a two year old grandaughter who I want to grow up feeling strong.

jessleigh said...

This book sounds really good and the controversy made it more appealing! Plus, I love Oprah!
Please enter me!

Ursula said...

Oh, I'm sharing your site with a friend of mine who has made it her mission to empower girls as well-more importantly, under priveledged girls so that they can rise above! Good on you!

Oh yeah-and I'd love the book! It's a tough one to get one's hands on!

Happy Earth Day!

Kimberly said...

I have honestly never heard of this before. I never get a chance to watch Oprah (usually at the bus stop). It sounds VERY interesting and I'm going to look up more information about it on the 'net. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I can be reached at the URL associated with my name. THANKS!

Jean said...

I've really been fascinated hearing about the series Oprah has been doing. I'm at a time in my life where this read would be really needed.

julie said...

as a mother of a tween, your mission is one I follow and try to instill in my daughter...choices
love to win the book
3beez at bellsouth dot net

windycindy said...

Happy Earth Day! I think your mission is so needed! I have two sons and no daughters, but having watch my two nieces grow up has been an eye opener for me. Best of luck in your continued ideal. I believe in it. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cara said...

I think your mission is wonderful. I worry about my daughter growing up in our world. I can't keep her sheltered but I can have a positive influence on her. I have been really wanting to read this book but with my budget I usually wait till the library has it.

pinkgingham said...

I have got to have this book! I will wait and see if I am lucky enough to win it, but I have to have it... it sounds like such an excellent book and just what I need. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lesha said...

This is wonderful. :)

Boy & Girl said...

This is one I'd love to read.

ihchicky said...

I agree that something must be done to ensure an enjoyable for our children and future generations! Looks like a wonderful book.

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

I love what you are doing and would love to win the book. Thank you so much!

kerri69 said...

i have heard alot about this book i would really like to do some goodand this would inspire me more

flip said...

Good for you. It is hard to do right by your daughters when you haven't cleansed yourself of sexism in our society. Good luck everyone

GrowingRopers said...

well, who hasnt heard about this book!?!? but i havent purchased it yet {im still in the middle of a book} and would love to win it!
i also want both my son and daughter to know how special they are and that they can both do whatever they set their minds to. if they are willing to work for the things they want through their life, they will be successful.

CanCan said...

I have been thinking a lot about healthy boundaries to protect childhood. I was reflecting and wondering...WHY is mental illness on the rise in teens? Is it the way they are raised as children that sort of pushes them to the brink?
I would love to read this book.

jessleigh said...

I would love to win this book!

Sarah said...

Ever since i hear of this book I have been intrigued! I would love to get this book and see what I think. I have heard the messages inside are empowering and every women and mother could use some inspiration.

Sarah Berry said...

I would love to give this a read

ablondeblogger said...

I saw this on Oprah and want to have a copy for my husband so badly. He suffers from chronic illnesses and it really depresses him. It seems like the message in this book might be just what he needs to hear. Thanks for doing this!

Debbie said...

If I were blessed enough to write a book, I'd pray for controversy. Sure does get our attention! But I'd love to read this anyway.

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I've wondered what this was about. I usually want to know about Oprah's choices. Thanks!


Your site is really interesting, I'm going to have to look around more. I'm totally for empowering our daughters. They should be able to make the choices that will provide them with success and joy.

Dawn said...

I'd love to read this book.
threeofakindblog at gmail

Ginny said...

I would love this, count me in!

Tara said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

susan1215 said...

nice book

Rach said...

GREAT giveaway!

I haven't seen or read anything about this book yet. BUT I really needed to hear this brief message today. If I do win, this will get put to good use, if not, I know that I needed to find your blog. Thank you either way

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Tracee said...

Thank you for participating in my contest. The contest is now closed.

I went to Random.org and they said Jessleigh the big winner.

Please contact me as soon as possible JessLeigh so I can ship you book.

Ana said...

i hope i'm not too late!!! i want to read this book sooo bad!!

Audrey said...

I have heard Oprah talk about this book often and would love to read it. Thanks!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

I have never heard of this book, but it sounds awesome. Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Empowering Girls: Win A New Earth

I'm giving away another copy of A New Earth via the Bloggy Giveaway.

Mother's Day is coming, and what better gift than to acknowledge she's more than "just your mother?"

Last night Eckhart and Oprah touched on the idea that attaching worry (anxiety, anger) to our goals will defeat them. But if we can learn to stay centered in our core self and unattached to the outcome we will have access to divine power.

I've been struggling with this issue and the mission of So Sioux Me to empower girls.

I want to inspire parents to be able to take empowering action for their daughters and especially to teach our daughters to take action for themselves.

Yet, if what you focus on expands and taking ego-centered, surface action against something only makes what you are against into bigger problems then how do I complete my God-inspired mission?

The woman from the Bodi-Tree in California asked a relevant question in regards to pursuing her mission to create a green environment.

It's a little confusing and I have difficulty articulating the complex spiritual aspects of this so I'll use an example:

- Take the war on drugs and the war against poverty, which have served to expand the drug problem and the poverty problem. The last thing I want to do is make the beauty ideal narrower, increase gender bias or further sexualize girls.

Obviously, through So Sioux Me, I want to encourage positive action and not expand the problems I aim to solve.

Because it is a new skill and a new approach, I've likely taken a wrong step or two - especially during those moments when I've reacted with indignant and shocked outrage - yesterday's Gossip Girl story might serve as an example of indignant outrage that may not be effective. From what I understand, it's the emotional indignation and shocked outrage that will defeat our cause.

Rest assured - I am doing my best to operate from my core sense of self and my core sense of The Divine and of consciousness. I do meditate and pray quite often about my mission to empower girls and parents of girls on So Sioux Me.

Rather than fight anything my divinely-inspired missions are to expand the beauty ideal, provide powerful action steps, validate parents' instincts when confronting media and marketing, expand all possibilities for girls, encourage women and girls to grow a self esteem and positive self image, educate about sexualization is and how to approach desexualization of girls, encourage responsibility and even legislation that require and allow healthy boundaries necessary for childhood.

Leave a comment about So Sioux Me's mission or A New Earth and you're entered to win a copy of A New Earth. It might change your life. I'll draw a NAME (no anonymous entries) on Friday.

35 comments:

jskell911 said...

I have been wanting to check out this book. Sounds pretty interesting.

hetz-junk said...

I have wanted to read it, especially after all the controversy. Sounds enlightening.

Natalie said...

So Sioux Me's mission is to empower girls. Which I wholeheartedly agree with. I have 2 daughters and I fully intend to empower them to believe they can do and be anything they want.

I've been wanting to read this book, I've seen buzz about it all over.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

scblog at hotmail dot com

sweetsue said...

Empowering girls is a wonderful idea. I have a two year old grandaughter who I want to grow up feeling strong.

jessleigh said...

This book sounds really good and the controversy made it more appealing! Plus, I love Oprah!
Please enter me!

Ursula said...

Oh, I'm sharing your site with a friend of mine who has made it her mission to empower girls as well-more importantly, under priveledged girls so that they can rise above! Good on you!

Oh yeah-and I'd love the book! It's a tough one to get one's hands on!

Happy Earth Day!

Kimberly said...

I have honestly never heard of this before. I never get a chance to watch Oprah (usually at the bus stop). It sounds VERY interesting and I'm going to look up more information about it on the 'net. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I can be reached at the URL associated with my name. THANKS!

Jean said...

I've really been fascinated hearing about the series Oprah has been doing. I'm at a time in my life where this read would be really needed.

julie said...

as a mother of a tween, your mission is one I follow and try to instill in my daughter...choices
love to win the book
3beez at bellsouth dot net

windycindy said...

Happy Earth Day! I think your mission is so needed! I have two sons and no daughters, but having watch my two nieces grow up has been an eye opener for me. Best of luck in your continued ideal. I believe in it. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cara said...

I think your mission is wonderful. I worry about my daughter growing up in our world. I can't keep her sheltered but I can have a positive influence on her. I have been really wanting to read this book but with my budget I usually wait till the library has it.

pinkgingham said...

I have got to have this book! I will wait and see if I am lucky enough to win it, but I have to have it... it sounds like such an excellent book and just what I need. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lesha said...

This is wonderful. :)

Boy & Girl said...

This is one I'd love to read.

ihchicky said...

I agree that something must be done to ensure an enjoyable for our children and future generations! Looks like a wonderful book.

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

I love what you are doing and would love to win the book. Thank you so much!

kerri69 said...

i have heard alot about this book i would really like to do some goodand this would inspire me more

flip said...

Good for you. It is hard to do right by your daughters when you haven't cleansed yourself of sexism in our society. Good luck everyone

GrowingRopers said...

well, who hasnt heard about this book!?!? but i havent purchased it yet {im still in the middle of a book} and would love to win it!
i also want both my son and daughter to know how special they are and that they can both do whatever they set their minds to. if they are willing to work for the things they want through their life, they will be successful.

CanCan said...

I have been thinking a lot about healthy boundaries to protect childhood. I was reflecting and wondering...WHY is mental illness on the rise in teens? Is it the way they are raised as children that sort of pushes them to the brink?
I would love to read this book.

jessleigh said...

I would love to win this book!

Sarah said...

Ever since i hear of this book I have been intrigued! I would love to get this book and see what I think. I have heard the messages inside are empowering and every women and mother could use some inspiration.

Sarah Berry said...

I would love to give this a read

ablondeblogger said...

I saw this on Oprah and want to have a copy for my husband so badly. He suffers from chronic illnesses and it really depresses him. It seems like the message in this book might be just what he needs to hear. Thanks for doing this!

Debbie said...

If I were blessed enough to write a book, I'd pray for controversy. Sure does get our attention! But I'd love to read this anyway.

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I've wondered what this was about. I usually want to know about Oprah's choices. Thanks!


Your site is really interesting, I'm going to have to look around more. I'm totally for empowering our daughters. They should be able to make the choices that will provide them with success and joy.

Dawn said...

I'd love to read this book.
threeofakindblog at gmail

Ginny said...

I would love this, count me in!

Tara said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

susan1215 said...

nice book

Rach said...

GREAT giveaway!

I haven't seen or read anything about this book yet. BUT I really needed to hear this brief message today. If I do win, this will get put to good use, if not, I know that I needed to find your blog. Thank you either way

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Tracee said...

Thank you for participating in my contest. The contest is now closed.

I went to Random.org and they said Jessleigh the big winner.

Please contact me as soon as possible JessLeigh so I can ship you book.

Ana said...

i hope i'm not too late!!! i want to read this book sooo bad!!

Audrey said...

I have heard Oprah talk about this book often and would love to read it. Thanks!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

I have never heard of this book, but it sounds awesome. Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway!