A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher — The Great Water stretches out before Sacajawea. Waves continue one after the other, pounding against her bare feet. She stretches her arms wide across the skeleton of the “Big Fish,” a whale washed ashore. She has chosen to obey her Chief, […]Read More Our Choices Affect All
“Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment.” George W. Bush addressing joint session of Congress and the Nation. September 20, 2001 Maria Ragonese, Crisis Intervention Volunteer – These words were spoken by our former President as […]Read More Finding your mission and your moment
A STORY FROM THE AGES “Your woman who accompanied you [on] that long, dangerous and fatiguing route to the Pacific Ocean and back deserved a greater reward for her attention and services on that route than we had in our power to give her.” ~Captain William Clark Warrior Woman Spirit, Sacajawea – At a time […]Read More Awakening of Lewis & Clark
“Like an angel that shed the heaviness of an earthly body, the blindfold removed, I rise and see only one thing, answer to one thing… His face.” ~ Debra Harris Johnson Debra Johnson, Keynote Speaker & Freelance Writer – Back in the day, I was called “mixed,” a term meaning different races and or heritage. […]Read More Blended.
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around. ~Debbie Ford Stephanie Harris, teacher and advocate for others – Life is a compilation of intricate parts from all of our life experiences. Of course, some of those […]Read More No Shame.
White buffalo calf woman appeared from the north as a beautiful, young woman dressed in a brilliant white dress to give the tribe the sacred pipe and rituals which form the basis of their religion. She also took the form of a sacred white buffalo calf. When she left the tribe, she told them that […]Read More Breaking Beyond
I am a strong woman with a voice, a voice intended to be heard. My passion, my purpose is to help people, especially women in transition. ~ Stephanie Harris Stephanie Harris, an educated and courageous woman who has grappled with adversity, despite life’s challenges. She is curious, humbled, empowered, empathetic, compassionate, and beautifully imperfect. Stephanie […]Read More Fear of Being Alone was Greater than Fear of Staying
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace. ~ Native American Saying Shaylin Shabi-Young, Navajo, the First Miss Native American USA. Most people call me “Shay.” I am born from the Bitter Water Clan and Water’s Edge […]Read More Black Sheep of the Flock Can Shine
“The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse.” ~ Author Unknown Kimberly Clarke, Hochoka Director, Healing with Horses — I was born to a family by half Native American blood, brought in by Daniel Israel Boone who fraternized with natives along the Yadkin Rivers of North Carolina. The […]Read More Horses of Hochoka, the Healing Circle