I have been reading through my Women On Fire book again, preparing for the Chicago, Women On Fire Retreat that is next week. In this book are 20 inspiring women that share their life secrets in order to save YOU years of struggle! 13 of them will be at the retreat! I am looking forward to meeting each of them.
Unless you go, you will have no idea the impact it will have on your life. To be surrounded by so many supporting women is simply life changing. It is different from any other organization I have been apart of. One of the things I like about this event, is that it is not a huge event. It’s one that is purposely keep small so that you can connect with other women, and you will leave knowing that you just made some life long friends!
Support is no more than a phone call, tweet, email, or facebook post away!
So how do I get you to understand how important this event is for you to be at?
Last night I read the foreward of the book, Women On Fire, to my daughter and thought, women need to hear this. I am going to post it here on my blog. I hope that if you are on the fence about going that it will help you make that decision. Debbie will be closing out this event on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010….get your tickets to this event now, you will not regret it!
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Foreward written by Janette Barber, talking about her first introduction to Women on Fire Tea Parties:
Janette is six-time Emmy Award-winner, author, stand-up comic, executive producer Rosie O’Donnell Radio Show, New York City .
I once read that if you were to take a drop of pond water and view it under a microscope you would see, in microcosm, the entire pond. I believe that also holds true with people.
We see in each person’s story all of our stories. That is what makes the individual accounts in this book so important. There is a part of all of us in these reflections. We have all dreamed and we have all achieved and we have all been on fire about something.
What Debbie Phillips gives us is the chance to be on fire together. Connecting gives us a way to recharge our own dreams and our own belief that we can achieve by bonding with other women in celebration of our goals, whatever they are. One thing I’ve learned is that when we “burn” together, the fire gets so much brighter.
I found Women on Fire by accident. I was at the first of the now famous Women On Fire Tea Parties. (If you say to yourself, “Famous? I haven’t heard of it.” Well…I can’t be responsible for that, can I?) The Tea Party is famous among us Women On Fire.
It’s where small groups of us come together to meet other women and celebrate success by drinking tea and eating cakes. At the tea party, it becomes clear that success is really already yours and that everything imaginable is within the realm of possibility (including chocolate-covered strawberries, scones, and clotted cream….).
It was September 2004 and my friend Agapi Stassinopoulos was in town promoting her book, Gods and Goddesses in Love. She had invited me to her press luncheon, which was lovely, and then she said to me, in her wonderful Greek accent, “Dahling, come to a tea party with me.” I thought “Good! There’ll probably be tea.” Little did I know. We walked into Lady Mendl’s Tea Parlor on Irving Place in New York City, and as soon as I crossed the threshold I felt like Alice going through the looking-glass.
Inside its elegant and Victorian. It was immediately clear that I had mystically left New York City and had time-warped into someplace that still had manners. For example, there isn’t a coat room where you have to stand like herd animals waiting for your turn. Instead a well-dressed, soft-spoken, handsome young man in a suit will take your coat for you . Nice.
In this distinctive atmosphere, I met Debbie Phillips for the first time. Debbie feels like the most wonderful harbor you could ever imagine sailing into. She sets the tone. If you have never been to a Women On Fire tea party, it’s very hard to describe. On the one hand, nothing happens. On the other hand, everything happens.
Through these tea parties, Debbie Phillips has created a movement about women connecting with women. A Woman on Fire tea is a place where women share their strength and their dreams and open the door to becoming who they had always intended to be but maybe forgot somewhere along the way. It’s a place where growth is inevitable and transformation happens.
All my life I’ve been hearing about the “Old Boy Network”—–that mysterious patchwork of men who are suppose to be able to shift lives and careers with a slap on the back and a handshake. Well, women definitely have to fight to find a place in the old boy network, so for myself, I’d rather skip that battle.
I’d rather be part of a new network of Women on Fire . Imagine! A world where every major city you go into has a Women On Fire network to plug into! That could so easily happen because Debbie Phillips definitely has a mission—to connect with other women and not to be satisfied until every woman can raise her own voice with authenticity and satisfaction and know that she is living her best life.
That is what it is to be a Woman on Fire. It means that you are ready to open, to connect and to grow. Join us. Together we will be a conflagration!
Since Janette has written the forward for the Women On Fire book, she has hosted one of the teas in New York City and will also be one of the key-note speakers at the upcoming Women On Fire Retreat in Chicago!
What can change for you by attending this event? Only you being there and time will tell. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.
I hope that this helps you in making your decision. If your gut is telling you to go, then take action and take it now…time is running out!
If not, we (as fellow women who understand) are here to help you to find your way back to happiness! It is not an overwhelming task, but something that happens when you make Small Changes on a daily basis.
Small Changes make a BIG difference!!
Click here to go and register for this life changing event! Women On Fire Retreat, Chicago