Author and healer, Laurin Wittig, believes in the power of community to bring women together. Learn why in this episode of the podcast!
Laurin Wittig’s passion is to help women recognize and unleash their innate and experiential wisdom – emotional, physical, and spiritual — so they can bring that wisdom consciously into their lives with confidence and joy. She accomplishes this through HeartLight Wellness, where she provides intuitive healing and transformation mentoring, Wise Women Circles, and the Curiously Wise podcast.
S4 EP 1: Laurin Wittig – The Power of Community
WHAT DOES WOMAN OF VALUE MEAN TO YOU?
I believe we’re all innately valuable. It’s a woman who embraces her power, voice, and intellect and shares it with the world. Being visible.
YOUR ‘AHA’ WOMAN OF VALUE MOMENT
At nineteen, my parents got separated, and I was lost for a while. My father was an alcoholic and my mother was a narcissist. I was fortunate that when I returned to Brown University, I found an adult children of alcoholics support group. I felt like I found my tribe. I told my mom about it, and she decided my father should go into rehab. I was assigned the job of “12 stepping”my dad, or convincing him to go into rehab. I was twenty-one years old. I went to lunch with him and had the ‘talk’. He said okay! It was the first time I had to step up and speak from the heart in a safe environment. He ended up sober for twenty years before he died.
Today, many of my clients have had alcohol or narcissism in their lives and can relate to my experience.
THE PRESENT – Creating Community
I love to create communities of women, because the first community I was in at college was so nurturing. I started Wise Women Circles to bring like-minded women who are helping others together. I am a healer. And I have a weekly podcast.
I am excited to bring Wise Woman Circles back in person. I’m collaborating on an anthology of all women writers to write about the divine feminine in their lives. It’s called A Wisdom of Women.
THE LIGHTNING ROUND
I used to think I wasn’t smart enough.
What was the #1 thing holding you back from becoming a woman of value? Fear of anger and conflict.
What’s the best advice you can give to a woman who wants to become more empowered? I’d encourage her to spend time alone in quiet to hear the inner voices. If you can’t hear them, you can’t challenge them.
What advice would you give to your younger self? Life is wonderful but you have to be in it. Don’t hide.
What’s something people get wrong about you? They think I’m inarticulate. I can write easier than speak.
How would you like to be remembered? Always bringing joy and wisdom into the room.
Connect with Laurin
FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/laurin.wittig.3/
FB Biz Page: https://www.facebook.com/HeartLightJoy/
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