THE CIRCLE THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND
“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
I was crying…
It was a very hot August day and I was crying. I felt depressed and lonely. I was overwhelmed, stressed and didn’t know where to get any help.
I had started my business and while it was slowly growing, so was my despair.
The isolation of working alone, trying to know all I needed to know and keep up with it all was overwhelming me. It was just too much to do by myself. Friends and family just didn’t get what I was doing and thought I just laid around all day.
A job a Wal-Mart was looking good
Slowly it dawned on me that I could not be the only person who felt like this and maybe by getting us together we could help each other.
So out of my despair, the entrepreneurs support group, SOULO was born. Seven years later I now know help is close by in the lives of other women; I just have to as
Ordinary women making history
So this is an article about “ordinary” women making history by just being themselves and making a difference right where they are.
Most of them started a business because of economic necessity and equally important, because they wanted to make a difference in their world.
And I can honestly say, without their ideas, inspiration, advice and savvy, I would be working at Wal-Mart.
Over the years, women with a variety of businesses have been a part of the group. From a goat farmer to CEOs…all have come together to grow themselves, their businesses and each other. Someday I’m going to write a book about all of them but for now, let me introduce the current members and you will see what what I mean.
Meet these amazing Women
Meg Houlihan, Ph.D. ,has been in the group almost since it started and her quiet wisdom has added so much to all us.Meg is a psychologist in private practice and she supports people, especially children, to deal with stress thru connections with nature. Her community activism and her commitment to the environment as well as her family inspire us.(Dr. Houlihan)
Carolyn Cook is the newest member and created her business, LiveSmart Designs after she was laid off. Carolyn helps people with physical issues stay in their homes by redesigning & configuring ways to both be “green” and to be accessible. She is currently teaching “Aging in Place ” at CPCC. Her energy and openness is contagious.
Belinda Haverdill, psychotherapist, came to SOULO to find way to expand her work with woman and support their healing. Belinda has studied many traditions and spiritual paths and wanted to share her knowledge. She now leads retreats, a drumming circle and many other growth experiences.She now sees herself as a expanding entrepreneur. Belinda’s gentle caring supports us all. www.belindahaverdill.com
Tamela Rich came to the group after her business had to close and she wanted to find a way a create work out of her love of writing. She is now a sought after writer for financial markets. She is planning a cross-country motorcycle tour to gather material for a book and even has a book agent. Tam inspires us by her use of social media and willingness to take risks. www.TamelaRich.com
They think they are ordinary...
And they think they are just “ordinary” women….making history by being themselves.
I am honored to know them and to know I am not alone.
They are holding up the world…. each other, and especially me.
Without them, I would be lucky to working at Wal-Mart!