A life threatening disease completely changed the direction I had planned for my life.  The metaphor of Lupus where your body attacks itself forced me to realize I had an inner terrorist that constantly criticized and judged me for not “measuring up.” Even though I experienced extreme physical pain throughout the 14 years of the disease, my greatest suffering came from what I was thinking. It was a revelation to realize how long my masculine (pushy) energy had been running over my feminine needs…and an awakening! This sent me on a quest to seek peace within and find a softer kind of power. This eventually lead me to the work I do today with other women leaders helping them integrate their wonderful hard-won masculine strengths with their feminine wisdom.