Favorite Book(s): A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson; The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown; The Color of Water by James McBride; Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Go To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Journaling, Meditation, Yoga, Reading
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” ~ Thich Naht Hanh
“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back Anything that you hate is for teaching you unconditional love Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go” ~ Jackson Kiddard
Jill McCracken, PhD
Volunteer; Research Partner and Advocate
Personal Impact of Red Tent: Red Tent is actually creating women in community. We get to create ourselves together. I learn something new each time I’m involved—about myself and about what it means to be in community and to be deeply connected to others. Red Tent creates hope and embodies love and self-worth for everyone involved.
Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Journaling, Singing, Painting, and Reading;
Favorite Quote: “Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” ~Joseph Campbell
Diana Kane, BSW
Counselor, Lifelong Learner, “Resident Hugger”
Personal Impact of Red Tent: “I wish every woman had a Red Tent community to go to for healing, empowerment, and support. There is nothing more beautiful than watching a woman begin to recognize her own value. In Red Tent, women begin to create and rebuild a foundation, one stitch at a time, on which to establish stability, happiness, and hope.”
Favorite Books: When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron; Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls; The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz
Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Walks with my partner, naps, making gratitude lists, and helping others
Hobbies: Playing online Scrabble/Words with Friends, reading, listening to music, watching movies, and changing the world…
Favorite Quote(s): Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.