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Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine
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Join nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host and award winning producer Patricia Raskin, host of the Positive Living radio show on talk when she interviews Gail Straub, a pioneer in the field of empowerment and a leader in the human potential field. Gail will discuss her new book Returning to My Motherís House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine, her own personal story about how she returned to her motherís house and reclaimed her own female wisdom. Gail will tell us how she has helped thousands around the world to find meaning and purpose in their lives through empowerment, engaged spirituality, and the wisdom of the feminine, and discuss the rich realm of emotions, intuition, creativity, contemplation, and spirituality that is innately female, yet routinely abandoned by women.
Episode Segments:
Gail Straub Part One
Gail talks about Feminism and the hard-to-find role models for women in todays culture.
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Gail Straub Part Two
Gail discusses the things we need to pay attention to in order to be empowered as women. She also talks about some of the feedback shes gotten regarding her work.
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Gail Straub Part Three
Gail talks about some of the points in her book, including the controversial section about not having children.
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Gail Straub Part Four
If you dont find yourself fulfilled what can you do? Gail provides some answers on that, as well as how to find and follow your dreams. Also, she discusses more of the steps to empowerment.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Gail Straub
Considered a pioneer in the field of empowerment, Gail Straub cofounded Empowerment Training Programs in 1981. Since then she has offered training to thousands of people throughout America, Europe, Russia, China, and East Asia. She codirects the Empowerment Institute Certification Program, a school for transformative leadership. With her husband David Gershon, she coauthored the best seller, Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It. The book has been translated into five languages and is used worldwide as the basis for empowerment life coaching and support groups. A seasoned social activist and citizen diplomat, she has trained Russian activists in the empowerment methodology helping them build a visionary leadership model for social change. She has done similar work in China where the empowerment model was adopted by the Chinese Women's Federation, the largest women's organization in the world. Gail served as the International Director for the historic First Earth Run, a global initiative co-sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and ABC Television. In 1986 during the height of the cold war, a torch of peace was passed around the world mobilizing the participation of 25 million people, 62 countries and 45 heads of state. The event raised several million dollars for UNICEF which was distributed to the neediest children in the world. Gail received her bachelor degree with honors in political science from Skidmore College. She has served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and on the Board of Directors of the Omega Institute and the Russian American Humanitarian Initiative. She is a faculty member at The Edge International School for Leadership and Spirituality in the Netherlands.

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