DeAnna Lam Red Tents in Every Neighborhood World Summit

January 23, 2014
Hosted by Leslie Carol Botha

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How would the world be different if girls growing up today had a Red Tent to go to in their own neighborhood? Judith Duerk first asked in 1989: “How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you to be, a place of women, where you were nurtured as you sought to become yourself?” DeAnna L’am has gathered 30 women from around the world to participate in the first-ever Red Tent Summit. Why is the Red Tent such a phenomenon? It seems that women around the world are touched to their core by this story of the biblical Hebrew tribe of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, told through the lens and voice of its women. At the center of these women’s experience is the ‘Red Tent’: a sacred space where women gathered to rest, renew, and share their stories. The Red Tent is now a global movement inspiring women to honor and celebrate each others stories and achievements. DeAnna will share her inspirational wisdom on the revival of the Red Tent tradition for women of all ages.

Holy Hormones Honey!

Holy Hormones Honey!

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Holy Hormones Honey! The Greatest Story Never Told is dedicated to every woman who has ever experienced a hormone fluctuation, from menarche to menopause! Sponsored by Truehope Inc, the leaders in brain health, the show will address core biological issues that cause mood disorders and/or mental illness from a micronutrient support perspective. Because no one can make a sound decision unless their brain functioning is intact.

For decades, the power of women’s hormone shifts has been unrecognized and underestimated. In fact, women make up the majority of mental health diagnoses’ due, in part, to a lack of education about the endocrine system and how and why our hormones affect our minds, moods, and behaviors. For too many years women have been labeled as ‘mentally disordered’ if they struggle with their menstrual cycle. Women will be the portal to sharing this information with the men and children in their lives. Because when women thrive, everyone thrives. Now that is true hope.

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Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.

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