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I’ve wanted to start blogging again for quite a while now, but have only today attempted to bring the concepts that are in my head to the keyboard. I don’t think the English language words I know will ever express precisely enough the feelings and visions I have in my heart and head, but I will try.

As hard as it can be to break through the masculine created systems on this planet: girls, women and all others who identify as feminine, please keep going. We need you more than ever. In every way. To be there at the forefront. To lead. Your feminine energies are needed to heal. To heal a world that has become so unbalanced and has fallen into a void of much confusion and lack of meaningful direction.

I see so much talent among girls and women wherever I go.

Be confident in your ability.

Let yourselves be seen and heard.

Ignore anything that crosses your path that says you are not enough.

Use whatever skills and abilities you have and develop them further to be the leader you were born to be.

When we think about leadership in the way it is expressed today in politicians and CEOs of large companies, the images that come to my mind are of middle-aged or older men often quite aggressively and with much ego expressing their points of view in speeches and in their general demeanour. Consciously or not, we have come to believe that in order to be a leader we need to be a loud, highly opinionated masculine acting person, in order to reach positions of influence and authority. Why? This way of being hasn’t resulted in world peace. It hasn’t created worldwide happiness. Are peace and happiness not the goals of most compassionate, decent human beings?

Leadership imagery needs to shift. Big time. Imagine a gentle, kind, motherly figure, humanely guiding policy decisions with the care and compassion they would give their own children. Thinking in detail about the effects of their policies, how their decisions would effect the most vulnerable, how to serve these members of society better, how to make them feel more safe, more cared for. How to give them more dignity and more pride of place in society. A gentle caring mother would care if their children were homeless, were disabled and/or chronically ill, were without well-balanced nutritious food and were lacking access to medical treatment when needed. Such a leader would make everyone feel safe and cared for.

I’ll leave you with that imagery and build on this concept in my next post.

If you like this vision of a kinder, safer world, please share this post. As a token of my gratitude, I will give away two copies of Plant-Powered Women to two people who share this post (chosen randomly, please tag me on social media in your posts: @kathydivineauthor on FB, @vegankat on Twitter, @kathydivine on IG).

Thank you.

The following photos are of pioneering women I have had the pleasure to meet and photograph. Click on their photo to connect with them on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m very excited to announce that Plant-powered Men – my new book honouring vegan men from all corners of the globe – will be available soon.

The first book signing will be held in Sydney, Australia. The details are:

When? Saturday, 13th July, 2013, 2pm – 4:30pm

Where? Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Level 1, 280 Pitt St Sydney NSW 2000

Check out who is going and RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/167826470058456

What is Plant-powered Men all about?

Plant-powered Men is a collection of interviews and essays by men from around the world who are passionate about living a plant-powered lifestyle.

This book is for anyone who wants to increase their strength, endurance, performance and energy. If you are interested in getting the edge in fitness training and competition or simply having greater health and energy to enjoy life, Plant-powered Men will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals and highest potential.

This book is written by men for men. It is full of examples of strong, healthy men who are absolutely thriving on a plant-powered diet, the way nature intended.

We were chuffed to receive these kind words from the legendary Will Tuttle about Plant-powered Men:

“Being a vegan in a non-vegan world can be especially challenging for men. Plant-Powered Men is packed with valuable and liberating information and life-stories directly from vegan men and it really packs a wallop! Inner peace, radiant health, greater self-confidence and self-esteem: this book is an empowering treasure for all men everywhere.”

Will Tuttle, Ph.D, author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet, is a pianist, composer, Dharma Master in the Zen tradition, recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award, and joyful vegan since 1980.

For quotes and photos of the men who feature in Plant-powered Men, please see www.vegansarecool.com/men

Plant-powered Men will be available to buy from Amazon.com in about a week. It will be available from other online book stores in about 6-8 weeks.

The aim of the book is to help inspire and provide support to men who are interested in the vegan lifestyle.

If you would like to stock it in your retail or online store, please email me: kathy(at)kathydivine.com.

Until next time…have a beautiful day!

Kathy xx