Sharing Our Stories in 2022 – December
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1y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022: WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS Vv and I have enjoyed the opportunity to share stories about women’s connections during 2022.  We appreciate the work of this year’s writers who have given us amazing stories about ways in which connections to others have shaped their lives.  December’s story by Karen Scott provides the perfect ending to this series.  Karen is a very smart and very competent woman who carries a quiet strength in all she does.  I have known Karen for years and like so many stories in our series, her story gives me a deeper understanding of w ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – September
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by wwvtadmin
2y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022: WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS We are very happy to share our September story written by Monica Sargent about her enduring friendship with her friend, Susan.  Monica describes the way in which she and Susan met through the Fresh Air Fund and the many ways in which they have maintained their strong connection over thirty years as each of their lives has changed.  Starting out as host Monica and guest Susan, these two women came from very different backgrounds and met at very different points in their lives.  Connecting and learning from each other, they have d ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – May
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2y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022 : WOMENS CONNECTIONS May’s story writer, Cari Kelley, was our first featured writer in “Sharing our Stories”  back in February 2021.  We are delighted to share a second story from Cari.  Now in honor of NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH, Cari encourages us all to notice what is going on with the people around us and to help them make connections to needed resources.  Her very thoughtful story describes how connections have made a difference for her as a mother of twins and how connections have helped her two wonderful now-adult children to face chal ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – April
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2y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022: WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS This month’s story is written by Carol Bokan with lots of support and inspiration from Vv.  Carol’s story  describes how her relationship with her maternal grandmother helped her to see the importance of filling life with vibrant and interesting connections to other people.   She also is reminded of how much she learns regularly from her grand-daughter Vv about the value of talking and listening and writing as ways of making and deepening connections.  Carol Bokan Carol Bokan is a co-creator of the WISEWOMENVT SHARIN ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – March
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2y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022: WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS We are very happy to share our March CONNECTIONS story where Gina Catanzarita describes the ways in which her ability to make connections to other people has made a difference in her life. Her ability to reach out and connect so well has helped her develop a successful career in corporate Human Relations while making her lifelong friendships and widening her world in ways she could never have imagined forty years ago. Gina is a woman who brings both her very good mind and her very good heart to every interaction she has with others. We really ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – February
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2y ago
SHARING OUR STORIES IN 2022: WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS We are very pleased to  introduce “SHARING OUR STORIES: Women’s Connections”  by sharing our first story for 2022. Dilys Dana Pierson’s thoughtfully and beautifully written story describes the importance of sacred circle dance in her life.  Beginning in 1985 with her return to the United States after several years living and working in Asia, Dilys shares the many ways in which she has made connections through sacred circle dance. She describes the ways in which the delicately woven connections from circle dance to feminist psych ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2022 – January
WiseWomenVT Blog
by wwvtadmin
2y ago
INTRODUCING OUR 2022 STORIES: WOMEN’S CONNECTIONS “Year’s end is neither an end or a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”   Hal Borland Vv and I are excited to introduce our new stories for 2022 about ways in which women make CONNECTIONS.  As we keep going on together into 2022,  we are inviting our women friends and girl-friends (and all their friends!) to share stories about what it means for them to make connections.  This can include connections developed in any kind of relationships that matter. Examples might incl ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2021 – December
WiseWomenVT Blog
by wwvtadmin
2y ago
"THE SHARING OUR STORIES PROJECT" Vv and I are hoping that you enjoyed this first year of the SHARING OUR STORIES PROJECT. Exciting plans for SHARING OUR STORIES 2022 will be announced in January,  but before we call this year complete we want to thank our amazing writers and readers.  To our writers:  Thanks so much for your willingness to share your stories with such honesty, sensitivity, and skill.  Because each of you wrote so beautifully from your own experience, each of our eleven stories was as unique and interesting as you are yourselves.  We hope this writi ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2021 – November
WiseWomenVT Blog
by wwvtadmin
2y ago
"THE SHARING OUR STORIES PROJECT" Vv and I are delighted to share our November story written by a granddaughter and a grandmother. Lee Curtiss and her granddaughter, Ella, have a very special relationship based in part on their love of books and their love for each other.  Both Lee and Ella are talented writers and voracious readers who love talking about books and learning together so much that they started a book discussion group just for themselves.  In their shared story, Lee presents a thoughtful analysis of her relationship with her own paternal grandmother and how that compa ..read more
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Sharing our Stories in 2021 – October
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3y ago
"THE SHARING OUR STORIES PROJECT" In October’s story, Tia Ganguly reflects on lessons she learned from her mother by writing a poem about sweet memories from her childhood and significant learnings she carries with her still.  These lessons speak beautifully to the importance of self-respect, self-care and love. Tia with her husband and daughters Tia Ganguly is an Indian- American woman and is married with 2 daughters. She is a mental health counselor in private practice and has had a career focused on equity, healing and creating opportunities for all.  Her work is inspired by h ..read more
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