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Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Rest as Restorative Practice

Women Together CONNECT is an interactive live-stream experience designed for us to share our voices, draw on one another’s strength and compassion, and uplift and encourage each other. Led by Antoinette Klatzky, Women Together host and moderator, ongoing CONNECT sessions give us the chance to explore a variety of topics, share stories, connect with ourselves and others, and bring life-changing tools and insights into our daily lives.

At each online CONNECT event, we delve into discussions, interact in smaller groups via breakout rooms, and participate in large-group sharing and practices.

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Rest as Restorative Practice, with Dorian Baroni & Sequoia Owen 

This special CONNECT session is designed for women who want to prioritize their health and happiness. With the expert guidance of Dorian Baroni, founder of Women Agents of Change, and Sequoia Owen, founder of The Brilliant Lead, we will explore the profound impact that intentional rest and play can have on our lives.

Through engaging discussions, reflective exercises, and practical techniques, participants will delve into

  • the importance of rest as a form of resistance against societal pressures and expectations
  • “10 Meditations for Rest,” designed by best-selling author Tricia Hersey to cultivate peace, joy, and inner healing
  • “7 Types of Rest,” created by physician, researcher, and international speaker Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, to illuminate the areas in our lives where rest is most needed
  • strategies for integrating rest and play into daily routines and full schedules
  • the transformative power of rest in enhancing overall well-being, productivity, and fulfillment

Note: This session draws inspiration from the New York Times best-selling author Tricia Hersey and her book Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto, as well as the work of sought-after wellness expert Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.



Dorian Baroni

Dorian Baroni, works as an executive coach and global leadership development advisor to teams in the business and the nonprofit sectors, as well as a leadership program design innovator.

She is the founder of Women Agents of change and is a senior associate of the Presencing Institute, Morris Graham LLC, Mannaz International, and Pluribus Global

Her work is informed by her graduate level studies in Anthropology and in Business Management, as well as several decades of global corporate experience in a variety of industries, functions and geographies.

After an early career in Information Systems in Investment Banking, she went on to experiment with the connection between leadership development, inclusion and social responsibility in the Energy sector working in the US, Venezuela and the UK.

In her coaching and consulting work, Dorian focuses on high effectiveness teaming, awareness based systemic change, the power of leveraging action learning for mindset shifts and micro-habit transformation, as well as the role of women’s leadership in redefining business models.

Dorian received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and her MBA from UCLA Anderson.

She currently lives in the United States, in Tucson, Arizona land of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples. Her family’s home is in Rome, Italy.

Sequoia Owen

Sequoia Owen is the founder of and chief consultant for The Brilliant Lead, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm dedicated to helping leaders practice wellness for themselves and build positive, thriving workplaces. An experienced coach and facilitator, Sequoia has guided nonprofit leaders throughout the country, empowering them to unlearn toxic habits and leverage their influence for positive change. thebrilliantlead.com

Date & Time
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
12:00pm–1:00pm ET

This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. When you register we will send you a code and instructions for joining the conversation.

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  • Brahmani says:

    Hi Nancy – thank you for your interest in joining us on Being Present to what Is. It is true we have all been given these times that can be difficult. Compassion for self and other seem to be the best we can do, however, the habits of mind can be other. So, as you say, it does take patience and I believe practice to see clearly and respond wisely to ourselves and others. I look forward to diving in a bit more when we are together and sharing this inquiry. Blessings to you, Brahmani

  • Nancy Maglio says:

    I am so glad that the next Women Together event is, Being Present to What Is and I look forward to hearing what your special guest, Brahman Liebman has to say. It’s a bumpy road as I read Kristin Neff’s book, Self-Compassion. Who would think it would be so hard to talk to myself in a compassionate voice rather than harshly? Even when something lousy happens that is not my doing? Ignoring my feelings and going straight to solution is unkind and it usually drives me to old fruitless behavior. But it takes time and a lot of patience to change an old behavior and to be compassionate towards myself as well. It also takes being willing to accept unwanted situations that crop up, something that I find hard to do. I can’t wait for this event and the opportunity to share my struggles with other women!