“Let’s Broadcast Vibrancy Everywhere!”
An Invitation to Support the Sacramento General Congress of Women
Your Opportunity to Purchase Access to the
Compassionate Leadership in the 21st Century Podcast Series*
Imagine yourself enjoying the company of Joan Marie and her sister congress at your fingertips! Here is a sample of the library which you can purchase access (one-time fee for $17.77) from now through December 31, 2022.
Proceeds from this sale will help the SGCW to continue offering to the world more heart-warming events! Thank you for allowing us to accompany you on your journey!
The voice of one is powerful.
The voice of many is spectacular.
Your voice, with ours, is galactic!
We are together, right here and now, to embrace humanity as it is so we may move forward, outward, and upward with new expressions of love the Universe has never before seen.
Grief is not like a cold that goes away. I offer you a glimpse into my world, the world of 13 women in Joan Marie’s Fruit of Life Sacred Geometry and how we have chosen to face sadness, disillusionment, illness, and the Coronavirus pandemic to be here with you, today. Get ready to take deep breaths, rehydrate, and practice self-care alongside us so that you, too, can serve from a place of plenty!
Activism through the Arts. Join us in healing and blossoming despite chaos. Create a future that feels amazing because we are already living in it now. Breathe deeply and thrive in a world in which walls dissipate and pure love, like water, flows wherever it is needed. Together, we are broadcasting vibrancy everywhere!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Rev. Laura Hansen
Published on August 17, 2021 (Originally Published on August 3, 2021)
Meet Rev. Laura Hansen. Be inspired by her warrior spirit and the practices that not only ELEVATE her quality of life but also EXPAND her capacity to give voice to the unheard, unseen, and underserved. Join her in cultivating peace WITHIN oneself to create peace BETWEEN one another. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and design a compassionate world of systemic equality and justice with Laura!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Jessica Bruny
Published on September 3, 2021 (Originally Published on August 6, 2021)
Meet Jessica Bruny. Set aside all assumptions as you watch, listen, and learn from Jessica, a POWERHOUSE of wisdom! Having overcome numerous tragic events during her youth, this MESSENGER of the Divine shares her seemingly endless of practical, spiritual exercises you can use from morning until night. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and be your BEST SELF with Jess the Bess!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Jennifer Teykaerts
Published on September 14, 2021 (Originally Published on August 20, 2021)
Meet Jennifer Teykaerts. Fasten your seatbelt because you are about to sit with a true fire sign (Aries) on a path to eradicate gender-based violence to make this world a safer place for her daughters and ours. Unapologetically powerful, Jennifer practices self-care to be able to care for her family and many communities. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and feel the roar of your own inner flame with Jennifer!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Rev. Tynya Beverly
Published on September 7, 2021 (Originally Published on August 13, 2021)
Meet Rev. Tynya Beverly. Rich in history, rich in passion, rich in hope for our YOUTH and our LAW ENFORCEMENT communities, Tynya is an ANGEL in human form. Feel the peace EMANATING from this grace-filled food justice warrior, divine teacher, and women’s empowerment guru. Too good to be true? Come see. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and celebrate FARMING FOR HEALING with Tynya!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Kimberly Cargile
Published on September 28, 2021 (Originally Published on August 31, 2021)
Meet Kimberly Cargile. This beautiful owner of a business INCUBATOR for women continues to serve as a social justice ADVOCATE while managing her PREGNANCY during the Coronavirus pandemic. Feel her commitment to raising public awareness of NATURAL MEDICINE and alternative healing modalities, including cannabis. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and seize opportunities to heal your community with Kimberly!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Marianne Candela
Published on September 10, 2021 (Originally Published on August 10, 2021)
Meet Marianne Candela. You will see why she has become the newly elected (as of August 9, 2021) “Honorary Member” of the Sacramento General Congress of Women. Despite consecutive car accidents and BRAIN injuries, this exquisite teacher has emerged as a BEACON OF HOPE for people struggling with trauma. As the Strategic Coordinator for the Sacramento General Congress of Women, Marianne is the CONNECTOR among artists, performers, and community leaders coming together to heal. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and RISE like the phoenix with Marianne!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Rev. Elaine Whitefeather
Published on September 17, 2021 (Originally Published on August 24, 2021)
Meet Rev. Elaine Whitefeather. Watch her say these words, “You are so much MORE than anything that has EVER happened to you.” A veteran activist against gender-based violence, Elaine is not only a survivor but also a spiritual teacher and leader. Come hear her answer the question, “What is the great soul lesson for humanity in this pandemic?” Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and feel alive in a whole new way with Elaine!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Greta Grace
Published on September 24, 2021 (Originally Published on August 27, 2021)
Meet Greta Grace. Prepare yourself to enjoy seeing and feeling the HIGH ENERGY of RED—love, passion, sisterhood, movement, divine power, and undeniable joy on Earth as Greta invites you to show your shine! Celebrate the ORACLE within your body and BATHE in the wisdom you are here to share. Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and allow your soul to GROW and GLOW while spending time with Greta!
Preview: Healing for Humanity and Mother Earth on 9/11/21
Published on October 8, 2021
“SGCW Roving Reporter” Ilana Kristeva visits Rev. Tynya Beverly at New Roots Farm (West Sacramento, CA).
Breathe in fresh air and the blessing vibrancy from the farm with Food Justice Warrior Rev. Tynya Beverly. Together, we pray for oneness, prosperity and to be complete in this moment as we are today, tomorrow and always!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Dr. Lisa Berkley
Published on October 26, 2021
Meet Dr. Lisa Berkley. Listen to your heartbeat while Lisa shares her struggles and JOY as an elected official who navigates systemic limitations while advocating for EQUALITY and INCLUSIVITY for our communities. “We [in governance] need to do our own INNER WORK,” she boldly states. “GRIEVING is a very important part of good and healthy leadership.” Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and see how compassionate governance is possible, with Lisa!
Preview: Ilana’s “Live” Broadcast, “Grieving with Gratitude and Grace”
Published on October 5, 2021
Meet Ilana Kristeva. Staying vibrant and prosperous in body, mind, spirit, and wallet while on planet Earth is Ilana’s reality as she journeys with leaders striving to feel fantastic from the inside out while serving their communities. As you watch this “Grieving with Gratitude and Grace” session on the International Day of Peace, 9/21/21, experience what it is like to customize three of the seven Spiritual Vaccine ingredients alongside Ilana and participants. Find hope as you join the Self-Care Vigilante as she shares on healing from the loss of twelve family and friends since April 2020, including her mother, Joan Marie, and Fe Love.
Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and grant yourself permission to shine—no matter what—with Ilana!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva Interviews Barbara Range
Published on October 21, 2021
Meet Barbara Range. Even with your eyes closed, your MIND’S EYE will feel warm vibrations emanating from all four chambers of her HEART as she describes her journey with artists in this sacred space, The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex. These are not just walls upon which soul-enriching artists entrust their work to the motherly curator; you will heal and flourish in Barbara’s garden of divine feminine energy.
Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and leave the world behind for a while as your heartbeat harmonizes with Barbara!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva and Kira Carrillo Corser Pay Tribute to Fe Love
Published on October 12, 2021
Prepare to laugh and cry as we pay TRIBUTE to our beloved Sac Congress sister, Fe Love. Joining me today is KIRA CARRILLO CORSER, Co-founder of Compassionate Arts and Fairy Godmother to Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams. We are grieving with gratitude and grace, sharing Fe’s many special gifts using art and music, like helping YOUTH who suffer from depression, bringing COMMUNITIES and LAW enforcement together, and spreading love EVERYwhere!
Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and celebrate the life and legacy of Fe Love with Kira!
Preview: Ilana Kristeva and Dr. Lisa Berkley Pay Tribute to Joan Marie
Published on November 9, 2021
Prepare to laugh and cry as we pay tribute to our beloved Joan Marie, a visionary of the General Congress of Women and founder of the Sacramento General Congress of Women. Joining me today is Dr. Lisa Berkley, one of the “13 circles” in Joan’s “fruit of life sacred geometry.” We are grieving with gratitude and grace, sharing stories, photos, and videos of Joan—the artist, mentor to many, and peace activist bringing laughter into healing for compassionate living and compassionate dying. Enjoy the playful side of Joan, a holistic practitioner on Red Rock as a member of my Sedona SuperTeam.
Take deep breaths, rehydrate, and celebrate the life and legacy of Joan Marie!
*The Sacramento General Congress of Women (SGCW)—13 women community leaders and activists—brought together by the late and beloved Joan Marie, convene in honor of the 150th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation. Written in 1850, this proclamation is a call to action for current women of all intersections of identity to rise and lead the healing around the world from war and violence to peace and healthy compassionate community-building.
Julia Ward Howe wrote clearly and passionately that for us to discuss the greater needs of peace, we must first come together to hear each other’s voices and grieve over all that has been lost. On this foundation of compassion, understanding and courage we can build an equitable world where peace and justice prevail.
Therefore, the SGCW first action, hosted by Compassionate Sacramento will present a three-month exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum, titled “Activism through the Arts.” Taking place August 5 through October 31, the exhibit will feature works from capital region and California artists of all identities in the themes of Social Justice, Empowerment/Self-Agency, Health/Well-being, and Environment. During the three-month art exhibit, members of the SGCW will also offer a calendar of virtual educational and performing arts events for the community that will inspire, educate, connect, and activate in the name of compassion, healing, and peace.
To access this wonderful calendar, go to https://chillsacramento.org/sgcw/