May 1, 2019 Book Circle Details

Here are the details for our May 1st Women’s Book Circle

Topic: Words Have the Power to Inspire!
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST.

Questions for Circle Discussion: 

  • What quotes have you turned to through the years (or recently) that supported your journey as a woman?
  • What favorite quote helped you believe in yourself?
  • What does the quote below from Elizabeth Appell mean to you?

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Elizabeth Appell (Not Anais Nin) 

The right phrase at the right time stirs our soul

Years ago I was working in a position that offered a great deal of flexibility and I reported to a supervisor that appreciated what I brought to the business.  However, I was in a supporting role rather than a leadership role.  It was a position I enjoyed and being a leader was never a priority.

And then an opportunity to champion a cause presented itself and I knew I could lead this to a successful outcome.  Did I have the courage to present my proposal to the leadership?  Would they see me as competent to lead the project?  Was I ready to deal with opposition and conflict for the good of the cause?  Something inside me said “yes!”

Shortly after I made the decision to go for it, I saw the quote by Elizabeth Appell beautifully framed and knew it spoke to the readiness that my internal “yes” reflected.  It hung in my office for years, reminding me of the moment I knew it was time to open to being my true self.  Saying “yes” opened me to receiving the fullness of what life has to offer.

*The experience of real joy follows those moments of truth when our courage prevails and we take responsibility for the way we live in the world. (From the chapter, “Justified Joy” in The ABC Path toward True Wisdom, P. 69).

How have words inspired you?

One thing I have noticed about many women is that we collect inspiring messages and place them all around us.  I have seen stickies, note cards, and hand written phrases tucked in books, on refrigerators, desks, mirrors, in journals, wallets and car visors.  I’ve seen them framed and strategically placed on shelves and walls in offices and every room in our homes.  We position them anywhere they will be in view to catch our eye as we go about our day.

What quotes or inspiring words nestled into your heart as words to live by?  The questions for discussion are:

  • What quotes have you turned to through the years (or recently) that supported your journey as a woman?
  • What favorite quote helped you believe in yourself?
  • What does the quote from Elizabeth Appell mean to you?

Womens Book Circle

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Welcome! Join Our Free On-­line Book Circle

Each month I meet on-­line with a circle of women to discuss a topic from my book and practice trusting your heart knows the truth. You are able join our discussion from your home computer or using a hand-­held electronic device. We are able to see each other as we each share our personal wisdom on the topic.

What happens when women come together and speak from the truth of their own experience?

A picture of what is truly important to women takes shape, the values that matter to women gain momentum, and the wisdom of the feminine we embody shines through.

This collective wisdom of women supports and encourages you to trust what you know in your heart is true.

How to Register?

Click here for the “Contact” page on my website.  Fill in your name and email address.

In the “Your Message” box, request information to join the next free on-­line Women’s Book Circle gathering, then click “Send“.

You will receive a confirmation email with the link and instructions for joining our Women’s Book Circle.  I look forward to meeting you!.

To get the most out of our time together, read our Circle Guidelines.

True Wisdom

*The chapter reference for this month’s topic is “Justified Joy” from  The ABC Path toward True Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Trusting What She Knows in Her Heart Is True,  p. 69-72.  Available at:    Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Balboa Press

Teresa Lampmann completed a certificate program in women’s spirituality in 1998 and two certificate programs in spiritual direction, one in 1997 and recently in 2015.  Her book, The ABC Path toward True Wisdom, offers stories, reflections, and personal rituals to engage women in trusting their heart for the truth about what matters most in their lives. 

Being a woman shapes who you are and how you are in the world.  Teresa offers spiritual direction, classes, and free resources on trusting the wisdom of your heart for what’s true for you.  Contact Teresa at: and visit for more information.

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