Lotus Network, a global women’s organization that supports women in making the next chapter of life their very best, announced today their Annual Signature Experience: Connect Now with Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist and seven-time New York Times best-selling author Maria Shriver.
Year-round events help members and guests discover the power of connection and purposeful living. Through a variety of small gatherings, community events and the annual Signature Experience, Connect Now, Lotus Network inspires women of all ages to fill their days doing things they find authentic and gratifying and encourages them to take on new challenges physically, mentally and spiritually.
“Maria Shriver is a perfect fit for Lotus Network because we share the same optimistic vision of a woman’s unlimited potential, and we are so honored she will be our keynote speaker this year. August 29th will truly be an exceptional Sunday,” said co-director Lisa Cook, who founded the nonprofit with Leslie Heins. “Our movement is all about helping women mimic the lotus, which takes root in the thickest of mud and emerges as a beautiful flower, representing purity of body, speech and mind. Likewise, in our lives, we sometimes become mired, stuck in the mud, so to speak. With focus, effort, and nurturing from people around us, we arise, blossom and show the world our beauty.”
“When we wrote a letter to Maria Shriver to ask her to consider our keynote speaker role, we thought it was a long shot,” Cook and Heins admitted. “After all, we’re only a young nonprofit. But we felt if Maria understood what Lotus Network was about, she would see that we’re kindred spirits. We speak the same language. We share the conviction that it’s never too late to lead fulfilling lives and the mission of inspiring purposeful living, personal growth, and meaningful connections. And she agreed!”
Shriver will join the Lotus Network members and Signature Event ticketholders for a virtual chat at 10 a.m. MST on Sunday, August 29. From the emotionally safe space and cozy comfort of your own home, you’ll have the best seat in the house while Shiver shares motivational thoughts and inspirational life stories over the course of a meaningful conversation.
The focus of this “extraordinary Sunday” is to encourage emotional wellness, promote mental health awareness and create a safe place for women of all ages to learn, connect, grow and share. As an attendee, you’ll get immersed in a community of like-minded women who envision a world where all women, regardless of age, stage of life, geography or identity, feel meaningfully connected to others and empowered to find their unique purpose.
Shriver will illuminate the myths we tell ourselves and reveal the truth of each, inspiring you and helping you move closer to your ultimate goal of leading an authentic life. You’ll delve into the power of really listening to the whispers in your heart and mind that are encouraging you to move yourself up on your own priority list, to nurture your aspirations and cultivate life-affirming and energizing connections.
Tickets for this one-of-a-kind virtual event are only $50 or $500 for a pod of 10. Watch parties, with adherence to COVID protocols, are encouraged! The first 1,500 to register will receive a copy of Shriver’s “I’ve Been Thinking Journal” with a bonus, one-year membership in Lotus Network.
Lotus Network has 1,950 members in 37 states and eight countries. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, founders Cook and Heins produced 14 virtual programs with topics that included Finding Calm: Nourishing Hope, Resilience & Gratitude; Owning Your Story; Ageism; Racial Healing; Redefining Inclusion and Burnout Relief.
For more information about Lotus Network, events and membership, visit LotusNetwork.org. Find more detail about this energizing virtual visit with Maria Shriver at our event page: https://www.lotusnetwork.org/se-connect-now-2021/. Register yourself and your guests anytime at: https://www.lotusnetwork.org/product/signature-experience-2021/.
ABOUT LOTUS NETWORK:
Lotus Network was founded on this belief: It’s Never Too Late To Rediscover Your Potential® and make the next chapter of your life the very best. Our goals are to encourage emotional wellness, promote mental health awareness, and create a safe place for women to learn, connect, grow and share. We envision a world where all women, regardless of age, stage of life, geography, or identity, feel meaningfully connected to a community and are empowered to find their unique purpose. Learn more at https://www.lotusnetwork.org.