Change is possible.
Through sharing, discussion, and the voluntary choice to change, we can each make a difference in each other’s lives for the better – from a place of love, hope and mutual respect.
“You cannot save people, you can only love them.”
The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume Two (1934-1939)
Stories from Athena’s Garden: Blog and Resources
Athena, is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, strength, and the arts. She is attributed with many skills.
I believe it takes courage to stand up against sexual harassment and the retaliation that often accompanies it. This blog was named after Athena to inspire this courage and offer wisdom to the men and women who suffer through this violation of civil rights.
Athena’s garden is a place where men and women can share their stories, access resources and find the courage and wisdom they need to bloom, to make a change and to be their full self, in full bloom, no longer a shrinking violet in an oppressive environment.
It is my hope, it is my dream that this blog offers resources and support to help victims of sexual harassment and retaliation on their journey of dealing and healing. This will be a place for those who wish to begin the healing process and be the change they hope to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi). It is also a place for those who are ready to learn how they can make little adjustments in their behavior to make a world of difference to the people they work with.
“Life is. I am. We are. All things achieve harmony.” This summary of the Tao Te Ching and most other sacred texts is a personal mantra that keeps me believing that we can achieve peace for ourselves and with each other.
TaoJones offers a speaker series of inspirational talks to begin the dialogue about how to achieve this harmony. These action-learning based talks engage the audience in exploring our “stones” – the hurts, seen and unseen, that we carry around with us from past pain and the hurts we give to others, knowingly or unknowingly.
The note cards that support this series are just one way we can begin to reach out to each other and share our feelings, from the heart.
The books are the cornerstone of our work.
Help Us Grow
Please contribute funds via GoFundMe to empower me to fill this website with resources as well as publish my book, both of which I hope will help the victims of sexual harassment, the companies they work for, and those who knowingly or unknowingly engage in sexual harassment and retaliation.
I am no expert. My degrees are in the humanities, education and business, not counseling or HR. I just know what I have been through and want to share that just in case it is helpful to someone else experiencing similar challenges.
What I offer comes from the heart and is for the heart. Because we could all use a little more love in our day to day living.