From Our Founders
July & August 2022
This summer is all about…resting and recharging.
The start of July brings Patriotism, fireworks, fun, and the sun’s warmth. It’s also a time for picnics, softball games, lemonade stands, and barbecues. To us, it’s about resting, recharging, and taking time to pause.
Whew! When we unpack all the programming Lotus Network has provided in these past three months we are filled with tremendous pride and (to be honest) a little fatigue. Just think… two incredible Timely Topics with the inspiring Dr. Edith Edger and Lisa Foster, a meet and greet event with best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, a Connector Event with Hall of Fame Speaker Marilyn Sherman, a fabulously successful Golf Tournament, a mind-blowing virtual Silent Auction, five Let’s Talk About It sessions, and two awesome Stepping Out opportunities in RiNo and Arapahoe Acres. That’s flipping amazing and we could not have accomplished any of it without our devoted board members and volunteers! Thank you!!
Lotus Network is all about providing personal growth and connection opportunities. We are also about encouraging emotional wellness and promoting mental health awareness. So, this month, we are going to try and walk our talk, and tackle the goals of self-care that Lotus Network has set forth by taking time off to rest. (FYI…Even the publication of the next Lotus Seed newsletter will take a hiatus.) We sure hope you too will join us with this intention.
Believe us when we say, it is easier said than done, however we all know there is no glory in being a martyr for constantly staying busy. With the encouragement from one another to stay the course, we intend to play a little more, spend quality time with our families and friends, read a book, occasionally turn off our Wi-Fi and put our cell phones on silent, and maybe even take a relaxing bath and nap. It’s time for all of us to recharge and be good to ourselves.
One of the best ways to rejuvenate is with fresh air, light exercise, and time spent with friends. Take advantage of the benefits of all three and learn about a fascinating piece of Denver history on the next Stepping Out walk through the charming South Park Hill neighborhood on Monday, July 25th at 8 AM. Only limited tickets are available, so click here to get yours!
It is a proven fact that resting can reduce stress, permit creativity to flourish, allow our feel-good hormones to be released, and possibly strengthen our immune system. If taking a break from the normal can help heal the mind, body, and spirit we are all for it. So please take some me-time and let us know what you are doing to induce a temporary period of relaxation and intentional slowness.
Meanwhile, sit back and read our latest Lotus Lady Sarah Metsch’s extraordinary story. We wholeheartedly know you will be inspired by this young lady’s determination and desire to lead a life of purpose.
Make sure to hold August 3rd at Noon MT, because 9News Anchor Alexandra Lewis will be our next Timely Topics guest speaker. Her presentation will be It’s Never Too Late to Be Your Own Advocate. We are certain you will leave with a plethora of motivational thoughts about the importance of believing in yourself.
We can’t close without sending a sincere message of appreciation to all of you who supported, volunteered, and participated in Lotus Network’s Inaugural Golf Tournament. What a fun day of connection, competition, and camaraderie on the magnificent course at Bear Dance! A special shout out to our Champion Sponsor, Rose Women’s Hospital for its generosity and belief in Lotus Network.
We look forward to partnering with this incredible women’s establishment that provides healthcare services for women of all ages at our next hybrid Connector Event on September 29th. We will learn more about this new specialized division of the hospital and discuss how It’s Never Too Late or Too Early To Talk about Women’s Health. More details to follow.
Now, please come along on our journey. Together let’s tackle taking a step back in order to recharge our batteries. We all need time for reflection and renewal. Remember, It’s Never Too Late to rest and rejuvenate our body and mind.