Brené with Elizabeth Lesser
on the Power of Women’s Stories
In this episode, I speak with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about her newest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.
Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Marrow: Love, Loss & What Matters Most. Her newest book is Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.
Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser, Xe Sands, et al.
Cassandra Speaks is about the stories we tell and how those stories become the culture. It’s about the stories we still blindly cling to, and the ones that cling to us: the origin tales, the guiding myths, the religious parables, the literature and films and fairy tales passed down through the centuries about women and men, power and war, sex and love, and the values we live by. Stories written mostly by men with lessons and laws for all of humanity. We have outgrown so many of them, and still they endure. This book is about what happens when women are the storytellers too—when we speak from our authentic voices, when we flex our values, when we become protagonists in the tales we tell about what it means to be human.
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser, Susan Denaker, et al.
Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most by Elizabeth Lesser
The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser
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