How Will Women Save the World?
Let us count the ways …
* This blog is part of Absolute Love Publishing’s ongoing series celebrating Women’s History Month and the book that honors women everywhere,”Women Will Save the World.”
“Women lead with our hearts, not our heads.”
After 30 years of service in the primary and aligned health professions, Rochelle Forrest founded her own company, Create Health Naturally. She wanted to address what she felt was lacking in the treatment of patients: a holistic view of their lives to reveal the causal aspects of their ill health. She empowers people to happiness and her work is changing the world, one person at a time.
In the book, “Women Will Save theWorld,” Rochelle describes having an awakening. She saw the divinity in nature, in the rhythm of the seasons. She realized that helping others meant healing herself; that’s when her inner trail began to blaze.
How she continues to save the world today:
Rochelle has founded, and currently manages, the nonprofit organization Tummies, Minds, and Spirits. TMS was created in order to fund other nonprofits that are focused on alleviating “poverty of the mind” by turning passive recipients of aid into healthy, economically active citizens.
Rochelle recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, a trip that resulted in her desire to merge the fundamentals of primary and psycho-social health care with education principles. We had the wonderful opportunity to ask her a few questions about her latest endeavors.
ALP: In the book, “Women Will Save the World,” you describe your decision to help others as an “awakening.” Did you experience something similar on your recent trip?
Rochelle: “In South Africa, there is a system that is working and has documented outcomes with amazing leadership in place. All they needed was funding. I knew that I could fill their needs. My heart was called to expand their vision and make the system duplicable. At the same time that it was placed on my heart, I realized that I am to develop sustainable income for future generations to be impacted.”
ALP: Can you offer insight on what continues to inspire you to save the world?
Rochelle: “I have known my whole life that I have been grown for greatness and service. I have more energy that anyone I know. I believe that together we can end cycles of mind poverty. My vision [of saving the world] is working together globally with a sustainable blue print for education and finances.
“‘When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. Luke 12:48’”
Tummies, Minds, and Spirits has aligned with Community Cohesion, an existing NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with a proven track record of working in the field of psycho-social education and support in Cape Town. Rochelle has described this work as, “Children leading children with no boundaries or blinders.” The organizations are planning to roll out The Hangberg Project, which will contribute to a repeatable, sustainable system that can be implemented globally to empower communities and relieve “poverty of the mind.”
For more essays and insights on feminine Trailblazing – and all of the other characteristics helping women to save the world – get your copy of “Women Will Save the World” by Caroline A. Shearer. And be sure to check in to the ALP blog, as we will be bringing you more updates, profiles, and inspirational quotes in honor of Women’s History Month!