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Meeting the women...

Wondering what it will be like, being with two groups of women: the 12 who arrived here in Nepal from around the world to provide support ... and the 7 survivors of human trafficking who are in training to give the Expressive Arts Healing Therapy information to their community.

The group of 12 crosses the borders in culture, age, and includes Expressive Arts therapists and interns, social workers, producers, mothers...the second also includes mothers and others who work for the NGO Shakti Samuha, an organization that works in rescue.

Our group of 12 interestingly contains 6 younger and 6 older women and that mix holds a sweet balance as we journey into the world of healing arts.

The young Nepali women who are part of the Harambee Arts Expressive Arts training are in their third year of learning the many aspects of the work that each will take out in to the community, focused on those who have experienced trauma. We are their guinea pigs, they are working with us before they take their training program into their community.

We are now in our third day of our week intensive together. Each of the 7 are practicing their skills and leading us in different activities focused on the feelings and experiences related to their trauma. Our translator works very hard catching all of the words spoken in both Nepali and English. The 8 hour days encompass ritual, movement, art, singing and other practices designed to help us all track and communicate the many parts of who we are and how we feel, about the past and in the now. As we learn and deepen together, telling our collective stories, our determination to "make it through to the other side" strengthens our commitment to bring healing and empowerment to the feminine.

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Edit: I gave up on financial goals in late 2011 after some huge financial and artistic wins... money shouldn't be taken too seriously. For the record, they were all basically on track, some were being massively exceeded, others were a bit behind schedule, but were all happening.

I set my next 10 years of financial goals on June 28th. That was exactly a month ago.

1 year - Critical Thinking [my first book] out. Blog income trickling. Some info products. Some freelancing. Something else, some X-Factor thing bringing in cash. Net monthly income positive. Health insurance. $50,000 in the bank. Expenses = income per month minimum.

3 years - 3 to 5 books out, many products out, blog income robust, some working on big exciting deals. $10,000 per month total, $5000 passive at least. First property owned. $300,000 in the bank.

5 years - 7-10 books out, many many products out, many passive income internet properties, working on big exciting things, $50,000 per month total, $40,000 passive at least. $1,000,000 in the bank.

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