The Lotus Seed

From Our Founders

May 2022

We’re making May our best month yet!

May is graduation season, the time when things are in bloom and summer is right around the corner. In addition to Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and Memorial Day, most importantly, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month

Lotus Network was given the amazing opportunity to meet sensational and noteworthy author Elizabeth Gilbert up close and personal on Wednesday, May 4th. If you’ve kept up with her at all, you’ve heard her say, “Managing mental health is very nearly a full-time job. I don’t take it lightly because the stakes are high!” Join us to learn firsthand how important it is for women to know their priorities, set their boundaries, and release the notion that we can somehow control the world. There are a few presentation-only tickets left; click here to purchase.

Stepping Out is back! According to Sports England, “The benefits of physical activity on mental health include improved mood, reduced risk of depression and anxiety, and a more balanced way of life.” In 2017, researchers at the Morehouse School of Medicine studied data from 4,000 older adults and found that those who were socially active and walked for exercise were 50 percent less likely to have trouble falling and staying asleep. So let’s get our steps in! Join us on May 12th at 10 AM for a 2-hour walk showcasing the best of street art in the city. Come see a different side of Denver! Learn the story behind the murals, the artists, their themes and messages, and the neighborhoods that fostered them, as well as how the rapidly changing RiNo area has influenced its long-time residents and artists. Click here for more information and click here to purchase tickets. 

The beauty of this season brings happiness and joy and makes space in our minds for creativity. Lisa Foster, our May Timely Topic speaker, will fill us in on how she became a successful and sustainable entrepreneur using her creativity. On May 18th at noon MT, Lisa will tell us how It’s Never Too Late To Save The World One Action at a Time. Click here to register.

This month’s Lotus Lady, Theresa Peña, has made education, especially in Denver Public Schools, something of a family business. Read more about how this Denver native is giving back to the community she loves.

Have you participated in one of our new virtual connection opportunities, Let’s Talk About It? If you haven’t, please come join us for our next session, Thursday, May 19th, at 12 PM MT. We will discuss your thoughts and ideas from Lisa Foster’s May Timely Topic on saving the world one action at a time. We will continue the conversation in an interactive environment. Timely Topic attendance is not required for participation. Register here. Later this month, join us on May 31st at 12 PM MT to discuss our definition of success. This is your opportunity to meet new friends, find your voice, and join in on the fun! It’s your time to actively engage! Register here.

Our Connector Event at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30 PM, is finally happening, and we can’t wait! This gathering is generously sponsored by Elaine Asarch, Vicki Pepper, and Essie Perlmutter. It will be our first hybrid event in more than 2 years. To say we are looking forward to connecting with you all is an understatement! It will give us a chance to catch up, view Essie and Elaine’s art, have a bite of dessert, honor our Lotus Ladies, and hear from our sensational featured guest Marilyn Sherman, who will speak about being Bold, Brave, and Brilliant. Together, we will learn strategies to overcome obstacles, build a more positive mindset, and live with more courage, commitment, and confidence. So please click here to join us either in-person or virtually. Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that it’s never too late to sit in the front row of your life!

May, more than any other month of the year, makes us feel alive. So remember, all things are possible in this very special month!

Lisa and Leslie
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