Apr 6, 2023
Nature, Culture & The Sacred: An Interview with Nina Simons
When someone says to me, “would you like to have a conversation about nature, culture and the sacred?” - the answer is always YES, which is how this interview came to be.
Today, I get to share a conversation with the dynamic author, leader and organizer, Nina Simons.
Nina is the Co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer at Bioneers. Throughout her career spanning the nonprofit, social entrepreneurship, corporate, and philanthropic sectors, Nina has worked with nearly a thousand diverse women leaders across disciplines, race, class, age and orientation to create conditions for mutual learning, trust and leadership development.
She authored Nature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership—which was released as a second edition in June 2022 with an accompanying discussion guide and embodied practices. The first edition won Gold Nautilus awards in the categories of women, intersectionality and social justice. Both books are being used to inspire and ignite learning in individuals, circles and classrooms.
In this conversation, we talk about
* Meditation as the subtlest form of self-love
* Archetypal feminine vs gendered feminine and why this is what is missing from our world
* The intertwining of the sacred and activism
* Generational trauma
* The overlapping crisis of our time - indigenous issues, racial equity, gender balance and the environmental crisis
Nina also references a documentary, The Burning Times, that changed the trajectory of her life. You can watch The Burning Times here: https://youtu.be/34ow_kNnoro
Learn more about Nina and her work here: https://www.ninasimons.com/
Learn more about Bioneers here: https://bioneers.org/
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