The world needs women – to lead, to teach, to create, to thrive, to be empowered, to be healthy, to be fully engaged in finding the solutions to the many challenges that our planet, our nation, and our communities are facing.
Healthy Women Healthy Earth is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women to take charge of their personal health and well-being through programs that teach and promote self-care, healthy lifestyles and connection to Mother Earth. The program is funded by a grant from the Sisters of Mercy and support from private donors. We are currently in our 2nd year of training.
The 9 women enrolled in the Green Women Leadership Training
bring their talents and passions to their work as Earth stewards in the 2021 program.
Jo Hatcher is a psychotherapist, retreat coach, and grandmother from California that has wrapped her work around helping women reclaim their personal power by accepting life’s transitions. She is dedicated to helping women learn the way of self-care in their aging process. She has deep concern about the trauma many are experiencing.
And yes, headstands are Jo’s thing.
Becoming Unstoppable: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to develop and offer an online course designed to empower women to overcome self-doubt in the form of overthinking, indecision, and second guessing so that they can contribute to creating a life sustaining planet. When women realize how powerful they are, they take their rightful place in the world, and become unstoppable in making changes in their lives, with their families, and with the world.
Terri Flynn, Tru4you Owner, Artist and accredited Life Coach, offers ART Wellness programs focused on creatively dealing with life lessons that force us out of our comfort zone.
ART Wellness is a unique way to re-frame and integrate life’s lessons using color, image, word, sound, and movement.
ART Wellness reveals the passion of our soul and the beauty of our heart.
ART Wellness expands us to become loving stewards of our self and vibrant caretakers of our world.
Project Prayer Flag: My Green Women 2021 Project uses ART Wellness to expand our self-awareness and find new ways of relating and being with ourselves and in the world. A prayer flag is hope in action. It’s a method for people to connect their internal knowing with the universal sacred guidance available to them. People use canvas, fabric or paper to create their stated desire using images, words and color. It’s traditionally hung outside or it’s displayed in other places of personal significance. Active hope is about allowing for and perhaps trusting in the unknown outcomes. This project includes online and in-person workshops, videos, and community partnerships.
Tami Montoya is the Co-Founder, Director and Lead Teacher of Earthkeeper Nature School, a Nature Preschool and Kindergarten based in southern Colorado. She spends her days teaching and guiding young children in outdoor-classrooms. Tami also teaches parents about the value of outdoor-based, experiential education. A community leader, she brings her deep passion for education along with her deep concern for families and their disconnect from the natural world to her leadership development.
Earthkeeper Nature School: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to grow the Nature School into a widely recognized, cutting edge leader in outdoor education. Along with further developing the school’s longterm sustainability, I want to see the school serve as a model for other schools and educators.
Sunder Michelle, located in the Pacific Northwest on Vashon Island is the mother of 2 green kids. Sunder has been involved with helping people be in & learn about Nature for many years. With a background in Earth Centered Spirituality, Transformative Leadership (MA) and Permaculture Design, Sunder brings her grounded perspective to all she does. Sunder finds great joy in creating; music, dance, art for Good Trouble, community & hope for her development as a Green Woman.
Soul Stamina: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to create a YouTube channel that is an ongoing bank of resources aimed at refueling connection to ourselves through the somatic experience. I will use movement, song and spoken word to ignite earth-centered values, connection and personal rejuvenation so that we have the stamina to help transform life on this sacred planet. I intend to put my voice out into the world to offer my resilience, perspective and passion in order to catalyze others, that we may rise and lead a revolution that will drastically change shared priorities toward stewardship of ALL selves and our shared planet.
Instagram: @earthmamasunder YouTube: EarthStewardsAnchorBank
Diane Renee Mueller is a retired health care professional as well as a Women’s Wellness Coach from Colorado. Diane started a year-long daily blog to help her learn more about the climate crisis and then share that information with other women. Diane is a leader whom others look to for information and wisdom.
Great Old Broads For Wilderness: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to lead a local chapter of the Great Old Broads for the Wilderness chapter (AKA Cherry Creek Broads) that will bring women together for public lands and wilderness advocacy. I want to attract women who are concerned about climate change impacts, desire vibrant physical and mental health in our communities, want more information on what public lands need in Colorado, and how to advocate using grassroots activism. I want the group to develop and use a collective voice to engage women both at the county and state level, using humor and fun as part of their foundation for success.
Reggie Weber is from Minnesota and recently retired from a career in holistic nursing. She is a Nature Retreat Leader that focuses on introducing her retreatants to the beauty of the four seasons. The Creator and Host of the Green Women Podcast, she inspires women to learn about how to be an active part of the healing of the planet.
Green Women Podcast: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to use my voice through The Green Women Podcast to provide a way for Green Wo(men) to share their stories about how they live green values. I will offer interviews on topics that will educate and inspire others to be eco-literate. My project will also include using my voice on various social media platforms, including creating a YouTube channel to expand my reach. I intend to grow my listenership (marketing) and reach more people around the globe.
Melisa Quire is an Artist from Alabama and has created a Certified Wildlife Habitat in her backyard.
Her love of frogs, trees and green things links to her aspiration to help alleviate the deep despair many around her have relative to the climate crisis. She is dedicated to awakening anyone who wants to see things in a new light. Her grandmother name, “BeuMomma” has become her signature as she empowers women to create art as a part of finding their voices for our planet. She takes her grandmothering very seriously and knows that inspiring other women to become change agents for a suffering planet is her path.
Green Women Walking: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to live in alignment with my green values. My daily work is to be engaged in eco-stewardship and participate in actions that support a sustainable earth (including at the political level). I will maintain a deep connection to others who are working for earth-centered activism and bring my talents and gifts to supporting Earthkeepers. I intend to be committed to my self-care and listening to my inner wisdom. From this place of self-awareness, I will show up and make a difference in my relationships as well as my local and global community.
Christine Rochester is a Professor of Exercise Science in Pueblo, Colorado, where she trains students to become Physical Education teachers. She has a great natural ability to gather people into circles for fun, inspiration, movement and personal growth while connecting to Nature. People is her thing, and she inspires everyone with her lightness of being.
“As a woman leading leaders in higher education, it is essential to include healthy planet awareness growth into our education systems. As physical education educators, we are often the only K-12 public school educators that go outdoors.”
Health & Wellness In The Great Outdoors : My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to incorporate into all of my university education programs the core value of health and wellness through connection with The Outdoors. I will develop curriculum that supports teachers in understanding the fundamental benefits of connecting students to Nature. This intention is also a part of the other volunteer positions I participate in (board member/committee member). I intend to bring more awareness in all my relationships to the value of recreating and gaining health when outside in Nature.
April Herren and her husband offer retreats in northern New Mexico through their non-profit that specializes in healing inner wounds, deepening relationships, restoring tired hearts and discovering new and fresh ways of walking with God.
“I am deeply concerned about the state of the world and our young people. I dream of creating a program for junior high girls that will help them learn tools for dealing with life’s challenges and help them learn to know themselves better.”
The Awakened Life: My Green Women 2021 Project Intention is to help recreate joy, freedom and transformation in the lives of brokenhearted women through the use of the Enneagram, Neuroscience and other coaching tools. I bring my clear life purpose of restoring my heart and the hearts of others to all facets of my work.