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Just like our waterways, Colorado women are suffering under the physical and metaphorical stresses of systemic and prolonged damming, diversion, pollution and misuse, resulting in internal and external environments that are too hot and too dry.
Women of the Water seeks to provide relief from these sources of suffering while building resilience within women, families, and communities to restore Life and prevent future harm.
To provide community, companionship, guidance and coaching to women and families, so they can ride the waves of life, death, grief, loss, and love with creativity, intuition, and integrity at the helm.
From source to sea
well women flowing freely.
Women of the Water programs and services create safe and brave spaces for women and families on significant thresholds of life and death and love and loss, to be seen, heard, and held in their experiences.
Together we learn, unlearn, and practice making our grief and longings visible by moving them through our bodies with inspired action and receiving support and guidance from ourselves and others - all in ways that are both restorative and generative.
In the process we become embodiments of, and allies for, well women - wild, willing, and whole sources and stewards of water, circling shoulder to shoulder and eye to eye in generous service to generations past, present and future.
We believe that what we do matters, and how we do it matters more. Our values create our foundation, the riverbed that contains and guides our lifeforce, or flow.
At Women of the Water we value:
Women's wisdom rising -individually, collectively, ancestrally, and ecologically
the well-tending and completion of lifecycles - remembering the necessity and sacredness of beginnings, middles, and especially endings
Intentional and restorative action - honoring complexity, paradox, humanity, and consequences
Connection in all directions - nurturing right relationships with the energies of north, east, south, west, above, below, and center
Lisa Cheney-Philp is a grief coach, death doula, artist, creative facilitator and river guide who belongs to the world as one who rewrites history, one who dwells in river canyons and one who dreams of the river meeting the sea. As the founder of Women of the Water, she intuitively braids together her skills, training, and lived experiences to help us remember the ways and wisdom of water so we can well-tend experiences of death, dying, grief, loss and love. Lisa has been embedded in Colorado communities and watersheds for over 20 years and currently calls Fort Collins, Colorado and the Poudre River watershed home with her husband and daughter.
Each donation is a drop in the bucket. All donations go to the Women of the Water scholarship fund to help those with financial constraints access Women of the Water programs and services.