Savvy Story Series – Angela Rooker
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Angela works in the area of women wellness. She has created workshops, retreats, workbooks and so much more to help get across her efforts to women wellness.
She started working in a non-profit organization with at-risk youth trying to get sober. There was a challenge of high burnout rates and this invoked a challenge of staying strong and not quitting.
A short story she told was: Two people were walking next to a stream and they see a baby in the water. So they go and try and rescue the baby and suddenly notice another baby coming downstream. As they go towards this baby more babies are coming downstream. As they are rushing them o the bank and go back to rescue more, a third person walking by noticed this and asked them what they were doing. They replied, “Saving the babies”. The man then said to them, “Why not go upstream and find out why the babies are in the water in the first place?”
And the big question is where and how do you jump in and help the situation.
You cannot work with someone and say “I’m going to save them”. The best thing you can do is to plant seeds in these kids and help them along the way. The decision on whether they take these seeds and nurture them is all up to them.
Angela came up with a memoir idea. She was inspired by this idea through her workshops, engaging with the children, coming up community projects and so much more. She noticed that children wanted to be visible and acknowledged in the community. Thus, she was inspired and activated a creative voice which she used as a healing tool. This included poetry, journalizing, art etc. She wanted to express her message in a gentle way and that struck an interest in sharing her message through short mythological stories which she wrote. She wanted to frame it in a less threatening way but for the children [and adults] to access the lesson at the end of the day. Therefore, she wrote short stories in a way for children to connect to it with mythological creatures and fictional characters.
Her first memoir is called Dragon and will be released soon. As she releases her memoir, she will hold a workshop which will entail workbooks with the story to help the children grasp the message!
One of the quotes that has kept her going when in doubt or facing a wall is, “You made a commitment to believe in yourself and your dreams no matter what!”
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Angie Rooker is a Joy Enthusiast and Self-Love Reclaimer who assists resilient women on their journeys to align with their heart’s desires. Her approach is playful and holistic and offers a variety of services, including Reiki, Creative Living Coaching, workshops, women’s retreats, and self-study workbooks. With a background in working for over 12 years in the nonprofit sector, Angie utilizes her extensive background and experiences to assist her clients as an advocate of joy and offers each of her clients a commitment of presence, support, and ongoing encouragement.
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