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Cinda on the PDX Small Business Network Podcast

Cinda on the PDX Small Business Network Podcast

On June 20, 2018 Cinda was interviewed by Lindsay of the Portland Small Business Network Podcast. Here is the intro from their website. Being forthcoming about the struggles we go through in our personal lives might be hard at first, but as the journey continues, we can find just how much sharing a story can help others cope with their own demons. Regardless of what you believe, and how you feel, helping people discover that they can be more than whatever has happened to them is a pretty big step in the right direction, and that’s exactly what our guest this week is here to talk about. Cinda Stevens Lonsway is an author from the Portland area, and she’s seen her fair...

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Cinda on KXL
In Depth: The First “Me Too” Movement?

Cinda on KXL In Depth: The First “Me Too” Movement?

Listen to Cinda’s interview on KXL Morning News from  May 31, 2018 A Portland Woman had her own version of a ME TOO moment years before the movement was even thought of. KXL’s Rosemary Reynolds brings us her story… of Trauma to Truth. Cinda Lonsway is 55 now… she was just 19 years old when she was viciously attacked in a house she shared with a...

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Cinda on Bread and Roses at KBOO

Cinda on Bread and Roses at KBOO

Listen to Cinda’s Interview by Della Rae on Bread and Roses show on KBOO on April 13,...

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Cinda on KATU Afternoon Live

Cinda on KATU Afternoon Live

Broadcast LIVE on April 4th on KATU2 Afternoon Live program in Portland, OR. Listen as author, Cinda Stevens Lonsway, who wrote “I Know Now: A Woman’s Healing – Violence to Victory, Trauma to Truth” speaks of her survival from an attempted rape and murder when she was 19 years...

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The Gift of Listening by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

The Gift of Listening by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

The Gift of Listening by Cinda Stevens Lonsway ©2013   The most important gift you can EVER give another is the gift of listening.   It seems simple enough, but if you really pay attention to your attention, you would notice how little attention you actually pay to what another is saying.  The longer the story, the less attention you pay.  The duller and the more monotonous the voice, the less attention you pay.  There are so many excuses you can give as to why you don’t listen, but the thing you need to know is that as common as it may be, it is rude and ego driven.   When you lose interest in someone’s story, you allow your mind to wander, or worse, you start thinking...

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PodCast to “The Gift of Listening” speech with Cinda

PodCast to “The Gift of Listening” speech with Cinda

The Gift of Listening” with Cinda Stevens Lonsway   The most important gift you can ever give another is the gift of listening.   It seems simple enough, but if you really pay attention to your attention, you would notice how little attention you actually pay to what another is saying . What does it mean and how do you learn the sacred gift of listening?   Cinda shares her personal and profound moment when she realized what this gift meant to another, and how it changed her life.   In her speech she discusses the most important moment of your day, the moment when you are given the opportunity to offer this gift.   There are three levels of offering this gift of...

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Calling All Women!! by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

Calling All Women!! by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

Calling All Women by Cinda Stevens Lonsway – January 2013 Wild Sister Magazine February Issue Calling all Women! Calling all Victims! Calling all the battered and the tattered, the poked and the prodded, the burnt and the spent, the lonely and those never left alone. We are so much more that what has happened to us. We are so much more than our broken bodies, our burnt faces, our torn insides, our tortured hearts. We are so much more than our mutilation, our tied up wrists, our taped up mouths (be it literally or figuratively). We are so much more than our illness, our disease, our labels, our medications. We are so much more than what has happened to us. What...

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Crisis – by Cinda Stevens Lonsway – Jan.2013

Crisis – by Cinda Stevens Lonsway – Jan.2013

Crisis When a child speaks, listen When a child laughs, smile When a child hurts, heal When a child dreams, believe ~anonymous There is a crisis happening in America.  It is suicide among our youth.  In under a year, in my children’s school district alone, two high school girls took their own lives.  Within a neighboring school district, they have lost six young men and women in the past two years.  Statistics show that suicide is one of the top three causes of death among our youth, along with car accidents and homicide. I am not a psychologist, and I am not an expert on mental illness, bullying, loneliness, helplessness,  shame, or self loathing, but I do consider...

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Dark Days of Winter by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

Dark Days of Winter by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

Dark Days of Winter by Cinda Stevens Lonsway Written for Wild Sister Magazine February ‘12 Issue Does this time of year send you in a tailspin of depression, fear and anxiety?  Do you dread the short days, the ‘can’t go outside’ days, these cold and wet days?  OR do you embrace this time of year, as if you are an animal headed into hibernation?  Glorious days of doing nothing, except maybe sitting under a blanket, reading, watching movies, drinking coffee/hot coco/a glass of wine? When asked what my favorite time of year is, I have always answered Winter.  And usually my answer solicits responses of disbelief; the usual answer I have found is Spring and Autumn, because...

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We ARE Love by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

We ARE Love by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

“It must be frustrating to be dark energy right now . . .”  ~Doreen Virtue When we feel lost and alone, when things seem their darkest and dreariest, when we are at a point that seems so low, so below, so like we can never breathe again, or see the light again, or allow our hearts to open to love again….. We DO!  We unite, we stand, we smile, we sing, we take one step towards the light, and learn that we still love deeply and profoundly.  (Of course we do!  We grieve so much because we care so much!) When tragedy happens to us (and it will happen again,) we need to know and we need to remember that LOVE and LIGHT and COMPASSION will always win.  The darkness...

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My Heart

My Heart

    Today my heart is WIDE OPEN Today I know NO LIMITS Today I know only LOVE LOVE of SELF LOVE for OTHERS LOVE of PLANET Love for all that is possible and grand and sacred and holy Today I honor YOU Today I honor TOMORROW For TOMORROW will be more of  TODAY ~Cinda (artwork by Manon Doyle of Sisters of the...

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ROAR! with Cinda supports Sister Giant

ROAR! with Cinda supports Sister Giant from ROAR! with Cinda on Vimeo. Sister Giant is about WOMEN, NON-VIOLENCE AND THE BIRTHING OF A NEW AMERICAN POLITICS. It takes place on NOVEMBER 10-11th, 2012 in Los Angeles. Sister Giant is asking we women to ‘stand up and give voice to our truth’, it is asking us to ROAR! ROAR! with Cinda is in complete support of what this movement and organization is doing and stands for. This is the time. The time is NOW! We women need to decide once and for all, to take our bodies back, take our lives back, take our power back, and ensure that there is a safe and friendly and healthy world for our children and their children to...

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We Were Women First…. by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

We Were Women First…. by Cinda Stevens Lonsway

Artwork by Manon Doyle,  Sisters of the Sun, titled “Shine” Before we were Wives and Mothers, Before we were Republicans or Democrats, Before we were Conservative or Liberal…. Right or Left Before we were Christian, Muslim, or Jewish…. We were Women.   Women, ALL Women, I ask you to Stand Up and Give Voice to Your Truth.   I ask you to represent yourself as a WOMAN first and foremost. I ask that you honor who you are as a woman. I ask that you DEMAND all the rights you DESERVE as a woman. I ask that you DO NOT give your rights over… to your politician, to your political side, to your chaplain (or equivalent), to your husband, to your child.   For if we women...

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A ROAR! Can Be….

A ROAR! Can Be….

A ROAR! Can Be…..   A ROAR! can be the breath it takes to take that next step forward.   A ROAR! can be the calming of a nervous heart and speaking your truth even when your voice is quivering.   A ROAR! can be the spontaneous moment you laugh, when you used to cry.   A ROAR! can be the overwhelming sense of compassion you have for that person you thought was your enemy.   A ROAR! can be the mother bear protecting her young.   A ROAR! can be the yell of, “BACK OFF!  YOU WILL NOT TOUCH ME, HARM ME, HURT ME, PUNCH ME, KICK ME, STONE ME!”   A ROAR! can be the decision to NEVER do that again.   A ROAR! can be the decision to change your diet, change your...

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What is a ROAR!?

What is a ROAR!?

ROAR! came to me on May 23rd at 1:00am, part my own story, part Mother Earth’s. I had been heartsick over the oil spill in the Gulf. It seemed to me that our Mother was hemorrhaging and NO ONE was doing ANYTHING to help her. It made me sick, gave me nightmares, and, most importantly, woke me up to the atrocities that our culture has done to not only nature, but to women themselves. I felt helpless, vulnerable, scared and weak because there was nothing I felt I could do to help Her. As this frustration built, a rumble began to stir within me. I yelled ENOUGH!, trying to stop the rumble. But then I realized that it was not to be stopped. The ENOUGH! was to be yelled not...

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