LIVE EVENT: Tea with the Princess, a bomb and a change of heart.

The Storytellers Series, sponsored by the USA Today Network, is dedicated to the idea that oral storytelling and journalism have the same goals: serving, reflecting and connecting a community while fostering empathy among those people. These nights blend the authenticity and hype-free discipline of storytelling as an art form with the truthfulness, community-building and empowerment that's at the heart of great journalism.

I was deeply honored and delighted when The Desert Sun newspaper recently asked me to tell the backstory of why I am so passionate about helping women master resilience to stress, anxiety and trauma.

Highlights of the story filmed in the Coachella Valley that you won’t want to miss include:

  • How I ended up having tea with the Crown Princess (and the embarrassing thing I did afterwards).

  • The one thing I tell women who want to change the world they must change first.

  • Why I intentionally failed to walk in the shoes of the first female Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

  • How ignoring the advice of a highly successful man 30 years my senior was a game-changer.

  • Why being tough isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Click here to read the full story of the SOLD OUT event at The Desert Sun newspaper.