I was raised by a single mama. I had a step-father for part of my growing up, but in my heart it's my mom, me, and my brother.
I'm a woman's woman; for most of my life I have always been surrounded by women and was never one to have male friends. And then, when I started working as an actress, I was often the only woman surrounded by men. This is when I started to relate to men as friends for the first time. Cultivating these relationships gave me a new sense about male friendships, and I'm so grateful to have spent time with men who bring so much authenticity and artistry to life.
I became a mother through my boys, and through them I grew to understand and to have so much compassion for men. It were as though this secret world I never quite got before was suddenly so crystal clear. Nurturing my little boys taught me so much ...
I can see the little boy within most men I meet.
My marriage has given me such insight to the divine masculine, the divine feminine, and the sacred place where they meet. The feminine moon and masculine sun are so powerful and both so deeply important.
This is my bow to some of the men who have uplifted and inspired me—
- Steven Roy
- Nathan M McTeague
- Abdelali Dahrouch
- Anthony Robbins
- David Suzuki
- Laurence Fishburne
- Alan Rickman
- Keanu Reeves
- Hugo Weaving
- Michael Ondaatje
- Guru Singh
- Brooke Moss
- Brian Wolfe
- Brett Jones
- Terry Fox
- Tommy Rosen
- Yogi Bhajan
They are teachers, fathers, coaches, athletes, actors, healers, Yogis, writers, poets, musicians, spiritual leaders and hope leaders.
They are fathers and sons and brothers.
What men inspire and uplift you?