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Episode 17: Looking For The Lotus

Jennifer Mulholland & Jeff Shuck
September 29, 2020

Renowned monk Thich Nhat Hanh has famously written, "No mud, no lotus" – the idea that suffering is inherent in each of our lives, and that we can transform that suffering into something helpful and even hopeful. 

On today's podcast, we discuss the links between suffering and healing, light and darkness, and love and hate with our dear friend Venu Gupta of Mother Jones. It's one of our deepest conversations yet – an hour that left all of us awakened, energized, and yes, transformed. 

Join us as we explore the importance of caring for ourselves and the correlation between uplifting our own self-worth and ending perpetual systems of scarcity, injustice, and inequity in our world. 


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Conscious Conversations With Leaders Like YouVenu Gupta HeadshotVenu is a leader with over fifteen years of experience building strong teams, turning around fundraising to achieve multi-million dollar wins, and implementing strategy for focused, forward-thinking nonprofits. She is driven and committed to social justice and equity, knowing that strong internal relationships translate to building strong external relationships, leading to greater impact.

Venu is also a thought leader and advocate well-versed in building campaigns and creating effective movements, collaboratively create organizational strategy to deliver quality programs, identify and create impactful and engaging campaigns for progressive change, and communicate those campaigns to potential supporters.

Venu is currently the Midwest Director of Development for Mother Jones, 2017 Magazine of the Year.

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