Deb Engle

Joined Jul 2011
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About Me

I'm an author, speaker and co-founder of a women's program of personal growth and spirituality called Tending Your Inner Garden. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, I now live in a rural area in Madison County, home of famous covered bridges and acres of corn. When I look out my office window, I see the lush trees and grass of this abundant place, and I'm abundantly grateful.

My upbringing was steady, safe and serene. But in my adult life, through travels to different parts of the world and my work with women, I've been witness to lives that are shadowed by war, violence, intimidation, hunger, poverty, poor sanitary conditions, sexual abuse...the list is far too long. At the same time, I've seen that when women come together and become champions for one another's lives, healing occurs. Our sense of community breeds clarity, strength, courage, and a willingness to act. And for every woman who heals, the world advances just that much more. I'm grateful for the spirit of women, and I'm honored to be part of this organization!

Writing, helping women find their voice, connecting to the sacred in everyday life, gardening as a path to peace Too many interests, too little time Writing, publishing, speaking, marketing

My Vision

A world where people trust their inner wisdom, where women reclaim their heritage as healers and leaders.

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Deb Engle commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 03, 2017 Deb Engle commented on My Elevator Pitch Mar 21, 2017 Deb Engle commented on Frontlines of My Life Feb 14, 2017 Deb Engle loved CAMEROON: Why I March... Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved Magic Everywhere Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved CAMEROON: An Open Letter to Body Shamers Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved NEPAL: I Love My Daughter; Stop Telling Me I Need A Son Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved My Leadership Style Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved KASHMIR: My Childhood in the Shadow of Fear Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved Wearing Security On Their Backs Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved CAMEROON: Free Our Sisters From Forced Marriage Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved SIERRA LEONE: My Education Is My Weapon Against My Rapists Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved But still, we meet girls in their communities! Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved INDIA: Why I No Longer Fast for My Husband Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: How a Hashtag Is Changing the Conversation on Sexual Violence Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved We Still Dance Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved SIERRA LEONE: No More Empty Promises on HIV Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved CAMEROON: Because of My Mother's Determination Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle loved US: An Unshakable Self Love Feb 07, 2017 Deb Engle commented on MY ELEVATOR PITCH : BE A SICKLE CELL VOICE! Mar 26, 2016 Deb Engle commented on MODULE 3: FRONTLINES OF MY LIFE II: INSPIRED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Mar 18, 2016 Deb Engle commented on The Frontlines of My Life : Dealing with Stereotypes: How A Negative Situation Proved Beneficial Mar 03, 2016 Deb Engle commented on Reflections on Beijing+20 Mar 19, 2015 Deb Engle commented on Welcome! - from Community Champion, Maria Chona Feb 02, 2015 Deb Engle commented on Welcome! - from Community Champion, Phionah Feb 02, 2015 Deb Engle commented on Hello and Welcome to the Leadership Group! Feb 02, 2015 Deb Engle commented on Welcome Onboard! Feb 02, 2015 Deb Engle commented on Women, Land Rights and Food Security in Nigeria Sep 23, 2013 Deb Engle commented on My birthday has come: reflections on 2013 VOF journey so far Aug 25, 2013 Deb Engle commented on Why is it difficult to stand up and voice opinions in Japan? Aug 25, 2013 Deb Engle commented on Dignity denied: The lost power of Zimbabwean girls and women Aug 25, 2013 Deb Engle commented on Smoke free signals from Ukraine Jul 29, 2013 Deb Engle commented on From chalk to talk Jul 16, 2013 Deb Engle commented on The 'Missing' Girls Of India: A Woman's Fight To Find The Answers Jul 13, 2013 Deb Engle commented on Lady of Hope Jul 12, 2013 Deb Engle commented on Zimbabwe sculpture in Missouri Jul 11, 2013