Helen’s One Word 2011: Rise


“She is a gift to the world … a revolutionary, a lover, a dreamer, a fighter – a sister!”

By Helen Burns | Twitter: @helenburns

In 2011 my one word was clear: RISE!

It was so direct and spoke straight to my heart which was needing courage to rise up. It has carried me, reminded and prodded me to keep RISING … to push through adversity and make right what was wrong in my world and the worlds of others. This word will stay with me and continue to speak, sing and shout to me: “RISE Helen, get up, get up, you can do something about that.”

It framed the words I spoke to world-changers as we gathered at LifeWomen Conference 2011:

Together we will rise …

We are women with a voice

We are women who see.

We are women who hear.

We are women with a cause.

We are women whose time has come.

We are women who are not afraid.

We are women who know their God.

She RISES …  She is a gift to the world …  a revolutionary, a lover, a dreamer, a fighter – a sister!


About Helen:

Helen Burns and her husband, John, speak around the world on the topic of relationships. They host the popular TV show “Relate with John and Helen.”