Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leadership...
Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience
"The Unbound Press is pleased to publish a book that brings together an honest and vulnerable account of leadership lessons from the authors’ life experiences along with practical leadership exercises, healing foods and go-to practices for movement and meditation. This is a guide you’ll treasure for life, and a book you’ll want to gift to all the smart and talented women in your life! "

Brief Synopsis

  “This is the leadership book women have been waiting-- and      longing for."
 ~ Maria Rodale, author Love, Nature, Magic

Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience empowers women leaders to reclaim balance and well-being by decoding the language of our body, behavior and mind.  

Our body shows us when we’ve been stretched beyond our limits and knocked out of balance. But what can we do about it and how can we recognize those first signs?

Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience shows us how. Rootsilience (“root - zeel - ience”) is a new word and rhymes with resilience. Try saying it a few times. Root- zeel - ience. We invented the word because to affect real, transformational change, we need to create new consciousness with new language.

Resilience is not enough to deal with the stressors and challenges of today. Our new word, Rootsilience, takes the notion of “resilience” a step deeper, and teaches us to be grounded, rooted and able to respond to stressors from a place of security rather than being stretched beyond our limits. We need to rise beyond resilience to Rootsilience.  

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“A transformative journey through the chakras that illuminates the path to
conscious leadership and personal evolution. Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience is a profound guide for those seeking to align their inner energy centers with their leadership potential.”

Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Wheels of Life and Eastern Body, Western Mind

The landscape of health and well-being can be overwhelming, and we are deluged with books, articles and fads on what to eat or not eat, what special breathing technique can get us on a rocket ship to “nirvana” or what hot new product we need to reach everlasting happiness.

Turns out there’s another way to rise in leadership; one that doesn’t put “success,” “happiness” and “health” in separate buckets and force us to choose one at the expense of the others. Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience is inspired by ancient teachings and modern science and combines three key branches: conscious leadership, healing foods, and mind-body integration.

We learn to recognize our body’s unique language of balance and ease, and the interconnectedness of our behavioral, physical and mental well being. We learn to stay rooted, grounded and centered, rather than getting pulled away with whatever is stretching us beyond our limits.


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Our Story

With a shared love of nature, a belief in the strength of conscious leadership, and a commitment to a life of sustainability, health and wellness, Rimi and Samantha have come together in search of their authentic selves, connected by the love for the earth that they respect and revere. Together, and in the words of Sharon Blackie, "we rise up, rooted like trees... (to) save not only ourselves, but the world."  It was late summer of 2019 when Samantha first set foot upon the Azores. A guest at Rimi’s family run Lodge, the two bonded over their shared values for health and well-being and set off on planning a retreat together for the Spring of 2020. With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and endless retreat reschedules, Samantha and Rimi found solace in bridging their worlds between New York City and the Azores, sharing what was raw and real, what was working and what was not. It was in these weekly calls the revolutionary framework for Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience was born, and so began their journey to empower women to a new and balanced path to leadership.

About Rimi

Rimi traded in the trappings of status, affluence and the insatiable desire for more, for true success - living with purpose and meaning. With an MBA from MIT Sloan and nearly 25 years of experience and certifications in yoga and meditation, Rimi has successfully translated the ancient teachings of her Indian roots to the business world. Her passion to lead mindfully stems from leaving a prestigious management consultant gig in Boston to owning and operating a lodge and learning center in the Azores, Portugal. In addition to teaching chakra-based yoga and meditation, Rimi consults with Fortune 500 companies, provides executive leadership coaching and runs transformational retreats, guiding our best and brightest to true health, real success, and everlasting happiness.  

About Samantha

Samantha Anderson is a strategic visionary with decades of experience working with organizations to support the fields of philanthropy, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. Her mission is to create a better future for women and the organizations they lead by facilitating their growth and power. She has served in leadership positions at the Yale School of Management, Skoll World Forum, Arabella Advisors, the Jewish Funders Network, Jewish Women INVEST, as well as heading up her philanthropic advisory firm, Honeycomb-Strategy. She is also a Board Certified Functional Medicine Health and Wellness coach providing practical tools to help women cultivate purpose and vision while connecting to their whole selves and to that which restores balance.


“The Rootsilience Leadership Map feels like a map to my soul. I found mine to be spot on, and the imbalances/overuse/underuse analysis was incredibly helpful in showing me my leadership strengths.”  — Ravit, Executive Director in International Development

“Rootsilience allowed me the opportunity to connect with a network of women through the world in collectively exploring how imbalances in the chakras affect our ability to lead and what we can do in our daily practices to bring more balance and ease into our lives.”
 — Michele, Owner of Education Consulting Business

“I stopped ignoring what my body is telling me, both when something is right and when something is wrong. I started to notice more how much my health impacts my abilities each day and how it also impacts those around me.”
—Annie, Senior Manager at Technology Company

Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience amplifies the voices of those who identify as women.
We learn to stay rooted, grounded and centered, rather than getting pulled away with whatever is stretching us beyond your limits.  

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