How many of us women see ourselves as winners and as ‘outstanding’ in whatever we do in life? I mean, honestly, how many of us truly think we’re “all that and a bag of chips”?
While many things pain me greatly, (like the exploitation and destruction of the planet, war, hunger, poverty, etc.), one of the greatest tragedies I see today is girls lack of women’s health and not blossoming and becoming everything that they dream of being and are capable of. If I think about it too much, it makes me cry.
Being a therapist day-in and day-out, I have the blessing of meeting a multitude of bright, talented, and fabulous girls and women who have become somehow ‘derailed’ from their life’s purpose and are instead turning their anger, frustration, and sadness inward and in effect, beating themselves up emotionally (and often physically too, through various addictions and other self-harming behaviours). This has become the all to popular and is depicted in some women’s style and fashion and is some cases is a cry for help and not just attention.
I see my job as reminding these people of who they really are and what they’re capable of. Women are so wise and brilliant, so why do we so often lose our way and forget about interest in health and why we were put here on earth in the first place? Maybe there isn’t a satisfactory answer, but perhaps we can stop doing this and reclaim and own our place in the world? I believe that this is doable and possible and I invite you to do the same by going here www.unizilla.org to get your health back on track.
To get you started in this vein, I want to give you a little bit of FUN homework…
I want you to design an award for yourself- get right into it. If you were to win a single award for something that you are fabulous at and have worked hard to become, what would it be for? If you’re stuck, interview your girlfriends and supportive family members and ask them what they think you’d win for.
Secondly, MAKE the award for yourself and have others help you make it–a sort of women’s guide. Better yet, do this exercise with a group of other fabulous women who need a boost. You can even frame the awards and conduct a special awards ceremony honouring each other.
And remember, we are all winners!!!!!
Esther Kane, MSW, is in full-time private practise as a psychotherapist in Courtenay, BC. She has over a decade of experience counselling women and their loved ones with a multitude of presenting problems that are discussed here www.lanueva107.com in some detail. Her main focus is helping women to become free of barriers which keep them stuck so that they can become all that they dream of being.
You can check out her detailed website at www.fokoncherche.com for more ways to get interested not just in your health, but in the women in your life as well. Take back your life.
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