If you are like most women, you have heard a similar voice in your head before. The one that looks in the mirror and cringes, or the voice who tells you you are UNLOVABLE because of your many imperfections.
This type of internal dialogue might drag you down. Some days it’s likely louder than others, some days it runs the show, and some days it may even have you in tears on the phone talking to your best friend, your sister or your mother saying “What is wrong with me???”
MOST women struggle with this voice at least some of the time. Feeling less than, not pretty enough, not fit enough, not good enough, and ... unlovable. This is an epidemic of our time, our culture, and women everywhere.
I have been there plenty. An off day, a rough night of sleep, PMS, or one of the many triggers that can pop up in my day-to-day.
What has changed for me is not making the voice go away entirely, but rather my relationship to my self sabotaging voice.
Do I give it POWER?
Do I BELIEVE it?
Do I spend the day LISTENING to it?
Can I TURN IT AROUND, change my reaction to it, or even love it as part of being a woman?
I have a few favorite FEMALE FRIENDLY ways to fine tune - from the inside out - that have been working for me. I find these important to share, perhaps they can help you too.
It is never totally EASY, but with consistency and practice it is surly EFFECTIVE and ENGAGING.
YES, this CAN mean your voice QUIETS.
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These simple yet profound tools may be just your ticket to more inner freedom and self LOVE.
One of most effective ways to connect with your beautiful body is through energizing movement. How is your MOJO? Practices such as YOGA, BRISK WALKING/HIKING and DANCE can move energy in big ways. Get yourself out of inertia and MOVE IT, SHAKE IT, GROOVE IT. Enliven your spirit and up your MOJO with some juicy movement of your own.
“Daily practice becomes more and more relevant for the modern woman as she sits at a tiny desk, eating food on the run, all the while performing the dance of mother, sister, lover, wife, and many more roles. Now we reclaim the feminine by running in nature, nourishing by a satiating meal, sitting on our meditation cushions and dancing our bodies to our hearts content. ”
~Eat Pray Yoga Guest Teacher
Have your own private dance party, take a walk in the beautiful fall leaves, or inspire yourself with your favorite yoga teacher. Learn to FEEL good in your body to then LOVE your body.
Feeling empowered around food is almost every woman’s dream. We are so often known to take everything out on our relationship to food: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Empowered eating means we clean up our relationship with food and who we are as the EATER using mindful practices such as making your eating an awareness art of it’s own. We STOP abusing our bodies with food, and START loving ourselves with every bite.
Food is a faithful resource for love, but things become problematic when we expect food to compensate for a lack of love.”
~ Psychology of Eating
and Eat.Pray.Yoga Guest Teacher
How do you feel when you take a little time to adorn your goddess self? What is it like to tend to yourself in attentive beauty and reverence? The practice of adorning yourself daily can dramatically change how you feel in your body and about your body.
“Where we're at with who we are, is how we dress. How we dress is a direct reflection of our multi-faceted inner landscape . . . This beauty has the power to heal, balance and renew. Cultivate the qualities of beauty in your thoughts and actions. “
Colleen Vistara ~
Whether this means putting on a special necklace as a meaningful ritual, buying a sexy new pair of panties or rubbing some of your favorite lotion or essential oil all over your skin – attentive adornment brings you closer to the beautiful body that is yours. Sacred ritual and loving touch for your body is breakthrough material.
Do you have a supportive group of women in your life? Are you able to find connection, like mind, and the art of the feminine healing in your circle?
When we are able to connect outside of our marriage, relationship and family to women of like mind we begin notice our needs being met in a whole new deep and fulfilling way.
“As women begin to find our way back home to each other – to the divine feminine, and to our sisters – things begin to align all around us. Energy shifts in large waves, and we find ourselves with more courage, more trust, and more support to do what it is we are called to do here on the planet.”
Sue Van Raes~
Quote from Health WIse
No other support can replace the way that women tend to each other. You don’t have to do this alone. You can give, you can receive and you can bask in the beauty of women coming together in support of each other in pure radiant living. Check out our upcoming online program:
Did you know there is no faster way to restore vitality to the body then some healthy sustainable pleasure. You can call this joy, laughter, GUSTO, or inspiration. Many women do not know how to find enough pleasure in their lives. Is that you?? If you are stuck, restrictive, blah, or feeling uninspired, this may be the perfect remedy for you.
Pleasure is the way we thank the universe for what we are grateful for. Pleasure is the expression of self-love.
Sex, chocolate, shoes, laughter, tea dates, time in nature, and meditation are just of few of the infinite ways we can find pleasure. RECEIVE, ENJOY, and REVEL in your own personal pleasures.
“I want you to know that it is pleasure, not pain, that is your birthright.”
Dr. Christiane Northrup
~ Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom; Goddesses Never Age ; The Wisdom of Menopause