Ever feel like you’re slowly drowning in the weight of other people’s expectations? Drowning under others’ expectations of: what you’re supposed to do who you’re supposed to be who you’re supposed love or associate with how you’re supposed to act how you’re supposed to look how you’re supposed to run your business who you’re supposed to have in your life and circle etc, etc, etc. I’m sure you can add a few 🙂 We tame our true personalities and self-expression because we’re afraid of being criticized or disappointing others. So we play small or not at all because as women we have a fear of people thinking that we’re ‘too much’ or we adopt patterns and behaviors that align with their expectations. Often, we’d rather fit in the box others create for us than dare to be who we are because from early we as women have been socialized to please… View Post
Have you registered for the journaling workshop as yet? If not, now is a good time to do so as registration closes tomorrow, workshop day. ‘Journaling & Your Story Matters’ Workshop This hands-on, soulful, workshop explores the importance of our stories and how we can use journaling to capture them and unearth their significance and value to our lives. At the end of the workshop, participants will understand the importance of journaling, gained strategies and tools on how to make journaling a fruitful ritual in their lives and come to appreciate the value in their stories and why all our stories matter. My journaling and story coaching workshops tend to be very intimate, powerful and ground-breaking for attendees. When I discovered journaling, it saved me. And when I coupled that with the willingness to embrace my stories and all of me, even the parts I’d rather not embrace, my life… View Post
Facebook has this really neat feature called ‘memories’ that allows you to see posts you shared in the past. Today I got a reminder of what I like to consider the post that changed it all. The one that had about 400 shares and likes in less than two days, brought me an incredible wave of support and outpouring of love and helped increase the profile of FemmePowered and the story behind it. The one that took FemmePowered from a personal blog to a community and social enterprise. In case you’re new here, I’m sharing that post again, right under the pretty banner. Thank you for the support then, now and in the future. It means the world. Let’s keep having conversations about domestic abuse until we see meaningful change. And even then let’s still keep the conversation going. I’m inviting you to stay tuned to my upcoming webinar and… View Post
Thank you so much to all who attended this Tuesday’s Cocktails & Conversations. Remember we never got to go into the story part of the workshop because we spent so much time talking about men, sex and intimacy so I promised a makeup session? Okay – so let’s do this! After looking at my planner I see Saturday, 22 October as the best day to do the session Journaling & the Power Of Our Stories. My journaling and story coaching workshops tend to be very intimate, powerful and ground-breaking for attendees. When I discovered journaling, it saved me. And when I coupled that with the willingness to embrace my stories and all of me, even the parts I’d rather not embrace, my life changed dramatically. I didn’t want it to stop there. I wanted to learn more about journaling and the therapeutic power of words and started studying the work of researchers… View Post
Thank you so much to all who attended this evening’s Cocktails & Conversations. I’m always so enriched after each of our encounters and I hope you are too. There are other places to spend your time and money and you opted to do it at one of FemmePowerd’s events. Know that I don’t take this lightly. And BIG UP to the guy that showed up with his lady, today. It takes a brave man to share space with a group of women discussing such heady topics! Special thank you to the repeat attendees, too! The encouragement is wonderful. See you next month! Info for the free journaling and story workshop, just for you, will be in your inbox by weekend. On 1st October I’m hosting a blogging and social media workshop. If this sounds like your thing, get the details by clicking on the graphic below.