When You Nurture the Whole Woman
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh
Maya Angelou's teachings.
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014), an incredible women, poet, civil-rights activist, and author spoke extraordinary words for us to live by. She had a kick-ass attitude with a forgiving and compassionate heart. She encouraged us women to support each other, to take action where we can, and to accept the things we cannot change. She said the keys to success in life was about remembering to laugh, liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. Not always something simple to do, liking ourselves, for instance, when we experienced a tainted and traumatized past.
Understanding the difficulties of making change.
Maya Angelou was a woman that was action-oriented, yet she understood the difficulties of making change. She said, Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole woman. So if you are living in a bad situation, such as a relationship or a job, perhaps it is time to move on.
Nurturing the whole woman.
When we don't nurture the whole woman, illness may form. Mental health problems, anxiety, stresses on the body begin to tax us in various ways. Our thoughts begin to get cloudy and distorted. When you realize these things are happening, you start to understand that you are neglecting some areas in your life. It is time to start nurturing the whole woman with reflection, self-care, self-acceptance, and self-love.