You can’t tell me what to do.
I’m not here to be a good girl anymore.
I used to think this made me incorrigible or a little brat.
You see, I was raised in a culture of “do what I say, not as I do.” I know many of you were, too.
You should never question anyone’s actions or motives and you should just be a good girl..
You should ignore your inner voice and intuition, and blindly trust the powers that be (mostly your elders)..
I know it was nobody’s intention to cause harm, but it was incredibly harmful and I believe it was one of the many contributors to my being abused for so long.
I know now that one of my greatest assets is my ability to tune in and follow my inner guidance system.
And this is something that will always lead the work that I do with women.
Because we will always be up against a world that tells us what to do…
Be skinnier, prettier, eat less, eat more, lose weight, don’t eat that, don’t wear that, cover that up, take this pill, do this diet, etc., etc., etc.
But what I want is for women to come back to themselves and learn how to listen and trust what their bodies are telling them.
(Yes, I want this for men too, but that’s out of my scope. I love you, men )
I can tell you not to eat that cookie or ice cream, but you have to find out for yourself why that might not be a good idea.
I can tell you the thing(s) that I see that might be making you feel bad or stunting your health, but you have to learn how to experience and feel those effects before make the changes will stick.
It’s engrained in many of us to ignore how we feel and I’m here to remind you how to do just that. Feel. Trust. Know. And choose.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your health and well being.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for rules and structure.
Other people, our loved ones, coaches, programs, organizations have their place. In fact, I have used a plethora of tools and resources to get me where I am today.
We can be open to all of it. The point is to become your own advocate when it comes to improving your health and life – to seek out, research and try different things to find what works for you.
I want you to become someone that no one can tell what to do – because your relationship with yourself is strong and you trust your ability to take actions and choose your own path.
Because at the end of the day, this path and this life are yours. The point is to be able to walk it in your own power and strength.
What is something you’re ready to take back into your own hands?
I’ve got you, and you’ve got this.
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