Thanks to Gyals Network, WeWork, and Pulse TMS, I got to share some of my thoughts about emotional wellness, self care, building inner resources, and maintaining an optimistic perspective despite life's ups and downs.
NOTES & TAKEAWAYS
To me, achieving emotional wellness and practicing self care means looking inward, being curious about yourself, and others from a non-judgemental perspective. It’s a practice. It’s more than epsom salt baths and facials.
Coincidentally, I broke out in all-over-body hives the same week I gave this talk. Dr. says it’s from stress. Proof that our bodies have limits and that self care is hard work! Also that I am pushing myself too hard, and not listening carefully enough to my own internal limits.
An invitation for me to re-examine my relationship to the strong woman complex (as Margena Carter spoke about so eloquently). Meaning a woman who bears the responsibility of societal standards of the female gender, while simultaneously earning a living and pushing through hardship without asking for help.
Special thanks to my co-panelists: Margena Carter, Brandi Veil, and Kristina Lembesis of Gyals Network.