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Why Women Are Worth It!

I had the opportunity to see Dr Lois Frankel recently at a Sydney Business Chicks event. She is a fantastic speaker who tells it how it is. No nonsense or dancing around the truth. She makes it crystal clear. In the two hour workshop she squeezed in many messages to a room full of 200 women. The one that really struck me was, ‘Women are worth it.’

It’s a pretty simple message but one we absolutely forget. We forget because we tend to put others before ourselves. You know, the husband, partner, kids, family, friends, work, housework, chores and the list goes on. We often get so immersed and consumed by our lives we simply forget to nurture ourselves.

We simply forget we’re ‘worth it’.

Worth it

What is ‘worth it’ anyway? Let’s look at a few things that make women, ‘worth it’:-

1)      We have amazing bodies

Okay, some of us have more to hug than others or things may not quite look how they used to. However, the female body is something to be proud of. It’s much better looking than the male body. It allows us to carry other human beings and be able to feed them. It expands and it shrinks. If we look after it, it looks after us.

2)      We are amazing multi-taskers

As women, we have the unique ability to do several things at once and even manage to have eyes at the back of our head. I always wondered how my mum knew what I was doing! Many of us work part time or full time, have families or other responsibilities and somehow we seem to accomplish so much. We juggle this while making that, we organise this and clean that. In the chaos of our lives, we often focus on what we haven’t done, rather than how much we have done.

Multitasker

3)      We are amazing nurturers

Sometimes you just need a hug or a few loving words to soothe the soul. There’s nothing better than a mum’s hug. It makes everything better. As for soothing the soul, somehow we women always find the words for any situation. We make things better. We know what to say to make someone feel loved and to soothe their soul. It’s special. It’s a gift.

4)      We are resilient

Resilience is a core part of a women’s worth. We often get knocked down and have to get right back up. We are determined when we want to be and more importantly, when we need to be. We are stronger than we ever believed. We push forward when we never knew how to or never thought we could.

5)      We are valuable

Every woman is valuable. We are valuable in all that we do, our contribution to business, communities, families and friendships. We run businesses, empires, blog, bake, bring up children, cook, clean and shop. And that list has only just begun.

Being valuable is underestimated. I looked up the word ‘valuable’ in the Collins GEM Australian English Dictionary, it read:-

“precious, worthy, capable of being valued”

Those few words say it all. As women we are precious, worthy and capable of being valued.

Whatever we do each day in our lives, we offer value to all that we do. For that, we need to be proud. For that, we are ‘worth it”.

So tell me, how are you worth it?

Jen xoxo

Mind Matters

Mental health is a big topic in today’s world. It’s becoming more prevalent in today’s society. According to Black Dog Institute, one in five (20%) of Australians between the ages of 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. This statistic is quite high.

Statistics aside, as a society we seem to view the mind a little different to the rest of the body. What do I mean? In general, we’re quite comfortable to go to the Chiropractor if our back is sore or the Podiatrist to check out our feet, Cardiologist for our heart, yet we seem to be reluctant to visit a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist for our mind.

Our mind is like the rest of our body. It’s just another body part that from time to time needs some fine tuning and a little bit of “help”. Nothing more and nothing less. I am aware of the stigma attached to mental health in our society, however I think by changing our view of the mind, we can start to shift those attitudes. I’m not getting away from the fact that mental health can be complicated and difficult to understand, however surely if we viewed the mind like we did the rest of our body then we may start to be comfortable to seek some professional assistance.

Mind Matters

Mind Matters

It’s quite of weird to think that if you had a broken arm, then because people can see your physical limitation, they accept it. However, explain to someone you have chronic fatigue or a mental illness and because they can’t see what your “illness” is, they question its existence. Some even run the other way.

It’s that behaviour and attitude which we need to change. Our mind is a very powerful thing which drives us to achieve many great things and can also be very destructive to us. It can be our best friend or our worst enemy. We shouldn’t be afraid of it and we shouldn’t be afraid to seek help for it.

Psychology

Psychology

I’ve suffered depression before and I took antidepressants. I also saw a psychologist. Whilst I was able to move out of depression and off antidepressants, I continue to still see my psychologist. Why, you ask? It’s like this. I’ve been there before and I don’t want to go back. I also recognise my mind can take me to a dark place through my thought patterns and I want to keep it away from there. I want my mind to be strong. I want my mind to be rational. Most importantly, I want my mind to lead me to great things. So just as a chiropractor is for my back, a podiatrist is for my feet and a cardiologist is for my heart, so a psychologist is for my mind. And I’m very comfortable with that.

Do you view your mind as just another body part?? How do you feel about getting some “help” for it??

Jen xoxo