Would you say it reveals who you truly are and how you’re really feeling?
Are you an Empowered Woman? Do you feel strong and courageous and ready to step outside of your comfort zone, deep down inside?
Or are you wearing the mask of a Happy Woman when deep down inside you’re feeling depressed, worried or anxious?
The Self-Starting Woman is someone who is constantly metamorphosing. I think of Madonna, the actress and singer. She knows who she is and where she wants to go! She isn’t afraid to try something new. She may face criticism or be misunderstood, but she is true to herself. She knows what she wants!
In order to be a Self-Starting Woman, it is vital that she possesses healthy self-esteem. Those who play the role of victim, martyr, or have a poverty mindset are not usually self-starters.
I had lost my job and my Employment Benefits were soon running out. I live in a province that is heavily dependent on the Oil and Gas industry for employment and the recent recession had hit everyone pretty hard. Good paying jobs had become a scarcity and there weren’t too many people who were able to find even low paying jobs. The number of unemployed people had hit an all time high, so it seemed, and I had become one of those statistics. I felt alone, afraid and worried that I might end up living on the streets if I didn’t find some sort of a reprieve and soon.
At the age of 2, a house fire caused burns to 75% of her body. Kelly then underwent several surgeries and faced ridicule, along with being bullied, shunned and avoided by her peers and others.
It was March 26, 2007, just 6 days after my 41st birthday. The weather was nice for a spring day, and not too cold although a thin layer of snow covered the ground.
Like every other weekday, I took the bus into the downtown core of the city where I lived, Calgary Alberta.
Just as I had done for many mornings during the commute, I wrote in my journal. It was when I was writing that I had the feeling that I needed to pray for protection. I didn’t know why but I felt better when I did. A few moments later, the bus pulled up to my stop and I got off.
woman. She fought and died for her beliefs. She wanted to right the
wrongs that she saw happening. Not only was she brave, she was an
ano maly when it came to the women of her day.
The second type of martyred woman is a cunning and manipulative
person. She may act like she is innocent, but she knows what she is
doing. She will use her “victim status” to get what she wants, and
may succeed in this by crying to elicit the sympathy of others, or by
emotionally blackmailing them to get her needs met.
Each of us can find Giving Woman in us. A Giving Woman gives life, whether it’s by giving birth to a child, or by creating something for herself or others. Giving Woman knows the difference between giving of herself and giving herself away. The former means that she gives a hand-up and not a handout, and she does not allow herself to be taken in by the emotional vampires of the world. The latter means that she gives away parts of herself and plays the role of victim. Giving Woman gives to herself as well. She can accomplish this in the way she communicates with her soul. She gives to herself by becoming healthy and whole. She knows that her life has meaning and value.
Mickey was my father-in-law. He had a heart of gold and a sense of humour. He recently passed away. This is my tribute to him.
Mickey Fluet passed away in the wee hours of Sunday September 2, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The doctors operated and to everyone’s relief the tumor was benign. He was also diagnosed with diabetes which could be controlled with medication and diet. Just when we thought he had pulled through, the tumor, once again benign returned.
For awhile, everything seemed to be okay. I invited him to a family picnic that my company had in Bowness Park (Calgary, Alberta). He enjoyed himself immensely and later told me that he missed going to company functions.
For Jo-Ann Grimwood, the answer is found in her strong Christian faith.
According to Jo-Ann her journey of faith started when she was invited to attend Sunday school which she said, “was a great blessing as it gave me an escape and gave me great hope.” She met a family who attended the church and invited her to their home over many weekends and made sure that she could attend the choir practice. Unfortunately, that church let her down and refused to marry her to an Anglican when she was 20 years old. And for the next 20 years she felt like “part of my past support contradicted the teaching I once believed!”