Mommy Monday: Megan Rix from the Blog, “This Anchored Life: Measured by Love & Spoons” This blog post goes out to all the moms raising strong willed child. Anyone who has a sweet, kind toddler, who sits quietly in a restaurant coloring or plays alone…
Tag: empowering women
October 16, 2017 Today’s Mommy Monday post comes to you from Rachael Freeland! Rachel has a blog called Werifesteria: To Wander through the Forest in Search of Mystery. Rachel is from Melbourne, Australia originally, but is living in Amsterdam currently. Before Rachel became a mother…
20 Things To Give Yourself Permission for:
2.) To laugh
3.) To play
4.) Make mistakes
5.) To say “no” to demands on my time that are simply draining
6.) To say “yes” to what I want
7.) To fulfill my childhood/lifelong dreams
8.) To ask for what I want
9.) To be who I am
10.) To try again
11.) To have fun
12.) To design my own life
13.) To ignore the haters
14.) To stay focused on what’s important to me
15.) To be whatever body shape I want to be
16.) To be imperfect
17.) To ASK FOR HELP
18.) To stop caring what others think of me
19.) To write a shitty first draft
20.) To create
Do you question if your relationship is one that is healthy for you? Has your partner shown “red flags” while you have been together?
We all deserve to be happy, fulfilled, and in healthy relationships. Are you not quite sure if your own relationship is healthy? Complete my Healthy Relationship Questionnaire to assess if your romantic relationship is healthy or not. The directions for how to score the questionnaire are included.
The most common form of an unhealthy relationship is one that is based on power & control vs respect and equality. Being constantly ridiculed or put down, feeling as though you are constantly walking on eggshells, or worse — pushing, hitting, or slapping are all forms of abuse and if you are someone who is experiencing this type of behavior or have in the past, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is why this subject is so near and dear to my heart. I have been in your very spot, thinking.. “what? abuse? How the f*%k did I let it get this far?! How did I get here?!”
My journey has been one with many plot twists, to say in the least. But I wouldn’t be where I am today without my past experiences and even though some of them are tough to remember, (memories come flooding back as I’m writing this) memories that make me cringe, when my mind starts to go in that direction. I have to stop myself and bring myself back to the here and now. I use that energy to put into my work in helping other women become educated on what a healthy relationship is, how to set boundaries, and how to build her confidence to that of a Lioness!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no where near perfect! It’s a constant effort I put forth to keep my self confidence on the higher end of the self confidence spectrum but, I do the work and it continues to build. It’s still a process and some days my Inner Lioness is fully Unleashed and some days she’s no where to be found. And I’m ok with that, I’m not perfect, and there is no need in my trying. There are so many different and better ways to use that energy than on the negatives.
You too can get through whatever struggles you are dealing with!! Change your thinking, and quit making things worse on yourself. Take your mind from the dark places and into the light. Its warmer in the light!
If you have further questions after taking this questionnaire please feel free to contact me on Facebook with your questions and concerns. I am happy to discuss your score with you, in fact, I would LOVE to discuss your score with you! So I encourage you to contact me once you have completed the questionnaire!
You can contact me by clicking here!
If you don’t want to talk to me, there are other resources. If you are in the Dothan, Alabama area, The Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention provides free counseling to anyone who has experienced abuse at any point in their life.
Or click here to go to Domestic Violence National Hotline Website