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The Power of Women Making the World a Better Place

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The SparkCoach assignment for me today was to figure out exactly why I want to be on this journey- what is the overriding factor in doing something that's very difficult at times.

The thing that popped into my head immediately and has been a theme for me for awhile is I want my life to be about more than this constant focus on, and obsession with food, my body and my relationship to all things similar. I used to journal a lot. I love to express myself in writing and it was therapeutic for me. After awhile though I noticed that almost every single day my journaling was about how I ate, what I weighed, how awful I felt about my body, etc, etc. I become so disgusted with that one obsessive train of thought I stopped writing.

I once read that if women put as much time and energy into issues, besides their bodies, that were important to them, the world would truly be a different place. The amount of wasted energy on body focus, which has led to hugely significant psychological issues in women*, makes me heartbreakingly sad. What have we done to ourselves?? **sigh**

So, that's my overriding reason in doing what I'm doing- to use my energy and focus to make the world a better place, and where my world is a peaceful one in which I give myself permission to love ME... So I can move on to better and CERTAINLY more interesting things!!!!

* All you guys- I love you too and know you have your own set of issues. Didn't mean to leave you out of this! If it fits for you too, my apologies. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANU_20 2/12/2013 1:57AM

    Its so true! ... its like someone telling me my own story :) !

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CJURICK 2/11/2013 9:36PM

    Funny Lisa, "I've become my own full time job". :) I guess, though, we women typically take care of everyone else EXCEPT ourselves, so I guess it's ok to take on that job for awhile. emoticon

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    How true is this! I've suddenly become my own full-time job! And can't wait till I can move on to better things! Loved this blog!


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CJURICK 2/11/2013 12:23PM

    ASTRA, I meant "guys" as in men, since I was speaking specifically to women... ;-)

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ASTRA58 2/11/2013 11:40AM

    No need to apologize. You spoke from your heart. I think it's a wonderful place to come from and a wonderful goal to have.

You go, girl!

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MIRFA71 2/11/2013 2:41AM

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LANAHAUTH21 2/10/2013 10:11PM

  I liked your comments. Have a great week.

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