The NAKED TRUTH is everyone is beautiful.
What I know for sure is that as you discover your beauty, you fall in love with being your kind of woman.
One of the reasons that I focus on CONVERSATIONS FOR WOMEN is that I feel strongly that I can make a stand for women to be seen and heard in their own right and light.
The NAKED TRUTH is everyone is beautiful.
What I know for sure is that as you discover your beauty, you fall in love with being your kind of woman. All you want to do from here is be a stand for another so they see their beauty and rise strong too.
It can start with one conversation about how you see yourself as a woman.
One moment to risk speaking your truth, your hopes and pain. Witnessing your truth is how miracles can and do happen.
Do you know that one thing women on the growth path share?
There is a struggle in feeling safe to be themselves (even if they are not sure exactly who that is now). Can you relate to this as well?
Because of this, you may find you wear the masculine mask more often than you like?
I know I did when I was in corporate. I am also aware that it can be uncomfortable and even scary 'dropping the mask', and meeting the woman underneath.
RESPECT where you are.
This is one reason why it's important to observe and respect exactly where you are. Trust in yourself strengthens when you 'bare your soul' without being made wrong by yourself or others. You are heard and held. It allows the feminine to rise without judgment, and you discover it is worth the uncomfortableness at first. As Amanda commented "the benefits will be loving and life changing".
You don't have to keep being strong alone. There will always be a a sacred space to honour your emergence here in Conversations For Women. You will be encouraged, guided and celebrated.
love Anna xo
(ps) you can read Amanda's success story here
2016-2017 Pirelli Photo Shoot with Peter Lindbergh and Anastasia Ignatova
Beauty without kindness, for me - is not possible. Anastasia Ignatova.
Today's Uplift is inspired by the late Peter Lindbergh who is referred to as one of the greatest contemporary photographers who captured the humanity of beauty. He photographed three Pirelli Calendars with 2016 (2017 edition) called Emotional.
Pirelli's shift to redefine how women were portrayed was evident in the 2017 calendar - “it conveys personality, sensitivity and the guts to be yourself”, Peter Lindbergh explained at the international press launch of the new calendar in Paris.
The creation "Emotional", aim was "not shoot a calendar about perfect bodies but to capture sensitivity and emotion, laying bare the souls of the women in the images, rendering them more naked that a nude."
Dame Helen Mirren (71 years) “The Pirelli calendar today is looking at women, not simply to do with their literal beauty, but more to do with their power in the world, their presence, their personality, their influence.” Daily Mail, 2016
LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS
this weeks uplift conversation to enhance your feminine awareness
This week's uplift conversation may challenge your perception about the feminine form and this is a good thing:)-. For anything to change, it is important for you to capture how you think and feel about women in general. Healing the unhealed feminine within is supported by hearing how you speak, judge and view the feminine. Be kind.
How to engage in - looking through the lens
Set aside 20 minutes in an uninterrupted space.
You will need to bring your journal and writing materials.
A device to download and play the youtube video below.
As you listen and watch the video - The Making of the Pirelli Calendar', allow yourself to look through the lens of the camera and imagine seeing yourself in these women.
What resonates with you as a woman? For example, it may be the sharing of one woman in particular or several.
Do you notice judgments and comparisons?
How do you feel watching this video?
Capture the conversations you are having in your mind and transfer to your journal.
Then ask yourself - how do your observations relate to how you see yourself as a woman now.
What is one tool or strategy that can support you to BE yourself?
As always, I invite you to revisit your journal and insights regularly as a supportive tool to strengthen your feminine and let her have her place. The act of spending time with your journal and observing your thoughts and feelings can determine a new future for how you view yourself as a woman.
Your comments are welcomed on the blog too.
This program is the greatest gift I have given myself and lifts the veil on the illusion of what it is to be a woman.
It held up the mirror so that I could see I was already feminine, just very afraid to show it. One year on, I now follow my passions, and I'm confident in my skills to plan my unique path. I can call myself a beautiful woman.
I would say to someone considering this program, do it. You will discover your portal of self-respect, love, and are empowered and proud to be a feminine woman ".
Annan, New Zealand
Do you feel it's time to embrace all of you and be the strongest voice in your life. You don't have to be held back by fears. You can flourish your way.
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