Many women have not been privileged to the chapter of healthy living. It seems to be a modern term.
We watched our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunties, mentors work hard, struggle and push through depletion. It seemed normal. If they did it, we could too. It is true – we can. There is nothing a woman cannot do. But they too watched their mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunties and mentors do the same. They learnt from their strength and reliance. However, they also needed to replenish. Replenishment does not distance you from your strength. It nurtures it.
Nurturing yourself is an essential part of loving yourself. Dedication requires the transaction of give and take. Giving to relationships and tasks that you hold close to your heart may tire you out (even tire you to tears), especially when you are giving more than you are receiving.
What you receive from the opposite party may not always fill the well that you have been sharing from. As you reach from within, only you can refill the essence that you have shared from your depths. Once we have replenished, we may continue to share the best of ourselves without those around us.
Well Being You will be sharing some ideas on how to replenish. For now, it is essential that you know that it is ok to feel exhausted, it is ok to cry. Just know that you deserve love. Give yourself a love-line.