Oh my darling girl, they will tell you ” you are too much” and then turn around and tell you ” you are not enough” the next moment. You are growing up in a world where women are FINED for trying to cover up in sports, but EXPELLED from schools if their shoulders are showing. You are told you are showing too much skin in one place and not enough in another. You either develop “too soon” or ” too late”. Perfection doesn’t exist but it is commanded of you everywhere you turn and social media, we aren’t even going to touch that…. ” You should smile more, you are too pretty not to smile”. “Why do you smile so much, no one will take you seriously?” ….
You need more curves, wear tighter clothes. You are too curvy, cover up. Your breasts are too big, hide them. They are too small, get a padded bra. Shave your legs. A feminist doesn’t shave. Here are 11438902542088 ways to get rid of cellulite. You are 12 you shouldn’t have cellulite. You don’t even know what cellulite is but you are worried you have it.
It is no wonder that women of all ages are suffering from body image issues and body dysmorphia. They are sent mixed messages from an early age on how they need to show up in the world and what is and isn’t acceptable and once they feel like they are on the right path they turn and are faced with an opposing message. The result are little girls who are uncomfortable the moment their bodies start to change and it doesn’t stop because the reality is that as women our bodies are ever changing from 12 to 22, 44 or 66.
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We hear a lot of talk of kindness these days but I’m still astounded by the lack of inclusive behavior I witness everyday. We are seeing a HUGE increase in mental health issues, bullying issues, a decline in self-esteem, self-worth and acceptance. There are scientist and professionals all over the world studying, researching and trying to figure out this enormous and serious problem when one of the EASIEST and fastest fixes is in our hands EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
We talk about it, people nod their heads in agreement but when push comes to shove people slip back into old patterns of behavior and the cycle continues.
One of the most important things that you can learn as a parent, caretake or teacher that are a part of raising girls is that the behavior we model to them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY trumps anything that will ever come out of our mouths. It’s not what we say, it’s what we do and that means getting uncomfortable with our own issues, pushing them aside in order to break cycles of behavior and do better.
I’m an introvert by nature in large situations. I was the wall-flower child, the girl who spoke at a whisper in school and public situations for a very long time. I spent hours wishing someone would come over to me, be the first to speak and befriend me. Rarely were my prayers answered. Many times that exclusion became deliberate, those girls were comfortable in their own circles, they didn’t want outsiders. I would spend HOURS mustering the courage to ask to join only to be shut down and denied in painful ways. They would play and cheer and laugh and giggle and look back at me. People say, “ you can’t be friends with everyone,” and they would let that behavior slide. NOW we know that the deliberate exclusion and isolation of one person to another is a form of bullying called relational aggression. I want you to let that sink in. We have allowed this behavior and cycle to occur amongst girls turning it into a normal part of girl culture! Not teaching your daughter to be inclusive and open up the circle reinforces this toxic pattern of behavior. In order for this to change we have to CONSCIOUSLY chose to teach them differently. (continue in Comments)...
All those little moments of deep breathing when they make a mistake when they were little is leading up to this BIG moment. THIS is why you are doing the work on yourself to be the anchor they need in stormy seas. This is why you model clean communication and show them that you will ALWAYS be there for them no matter how hard the storm is. This is why you pick your battles.... It all comes down to this moment when you realize it was all worth it. #EmotionalIntelligence #PositiveParenting #SocialEmotionalLearning #GentleParenting #PeacefulParenting #ConsciousParenting #BuildingBetterHumans #RaisingTeens #RaisingGirls #raisingapowerfulgirl #Stronggirl #mindfulmama #powerfulwords #spiritualparenting #Spirituality...
So many of our children are natural empaths, especially these new generations. Its time we honor those attributes and see them as the gifts they are instead of trying to "toughen up" some of our most heartfelt children. #EmotionalIntelligence #MentalHealthSupport #PositiveParenting #SocialEmotionalLearning #GentleParenting #ConsciousParenting #IntentionalParenting #RaisingGirls #RaisingTeens #raisingapowerfulgirl #mindfulmama #mindsetmatters #powerfulwords #beyourownmagic #spiritualparenting #Spirituality #empath #empathicchildren #childempath...
Let's Chat! Relationship building are skills we learn as a child. Oftentimes our own experiences impact our daughters and not always in the best manner. Understanding our own relationship building challenges both familiar, friendships and romantic allow us to break cycles or patterns of behavior and empower our daughters. So let's chat today.... What was your experience like? Join our Facebook group (link in our bio) to continue the conversation! #PositiveParenting #SocialEmotionalLearning #GentleParenting #PeacefulParenting #ConsciousParenting #BuildingBetterHumans #IntentionalParenting #RaisingGirls #RaisingTeens #raisingapowerfulgirl #Stronggirl #spiritualparenting #Spirituality #Relationships #relationshipbuilding...
Alyse Bacine has always been a seeker. At a very young age, she had many metaphysical experiences that she would later understand as her psychic gifts. As a highly sensitive psychic and empath, growing up wasn’t easy. She was always aware of what everyone around her was thinking and feeling and it was uncomfortable and overwhelming. She often found herself in unhealthy relationship dynamics where she gave her power away. In a search for answers, she discovered breathwork at the age of 19 while working at a yoga studio. At the time she was struggling with disordered eating, body issues, and anxiety, all the result of not understanding her gifts. Through breathwork, she was able to heal and there she began to understand herself and the world in a completely new way.
Alyse’s gift is being able to see and understand how your ancestral trauma and familial programming are creating your current glass ceiling. Her mission is to guide you to transmute that trauma and breakthrough that glass ceiling rapidly and efficiently, just as she has done with herself. Alyse has over a decade of experience as a mental health professional, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Certification in Social Emotional Learning so she understands how to recognize and release old programming in a very efficient way.
Join us on this podcast episode as we explore the impact that birth trauma not just our own but our mothers as well has on not only our lives but our children as well.
#PositiveParenting #SocialEmotionalLearning #GentleParenting #PeacefulParenting #ConsciousParenting #BuildingBetterHumans #IntentionalParenting #ParentingPodcast #PodcastForParents #TeenPodcast #RaisingTeens #RaisingGirls #raisingapowerfulgirl #Stronggirl #mindfulmama #mindsetmatters #powerfulwords #spiritualparenting #Spirituality #birthtrauma #ancestraltrauma #ancestralHealing #epigenetics #Generationaltrauma #generationalhealing #Birthstory #Birthhealing #breathwork...
Join us on todays podcast episode where Blakes Daughter Gigi Guides us through a 7 chakra gratitude meditation with chanting. After the meditation join use for a conversation with Blake on the profound impact that meditation has had on not just his daughters but strengthening the family unit. For even more goodness, have your children listen and join in on the meditation fun!
As a devout believer in the healing power of foods and the power of thoughts to shape our own reality, Blake aka Benevolent Blizz spends his days sharing knowledge on how to use food as medicine and how to also use thoughts, words, and meditation as a (w)holistic approach to wellness. Blake underwent a profound awakening and transformation through transitioning from a sad Diet(Standard American Diet) to what he likes to refer to as a happy LIVEt. Blake feels forever grateful and indebted to his children, particularly his first born daughter, Greatful Gigi, for truly spurring his profound transformation. He vows to teach his children the positive mental downloads, which he received in conjunction with his awakening so that they may be powerful leaders starting at an early age.
Blake has also added author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his first book which is focused on wholistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. Additionally, he has released a children’s book of affirmations and a book of juicing recipes. As Blake believes deeply in a wholistic approach to wellness, he incorporates meditation, the power of thoughts, and law of attraction into his approach when working with clients.
Blake is a devoted father, partner, and caretaker of his community. You will often find him spending time outdoors in nature with his family, visiting local farmer’s markets, or refining his yoga and meditation practice. #EmotionalIntelligence #PositiveParenting #GentleParenting #PeacefulParenting #ConsciousParenting #BuildingBetterHumans #IntentionalParenting #PodcastForParents #RaisingTeens #RaisingGirls #raisingapowerfulgirl #mindsetmatters #affirmation #powerfulwords #magic #beyourownmagic #spiritualparenting #Spirituality...