Woman First

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

         Woman First


“I am a woman above everything else.”                                      


              Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 


When it comes to the question “How do you take care of yourself?” I love the clarity of Jackie Kennedy’s quote.  With a focus on this years intent, which is to connect and give into the power of feminine presence, specifically the inner woman, I believe it helps to differentiate womanhood from childhood, adulthood, motherhood and personhood.  

Recently, I have been asking the various women I meet how they define themseles as women, or what it means to them to be a woman separate from all of the other roles they have in their lives.  The responses I have received are interesting, in fact, fascinating.  To start, most women let me know how much they love the question.  Then I notice that they pause and think. Many have said, “You know, it’s been such a long time since I’ve really stopped to think about it…myself as a woman separate from all of my responsibilities and other roles.  Apart from sex, and being in relationship with a man, I would like to take some time to think about it…”  


For myself, I have found the exercise of contemplating what it means to me to be a woman a wonderful way to reconnect with the part of me that often takes a back seat to everything else that is going on in my life.  So far, what I have come up with is …stay tuned.  


The truth is I’m not trying to be coy by not completing  my thought. I would just like to engage you in a journey of self-discovery, as well as have you take a moment for yourself to think about what being a woman means to you separate from what everyone else  thinks. What I can share with you is that I found the question itself to be a turning point and that answers have not come readily which surprised and intrigued me.


Oscar Wilde said, “Getting to know yourself is a life long romance.”


February is the month of love. Why not take a moment to turn the spot light on the woman within and give her the loving attentions she needs?  Please let us know what you think being a woman means to you.


Joan Shaver


Be Bold   Be Beautiful    Be True to Yourself




What you are not aware of can hurt you!


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