You see it everywhere. You could be in a park, at a playground or even in a cafe. Young girls that are full of confidence and bravado. Expressing themselves confidently and boldly as they move through their day. You see that joyful spark in their eyes, ready to take on the world.
And then as teenagers, something changes and for some, that little spark gets a little duller. According to one research piece in the US, self-esteem is high during childhood and declines at adolescence, reaching its lifetime low between the ages of 18 and 22.
It’s like it gets chipped away. And the onset of menstruation doesn’t help. Menstrual shame, body awareness and peer pressure all compound young women self-esteem.
But there IS hope! Another research piece showed that for women who have a healthy approach to their bodies, an understanding of menstruation and other female conditions, self-confidence is stronger.
It’s time to buck the trend, When women have a better understanding of their menstrual cycle and how it impacts their everyday lives, they can embrace a set of skills or tools to combat a range of emotions that can otherwise negatively impact their well-being.
So, what can you do?
- Embrace – read the book – The Empowerment Cycle, understand how it works for you, learn the process of the program
- Emerge – identify the four phases and begin to see how they reflect in you
- Embody – as you work with your body you begin to see an increase in your self-esteem and confidence
- Empower – soon this skill becomes an everyday tool you use to get great results in your life
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