The Empowered Woman is a book I did not want to finish reading because I loved it like a delicious dish.
The sub-title is “A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones“. Had it not have been written by Kate Magic, who I admire so much, I would not have picked up this book because I am not particularly interested in hormones.
However, Kate Magic makes learning about hormones fun and interesting. Thanks to the book The Empowered Woman, I expanded my knowledge so much about what the feminine and masculine hormones are and how they interact with each other all the time.
Please find below 10 reasons why I adore Kate Magic’ new book.
1. The end of the patriarchy
The book The Empowered Woman came as a confirmation of a key idea of a French book called “Patriarcat : fin de partie” by Chantal Revault d’Allonnes.
We are entering a new age, not where we reject men but where we integrate in a harmonious way the divine masculine with the divine feminine.
2. Inside and outside
Kate Magic writes: “Empowerment is knowing that everything that happens in your life is ultimately a reflection of your inner state“.
Enough said. May we carry on working on ourselves to get the life we deserve.
3. Socrates again
Again and again in my recent readings, I come across the famous injunction from Socrates: “Know thyself“.
Kate Magic reminds us that knowing ourselves first is also the greatest gift, from ourselves to ourselves.
Today I do not feel like pleasing people around me anymore, but discovering who I really am.
4. Of the importance of food
Before transitioning slowly from a standard diet to a raw vegan lifestyle, I was absolutely not aware of the direct connection between what we eat and our state of mind.
Today it would be impossible for me to eat an animal for instance. I would not want to make her pain and suffering mine by eating it.
Our personal power also lies in the food we chose to eat (or not).
I discovered epigenetics a few years ago. It is a new way of looking at genes. In her book The Empowered Woman, Kate Magic invites us to free ourselves from the weight of our genetic past.
Our genes can be modified if we chose a healthier lifestyle. It starts by changing our habits.
We can become freer and create our life.
6. Habits or choices?
Changing our life starts with changing our habits. Instead of going through the motion like a robot, I can choose to ask myself: “Why am I doing this all the time?“.
Changing our habits also means introducing new ones. When I made the decision to practice yoga 5 minutes every day, I was far from imagining that one day I would do at least 30 minutes of yoga so easily.
A conscious habit becomes a choice and can lead us very far.
7. Stress no more baby
Being an empowered woman is being aware that stress is the worst.
No amount of good nutrition and regular exercise can help if we are stressed out. Most stress comes from a bad attitude towards ourselves. On the contrary, practicing self-care lowers our cortisol levels. As women, we are more likely to feel it because the whole society is organized in a linear and detrimental way for us, in opposition to our feminine nature, which is cyclical, intuitive and thrives on collaboration.
I learned it the hard way. I was raw vegan and practicing yoga every day, but working like crazy in a law firm. I simply burned out. Before changing my life.
I moved from France to Tunisia to lower my exposure to daily stress.
If you current situation is poisoned by stress, please know you are not alone. In her book, Kate Magic shares how she almost went into a nervous breakdown more than once.
8. Boundaries and disappointing people
The Empowered Woman is yet another invitation to set boundaries for ourselves. It starts by saying no more often.
By saying no to others we say yes to ourselves.
Learning to disappoint people and feel alright was one of my biggest lessons. I share about it in my book The Knot in the Spiral.
9. The bliss principle
Kate Magic reminds us in her book that we are meant to experience bliss in our life. We are worth it no matter what.
Following our bliss puts us in a good spiral of getting more joy and happiness. You know I love positive spirals 😉
10. Of potential and leave or our relationships with men
The most common error women make is to only see in a man the potential he holds. Loving a man is not changing him nor helping him to become different from what he is now.
Knowing how to walk away is one key of our personal power.
Lastly, a man’s role is not to make us happy. Being empowered and willing to share our happiness is much more gratifying for both people involved.