Why being a stay-at-home #mother is way harder than #working in an office

Why being a stay-at-home #mother is way harder than #working in an office

To be a full-time mother at home is sometimes a very lonely experience indeed, especially if we have nobody/nothing to hold on to.

Thanks to the amazing book The Empowered Woman, by Kate Magic, a new light can be shed on the precious yet difficult time of our life: taking care of our children full-time, all alone at home all day.

Thus, to stay at home can allow self inquiry and reflection, like a prolonged meditation while we do the dishes or the laundry. Why not? Each moment can be considered from a new angle and become interesting 😉

Safe and easy? The #Universe does not like it or lesson from #TheEmpoweredWoman

Safe and easy? The #Universe does not like it or lesson from #TheEmpoweredWoman

In her great book The Empowered Woman, Kate Magic writes: “The universe doesn’t like it when we play it safe , so then things are more likely to become stuck and stagnant“.

I remind myself to be like water, flowing effortlessly along.

I work on trusting the universe whenever I feel anxiety rising.

Always moving. Reminding myself I am not stuck. Reminding myself of the grace and beauty all around me, supporting me in my endeavours.

The most important advice for our #daughter who gets her #periods

The most important advice for our #daughter who gets her #periods

I am currently diving deep into the topic of periods thanks to the great book Wild Power Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power by Alexandra Pope.

When my daughter got her periods, the most important piece of advice I gave her was: follow the seasons of your body.

Our divine feminine body follows four seasons. The book Wild Power explains this concept in a very interesting way.

Thus, during our periods, the body is experiencing a kind of winter phase. It is supposed to be resting in a warm and quiet place.

Then our body experiences a phase similar to spring during the 14 days leading to ovulation, which means summer time. This is when we are full of creative juices and energy.

Lastly, fall precedes winter when our body slows its rhythm before menstruation.

The beautiful magic of the feminine cycle is also beautifully explained in the great book The empowered woman by Kate Magic.

Kate Magic explains why women are not adapted to a linear rhythm but to a cyclical one.

Lastly, diet is again so important in our life that food choices can also be adapted to the seasons of our body. Check out the website Flo Living and the book Woman code by Alisa Vitti for more information about this fantastic idea.

Review of The Empowered Woman A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones #TheEmpoweredWoman by Kate Magic

Review of The Empowered Woman A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones #TheEmpoweredWoman by Kate Magic

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).

5. Epigenetics?

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.

Thank you strong great men or how supporting a woman helps the children #TheEmpoweredWoman

 

Thank you strong great men or how supporting a woman helps the children #TheEmpoweredWoman

In her great book, The Empowered Woman, Kate Magic shares the challenges inherent to raising kids.

In her particular case, she chose long-term breastfeeding and homeschooling for her three kids.

In her book, Kate Magic highlights how stress over paying the rent and providing food for the children can hinder motherhood.

Often, women reduce their work hours and even quit their job to raise their children and make the most of these very special years.

However, stressing over money hurts us and damage our children as well because they can feel everything. It is impossible to hide emotions from our kids, even if we never say the actual words.

Consequently, I would like to express my utmost gratitude, admiration and respect to the strong men out there, the ones who support their woman during this magical time of raising children.