Body Positivity: Honoring Your Body

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Over the last century, women have struggled with societal beauty standards, body image & all the things connected to our feminine archetype.

We have been brainwash to reject, loathe & neglect our feminine structures. However, in the last five years, there has been a revolutionizing of women reclaiming their power over their bodies, redefining beauty, and much more.

I think it is vital to connect with our bodies & realize that God intricately made us. We have spent enough time shaming, neglecting & hating our bodies. I believe in the power of honoring, respecting & loving all the phases our bodies go through.

Today I will discuss a couple of ways we can inject body positivity in our life & see our feminine body as a unique gift to ourselves & the world.

Below are three ways we can reclaim our feminine essence & honor our bodies in a sacred way.

  1. Cycle Syncing. Cycle Syncing is the idea of aligning your eating, exercising, and other areas of your life with various phases of your menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle has four phases: menstruation phase, follicular phase, ovulatory phase, and luteal phase. At each stage of your cycle calendar, your body goes through hormonal changes that affect your mood, eating, and social habits.

Here is a article to give you deeper insight into cycle syncing:

Here is a youtuber who explain cycle syncing in an excellent way:

2. Beauty & The Body

  • It is essential to see the beauty within yourself so you can appreciate your external beauty. (Make a list of the things you love about your personality & your favorite physical attributes)
  • Celebrate your beauty by realizing your unique features are a gift to the world. (There is only one you and that is your superpower.)
  • Figure out your body type so you can learn how to adorn your figure with the right clothes.
  • Style: Once you understand your body type you can start to shop for clothes that accentuate your body.
  • Define Your Style: Think of three words that define your style now (just remember as you grow your style will change so don’t be scared to change your style words). Ex: My style words right now are ease, effortless & elegance

Here is an YouTube video to get further guidance on discovering your personal style:

3. Hormones

  • taking vitamins (probiotics, Garden of life, multivitamins, Ritual vitamins etc.)
  • going organic (chemical free in what you put in & on your body)
  • doing research on how your hormones change at different stage & age in your life

What We Have In Store For 2016?

The Inspirational Corner will  bring you more informative content on multiple women topics. Next year, we will dive into topics that will empower, uplift & teach you how to channel your feminine power. We will still possess the same format by making sure every month has a theme. Each article will correlate with each monthly theme. 

Also the founder of The Inspirational Corner Ms. Bowden will be coming out with her new eBook entitled Red Lips & Stilettos: A Girl’s Guide To Self-Confidence. Red Lips & Stilettos is a social media movement she started in January 2015 to inspire women to walk in their purpose & believe in their feminine power. Here on the Inspirational Corner we will highlight her new eBook & give you coverage on what the book represent for women.

The beginning of January we will highlight her new eBook to give you insight on each chapter & where you can purchase her new eBook online. So get ready for fabulous things we have in store on The Inspirational Corner. 

Exercise Your Girl Power Everyday!

After watching the 67th annual Emmys, I was overwhelmed with the joy of feeling empowered. It was a night for women to shine and break barriers that continuously need to be broken in media, in Hollywood, in music and so many other places. 

As women we are challenged with so many responsibilities that we sometimes lose our way. We lose our way by hiding the authentic person we are by becoming someone only society wants us to be. It is important we do not lose ourselves in the midst of pleasing others. 

We have many hats we wear but we should always take every opportunity to make our voices heard to exercise our girl power everyday. In my 36 years of living on Earth I realize being a girl is not only fabulous but quite powerful yet we never take the time to celebrate our power. So in this post we are giving you tips to exercise your girl power everyday!

Tips To Exercise Your Girl Power

1. Stand Up For Something. If you do not stand up for something you will become a victim and fall for anything. It is important you exercise your voice when you feel that it is necessary to bring a change to the world. Do not be afraid of what others may think of you because your voice matters. Stand up for a cause that is dear to your heart in spite of the minimized applause. 

2. Celebrate Yourself. It is important to celebrate yourself everyday and every chance you get in life. Never wait on others to celebrate you because before anyone can appreciate you; you have to learn to appreciate yourself.

3. Cater To You. As women we can do many things at once but that does not mean we have too. We owe it to ourselves to take time off to reflect, restore & rejuvenate our sanity. So never hesitate to let everyone know you are taking time off from their needs & catering to your needs.

4. Retail Therapy. Never feel guilty for splurging on yourself as long as your bills are paid & some money is stashed away you can indulge in a little retail therapy.

5. Rate Of Return. The greatest investment you can make is in yourself so don’t be shy about investing in that trip, spa day or anything else that will nurture your soul. Their is a greater rate of return when you invest in your growth and well-being. Don’t  short-change yourself! 

September Series: All Things Girly, Glittery & Glamorous!

September is finally here and we are set to celebrate our series for this month. In our September series: All Things Girly, Glittery & Glamorous we will discuss fall fashion, how to be a woman of grace & ways to celebrate our girl power everyday! So join us this month as we proudly wear pink, throw glitter on everything &  show you how fabulous it is to simply be a girl!