Celebrating All Kinds of Women & Why They Need Self-Care

Women are worth celebrating every day. Today, together with the whole world we give honor to every woman in our lives in celebration of International Women’s Day. It’s time to take a pause to reflect, celebrate, support, and make every woman, including yourself, know how much they are loved and valued. 

Gone are the days when women were boxed into specific roles. Now, we celebrate all kinds of women who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Each woman has unique strengths and perspectives that make our world a better place to live in. 

To The Boss Lady

We thank you for empowering every young girl and woman to lead…for letting them know that they too can break barriers and overcome obstacles to achieve success in their chosen careers. You have paved the way for future generations of women to take charge in a professional or business setting. You have proven that women are not only good nurturers and caretakers, but they also make great leaders. 

To The Full-Time Mama

Your role is the noblest. Thank you for all the love and sacrifices you’ve continually given. In a world where women can choose to pursue other endeavors, you have chosen to devote your time and energy to be hands-on in raising your beautiful kids. Being a mom is not just a 40-hour-per-week job. It’s 24/7. You are amazing. Your strength, love, and devotion are incomparable.

To The Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner

You have proven that women can succeed in running their own businesses. Being a female entrepreneur has its own unique challenges compared to male entrepreneurs such as gender-based biases and discrimination, work-life balance challenges, and limited access to resources but that didn’t stop you. You are self-motivated, innovative, and driven to succeed. Thank you for inspiring girls and women to not be afraid of taking risks to turn their vision into reality. 

To The Hustler 

You are a driven, resourceful, and hardworking woman. You take on multiple projects or streams of income to achieve financial independence and create the life you want. You take on side hustles and continually seek new opportunities for growth and advancement. Thank you for reminding us not to settle for mediocrity and to always strive to improve ourselves and create a life of abundance and success. 

To The Caretaker

Thank you for being compassionate, patient, and empathetic. The world is a better place because of your strong desire to help others. You are an essential part of your community, providing invaluable support and care to those who need it most. 

To the Eldest Sister Who Had to Raise Her Siblings & Provide For The Family

You are a role model not only to your younger siblings but also to everyone. You are resilient, responsible, and nothing short of amazing. It’s not easy to take on the role of a parent figure but you manage to do it with love. Thank you for providing emotional support, guidance, and practical assistance to your siblings.

To the Eldest Sister Who Had to Raise Her Siblings

To The Woman In A Male-Dominated Corporate World

You exude confidence and competence. The male-dominated corporate world is forever changed for the better because of you. You bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the table. Thanks to you people in the corporate world get to enjoy a more inclusive and supportive culture. Thank you for letting every girl and woman know that you can stand out in a male-dominated world. 

To The Educator

Thank you for working tirelessly to create a safe and supportive learning environment where your students can thrive and for always looking for ways to improve and innovate in your teaching practice. You are a mentor, a guide, and a role model to her students, and play a vital role in shaping their futures. Without you, there would be no great doctors, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, journalists, or any other professions. 

To the Female Athlete

You are a trailblazer and a role model. You have shattered stereotypes and pushed the boundaries of what is possible for women in sports. Thank you for breaking down barriers and opening doors for future generations of female athletes, paving the way for greater gender equity in sports.

To The Woman Who Does It All (aka Superwoman)

How do you do it? You are not just a mother. You also work to provide for your family’s financial needs. Or you are not just a sister. You also take care of your parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives, neighbors, friends, children and or pets.. You inspire everyone with your ability to balance multiple roles and responsibilities with grace and efficiency. You embody strength, resilience, and compassion. Thank you for showing everyone that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and optimism. As I’m sure your thrive by sharing your love, time and energy with many people and the things that you do, I hope you equally take care of yourself.

To The Woman Who Does It All

Reasons Why Women Need To Practice Self-Care

Women are often the backbone of families, communities, and societies. It’s natural for women to prioritize the needs of others over their own. But what every woman should know is that we also deserve to (and NEED to) take care of ourselves.

More often than not, women take on multiple roles and responsibilities and that can be emotionally and physically taxing. It is important to practice self-care, take time to recharge, and nurture yourself so that you can continue to give your best to others and live a fulfilling life.

Here are more reasons to practice self-care:

Self-care helps reduce stress.

Women may experience stress differently than men due to gender-specific stressors such as discrimination, and the societal pressures of balancing work and family life. Additionally, women may face additional stressors related to their reproductive health, such as menstrual pain, pregnancy, and menopause. 

Self-care practices can help women manage stress levels and promote relaxation. Managing stress can help women feel more in control of their lives, improve their overall health, and enhance their relationships. 

Self-care practices improve mental and physical health.

Taking care of one’s mental health is critical, and self-care practices can help women maintain good mental health.

Self-care practices such as exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep can help women maintain good physical health.

Self care practices improve mental and physical health.

Self-care promotes emotional balance.

When you’re spread thin there are probably a lot of repressed or suppressed emotions going on. If you find yourself reacting differently, especially on an emotional level, in a not so great way that makes you feel shame or guilt, self-care practices are definitely needed to help you heal and release your emotions so you can find a better balance on a day to day basis. 

Self-care practices help us increase self-awareness.

Engaging in self-care practices can help women become more self-aware and in tune with their bodies, minds, and emotions.

Self-care practices help us increase self-esteem.

Self-care practices can help women feel more confident and improve their self-esteem.

Self-care allows us to have more space, so we can improve our relationships.

When women prioritize self-care, they are better equipped to nurture and maintain healthy relationships with others.

Self-care allows us to fill our cup so we can enhance productivity.

Self-care practices can help women recharge their batteries and increase their productivity levels.

Self-care practices can promote creativity.

Engaging in self-care practices such as meditation or journaling can help women tap into their creative side.

Self-care practices help us set boundaries.

Self-care practices can help women set healthy boundaries with others and learn to say no when necessary.

Self-care practices invite more joy.

Self-care practices can help women cultivate more joy and happiness in their lives, leading to a more fulfilling and meaningful existence.

Self care practices invite more joy.

Reiki for Self-Care

Reiki can help to reduce stress, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. For women, it can support our health as it helps to alleviate physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and menstrual cramps, and support the immune system to help prevent illness.

Reiki can also be a valuable tool for emotional healing, promoting self-love and self-discovery. By working with a qualified Reiki practitioner, women can explore and release emotional blocks and traumas, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs. This can help to improve self-esteem, boost confidence, and promote a sense of overall well-being.

In addition, Reiki sessions can be a powerful tool for spiritual growth and connection. Through Reiki healing, women connect with their own intuition and inner wisdom, allowing them to tap into a greater sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.

By promoting physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual healing and balance, Reiki can help women to feel more centered, grounded, and empowered, and better able to navigate the challenges of daily life with grace and ease.

Gift yourself or a woman you appreciate the gift of self-care and holistic healing with with a Reiki session, which can be done in person or remotely, via a Distant Reiki session

Both types of sessions equally provide the same benefits for a person receiving Reiki. Going for an in-person Reiki session will let her shut off from the world for that hour or two, allowing her to relax (assuming she puts her phone on silent mode).

On the contrary, the added bonus about a Distant Reiki session is if you or another woman you care loads about wants Reiki but has a hard time making time for it, a Distant Reiki session can be done anywhere and at any time, skipping the commute and saving time from a commute. 

And if you’re lucky, you can find a practitioner who offers Reiki sessions at night (which is easier nowadays with Distant Reiki sessions offered from different time zones) so she can enjoy a Reiki session before bed, or even better, just as she’s about to go to bed so she can enjoy a deeper, much more restful night of sleep. You can learn more about Reiki and Reiki sessions here