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The ABCs of Showing Up: Empowering Women Empower Women!

Updated: Feb 19

Hey Groovers,

Imagine this: It's a chilly morning, and you wake up feeling the weight of drain and pressure coming down on you. But instead of succumbing to the overwhelming urge to stay in bed, you take a deep breath, muster up your strength, and decide to show up for yourself once again. This is the essence of resilience; it's something we do every single day.

Welcome to the ABCs of Showing Up, where we celebrate the strength, courage, and determination of women like you who refuse to let their health challenges define them.

A is for Adversity:

We face adversity head-on, navigating the twists and turns of our health journey with grace and resilience. Every setback is an opportunity to grow stronger and more resilient.

Michals, Debra.  "Harriet Tubman."  National Women's History Museum.

National Women's History Museum, 2015.  February 2024 (Source)

Showed bravery and determination in the face of adversity.

B is for Belief:

We believe in ourselves and our ability to overcome any obstacle that comes our way. Despite the challenges we face, we remain steadfast in our determination to live our lives to the fullest.

Image from Norwood, Arlisha. "Rosa Parks." National Women's History Museum.

National Women's History Museum, 2017. February 2024 (Source)

Her act of defiance and resilience helped ignite significant social change.

Rosa Parks wasn't just a civil rights hero; she was also a great cook! Her "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe is a chance to for us to connect with her legacy on a personal level and savor a taste of history.

C is for Courage:

We embody courage in its truest form, facing each day with unwavering bravery and determination. It takes courage to keep showing up for ourselves, even when the road ahead seems daunting.

Image from Michals, Debra.  "Shirley Chisholm."  National Women's History Museum.

National Women's History Museum, 2015.  February 2024 (Source)

She was a trailblazer for women and people of color in politics, advocating for gender and racial equality throughout her career.

But our journey doesn't stop at the ABCs. It's an ongoing adventure filled with ups and downs, triumphs and setbacks. And through it all, we continue to persevere, knowing that every step we take brings us closer to our goals.

Harriet, Rosa, and Shirley were remarkable women who served as shining examples of resilience, determination, and perseverance, making significant contributions to history while inspiring generations to come.

And to all the women over 40 with chronic conditions like me, I want to remind you: keep showing up, keep going, and keep believing in yourself.

You are stronger than you know, and your resilience knows no bounds.

We Got This!👊🏾

With love and admiration,

Shauna Monique

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