What I want to underline here is the fact that once we stop looking at the world in terms of men vs. women competing for power, great things happen. In fact, the intelligence of a culture resides precisely in its ability to share leadership. So here are six things I learned from women, which not only enriched my life, but they actually help me thrive.
Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.
Dare to be original and retrain yourself to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. Be present in the small every-day moments. When you are eating lunch, look at your food and taste it. Savor every bite. Sip your drink. Enjoy it. If you do feel that you need to change, know and believe that you have the resources to do so.
Basically, the goal is to convert grocery store ingredients into tasty meals without the convenience of a kitchen full of appliances, utensils, and seasonings. You want to be able to go to the grocery store and get ingredients in small enough portions that you can use them all, without having to buy a million little things.
It may not be as obvious, but we all live in a now embellished with a question mark. Rather than seek certainty, I try to use the question mark as a reminder that every day is a day to feel the sunshine, wonder at the universe, marvel at trees and laughter and a million magic moments, connect with friends, make mistakes, and laugh.