Today's post is dedicated to all the young women of the world who deserve all the opportunities that they can dream of.
As a woman, I believe that empowerment via knowledge, wellness and spirituality can be trans-formative.
It is my wish that people will realize the far reaching effect a healthy diet has not only on one's body, mind and spirit but also the effect we all have as individuals in the world (environment, economy, social policy, human rights...)
On the topic of self-nourishment, my hope is that young women of the world will not only realize the vast benefits of self-nourishment (physically, mentally & spiritually) but practice it daily, without guilt, without fear...without hesitation!
I think there are few key of ways to initiate and inspire the young women in your life to do this:
First is through education. Many people do not have the first clue how to just physically nourish themselves so proper nutrition education is paramount. Make efforts to ensure that nutritional education is prominent in your community. As the effort toward physical nourishment (via food) is strived for, it will then nurture the idea of self-importance; another form of nourishment reaching the soul/spirit.
Another way to inspire young women to care for their nourishment is to celebrate them; tell them what they mean to you, show them how much you care and how important they are to this world.
Next, cut out the body image banter! Enough already with pressuring women to look (and talk!) like Barbie. This is impractical and unhealthy for the vast majority of the population.
These simple practices can change the world. Afterall, women are the 'nourishers' (of others) and once we become depleted who's going to do it? We must include ourselves in the nourishing! So, be the change you want to see in the world and inspire through action...
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Thank you and be well nourished,