We are all familiar with the juggling woman. She has become a part of our everyday life:
She is the one feeding her kids after school before going to her own evening classes,
She is the one running her business, volunteering and serving on that board of directors,
She is the one cooking, overseeing the kids’ homework, and catching up on emails,
She is all of us, and everyone of us.
Many of us women long to go back to the “cave” days. Cave woman had a simple life:
She was surrounded by her tribe,
She was offered extended support,
She was taught multi-generational wisdom.
It has been long since we made the cultural departure from the cave.
And yet, all this evolution has come to us with a cost:
“There is a crisis facing women’s health, and it affects everyone around us” were the opening words spoken by Dr. Libby Weaver in her Tedx talk at Queenstown.
Living in a frantic pace,
Trying to be all things to all people,
Believing that we aren’t enough,
Living life out of touch,
Having no bandwidth left.
All of this is leading to what she calls “rushing woman syndrome”.
According to Dr. weaver, today’s juggling woman is:
Oscillating between fight or flight in response to modern stressors,
Trying to please everyone around her,
Fueled by anxiety as she is constantly seeking approval and fearing rejection,
Clouded by false beliefs, and the story of her deep inadequacy
“Warming up with Caffeine, cooling down with alcohol”
In this illuminating Tedxtalk, Dr. Libby weaver juxtaposes the two archetypal women: cave-woman and her modern counterpart – juggling woman.
Please remember that life is precious, and that you are precious, and to treat yourself accordingly”.
Mothering wellness circle:
If you are a mother searching for your own “cave”, wanting to feel the warmth of extended support and to be tapping to your own – as well as the collective wisdom, we invite you in: www.WellnessCircleMotherhood.ca