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Sources of Strength

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What makes a woman strong? What is the definition of strength? Is there strength in beauty, in love? Is there strength is supporting one’s family financially or emotionally? Is there strength is breaking down completely and then picking oneself up and moving forward? Absolutely. Strength is not the same thing is perfection. Strength is an understanding that things must move if they are to grow; that staying stuck in one spot, whether that spot is pain, an unhealthy relationship, a terrible home, a disaster, a crisis or an injury is not a choice. Strength means moving on, moving beyond pain and injury, beyond pain, toward something new or energizing, or just something that’s so different that maybe something good can come of it.

Where do you get your strength as a woman, as a human being? Where do you find the strength to keep moving forward, to keep working at your job, to continue mothering your children, partnering your significant other, being a daughter to your parents, a sibling, a friend, an animal owner?

Where do you get your strength to keep believing in yourself, in your community?

For some women, strength is found in faith. A strong belief in a higher power can bring these women through even the most challenging crises into another dimension of hope and prosperity of spirit.

For some, family is everything. Knowing not only that their family loves them, but also that their family is counting on them to pull through can generate a sense of purpose and clarity, priorities and goals to help get through even the most stressful periods.

Finding out what gives you real, solid strength and then cultivating that in your life is probably the greatest gift you could ever provide for yourself, for your loved ones and for your future health and wholeness.

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