Significant Woman Reflection

Happy Women’s History Month!

This month is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the strides and contributions women have made throughout history and the strides women are making today.

Women have made strides in voting, entering the workforce, getting elected into office, speaking out against harassment (#MeToo), stepping into male-dominated industries like sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics aka Women in STEM, and more.

While we know of significant women on the world stage, there are also significant women in our lives that have been important to us or made an impact on us in some way.

In honor of Women’s History Month, grab a piece of paper for a 10-minute reflection on the significant women in your life.

Step 1: Take 3 minutes to think about the journey that brought you to where you are today. Write down the bullet points of significant moments that emerge from your reflection.

Step 2: Next, take 3 minutes to think about the woman or women that have/had an impact on your life. Consider, public figures, historical figures, teachers, mentors, managers, or bosses that supported, encouraged, or helped you in some way.

Write down the names of each woman that impacted you and write about the words or actions that helped, encouraged, shaped, or impacted you in some way.

Step 3: Take 4 minutes to think about the women and girls in your life that you supported or lifted up in some way. Maybe you mentored/ advised a woman or a girl, perhaps you helped a cause related to girls or women, or volunteered your time at a women’s shelter, etc.

Or think about the women and girls you wish to help and write about it.

Want to take a step further? If you wish to go further, you can write a letter to a woman that helped you, thank them for their belief in you, support, wisdom, encouragement, and/ or love. If you are able to contact this person, you can send them the letter or call them on the phone. If the person has passed on, set time aside to light a candle, hold the memory of the person in your heart, and read your letter out loud.

With the ups and downs of life, it is always a great idea to pause to put everything into perspective, count your blessings and acknowledge your efforts to help others as well as notice and acknowledge the efforts people make to help you.

Published by Stephanie Marie

Stephanie Marie began practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in 2013. Nine months into her practice, she found her voice and launch her Mindfulness blog, Illuminated Voice. She is a group facilitator, yoga teacher, empowerment coach, and founder of HeartSpace Circle. In her free time, she enjoys taking art classes, listening to music, exploring the city, and spending quality time with loved ones. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Human Communication from Arizona State University and studied improv, acting, filmmaking, and anything related to her passion, human connection. As a blogger Stephanie writes about the importance of vulnerability, listening to your inner voice, honoring yourself, and speaking your truth.

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