Last weekend I was in Vancouver to see my daughter speak at the She Talks YVR conference. She Talks was created as a platform for real women to tell their raw, authentic stories. Sixteen women told their stories at this event.
Listening to these women speak, reminded me that women all have unique stories.
When you see a woman whose actions you don’t understand, cut her slack and reach deep for compassion. We can’t walk in another woman’s shoes, nor do we know how she got where she is. Many midlife women are struggling with raw, reinvention challenges. They deserve our encouragement and support. In the last few weeks I’ve witnessed snottiness in the blogging world that reminds me of high school behaviour. Let’s “woman-up” ladies. We are not at odds, we are all on the same team.
The following day we spent time hiking in the hills above West Vancouver. The tree starved, tree hugger in me, was in heaven! It reminded me how much I miss our home on Vancouver Island and how important it is for me to get out in nature, when possible.
The path you walk may be challenging, but the lessons learned along the way have the power to make you a better, more compassionate woman.