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Posted in Events, Maureen Simon, TEF Contests, tagged awakening, balance, business, change, confidence, contribution, creativity, destiny, Divine Destiny, empowerment, feminine attributes, feminine perspective, influence, Life Makeover, Maureen Simon, natural gifts, The Essential Feminine on May 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Awakening The Essential Feminine, Growth and Change, Maureen Simon, Self-discovery, success, Women and transformation, Women Influencing Now, tagged awakening, balance, change, feminine attributes, Maureen, natural gifts, The Essential Feminine, women on March 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I was rereading a blog that one of our most prolific bloggers Judie Fouchaux did a while back and was inspired by it. I guess because I have myself fully re-submerged myself in my own– Awakening the Essential Feminine Claiming your Influential Power. I have just completed designing our new course –The Essential Feminine Facilitator Training- http://theessentialfeminine.com/events. I am so excited as the course has within it –the very ability to transform the world as we know it today!
The facilitator Training is designed for therapists, counselor’s doctors and women who serve women and for women who want to create circles where women can learn about specific assets that we naturally have — that are very much needed in our world. Join us for a four week certified training beginning on March 15th…. You may never see the world in the same way again!
Judie blog that I mentioned – quite inspiring!:
Often we live our lives busy with the details and overlooking the big picture. We are making things happen, taking care of business, ourselves, our families. We overlook some things in favor of what appears the next necessary thing to do. In this way, important parts of us can fall asleep or can hide rather like dust bunnies in the corners of our nature. These are the parts of ourselves that Maureen Simon addresses in her new book “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power.”
Impossible! Not so. As bright young women fairly sure of ourselves we move out into a world which is dominated by a masculine mind set. Sometimes we are actually told, “You don’t think the way I do, with the implication that the way “I do” is the superior way to think. After all it is “logical”. Looking around at society it does seem to be the preferred way of thinking. With that influence around us, it is no wonder that we have devalued our gifts, our natural way of being in the world to take on a costume that all too soon becomes our reality.
However, by going in that direction, we are leaving behind valuable gifts that were meant to be a balance in the world, a balance we need now more than ever. As Maureen points out, these gifts were given to us in greater proportion as women. They are as important to our being women as the other attributes that differentiate us from men. They include our way of thinking.
Women’s thinking is naturally collaborative, inclusive, interconnected, intuitive, empathetic, and flexible. Her brain makes it so. When Professor Higgins asks, “Why can’t women think like a man?” he overlooks a basic fact. They weren’t meant to think like men. We were meant to think like women and bring balance and harmony in the world.
Now with the world in such chaos it is time to awaken our dormant attributes. By awakening The Essential Feminine within we can begin Claiming Our Influential Power.
The book is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Essential-Feminine-Claiming-Influential/dp/0615413005
The world premiere of the The Essential Feminine Facilitator Training Certification Course Starts Thursday – join us !
Posted in Awakening The Essential Feminine, Consulting, Growth and Change, Maureen Simon, Women's development, Women's Leadership, tagged awakening, Essential feminine attributes, knowledge, tools and skills, wisdom, women on March 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I wanted to fill you in on something special that I have just completed designing –The Essential Feminine Facilitator Training Certification Course. The course is a 4 week journey to give women the tools needed to claim their Essential Feminine Attributes and Gifts and to teach other women to do the same! Our premier course which begins March 15 and runs 4 consecutive Thursdays at noon PST for 1 ½ hours each week—concluding on April 5th.
(http://theessentialfeminine.com/events –read about the course on the bottom of this page).
As of today we have a couple of seats left –so if you are interested I would register right away. http://theessentialfeminine.com/events
I have designed the course to provide coaches and practitioners, therapists, doctors and other women who support women –to have the knowledge and wisdom to teach Essential Feminine Attributes alongside the other tools and skills in their tool kit. We will also be learning how to create powerful circled that integrate the attributes and material in the course.
The course has within it—the ability to change the world as we know it because when women learn—claim—and live with these attributes alive every day the world will be a very special place. This is the first time—offered and the first time ever that the attributes have been taught in one place. We look forward to seing the attributes alive around the world – being fully lived……
Join us in the early days of this ground breaking venture.
See you at the training—we hope.
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine
We want to shout out a big thank you to Jacqueline Rizk over at The Organic Blonde for sharing such a brilliant review of Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power.
Here’s just a snippet of what Jacqueline had to say.
“Her writing style is probably the most unique I have seen. She begins each chapter with an invocation, a thought to ponder, and, at the end of each point, gives inspiring and thought provoking questions, which makes this book perfect for a book club!” and “Maureen proves, without a doubt, that women are equal contributors to society. It is our responsibility, as women, to use our unique and powerful feminine attributes to help transform and heal that society.” ~ Jacqueline Rizk
Read the full review here! The Organic Blonde features articles and reviews on health and beauty, going green, holistic nutrition, spirituality, mind and body healing and so much more. Visit The Organic Blonde today and say hello to Jacqueline. Tell her the team at TEF sent you over her way.
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As a university student, Autumn means the new year more than the New Year. This year, I feel its power more than ever. So, if I am to look at fall as a “new year” what does it mark the beginning of, and what does it mark the end of?
Let’s start with the end. Summer concludes with the initiation of Autumn. The caveat here is if (more…)
Posted in Change, Events, success, Women and empowerment, tagged awakening, change, Claim Your Gifts, confidence, contemplation., empowerment, feminine attributes, purpose, vitality on October 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Claim Your Gifts – Own Your Power – Come Alive
Join us for this 3-week virtual workshop-our signature program specifically designed to cultivate radiant self-confidence, magnetic power, and true emotional and spiritual prosperity
Dates: Three Thursdays
Time: 12 noon – 1:30 PT
For women who feel stretched day-to-day, need to clarify what is next and most important, and want to create something new…This life-renewing 3-week group experience is an opportunity to work directly with author, speaker, and teacher Maureen Simon (more…)
Life is funny… Sometimes it can feel dense like thick pea soup and other times fluid like a swift moving stream. I have had some days in the past month when I have felt like I was walking through thick tar. This feeling is not one I am used to feeling and I must admit has been uncomfortable. I have heard so many women tell me their version of the same feeling. I am truly convinced that we are now living in a time of total restructuring. What is most important is surfacing and what is old or spent and no longer needed is dying out. I am not alone in this belief…and the question remains –how dooo we make optomin use of the dark experiences in our life?
I am truly convinced that each challenge is the gateway to a new way of living and being ..and of course each carries rich information for us to gleen going forward. Here is what I have learned to do when feeling the dark emerge:
- Notice the feeling. Allow the connection to be made.
- Look for a thought or next best feeling to consider-think about or to invite in.
- Find ways to make yourself connect with an immediate need ( food –self care-support).
- Notice the message—use your deep intuition –ask what am I to learn from this.
- Ask for guidance—show me…
- Connect with friends that care for you.
- Know there is wisdom for you to glean—use it!
Seems like a cooks tour outline-but when I apply it to my life—I gain strength and clarity. What works for you? I would LOVE to know…
Posted in Events, Growth and Change, tagged Autumn Renewal, awakening, change, confidence, creativity, empowerment, feminine attributes, inner quiet, Maureen Simon, personal change on October 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
The Essential Feminine Women’s Autumn Renewal…
opportunities to clarify, refresh, renew and reprioritize.
Via telephone bridge line – participate from anywhere in the world
Autumn for many marks a new beginning. Activities reignite while the day darkens and shortens. This is a wonderful time of year to regroup.
Join us for two one and a half hour tele-seminars as we savor the joys of autumn and consciously explore where we are in our life currently and we determine what’s most important to us as we enter this powerful and reflective season.
Dates: October 11th and 18th
Time: 12 noon – 1:30 PT
Cost: $69.00 ~ First 50 people to sign up will receive a free complimentary spot.
Does Autumn enhance your life energy? Feeling the need to ground, regroup and reconnect? Women, wives and mothers join in for some much-needed girl time. Connect with like-minded women from all over.
Sign up here! Use Code: FACEBOOK-AUTUMNRENEW
Posted in Awakening The Essential Feminine, Comments on World News, Growth and Change, Maureen Simon, Self-discovery, Women and empowerment, Women Influencing Now, Women's Leadership, tagged awakening, change, feminine attributes, feminine perspective, formula for change, masculine perspective, Maureen Simon, The Essential Feminine, urgency on October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments »
In a recent blog posted by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF in response to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), she wrote that:
“I feel strongly that the global community is beginning to respond.
Why? Three reasons: a shared sense of urgency, a shared diagnosis of the problems,
and a shared sense that the steps needed in the period ahead are now coming into
These three reasons promote change. If we in ourselves have a sense of urgency concerning a problem, clearly understand what the problem is and the steps needed for change – change can happen.
In our world today, the economic crisis is only one of the chaotic situations that we face. All around us we are beset by problems in international relations, education, health care, and unemployment – a seemingly overwhelming array. It’s enough to make you want to get in bed, pull the covers over your head and hide. That won’t get us through this.
However, all around us there is something else stirring; a force, a movement that like young seedlings making their way into the light is happening. Women are waking up to their possibilities.
There is definitely an urgency to make change now. The diagnosis appears to be a great imbalance in the world from years of living from a masculine perspective. (Aggression, hierarchy in business, etc.) The steps needed to create that change rely on developing a greater feminine perspective in our lives. The steps for this to happen, for women to take the lead and to begin to influence now, include discovering who they truly are beneath all the socialization, claiming those attributes and bringing them forth into our world.
Do you feel the urgency? Share the diagnosis? Are you willing to take the steps, claim your birthright and make a difference?
Guest Blogger, The Essential Feminine
P.S. For more information on your feminine attributes, see Maureen Simon’s book, “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”
Posted in Awakening The Essential Feminine, Growth and Change, Women Influencing Now, tagged awakening, feminine attributes, masculine and feminine attributes, Maureen Simon, Power on September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Masculine and feminine attributes have been bestowed on all of us no matter our gender. However, our society has stereotyped us from childhood to express the patterns of behavior which we believe are identified with our gender.
Using the masculine attributes as set out by Perry Nodelman’s Blog of May 24, 2009 “Conventional Attributes of Masculinity” we find six categories of attributes:
- Phallic masculinity, demonstrated by dominance, power, authority, go-getting, etc.
- Warrior masculinity; demonstrated by competitiveness, need to win, strong, silent, unemotional, self-control, invincibility
- Self-sufficient masculinity; demonstrated by egocentricity, fear of entrapment, non-needy, non-nurturing
- Group masculinity; demonstrated in male bonding, conformity to male group values, rigid. conservative, etc.
- Structural/cultural masculinity; developed by the patriarchal,
- Psychoanalytical masculinity; masculinity as tied up in relationships with father
With our society emphasizing these masculine attributes for many years it is no wonder we have created a patriarchal society based on power, control and the suppression of the feminine. With the impetus of the civil rights movement and recognition of this imbalance, we saw the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960’s and the 70’s.. An excellent start in creating the balance between the masculine and feminine we need today.
It is with this history in mind that we at The Essential Feminine™ Company believe that it is imperative that women understand and claim their feminine attributes and learn to use them to balance our world.