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We often don’t take time to look at or think about how confident we are in our life, our life challenges and the world.  Our confidence is rooted in many aspects of our lives.  Some of these aspects include how we feel physically, how we look and how aligned our life is with a greater meaning or purpose.  Our health   The quality of our health directly relates to the energy we have on a daily basis and how we feel over all.

Our physical appearance, posture and how show up in the world dictates how we are perceived and received.  It is also a direct reflection, in many cases, as to how we feel about ourselves. 

The greater meaning and purpose that our life holds is also a key factor in building strong confidence – as when we have meaning in our lives our days become brighter, more alive and richer in all ways. 

Confidence as we can see is built from many different aspects of our life.  I have recently reignited a yoga practice and have noticed how my posture has improved.  And, how when walking into a room I feel stronger, more upright and more confident.  I also have been noticing the foods I put into my body and how specifically I feel after eating different foods.  There is something very consistent about the buzz of sugar and the immediate bliss I receive but an hour later I can consistently count on a physiological dip.  If you meet me during this dip and after not having stretched or loosened up the tightness in my body for some time you would be meeting a less confident woman who carries herself differently In the world.  Trust me I have tested this correlation time and time again.  I have come to realize that we can’t express next level of confidence without looking at our bodies, our minds and our spirit.  I recently heard Deepak Chopra give a talk on body mind medicine to about 2500 people in California.  Not only are we interrelated on the global front through, commerce, our monetary system, the way that germs and epidemics travel  but we are also interconnected within  our own being.  A truly confident woman gains strength from a fully respected, fully charged body from a mind that is clear and rested and a soul that is deeply expressed, in the way that she shows up contributes and lives in this world.

 This month in the Essential Feminine Living Room we will be discussing next level confidence.  We will look at the many components that go into a confident well-lived life.  When you line up the different areas we will be looking at and incorporate them into your life you will have the opportunity to take your confidence to a whole new level.  Check our blog each week as we will be adding more food for thought.  Today, take a look at your life and decide of the areas we have covered, which ones you need to view more closely to gain far more confidence in your life.  Join us on June 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m. PDST for our next Living Room.  Register now to save your seat.  http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop#living.  As usual there will be an opportunity for conversation and networking.  Share the word. 

Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine™ Company
“Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”

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Last year despite the economic crisis we were experiencing the 5th annual Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society was held in Deauville, France in October.  They called it Women’s Forum – Think again, think ahead! It is time for action, change and hope.  In December 2009, a review by * Julia Harrison, Managing Partner of FD Blueprint (FD Blueprint is a leading EU public affairs company) and Member Founding Committee of Women’s Forum (Belgium).came out in the European Business Review which you may have missed. 

The contents of her article and the Forum are worth noting.  While the economic crisis of last year threatened holding the conference, a factor in favor of holding forum, according to Ms. Harrison, was …the recognition that women’s role in all aspects of society and the economy is now more relevant than ever.”  She goes on to state, “Although recent studies have not been able to show categorically that companies perform better if women are present in substantial numbers at board level, they do show that the quality and soundness of decision making improves dramatically in diverse senior teams and that many aspects of performance improve.”

In conclusion her article stated, “What clearly emerged from the Women’s Forum in 2009 is the insight that with global economic crisis come global issues that are so complex and intertwined, no one party can hand off responsibility to another.  Business, professionals, academics, innovators, entrepreneurs, governments and public bodies alike have to care and have to take up these challenges practically. We need to find different models for social and economic progress or face repercussions and continued cyclical economic time bombs.  The Women’s Forum put women at the centre of this challenge and the heart of the solution. Time well spent.”

In order for us to meet this challenge, we women must understand and rely on our feminine attributes; attributes that include: collaboration, relationship building, verbal agility and intuition.  These are the gifts we have that will discover the “different models for social and economic progress” that are so needed in today’s world and in the world of the future.  Notice in your life when you are using these gifts and when you could rely on them even more.  Cultivate them and let them blossom.  As they grow, your life and business will grow.  You will be empowering your relationships and empowering your success.  You will truly become women influencing now.

Maureen Simon
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