AUMAKUA — WOMEN’S HORMONE HEALTH VANCOUVER
We are modern women, leading modern women. We stand for you, because we are you.
As women, we are expected to carry a lot. Even if other people don’t expect things of us, we naturally expect a lot from ourselves. Often this results in over giving, over working, and over committing. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle, stop listening to yourself and your body until one day your body stops you.
ANY OF THESE PICTURES FEEL LIKE YOU?
WE’VE BEEN THERE.
we’ve been responsible for keeping it together when all we’ve wanted to do is fall apart.
we’ve been required to show up for people who need us – even when we can’t be there for ourselves.
As naturopathic medical students
we’ve been run to the ground trying to prove ourselves.
we’ve been the healers and the answers, with people depending on us to get it right.
we’ve been depleted and sleep deprived as we learned how to give more than we had.
WE’VE BEEN THERE:
AS FRIENDSPARTNERSNATUROPATHIC MEDICAL STUDENTSDOCTORSMOTHERS
we've been responsible for keeping it together <strong>when all we’ve wanted to do is fall apart. </strong>required to show up for people who need us - <strong>even when we can’t be there for ourselves</strong>run to the ground trying to <strong>prove ourselves</strong>the healers and the answers, with people <strong>depending on us to get it right.</strong>depleted and sleep deprived as we learned <strong>how to give more than we had. </strong>
AS WOMEN WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO BE EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE ELSE
…and as a modern woman we have been taught to say YES
YES TO THE CAREER
YES TO THE HOUSEHOLD
YES TO THE FAMILY
YES TO THE SOCIAL CIRCLE
YES TO THE GOALS
YES TO THE PROMOTION
We’ve been taught that the more we can do, the more we are valued… And as a result, we rarely give ourselves permission to slow down long enough to notice how we are actually doing or feeling. Have you noticed that?
WE DID TOO.
We’ve been to the point where our bodies started to rebel against us, Our minds got caught up in the details of perfection, And our spirits got lost in the hustle. It happens to the best of us, and we know how you feel, Modern Woman.