Noun. the action or process of affirming something; emotional support or encouragement. * The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” It is interesting to reflect on which themes create flow for our group of writers and which ones make the head (and the heart) hurt whilst we grapple toContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Affirmation”
I know that I have a skill in bringing people together, in creating a sense of belonging and togetherness for others.
Speaking up and making people aware of your boundaries does far better good than harm.
There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.
But now I am not hearing warm greetings. Instead, I am facing a mountain of rejection and hostility. All because I am visibly different.
Reflecting on who and what have we appreciated this year, a year like no other, seemed like an apt way to wrap up the emotional rollercoaster through positively affirming what has kept us going, individually and collectively.
Being strong, to me, means having the resources ie the mental skills, and the physical capabilities to overcome difficulties.
The Academy of Women’s Leadership fills that space, the workshops, the reading, the coaching are all tools and resources to empower everyone to be, to become, to own the leader inside of them in an authentic and courageous way.
For me disruption is about challenging what we know to affect change, positive change.
The Oxford English dictionary defines journey as: ‘an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart’. Over the past 12 months I have been on a journey on an emotional rollercoaster. This time last year I was employed at an executive level in a job I enjoyed and wasContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Journeys – an anonymous blog”