Monday Notes: Being a Woman: Facts and Receipts

Being a woman feels like being everything and nothing all at once. It feels like being the gender who bears children, but not being the …

Monday Notes: Being a Woman: Facts and Receipts

Sharing #K.E. Garland’s post published in March. Please check out her site for other awesome posts.

Just came across this post, Being A Woman: Facts And Receipts, by Kathy, my Internet Sista. Though it’s not Sharing Thursday, the post is an everyday post worth reading and worth making an exception.

There’s still a lot to be said and done regarding what it feels like being a Woman.

There are cultures that would ignore blogs such as this with a flip of the finger that “it’s just another feminist talk or movement.” But, if those folks were born of women (alleluia we all are!), sounds to me that they’re unconsciously flipping their mothers and sisters off. Ouch did I just write or typed that, but who would want to do that? Sorry, my phone made me do it. This is serious though. Better and re-educating needs to be done by these cultures and the folks allowing the absurd treatment and relegation of women.

Come to think of it, if there are two genders and one is being relegated and/or silenced, which of the genders is responsible? I’m just thinking out loud.

Please read and contribute your voice(s) to the betterment of women everywhere. As Kathy stated, “we have work to do.” Oh, yes, we do. Let the work begin now. Thank goodness we are not where we used to be, but we are still not where we ought to be regarding equality and women.

Intimacy and Mental Health

Who would have thought that there was (and still is) a connection between the two; mental health and intimacy. Well, if you have been wondering why you are “afraid” of connecting with anyone on a deeper level, or know someone who is, you might even be in a relationship with one who is afraid to be intimate. Stop for a moment and please run to Kwoted’s site.

Kwoted’s post on the topic, Mental Health Matters: Learning to be Intimate, will truly bless you. I was blessed by it.

Intimacy is:

  • the state of being intimate,
  • a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group …

Intimacy can be of a sexual form, but does not always have to. The key word is the closeness. We all share some form of closeness with one another. We can be intimate on a friendship level, family level, work level, spiritual level, etc. Technically, and you’ll find a link on Kwoted, there are four types of intimacy; emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical.

This is a broad topic and issue. The link to mental health is actually new to me, but I can see how relevant the connection is.

Without further ado, please rush to Kwoted to read the article. I hope it blesses you and you learn a thing or two as I did.