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Imagine a Woman by Patricia Lynn Reilly

Updated: Sep 29, 2019



As we start this week, we wanted to take some time to dive into the emotional side of both womanhood as well as motherhood. This is one of our favorite poems that help to remind us how incredible women are. We are complex beings. We are strong and powerful yet soft and nurturing. We can do anything we set our minds to---so lets not forget it!


"Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.


Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself. A woman who listens to her needs and desires. Who meets them with tenderness and grace.


Imagine a woman who acknowledges the past's influence on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Who has healed into the present.


Imagine a woman who authors her own life. A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf. Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.


Imagine a woman who names her own gods. A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness. Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.


Imagine a woman in love with her own body. A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is. Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.


Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body. A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom. Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.


Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.


Imagine yourself as this woman."


Until next time!

Mikayla and Cassie

Mamas Maternal Health Registered Dietitians/Lactation Counselors


© Patricia Lynn Reilly, 1995 All rights reserved. Presented with permission of the author. www.imagineawoman.com


Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash


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