We don’t talk about it much.
It feels wrong to complain when there is so much other “real” suffering in the world. I contend suffering is suffering. Mental health and medical data supports this. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2009-12 found that women between the ages 40 and 59 have the highest rate of depression out of any age or gender in the United States at 12.3%. Additionally, 1 in 4 U.S. women die from heart disease, the leading cause of death in this country.
If you are a woman, you know how busy women are. Overbooked with personal and professional obligations, we often lose sight of why we are doing these things to begin with. We get exhausted, sick, disenchanted, resentful, and stuck.
A subversive sense of not being enough nags at us, often driving more busy-ness.
Many of our sisters, women just like us, are quietly suffering, unaware of all the forces contributing to their pain. When women are in the trap of “too much to do” or any kind of “not enough-ness” they aren’t contributing their best, and don’t feel fulfilled and free.
I know, because I have been there. I have been that overworked, stressed woman who wasn’t sure she was “enough.” My 20 years in the business world wreaked havoc on my confidence, my health and my ability to connect with my true self. I didn’t like who I became in that world. It has taken me a long time to unwind from that way of working and being. I suffered a lot, and would like to save others from that suffering.
To that end, I coach professional women, as I know the challenges you face in the business world. I develop world-changing women; helping them move from being overwhelmed by busy-ness to leading fulfilling careers and lives with fewer limits.
Are you ready to lead YOUR way? Let’s talk.