As I prepared to share on this month’s topic, I struggled. Sisterhood has become a favorite buzz word, and I always want to be careful to remain relevant, but truthful. I also want to make sure I provide the proper assessment of what sisterhood should resemble. A lot of general truths come to mind, but often the missing ingredient is God.
I’m very excited about this month’s focus on leadership. I wanted to start our conversation by focusing on an essential characteristic of leadership: authenticity. How does authenticity shape the life of leaders?
I’d like to share an experience that taught me why we need to learn how to love ourselves. I believe it was 2nd grade when I got my ears pierced and discovered I couldn’t wear pierced earrings. In fact this funny looking scar, I later learned was a keloid, formed and it was a sight indeed.
When you hear the words mental illness what do you think? Does mental illness have a particular “face”? Do you think of someone who expresses abnormal behaviors? Do you think of someone who looks out of sorts? Do the words “strange” or “odd” come to mind? Many of us believe mental illness has a “look.”
You don’t need to feel ashamed about struggling with anxiety. I used to because I was afraid to admit when I was having an anxiety moment. I was scared of what others might say or how they might perceive me.
“Do You See What I See” is a song that played during the holiday season. I never took time to look at the lyrics, but it was an amazing reminder that each level of creation could see something in Jesus’ life that is celebratory.