I am so honored and excited to be the August Geenie (and I hope you will hold me and only me accountable if there’s a little delay in getting this month’s box, Mama had a few major life changes to manage in the past few weeks!).
Whenever I get the opportunity to speak to groups of women, I try my best to take at least a moment to encourage them to Prioritize Pleasure. It is a major key, one that far too many of us don’t seem to utilize. The word “pleasure” often makes people think of sex (and that’s not a bad thing at all), but it goes deeper—no pun intended.
Look at your work life, your relationships with your loved ones, your creative projects, volunteer work, and your hustle. Look at all those places where you are pulled and tugged, asked to be a boss, a leader, a support system…and ask yourself this: “Where am I empowered? Where do I feel good? What makes me happy? What pleases me?” I hope you’ll come up with an embarrassment of rich answers, but experience has taught me otherwise.
That’s not to say that your career or family or grind won’t bring you pleasure. In fact, they should bring you great pleasure (and joy!). But in order for that to happen, you need to demand it, to plan it, to look for it, to Prioritize Pleasure.
Here’s what’s in your box:
- TheBodyisNotAnApology: includes an exclusive webinar and an ebook that can be found on the website
- Scented candle (when it burns down, it becomes massage oil!)
- Joan Morgan’s book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
- Show:UP! Interactive Invitation
To thine own PLEASURE be true!