It seems as though over the past few months a common theme I've heard from women is centered on the feeling that they're in "transition". Honestly, I think the whole world is in transition right now.
The women I have encountered talk about discovering that they've reached a point in their lives where they recognize that the choices and decisions they made many years ago that lead them to where they are today don't seem to be working for them anymore and are feeling unfulfilled. They have a strong desire to create a different life for themselves.
I find that some are clear about how to go about making this change, some seem “stuck”, some don't know how to move forward and some are fearful even about the thought of abandoning the life and career they have known to pursue their passion and true purpose, even though they are undoubtedly unhappy with their current existence.
Whatever the case may be, I think that there IS some sort of transitioning happening among women. I evidence of it on the 85 Broads website. In my personal network I see women taking charge and making changes in their lives, careers, their consumerism, their investments, and their activism. I see the many new ventures from women in the 85 Broads network that are inspired by their passion rather than their past profession. This shows a profound growth in female empowerment and authority will have an impact on our society and economy. This is awesome!
I am happy to say that through my own personal journey Ihave discovered what I believe is my passion and purpose in life – to educate, enlighten and empower not only breast cancer survivors, but women in general to become their own health and wellness advocate. This discovery was born out of my breast cancer experience and desire to make the necessary changes in my life to put my health and wellness first after realizing what a difference doing this has made in my vitality and overall quality of life. I’ve since created a business, Breast Cancer Partner
that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness and taking a more integrative approach to recovery. However, I find that in going about the business of Breast Cancer Partner, women in general can also greatly benefit from putting their health and wellness first, becoming their own health and wellness advocate, adopting the recover, restore, reenergize philosophy.
So, I wanted to create something that would serve as a reminder to women and hopefully inspire them to take some time each and everyday to love and nurture themselves in healthful, healing way – The Recover Restore Reenergize T-shirt!
What does this image represent?
We chose this image for our very first custom-made t-shirt because through our work, we’ve observed that the three equal factors that enable a woman to “thrive” and live a life full of vitality with grace, elegance and energy is her ability to Recover, Restore and Reenergize herself and her life on an ongoing basis. Hence, “R to the third power” or “R3”.
Why there’s a woman rising out of the “R”?
The silhouette of the woman in the logo represents the sense of freedom, enlightenment, and empowerment that arise from embracing and living the R3 philosophy. It is her foundation.
Why we chose these colors?
We chose brown for the “R” and the silhouette because it symbolizes the connection to “mother earth” – the giver and sustainer of life – and the stability and peace this brings to one’s spirit. We chose orange for the “3” because it symbolizes vitality and endurance. Orange stimulates opportunities, creativity, joy and happiness, and creates a healthy balance between the body and mind. There’s definitely the culmination of power in all of that!
So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman recovering from breast cancer, a woman who is enduring the challenges of everyday life, or a woman living out your passion and purpose in the world - all of us need to be more mindful about how we live, work and play everyday. Most important, we must be sure to schedule the time to nurture and love ourselves each and everyday, putting our health and wellness first. That’s the way we can Recover, Restore and Reenergize ourselves each and everyday and be a better, bolder, brighter transmitter of light, love and energy to everyone!