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Total Woman


A Holistic Approach to Life Balance.
(Author, chapter 5: Embracing Change, Transformation and Being Your Authentic Self).

At different points in our life, change occurs. It could be a change in relationships, family, health, spiritual life, a job or your finances. But how open are we to this change when faced with it? Your ability to embrace the change will ultimately determine your success in managing through this process of on-going change throughout your life. Will the change that you dealing with change who you are for the better, or will the change deviate you from your authentic path in life?

“A common definition of “authenticity” in psychology refers to the attempt to live one’s life according to the needs of one’s inner being, rather than the demands placed on us by society or during one’s early conditioning. … The call of, and for, authenticity – “be thyself!” An authentic person is more at peace with themselves and with the world, because they’re living the way the want to live, and they don’t care what others think.” Anonymous

I share the journey of change and transformation after I went through sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation. I address what I went through to achieve authenticity again and use the 4 seasons of life to address this journey. During our time on Earth, each of us passes through 4 seasons of our life metaphorically. We are born, we thrive, we decay, and we die, similar to the natural world during the seasons. The seasons play a larger role in life, and observing the seasons in our life cycle can appear clearer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn from my personal story of sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Understand how to embrace change, transformation and being your authentic self
  • We can each contribute to change by not allowing this type of action