Be A Strong, Independent, Resourceful Woman!

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it’s one of my favorite days of the year-International Women’s Day!

this is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. it is also a day to be reminded that there is still quite a ways to go for women to hold the same social/economic/political power as men.

this is a driving force behind why i started ‘the new wifestyle’-to ensure women are having an equal voice in their relationships and creating a partnership.

the below image is a quote my mom thankfully ingrained in my fiber as i was growing up and reminds me of today:

the new wifestyle strong womansometimes we need to be reminded of this and if you’ve never heard these words spoken to you-call me and i will tell you this. please feel free to share it with others (and i will be posting it on social media).

there is still much to be done and we need both women AND men to take a stand for gender equality.

i also just found that “Miss Representation” is on netflix so my husband and i are going to be watching that today. it’s a documentary to “Explore how the media’s often disparaging portrayals of women contribute to the under-representation of females in positions of power, creating another generation of women defined by beauty and sexuality, and not by their capacity as leaders.”

celebrate the strong women in your life and let them know the effect they’ve had on bettering your life-call them, text them, hug them, send a card, etc

the new wifestyle: being a strong, independent and resourceful woman is vital to creating your full potential.

what are you doing today to celebrate the strong women in your life?


  1. Heather Hawkins

    March 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I probably won’t do anything. I think singling out a single day to celebrate something that should be a given on everyday of the week, takes the power away from that. I think my husband celebrates me everyday for being independent in ways and learning, also, to become reliant in other ways. If you are too independent, you can’t be as strong as you could be. If you don’t ask for help, if you don’t delegate, then you spread yourself too thin and become an independent mess. So, I learned handing off some tasks and thanking those that take them profusely, makes me a much stronger woman than I used to be.

    I used to guard my independence ferociously and jealously, but Nick helped me understand what it meant to really let go and put all my resources behind things that are actually important rather than just being able to say, “I did all this myself.”

    • chelsea

      March 8, 2014 at 10:51 am

      thanks for your comment Heather and i see what you are saying but i think it’s very important to recognize and celebrate how far we (women) have come but to also bring attention and action to the fact that things are unfortunately not equal. so happy to hear that your husband celebrates you daily-we are lucky people to have found partners that do that because i know that not every marriage and relationship is so lucky.

      agreed that you need to find a happy medium of independence and glad you have found yours.

  2. Marc Gabris

    March 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Took my girlfriend out to dinner : )

    • chelsea

      March 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      very solid move Marc! hope it was a delicious meal and quality time together!