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Welcome To The Essential Feminine Blog

The New Vacation

May 31st, 2011

Thinking about summer almost always brings up the thought  of vacation.  As a child we were living on the East Coast of the U.S. and we always took our vacation on Cape Cod.  I have special memories of deep pine forests, ice cream cones, long bike trails and hot sandy beaches that warmed my toes.  As I embraced the business world, the lines of vacation became more blurred.  During some years time became less available and resources were expended with careful choice.  At the same time the need for rejuvenation still existed.   For me the most important thing has always been that I change my rhythm and pace so that I can begin to hear myself more deeply.  This, for me, is the finest gift of a staycation or of a truly relaxing vacation.    Today with the world moving at such a quick pace, many of my friends and colleagues are reevaluating what they need in a vacation/staycation.  For many this needs to be a block of time set aside for rejuvenation, contemplation and renewal.  That is not to say that the traditional vacation luxury is to be discouraged.  However, many people are being financially frugal or working more than they have in the past.  So what’s a woman to do?  What’s your plan for the summer?   What would be your version of an ideal staycation or vacation?    Join us for a wonderful staycation.  Come to our summer Bubble Bath on June 23rd , June 30th and July 7th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Pacific Time.  Read more about our Bubble Bath at www.theessentialfeminine.com . Maureen J. Simon Founder and Creative Director The Essential Feminine Company™ maureen@theessentialfeminine.com http://womeninfluencingnow.wordpress.com www.theessentialfeminine.com

Claim Your Influence: Claim Your Life

April 27th, 2011

Influence is a state of being.  When we are living with our influence fully expressed doors open, life becomes easier and we make a difference.  Power and influence are all directly connected.  Power is the ability, strength, and capacity to do something.    Influence is the effect of something on a person, thing, or event or the power that somebody has to affect other people’s thinking or actions by means of argument, example, or force of personality.  When we believe we have the power to create change influence is a direct outcome. 

It’s important for us to understand what we value in order to make a decision on where we want to place our attention in the world.  Power is the energy behind influence and can be found in four specific realms:  the spiritual, the intellectual, the emotional and the physical.  Have you ever thought about the source of your power?  Have you ever asked yourself where you place the majority of your power and influence?

Women have a great ability to influence the direction in which the world is moving but we must first understand our powerful and unique world view and value the strength and contribution of our voice.  Voice is the medium or expression for power and influence.  In my work with women, two of the greatest areas I have focused on over the years are clear expression of voice and the right use of will or influence.  We need clarity and confidence to express our values through our voice.

 Join us tomorrow to learn more about the influence you are making in the world today and about how success, influence and power play a major role in how you show up in the world.  To join us at this exciting Living Room, please register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/664137273

Maureen Simon

What Is The Feminine Perspective?

March 16th, 2011

There has been much conversation concerning how women and men speak different languages and look at things differently. When researching my book, “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power” I learned that there really is a feminine perspective informed by specific attributes, gifts and talents. Our brain biology; socialization and whole perspective is different. Our sisters the suffragettes created an opening where our voices could be heard. Our later sisters fought for the Equal Rights Amendment which moved us towards an equal footing in business and finance. Today we face the next movement. This is the movement to claim and fully live our Essential Feminine.

Often women’s confidence is shaken because we don’t fully understand or claim these natural gifts. For many women they have been convinced that these gifts are inferior aspects of being. For us to gain confidence in this world, we first need to “know thyself”. Once we know ourselves, we then need to believe in ourselves and allow ourselves the opportunity to fully express the amazing beings that we are. If your confidence has ever been shattered, stand back and rebuild it. Bring yourself to the company of other women who can serve as models or guides. If you have strong confidence, look at a sister who does not and guide her. Point out what is amazing in her. If she is young, support her to understand the unique and special meaning of her life. Confidence prevails when we are deeply aware of our meaning.

On Wednesday, March 23rd in The Essential Feminine™ Company “Living Room” we will be discussing confidence and how it relates to creating an amazing life by choice. Join us at 12:00 noon – 1:15 PM PSDT for conversation and networking on this topic. Register at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/411759432

Maureen Simon
http://womeninfluencingnow.wordpress.com
www.theessentialfeminine.com

Awakening To Powerful Feminine Confidence

March 9th, 2011

Writing to you on the topic of Confidence during this very special week of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day has made me think of how the meaning of the work confidence has changed over the years for women.  When we go back to what confidence would have meant to our sisters (the Suffragettes) who were paving the way for our vote and freedom of voice – they had little confidence in their ability to be heard or taken seriously in a system that saw them as invisible. 

Today we are not invisible.  Today we have 85% of the purchasing power in the US and we make up over 52% of the small businesses and are heads of household in 51% of the American households.  Today in Egypt and One Million Women March is scheduled to take place.  Reem Shahin, a member of the Million Woman March movement says, “We are not convinced by the amendments of the constitution as they don’t give women the right to run for presidential elections, and there are still no equal rights”.  This quote amazes me as we are now beginning to see many issues that our women faced in the 1920’s become prevalent issues to our sisters in the Middle East.  I wish them well.

Tomorrow we will be celebrating International Women’s Day with our friends at the Global Dialogue Center.  We at The Essential Feminine™ Company strongly believe that it is when we ourselves and our sisters allow confidence to develop in all areas of our lives, we will reach freedom.  Confidence is a birthright built on our ability to voice what we feel and our ability to express  our inner wisdom and  knowledge.  Please join Debbe Kennedy and me along with other wonderful hosts and facilitators in conversation with Frances Hesselbein as we discuss “LEADERSHIP by Example 2011 | WOMEN in the Lead: Our Significant Roles as WOMEN in a Global Economy” https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/0000011799/Registration.aspx?pageName=pb23p9cvqs97g2lh  or go to http://tinyurl.com/2a99638 |

Also join us at The Essential Feminine Living Room, March 23rd 12 – 1:15 PM PDST for our complimentary webinar/teleseminar exploring Awakening To Powerful Feminine Confidence:  Designing A Life of Optimum Success”.  The Living Room is a conversation and networking opportunity that brings women together world-wide.  REGISTER NOW…https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/411759432

Maureen Simon

 

 

Maureen J. Simon

Founder and Creative Director

The Essential Feminine Company™

maureen@theessentialfeminine.com

http://womeninfluencingnow.wordpress.com

www.theessentialfeminine.com

The Essential Feminine Company Living Rooms Inspire and Transform Women’s Lives Monthly

February 22nd, 2011

Can you imagine living your life with influence, power and success?  If you can, then this is your time. Women are stepping forward to live and lead in ways like they never have before.

 The Essential Feminine™ Company is leading a movement based on the belief that women’s natural talents and gifts are needed in the world today. Women world-wide are awakening on mass—just look at your email and you will see the awakening –daily.  We are re-launching our well known and loved complimentary Living Rooms this month and will be hosting them on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12 noon PST. Let us take you on a journey to that essential part of you that is ready to create success, live with influence, and really make a difference in the world.  We will provide consulting, webinars and products that support you to create your custom life and/or business building from your natural feminine essence. Join me on this journey to your Essential Feminine.

To begin this journey,  please join us in our  Living Room on:

 February 23rd:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/178124041

March  23rd: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/298901249

April 27th: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/298901249 

Begin to build lifelong confidence, overcome your resistance to change, and create a life that allows you to live with influence, power and success.

Maureen Simon

www.TheEssentialFeminine.com

Powerful, Focused, Highly Intentional Living

September 14th, 2010

What does life look and feel like when you are living with highly intentionally with focus and power?  Today we read so much about conscious living that the opportunity to look closely at these issues are readily available and provide us with insights that can totally change the quality of our lives.  The world has caught on to the idea that when we choose to live with clear intention and place our focus on this intention our sense of power and overall quality of life excel.

What are the aspects of intentional living that we need to incorporate into our lives or be aware of on a daily basis?  Intentional living begins with a connection to ourselves, our inner voice and our sense of knowing on a daily basis.  From this place of clarity and listening we begin to envision or become clear about what we want to create, be or contribute in a given day.  This leads to a sense of focus and intention that allows us to both measure consciously the things that make up our days and lives, as well as to make choices to refine and improve the way we live. 

We often get a feeling that we are living our lives aligned with the things we love or not.  We often get signs or hunches that lead us to information or help us clarify feelings.  These are gifts and guides that we need to listen to daily.  I suggest having time in the morning in quiet or in contemplation to review what the day could ideally hold. 

I have just started to look at some of the simple beginnings to creating a highly intentional, focused and powerful life.  So many different components including deep inner connection, a clear sense of how we want to live our life (in all areas), a clear sense of what power and contribution meant to us – as they serve as driving forces and give us motivation to design an amazing life. This month we are going to look more closely at highly intentional living as I believe that many of us are clear that this is the only way to live.  On September 22 at noon PST, we will be exploring this topic in The Essential Feminine™ Living Room and during the month of September we will be looking at the different components of an intentional life in our weekly blog.  Stay tuned and join us in the Living Room.  Please register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/861842960.

Maureen Simon  
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Designing Your Life From The Inside Out

August 10th, 2010

We are often overwhelmed by the world around us and wonder how we as individuals could make a difference.  Our world isn’t the way we would like it to be; what can we do?  I believe that the only true way to change the world around us is to change our inner world as it is reflected in what we attract from the outer world.  As women we are fortunate to have powerful natural attributes and talents that can help us source success.  We need to become aware of our attributes and give them the value they deserve in our lives so that they grow. 

Think about the inner resources that we naturally hold such as a deep understanding of the whole, a natural ability for care and compassion, and a deep innate wisdom to be able to see through the outer surface of things.  If we find ways to integrate these into our lives in a way that enhances our personal power and our ability to pull from our own resources and depth our lives would become more successful (from the inside out).

The way that we do this is by creating a deep and meaningful inner life.  When we come to realize that quiet contemplation is equal and more important than active doing, success and happiness takes on a new meaning.

How do we create our inner world so that it can be reflected in our outer world?  Creating a daily practice is one way to create a strong connection between your outer world (desires and intentions) and your inner world (your contemplation, deep reflection and where you are “informed”).  Some create a daily practice through claiming quiet time in the morning to re-group, set intentions and gather themselves together before facing the busy day.  This allows for an opportunity to start the day with clarity and intention.  It’s also useful to clear time in the evening before closing your eyes from the day’s busyness to set intentions for the next day or even for a good night’s sleep.  It’s not so important what the specific practice is as long as it aligns with your values and beliefs and feeds your soul, providing you with a chance for renewal and conscious choice about your life.  Life is rich if we embrace it with an open mind and an open heart.  It’s our choice as to how we fill our waking hours.  Make some choices about how you would like to create your inner and outer life alignment going forward.  Join us for more discussion on this exciting topic on August 25th at The Essential Feminine Living Room.  We will be joined by Camille Maurine, an internationally renowned creator of the transformational Moving Theater process and author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7.  Please register for this complimentary webinar at:   https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987535361

Maureen Simon
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Feminine Abundance: Feminine Strength

July 21st, 2010

You may have noticed this month we’ve been focusing on Feminine Abundance.  I’ve been noticing that women build wealth and abundance in a unique way that incorporates the attributes they naturally hold.  Remember, we are highly relational and continually looking after the whole.  We cautiously take risks but still hold protection for the nest egg we build and the families we support.  Remembering that abundance is not just based in money, we must also take into account the richness of the relationships and care that are a natural part of our abundance.  As we create and build relationships we create a rich web of support that allows us to manifest and create at a very high level in our day to day lives. 

Our main challenge is to set clear intentions that allow us to hold to a specific set of possibilities.  Staying focused on outcomes –  which is a very linear gift for the masculine – is one of our greatest opportunities.  The feminine is emotionally expressive and highly capable of working with emotions and releasing resistance.  This is a great asset that we can use in our journey to build great abundance.  The asset is: as we express our emotions and learn to clear blocks we can remove obstacles and authentically build great wealth of all kinds.

Remember to track your success and allow yourself to receive your desired outcomes, visions and dreams.  Trust that this can be done with ease and grace.  Allow for your contribution and life’s meaning to be revealed.  Once you are clear on where you are headed, don’t push and drive but as the feminine does so well ALLOW.  The greatest is yet to come.

We will be exploring Feminine Abundance much more deeply at The Essential Feminine Living Room on July 28th at 12 noon (12 noon to 1:15 PST) and hope you will join us.  Register now to insure your seat.  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Maureen Simon  
415-381-5115  
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Abundance Is A State Of Mind

July 4th, 2010

Abundance is a state of mind that we create or don’t create. It is truly a choice. We complicate matters by allowing our mind to travel down roads of past scarcity, fear or concern as we forget to see the full abundance in all aspects of our daily life. We just need to look around to notice those areas where there is fullness and choose to expand on them.

If abundance is a choice, why do we so frequently forget? Patterns of the past resurrect when days feel grey, hormones bounce around in unsettled ways and life feels challenging. It is in these very times that we need to regroup and decide what we have that makes us feel good, full and that for which we are truly grateful. We can never move towards pure abundance when we are feeling down and scarce.

The first essential element in moving from scarcity to abundance is to do what I said above…Move into gratitude for what you have.

The next element is to regroup. By regroup, I mean notice what it is that will make you feel good and abundant in this specific moment. Stay in the moment and out of the past or future.

Finally move towards your dream. Make a few small notes about what it will take for you to move towards the abundance you are craving or desiring. This could look like an intention, a small plan or a big dream. Remember abundance is not purely financial but a state of mind. Remember to include in your vision, supports, guidance and things you are currently grateful for as they will be a part of moving you forward into the next level of abundance.

Good luck on your journey. Life is full of opportunities…you choose.

Please join us for further discussion and discovery on Feminine Abundance on J July 28th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Maureen Simon
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Conscious Choices

June 27th, 2010

Wednesday we worked with the idea of Conscious Choices in the Essential Feminine Living Room.  It has become clear to me in my own life that the clearer I am about my intentions the more powerful the outcomes are.  I guess by now this sounds obvious since so many world teachers are focusing on the power of intention.  The truth of the matter is that it needs to become an integrated part of our daily practice or these are just senseless words.

In The Living Room, we focused on each of gaining an understanding of what the bigger picture of our life holds.  What is the meaning we are here to express, or live or create.  True magic in life arises when we line up this bigger picture with our daily choices.  The bigger picture serves as a litmus test in which we can begin to measure if our life is in alignment or not.

For many years, I’ve been discussing the idea that each of us have a higher purpose or meaning.  It is the responsibility of each of us to discover our own higher purpose.  A few questions to ask yourself include:

  • How can I allow more good into my life?
  • What brings me pure joy:
  • What is deeply meaningful for me?
  • What is the best way for me to create quiet time or time for introspection?

As I speak with women today on a regular basis I hear the comment that life moves so fast.  For this very reason it is essential that we create time to answer these very important questions.  Once we do, our quality of life becomes far richer and more meaningful.

Join me for the next Living Room which will be held on July 28th when our topic will be Feminine Abundance – Fully Showing Up In The World  and our guest will be Anna Scott.  Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192