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WAS THAT TOO MUCH?!

Was the first thought Nele and I had when debriefing a very emotionally intense WOMEN’S HUB DAY in September.


Was it too emotional, too raw, too overwhelming?


Was it too much to have talks about the death of a beloved parent, a child battling with cancer, and the struggle of infertility, and then a workshop where we looked back at how difficult experiences with other women might hold us back in embracing our feminine power?


(Here’s the beautiful post that Nele wrote about it the next day)


And then we started reading through the feedback forms, and saw how much the participants had loved to break taboos together and connect on a very deep level right away - and we vowed to never let our fear of being too much get in the way of creating what we believe in: a world in which we all rise by lifting others, through sharing our raw journeys right when we are in the middle of it and connecting heart to heart with friends and strangers alike.


Because we know how lonely it can be in a world where we receive the implicit message to hold back, hide our emotions and try to fit in.

We’ve heard from quite a few women that they felt very deeply tired the day after the WOMEN’S HUB DAY. But it was the good kind of tired - the deep but satisfying tiredness after running a marathon, or birthing a baby, or a really ecstatic dance party.

The road of deep, authentic connection is not the easy way, but for us, it’s the only way.


Where in your life are you worried about being too much? And what would happen if you’d let go of that fear? I’d love to hear from you!


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