Taking Stock March: Happy International Women’s Day!

Women's Day

Hello my dear friends and Happy International Women’s Day! πŸ˜€ Welcome back to another Taking Stock post…

Today, and through the month of March, we are going to be celebrating the women in our lives and the ones we aspire to become! Keep reading!

It’s been a while since I shared a blog post with you, and this Women’s Day feels like the perfect timing to return from a hiatus…

Women's Day
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Before we dive in, can we just take a moment to appreciate the amazing women in our lives? Make that call or send that text to your mum, sister, wife, girlfriend, niece and let them know that you love & value them… πŸ™‚

Done? Okay, great. Let’s proceed! πŸ˜€

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International Women’s Day 2023: Embracing Equity

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EmbracingEquity. Honestly speaking, when I first heard about it, I immediately thought about Gender equality.

However, after some research, I have come to understand that there is a difference between equality and equity. So, let’s get into it for a minute, shall we? πŸ™‚

Equality means that each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. On the other hand, equity recognises that each person has different circumstances (+needs), and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

Source: IWD Website

Embracing Equity means acknowledging that not all people are starting from the exact same place, and that some have an advantage over others. The goal of equity, is therefore to distribute resources and treat people according to their individual needs, with a view to creating equal outcomes…

Hence, as we celebrate and mark the International Women’s Day, let us take the time to think of ways in which we can embrace equity in our homes, workplaces and social situations.

Tip: Check out these Top 10 #EmbraceEquity Videos to better understand and embrace equity.

Source: IWD Website

And, I tip my hat off to my fellow women around the world. You are beautiful; you are worthy; you are enough. You are making a difference for this and future generations. Keep on! πŸ™‚


Taking Stock March

Buying: Skincare products, or at least planning to! Also, why is skincare such an expensive undertaking? 

Someone tell La Roche Posay that I am ready to play and work together. πŸ˜€

Source: Camille Brodard, Unsplash

Craving: A road-trip to Kinangop.

Cooking: Up ideas for my group Yoga classes. If you are interested in attending, feel free to send me an email via my Contact Page.

Drinking: Water.

Eating: Mangoes, wholeheartedly before they disappear! 

Enjoying: Cat Burns’ music!

Feeling: Grateful for my family and circle of friends. Today, I especially celebrate the women in my personal life! You all really do make life such a rich experience! Thank you.

Women like you pave the way for women like me, and for that I am grateful. ~ Anonymous.

Women's Day
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Hoping: For an amazing year!

Dear God, show me how good it gets!

Learning: To find happiness in the small, everyday moments because life doesn’t have to be all the way perfect to be happy. 

Listening: To the Patrice Washington Podcast.

I love this quote from the episode: Redefining Love Is a Part of Wealth>>

“Self love is rudely bold!”

You should check it out! πŸ˜€

Looking: Out for inspiring people in the travel space, to feature on our Traveler’s Chair blog posts this year.

Quick Tip:

If you would like to get featured on the Traveler’s Chair, send me a message via my Contact Page.

Making: A point of writing everyday. 

Missing: December feels.

Noticing: That it takes a certain kind of courage to go after what you really want in life.

Source: Mika Baumeister, Unsplash

Praying: For the people in my life to experience peace and answered prayers.

Reading: Some of my personal writings from about 10 years ago. It’s crazy how much things change, and how much they stay the same.

Thinking: About starting a monthly newsletter for my Subscribers. This has been on my ‘to do list’ for far too long.

Wanting: To travel out of Africa this year. πŸ™‚

Watching: Adele One Night Only. If you love Adele and her music, then you’ll want to add this to your watchlist!

From her soulful interview with Oprah to her music, the magic of it radiates, even through the TV screen! πŸ™‚

Wishing: For a world where we can do more to embrace equity, that goes beyond Women’s Day.

Source: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona, Unsplash

Working: On becoming better as a Yoga Teacher and creating more yoga classes. I invite you to come along on the journey. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed our first Taking Stock post of 2023 as we mark this years Women’s Day.

I would love to hear from you. Who are the women you are celebrating in your life? And how are you going to #EmbraceEquity?

Leave a comment down below, and I’ll be sure to respond….

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

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  • Reply
    Ken Allan
    March 8, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Some good distinction between Equality and Equity, thank you madam.lol

    We have the same mindset on the mangoes issue. Haha.
    Happy women’s day to you .

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    Stom Wabuko
    March 8, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Thank God the only routine I’m on is the one and only multipurpose towel and Arimis

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 6, 2023 at 8:59 pm

      We know you guys too well! God’s faves when it comes to good skin Lol

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