Intentional Living: A Gloriously Imperfect Woman’s Guide


A mindful woman will


  • take care of her own needs before taking care of others.  A mindful woman is quietly attuned to her own needs, so that she remain strong and centred. She takes decisive action to nourish herself and ensure her needs are met first, in order to magnify her energy and disperse it evenly and calmly to those around her.


  • take responsibility for her own actions.  A mindful woman will acknowledge and embrace imperfection, for she sees her own mistakes, not as an opportunity for self-pity,  but that she is free to learn, grow and gain wisdom. It is only by fully taking full responsibility for her actions, that that she can celebrate imperfection and manifest the energy to face life’s challenges with humour, intention and love.


  • take calculated risks.  A mindful woman embraces risk and sees it as an opportunity for personal growth. If she were to settle for that which is safe and predictable, she would remain physically, emotionally and spiritually stagnant. It is by taking risks that she experiences the full extent of her abilities, and they are always so much greater than she could have imagined. She knows that the possibility for growth runs parallel with her willingness to embrace those things she fears, but  grasps anyway.


  •  respect her sexuality.  A mindful woman knows that the sexiest thing she can do is to honour herself and her own integrity. She will love her body, no matter what shape it takes; for she knows that to feel sexy, is to be happy in her own skin.  She will not choose to use the power of her sexuality to manipulate or compete, for she is aware that these actions only lead to the kind of negativity that is profoundly damaging to both herself and others.


  • love those around her unconditionally.  A mindful woman knows love offers its own reward.  She loves herself, so she is able to give love freely without expectation or judgement and accept love in equal measure. She lives and breathes love, taking it in and giving it out- she is at peace with herself, as she is with those around her.


As a woman,
Let your light shine.
Be a source of strength and courage.
Share your wisdom.
Radiate love.

What are your thoughts on intentional living, what does it mean to be a woman- to you?

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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca's days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.


  1. These are all so important, and sometimes difficult, to remember. I would only add to stay true to yourself in your relationships and interactions. It can be too easy to try to be someone you aren’t.

  2. #1 is a life lesson for me… working to apply it more every day with balance!

  3. Nicole on

    Sounds a lot like Prov 31! I like the breakdown – these are 5 things that definitely make life simpler and better. Thanks for the great post. :)

  4. Nicole on

    Hmmm looks like my first comment didn’t post? Oh well… :)

    Sounds like a Prov 31 woman! I really like the breakdown… 5 simple ways to make life simpler and enjoy it more! Thanks for posting your creative ideas :)

  5. A great reminder to be Your Self. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Judy on

    Beautifully said, thanks for the reminder and thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  7. Lea H on

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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