Mar 11, 2012

[ELTeCS_PE​RU] Internatio​nal Women´s Day

Dear colleagues

Since there are more women devoted to teaching English than men, I decided to share this message with you. I copied part of the contents in case you could not follow the link.

Maria Luisa Mu

From a Special me to a Special You

My declaration of Self-Esteem on International Women´s Day

I am me. In all the world, there is nobody exactly like me…. I own everything about me- my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all my thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they might be: anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement; my mouth and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud or soft; and all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.

I own my own fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me…. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.

However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is me. This is authentic and represent where I am at that moment in time …I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore I can engineer me. I am me and I am o


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