From a very young age we've been told what we should do, and how we should behave.
There are certain expectations on what 'normal' behaviour should look like, especially for girls, and then women.
In our culture today, there's more pressure than ever that things should *look* a certain way, so much so, that the picture we paint of ourselves, and our lives, can often mask the reality of what's really going on for us.
How we're seen, or how we think we'll be judged, is given more importance, than understanding or sharing what's really going on for us, and we may be reluctant to share our true emotions.
This suppression, or even in some cases denial of emotions, can lead us to feel confused and overwhelmed.
People have often used terms such as 'emotional', or 'high-maintenance', or described women as being 'too much', as a way of silencing them, or disconnecting them from their own internal power.
Woman have forgotten their power lies in their cyclical way of being, and instead have tried to squeeze themselves in to a linear existence, and can wonder why they feel burnt out, anxious and unfulfilled.
Often if you try and talk to people about this, they can look at you as if you're crazy, but there is another way!