Feeling Misunderstood or Unworthy with Maisie Hill
“Choose Carefully Who You Share Your Vision With.” — Maisie Hill (05:26-05:28)
Many people feel misunderstood or unworthy even if they look good on the outside. To help dispel these negative feelings, Dianne Allen has invited Maisie Hill from the United Kingdom as this week’s guest. Maisie is a highly qualified and sought-after women's health expert with over a decade of experience as a practitioner and birth doula. Maisie knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and believes that our hormones are there to serve us and help get what we want out of life.
In the growing trend of women getting a handle on their menstrual cycle, Maisie is a go-to authority and has been quoted in publications from The Guardian to Grazia. Her first book, Period Power, came out May 2nd, 2019, and became an instant bestseller, reaching the Top 50 of all books on Amazon. She loves yoga classes, long-distance walks, Downton Abbey, toasted buckwheat tea, cozy blankets, cooking, tending her plants and slurping ramen.
Part One of ‘Feeling Misunderstood or Unworthy with Maisie Hill’
Maisie says, 'Sometimes we get confronted with uncomfortable situations that make us feel misunderstood and unworthy. But these negative feelings push us to be clear with our life goals. During my early twenties, I had a very strong vision. The hard thing about that is that other people don't see your vision no matter how powerful you think it is. I'm a big fan of visioning my way into my future. And what does that look like? What does that feel like? That's where I draw a real sense of strength for what I want for my life and for how I'm serving or helping others. It's good if you have people who are going to at least listen without judgment. If they are going to offer up an opinion, let it be constructive and ideally positive. But it's hard because if we're sharing a vision with someone who's not that interested, then they're not going to get it and doubt your capabilities."
Maisie’s success in writing and publishing makes it tempting to characterize her as an overnight success. In fact, it's a decade of hard work that brought her where she is today.
“If I can do it, you can do it too.” – Dianne Allen (22:38-22:42)
Maisie had a horrific period of pain. The kind that that leaves you no choice but to stay in bed for two days, dosed up on painkillers, with a scorching hot water bottle strapped to your belly. That was her life for 15 years until she decided to do something about it. And she did a lot. She tried about every type of treatment going.
Here’s a fantastic story about one of her clients: "There was someone that I worked with, towards the end of last year. She had gotten in touch with me to work through some menstrual cycle issues because I do online coaching sessions with people. And so, we were doing a whole program together. In the beginning, we were focusing on her particular symptoms that show up with her cycle. Then kind of a third of the way through, something interesting started to happen, and I had progressed with her symptoms and psycho related stuff, and that freed her up. The thing is when you're struggling with health issues, and you don't have that strong foundation, it keeps you locked in a place. But when you work on that and you nourish, you strengthen yourself, you resolve the health symptoms that you have, and you improve them enough. So, she found herself in a situation where we could talk about, instead of just dealing with the issues, how to use her cycle to get what she wants out of life. And we were having a conversation like, where do you want to go in the next year or so? Like what is your vision? What do you want to move towards, and how can we use your cycle to get you that quicker? It was incredible. And we, by the time we'd reached the end of the coaching, she had done something in her business. She reached her goal that she didn't think she'd be able to do until halfway through this year. It happened so fast, and she was such an amazing client to work with. There was a mixture of salting her symptoms out. But also helping her to move forward with her business and to take a great, scary leap. That was amazing to witness."
Part Two of ‘Feeling Misunderstood or Unworthy with Maisie Hill’
Dianne is in complete agreement with Maisie. "Many times I hear women talking down and bad about their bodies feeling unworthy because of their period, their cycle or any part of being a woman. That whole idea of being not good enough and not measuring up as part of it, which to me is the opposite. I'm sure you run into people who think that it's not very good being a woman and I don't want to deal with this. And that creates more pain."
“It’s great to be surrounded by people who love your works.” – Maisie Hill (30:56-31:01)
Don't listen to anyone's opinion unless they are doing the same level of work. If anyone's offering unwanted opinions and criticism, block them out. Instead, listen to the people who are doing big things. It's so important to be mindful of who's in your world and whose opinions you value.
Have people around you who think what you're doing is terrific. You need a community that is going to hold you accountable, hold a mirror up to you, and help you to see yourself in every aspect.
If what Maisie saying rings a bell in your spirit, I encourage you to connect with her in whatever way you feel most comfortable. Your life will be better for it.
More Information About Maisie Hill
Maisie Hill is a highly qualified and sought-after women’s health expert with over a decade of experience as a practitioner and birth doula. Maisie knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and believes that hormones are there to serve us and help us get what we want out of life. In the growing trend for women to get a handle on their menstrual cycle, Maisie is a go-to authority and is quoted in publications from The Guardian to Grazia. Her first book, Period Power, came out May 2nd, 2019 and became an instant bestseller, reaching the Top 50 of all books on Amazon.
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