Sisters, Stay Alive & Informed!

Officially join my family and receive information, insight and inspiration on living a healthy, happy and prosperous life.

    I am not a robot

    Our Privacy Policy
    mail
    arrow

    Authentic is My Word, What is Yours?

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | June 24th, 2024

    Authentic is My Word, What is Yours?

    I just returned from the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) conference. This year’s conference title was Maternal and Women’s Health and Wellness in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities. On the last day of the conference, there is usually a Ladies’ Hat and Tea event.

    I look forward to this event because Kwavi is always available to remind the women of how remarkable we are by giving us at least one exercise we can do at home with our loved ones, and of course, that means bringing it to you.

    As we sat at our tables, she asked us to think of one word to describe ourselves and then to share the word with those at our tables to explain why we chose that word. My word was authentic. I chose the word because I felt that you get what you get with me. I do not pretend to be someone I am not. When you see me, I am the same person no matter where I am. I am true to my word.

    At my table, there was resilient because she had survived cancer and was thankful for each day. There was blessed because she knew that God had given her so much. We had another resilient because she had accomplished so much despite obstacles. Another was unique because she knew there was no one other than her in the world. There was heart because everything she does genuinely comes from the heart.

    Afterward, all the women stood up and then repeated these words of affirmation out loudly:

    I (say your name) am remarkable.

    I recognize and celebrate my achievements, no matter how big or small.

    My strengths and unique abilities shine brilliantly.

    I am resilient, kind, bold, and powerful.

    Every challenge I face makes me stronger.

    I embrace my journey and honor my growth.

    I am worthy of recognition and celebration.

    Today and every day, I acknowledge my worth.

    I am remarkable, and I am proud of whom I am.

    I am remarkable, and I am proud of who I’m becoming.

    By Kwavi

    So, what is the one word that describes you, and why? Afterward, repeat the affirmation out loud, hearing yourself.

    We all left the Hat and Tea a little taller than when we arrived. I hope the same for you as you recite the words out loud.

    4 Responses to “Authentic is My Word, What is Yours?”

    1. Linda K. Jackson says:

      Grateful is my word, because of the health challenges that my husband, and two of our children have overcome.

    2. I just completed the Clifton Strengths Test last week and authentic was a recurring word.

    Leave a Reply

    Secure Your Copy of Sincerely, Your Gynecologist by Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu.
    secimg

    With her trademark wit and straightforward communication, Dr. Osuagwu continues to dole out valuable medical advice using the letter form and addressing women’s health conditions and issues in a method that was praised for its innovative approach in her earlier award-winning book, Letters to My Sisters: Plain Truths and Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist. In this book, each letter is paired with reference sources and statistics about the condition that is the subject of the letter.

    Click here to Buy Now on Amazon

    Secure Your Copy of Letters to My Sisters by Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu.
    secimg

    The book discusses common gynecological and women’s health issues in a series of witty and entertaining letters. These letters, all educational, offer suggestions on what approaches to take in tackling the medical problems that typically bring women to an ob/gynecologist. The letters are spiced with art, a poem and quotes. Although its emphasis is on gynecology and women’s health, it touches on some other medical issues that make women visit their doctors.

    The second half of the book briefly discusses the most common gynecological conditions and also provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections. A list of annotated websites dealing with the different topics in the book is provided for the reader who wants to pursue each subject in depth.




    Ready to Commit to Living a Healthier Life, Start Here with…

    Dr Ngozi’s 30 Day Alive & Healthy Challenge
    alive

    Get 30 days of insight and inspiration on creating and sustaining a healthy lifestyle straight from the
    doctor. Share this valuable resource with your mother, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, cousins
    and girlfriends. Do it solo, or in a group. Simply do it! Join our mailing list and get instant access to this life-saving resource now!