How To Create A New Future History For Women

By Stephanie McPhail, MS.

March is Women’s History Month in the United States, an observance created in 1987 to increase awareness of women’s impact on society. The month-long celebration aims to highlight the struggles and accomplishments of women in politics, business, science, and the arts throughout history. However, the most important aspect of this celebration is recognizing the critical roles women play in shaping the future and inspiring future generations.

It’s important to note that women’s issues do not only affect women but are humanity’s issues. Our collective inability to honor the natural, sacred balance between masculine and feminine may be one of the greatest factors in the mistreatment of women in particular, and the violence and unrest in our society in general. 

Historically, not only in western civilization but also in many cultures around the world, people have been conditioned to believe that women are not as valuable as men. Even when women’s value is proclaimed, it has not always been honored. Take the 1966 chart topper “It’s a man’s, man’s man’s world” recorded by James Brown, where he declares that regardless of everything created by men, it’d be nothing without women. Despite this proclamation, his one time girlfriend and co writer Betty Jean Newsome later reported that not only did Brown not contribute to the writing of the song as he claimed, but also argued in court that he sometimes forgot to pay her royalties. (“It’s a Woman’s World.” The Village Voice. December 18, 2007.)

The imbalance between the masculine and feminine has historically led to problems in relationships and society. People have been conditioned to believe that women are less valuable than men, which has led to self-doubt, narcissism, and codependency. The feminist movement has swung to the idea of equality between men and women, but this has sometimes come at the cost of denigrating men and traditional family structures. Truly our power as a species lies in our balance with each other and with nature. When women are not supported in attaining their power and balance, the patterns that perpetuate codependency and unhealthy relationship dynamics arises.

In order to solve the problems we face in society that arise from the imbalance between masculine and feminine, we must work individually and together to create space where we each can feel safe and accepted for who we are, a place where we recognize our inherent value that is independent of the opinions of others. One of my guiding principles as a life and relationship coach for professional women is to help them see that they can have a voice without needing to shout, that they can have limitless potential within their natural definitions and roles, and that they can find partners who honor the divine femininity that blossoms within them.

Stephanie and her husband David are a professional coaching team who specialize in helping professional women with the guidance, support and tools to break the cycle of toxic relationships, end self-sabotage and become the best version of themselves, so they can create and attract the best that life and love have to offer. Their 10 week Brilliant Life Blueprint coaching program guarantees you’ll experience dramatic improvements in your life and relationships, or they’ll continue working one on one with you for free until you do:

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