"I did it my way." - Emilie Tan
Today, I'd like to introduce this strong minded lady, Emilie Tan. I met her in a vegan cooking workshop last year - where she was the teacher - and we've been Facebook friends since then.

She caught my attention when she went out walking just shortly after she gave birth. I know it may not be a big deal for some  BUT! Since she's married to a Chinese Singaporean man and Chinese have a routine after you give birth.

We call it the "Confinement Period". It really means literally that you're confined at home for 30 days.

Traditionally, you can't bathe, wash your hair and leave the house for 30 days.

So since Emilie is from Canada and I wasn't sure if she'll do the Confinement but she did!

And since she did, I was surprised to see her post that she left the house to take a walk.

No strenuous exercise is allowed during this confinement period.

However to be honest, I didn't completely followed the "rule" myself after the 2nd child and I was out networking on the 3rd week after my 3rd.

And... I'm still alive, healthy and in ONE piece.

So... that being said, there's also logic and theory behind this "Confinement Period".  This is the time to let the mother rest and heal her body - since it's a big event for the body.

As Chinese believes that if you don't take care of your body and let it heal properly, you'll get more problems when you get older - rheumatism.

I asked Emilie what made her decide to "defy" the rules and got out of the house?!

She told me that she's very aligned and in tuned with her body and since she is an athlete, she knows how far her body can go.

Plus why would she consciously want to hurt her body right?

Emilie is also vegan and she didn't become a vegan just to join the the crowd. She was a meat eater before but her body couldn't digest and therefore she's doing this for her health.

And she suggests that you listen to your body and allow it to lead you the way.

She now knows better because she had an eating disorder when she was much younger. She was affected by what her aunt said to her that created all these insecurities within her.

And as mothers, we teach our children how to love themselves through our actions.

So it's time we stop body shaming ourselves because we're passing it down to the next generation.

Enjoy the conversation as I'm sure you'll be as inspired as I'm after talking to Emilie about honouring our bodies.

I believe we were born to know true selves until we were given labels and have expectations throw at us. 

If you want to gain more confidence in being who you are, why not start with getting to know your body first?

You'll not only get healthier and looking younger but also learn to enhance your intuition and create a life that's truly yours.

Where can you find Emilie Tan?

Facebook: Facebook.com/emilienb84

Website : EvolvedGeneration.com

P.S. I'm a visionary and I look at the big picture so please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes if there're any.

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