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When Life Gives You Lemons

Understanding Self Help and the Power you Already Have

By Shatyra Williams, MSW, RSW

The age old saying tells us "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!". This means when you feel powerless make something out of your situation.

Let me take you beyond the lemonade and introduce you to a deeper school of thought: Life does not give you lemons, it gives you seeds to plant whatever you feel you are worth. You have the authority to take your seeds, whatever shape, size, or colour and plant your dreams. Take a stance and set the tone for your life. If you are prepared to be moved, this website will take you there.

The self help information, articles, and resources available on this site are designed to be used as personal tools of empowerment. You already have the inner strength to reach your goals, overcome your challenges, and meet your full potential. Reading positive, woman-focused, informative material will help to uplift your spirit and support you through your journey. The articles of this website touch on aspects of life experienced by Real Women on Real Journeys. We each experience our own challenges and uniquely possess the strengths within ourselves to overcome life’s inevitable difficulties. Self Help material is an excellent way to address a life challenge in a private, realistic, and personalized manner. 

Oftentimes we become so accustomed to facing struggle in life that we begin to use the same techniques over and over again in order to address problems that are completely different, are changing, or have evolved. Take some time to explore different strategies and perspectives. Give your anxiety a rest and start educating yourself on new approaches to wellness.

The Self Help articles of this website will challenge you to confront your insecurities, learn your worth, and work towards your full potential. When it comes to your life there is no time for ‘making lemonade’ , at we are planting the seeds for a whole feast!

About the Author

Shatyra Williams MSW, RSW is a Toronto-based Social Worker with a passion for women's wellness. As Program Manager of RWRJ's Artistic Healing Group, Shatyra teaches healthy coping strategies for women survivors of trauma. Through a variety of creative educational techniques Shatyra helps women to challenge themselves, to embrace their imperfections, and to love their journey. 

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