“And alpha female needs proper feeding and stimulation…to feed herself nourishing thoughts and self-parent in a way that allows her to accept her feelings, not criticize them. If not, she is easily prone to depression and tribulation because of the high value she places on winning at all costs and her desire for unmeasured achievement….”
Alphanista.com’s original dedication is below:
This is dedicated to the ALPHA FEMALES of the world–Me, Anna Wintour, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Hillary Clinton, Kimora Lee Simmons, Carly Fiorina (CEO of Hewlett Packard), Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe (it’s complicated, but yes), Margaret Thatcher, the late Benazir Bhutto, etc.–women who live life by their own rules, very few approved by Emily Post.
At least half of the women on the list experienced some kind of downward spiral, depressed state in their life that nearly crippled them. Several of them have been in jail.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was jailed for years and exiled from her own country and later became prime minister to be assassinated. Marilyn Monroe, who committed suicide, was an alpha female of her generation, going where no woman dared to in sexuality, provocativeness, quick wit, and breaking barriers.
The way an alpha female combats her depression depends on her internal beliefs. She’s also less likely to ask for help because of her will to appear unscathed to others. She rarely finds people to help her, because they are relying on her. As a typical alpha, it takes quite a big-deal disappointment to break her compared to her beta counterpart. When it does, she’s like another person. She is either born or dies. Depends how you look at it. Women like Bhutto were born under conflict.
That is why it’s so important that she carve out her own “nurturing nook” with close friends/family, books, a stiff drink of choice, a beautifully decorated bathroom with the perfect tub for a soak, or simple prayer. If she could only slow down at times. An alpha female raises the stakes in her life with each success. Where yours is 100, hers is 1000, sometimes, a generation of women, or even a country rely on her. She’s usually what many call “lucky” and when the luck dries up, it can be a long climb back up the ladder, if she makes it.
When she does, she’ll be a legend in her own mind, or in yours. How are you nurturing yourself to get to that next level? I hope you are.