Be Sure to Take Care of YOU!

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Author and entrepreneur CaDori seeks to change the lives of women everywhere by reminding them that self-care is not merely an option—it’s a necessity

If there’s one thing that author and entrepreneur CaDori knows how to do well, it’s help others. The native of Houston, Texas, has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and is the founder of CaDori Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to those in need. As someone who has experience homelessness and the sole reliance on God and good-hearted individuals, she has a strong desire to help better the lives of families—especially children—who need it most.

And she’s also made it her mission to help women learn to do something they need to do more often: take care of themselves. In her book, Women Put Yourselves First and Be Happier, CaDori offers wisdom and encouragement to others to incorporate the practice of self-care into their lives. She hopes that her words and personal experiences that she shares will be meaningful to her readers.

“I believe that, by sharing my experiences with others, [they] will encourage and motivate positive outcomes in their lives,” CaDori said.

She knows the challenges women face every day, and she wants to cheer them on to chase their dreams and overcome the obstacles they face.

“I believe that women have the power to become whatever they set their minds to, and I’m here to motivate and inspire them,” she said.

CaDori acknowledges that the “self-care first” lifestyle isn’t necessarily the norm and that there are still many societal expectations for women constantly to put others before themselves, but she believes that the reasoning behind those standards don’t stem from the abilities or intrinsic desires of women.

“I believe [they are] enforced because, traditionally, women are known to be passive and silent and easily controlled most of the time,” she said. “It’s also because we were taught to be that way, and society expects it. In recent years, I have seen more women being vocal on controversial issues and standing up. We are letting the leaders know that we don’t agree with the old way of doing things.”

As a result of this newfound strength and candidness women are displaying more regularly, CaDori truly believes that this is a new era for women.

“There are multiple platforms and opportunities for women to take now, and we are stepping up to them,” she said. “I love what the future looks like for women!”