§ We came to this world to LIVE OUT LOUD!
How to Look Younger Naturally
A woman recently commented on an Instagram post of mine that she has been following me for a few years and that I seem to have way more passion and energy lately. She said that I even look younger than I did a few years ago.
I thanked her and then I started to reflect. The past few months have been some of the most stressful of my life. The Extraordinary Life After 40 summit I had put together was a major undertaking! I had no idea what I was getting into when I publicly declared that I was doing it (and thus had no way to back out) and there were times that I wondered what I had gotten myself into as I worked 16-hour days.
When the company I hired back in May to help me with the summit suddenly quit 2 weeks before the launch and I had to find a team and start everything from scratch, I thought I may have a nervous breakdown.
Two hours later, a colleague (who has since become a friend) stepped in to talk me down from the ledge and lent me her team until I could get mine together.
I love sisterhood!
Plus, truth to tell, these past few months have also been some of the most fulfilling in my life.
How could they not be?
1. I was learning new things
Everything from how to balance hormones and have better sex to how to manage all kinds of IT stuff. I felt vibrant and expansive! (And like I was definitely reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s with all these new neurons firing!).
2. I was growing as a leader and a person as I put together and managed a 6-person team spread out around the globe
There were moments that I wanted to break down in tears and others when I thought to myself, “You rock, girl! I can’t believe how far you’ve come in just a few weeks!“
3. I was connecting with amazing women on a daily basis
Do I even need to elaborate on the power of women connecting?
4. I felt well used (in the best sense of the word) and of deep service to others.
5. I felt like my gifts and talents, interests and passions came together to fulfill a need that women had to make the most of their lives after 40
I AM LIVING MY PURPOSE!
Here’s what I was reminded of yet again: living our passion and purpose isn’t always comfortable.
It may even be painful at times as we are forced to face our fears and grow beyond our self-imposed limits.
Yet it’s ultimately the most rewarding way to live!
It puts zest into our days, a spring into our step, builds self-confidence and makes life a glorious adventure!
Apparently, it can make us look younger also. Added bonus!
So what about you? Are you living your passions? Your purpose? Do you feel a zest for life?
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