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This may not be the place for this as a “blog category“, however, it fits almost anywhere women are transitioning onto the “2nd half of the journey!”

I just perused Yana's eletter article on "self esteem and saving face" as our skin changes.  It reminded me of how one of our CONNECTION STATIONtm members identified the meaning of the word empowerment : "empowerment is the freedom to be our authentic self!"

Wow, that’s quite a statement!  

One of the joys for me as I’ve grown more ‘chrono-mature’ is the freedom to let go of concern over an expanding middle & the tiny lines forming around eyes & mouth.  That’s not to say that I don’t use very good skin care products (Arbonne’s RE9 Anti-Aging line) and a natural progesterone cream from the same company.  What it does say is that self-esteem is no longer dependent upon how I look on the outside; but how I view myself internally.

My self-esteem is now the product of a totally free acceptance of who I am in all aspects of “me“.  It’s the ability to be comfortable “in my own skin” and to let the authentic “me” out at all times.

True self-esteem really has nothing to do with smooth skin or less around the waist.  It’s only the media & Hollywood that wants us to believe that.  Quite frankly, IMHO - it’s a load of cr_ _!

So my encouragement for the day is to find quality skin care products you can afford; stay away from HRT; walk a little for exercise; eat what you want but less of it; and then move in the direction of “comfort in your own skin!”

You’ll feel freer and more content.  And others about you will marvel at the confidence and authentic self-expression you display at all times.

I raise my glass to those of us who are ‘chrono-maturing’ in authentic ways & joyful in doing so!

Much love,
Linda, a fellow journeyer



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