FIT, FABULOUS, FEARLESS

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FIT, FABULOUS, FEARLESS

Live with Purpose

He who knows the why of his life can bear with almost any how.”    Nietzsche

 Strong evidence has been presented to show that living with purpose has a positive influence on health and longevity.

We all have a purpose; a reason for being. That purpose may not be something that’s going to change the world or even your community. It may only impact you and yours. Many people go through their entire life without knowing theirs. Some are lucky and know their calling at a very early age. Others discover theirs through trial and error. And some – like me for example – simply stumble upon it.

I found my calling out of sheer frustration. I was thirty-eight years old and going through that “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” stage when I stumbled upon mine. I had held several financially and psychologically unsatisfying jobs; and, wanted to break the pattern. Eager to stop taking any job because I needed a job, I decided to volunteer with a community-based career planning organization. Unbeknownst to me, volunteers were required to conduct career-related workshops and seminars. Although I had an intense fear of public speaking, I somehow found the courage and the confidence to conduct a seminar. By the end of my first seminar, I knew I had found my purpose: To empower people to improve the quality of their lives by teaching, speaking, and writing. So, for more than 30 years, I have been living my purpose.

People who are living their purpose remain active and engaged much longer than those who are not. Living with purpose make us feel good; and help us to be of greater service to others.         

Are you living with purpose? Let me hear from you. 

How Old is Your Heart?

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How Old is Your Heart?

“Everyone is the age of their heart.”  Guatemalan Proverb 

Do you desperately try to hide your age?  Or reject your age? Or consider old age a nuisance or an inconvenience? If you do, just think of the alternatives. If you’re not a part of this world, where would you want to be? Better still, what would you be doing?  Whatever your age, it’s yours. And, it’s something to be proud of! So, embrace it. Be proud that you’re still in a position to be of service; to enjoy life; and to make a difference – in some small or large way. It’s impressive, attractive, and empowering when you fully embrace your age –whether you are 50 or a 100. Why go through all the hassle of pretending that you are 5, 10, or 15 years younger than you are. It’s a waste of time, and it’s burdensome. And, at a certain point, you sometimes forget what you said the last time you were asked or when you volunteered to give your age. I am not at all ashamed or afraid for people to know how old or how young I am for I am grateful that I have lived this long; look and feel this good. My gray hair has become my brand. My way of telling the world that world that I am confident, fearless, and proud of who I am; and that I fully embrace who I am. 

 No matter what life has presented you, these really are your best days. So, embrace your age. Tell the world if and when asked. It’s ok to tell your age even if you’re not asked.  

You are, in fact, the age of your heart. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? How old is your heart?