Back in 2011, I decided to stop dying my hair. I was 33 years old, and I was going gray. I was cautioned against it, because it would make me look older, but I was tired of spending the money, I was tired of putting chemicals on my head, and I was tired of caring about the color of my hair.
I had had enough, and I was ready to be done.
Fast forward to 2016, and I cannot be any more in LOVE with the color of my hair. I have gray hair. Lots and lots of gray hair, and it makes me so happy!!! Why?
Because that’s what IS, and I have accepted it.
I have embraced my gray, and in fact, hardly even notice it anymore. I actually get many compliments on it and have been asked if I dye it gray on purpose.
I was so excited to read this article in the latest issue of Experience Life Magazine…
This is by far my FAVORITE magazine that I’ve ever read. It’s the whole package; mind + body + spirit. It makes me so happy to read how natural beauty is being embraced more and more. I always say that natural looks best.
I truly believe that through embracing your body, and its natural changes, you will sail through the aging process with much more ease & grace. Once I embraced my gray hair, it was like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I didn’t have to worry about covering it up any more. I was no longer self conscious about my gray roots showing.
It was my first stepping stone toward embracing the aging process.
This aging thing is quite interesting. There have been many a morning where I look in mirror and exclaim “When did that happen??”
I’ve since decided to use the phrase “Well that’s interesting” instead, when it come to the way the body shifts, sags and wrinkles. Viewing it all with an air of curiosity and wonder helps me to detach from the personalization of the physical body… if that makes sense.
I am more than my body.
My body is an aging vessel, and I am honored to witness the changes… because that means that I am still around to see them. I do my best to take care of it, through diet and exercise, but there is a limit to what is in my control.
SO… I choose to let go… Let go of holding onto a young, “perfect” body. Let go of what I think my body “should” look like. Let go of to what others think is beautiful… because there is only one version me, and I will love it no matter what!!!!
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